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Network Operations Shift Lead

Chester, , United Kingdom

Job Description:

Job Title: Network Operations Shift Lead

Corporate Title: Vice President

Location: Chester

At Bank of America, we are guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better through the power of every connection.  Responsible Growth is how we run our company and how we deliver for our clients, teammates, communities and shareholders every day. One of the keys to driving Responsible Growth is being a great place to work for our teammates around the world. We’re devoted to being a diverse and inclusive workplace for everyone. We hire individuals with a broad range of backgrounds and experiences and invest heavily in our teammates and their families by offering competitive benefits to support their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Bank of America believes both in the importance of working together and offering flexibility to our employees. We use a multi-faceted approach for flexibility, depending on the various roles in our organization.

Working at Bank of America will give you a great career with opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact, along with the power to make a difference. Join us!

Network Operations Shift Lead.

You will play a critical role in ensuring that our Network Operations run smoothly and efficiently.   You will be responsible for supervising and leading your team of network Operations Specialists and providing guidance and support to ensure that the network is running without interruption.  The team consists of 25 engineers, based in 3 locations within the UK – Chester, London and Camberley.  This role is based in Chester. The team is part of a follow the sun model so this involves interaction with our global colleagues in the AMRS and APAC regions.


  • You will interact with clients at every level, from end-users to executives, to ensure clear and effective communication.
  • You will handle client escalations with professionalism and a keen understanding of IT Service Management processes
  • You will make quick decisions while maintaining a comfortable level of communication with management.
  • Lead a team of network engineers with responsibility for the global data and security network operations
  • Managing incident calls, stakeholder expectations, and acting as bridge commander during major incidents.
  • Be the main point of contact for Global Network Operations and ensuring incidents are resolved in a timely manner.
  • You will coordinate with cross-functional teams and external providers to effectively identify and resolve network incidents.

What we are looking for:

  • You have experience managing network operations or related environment
  • Experienced working for a large enterprise or financial
  • You have proven experience with Cisco routers and switches and Cisco/Aruba wireless infrastructure
  • You are knowledgeable of FortiGate/Checkpoint Firewalls; F5/AVI load balancers and McAfee proxy infrastructure
  • You have in-depth knowledge of ITIL including Incident, Problem and Change Management
  • You have had exposure to risk management, audit and information security.
  • Excellent logical problem-solving, verbal communication, interpersonal skills
  • You have the ability to initiate action, collaborate with others, make tough decisions and accept challenging assignments.
  • CCNA is preferred or other applicable technical certifications
  • You have great communication skills (oral and written) analytical mindset and attention to detail

Skills that would help:

  • Experience in monitoring and troubleshooting using tools such as Splunk, SevOne, ThousandEyes, and other fault management tools,

Benefits of working at Bank of America:


• Private healthcare for you and your family plus an annual health screen to help you manage your physical wellness with the option to purchase a screen for your partner
• Competitive pension plan, life assurance and group income protection cover if you become unable to work as a result of a disability or health reasons
• 20 days of back-up childcare including access to school holiday clubs and 20 days of back-up adult care per annum
• The ability to change your core benefits as well as the option of selecting a variety of flexible benefits to suit your personal circumstances including access to a wellbeing account, travel insurance, critical illness etc.
• Access to an emotional wellbeing helpline, mental health first aiders and virtual GP services.
• Access to an Employee Assistance Program for confidential support and help for everyday matters
• Ability to donate to charities of your choice directly through payroll and the bank will match your contribution
• Opportunity to access our Arts & Culture corporate membership program and receive discounted entry to some of the UK’s most iconic cultural institutions and exhibitions.
• Opportunity to give back to your community, develop new skills and work with new groups of people by volunteering in your local community.

Bank of America:

Good conduct and sound judgment is crucial to our long term success. It’s important that all employees in the organisation understand the expected standards of conduct and how we manage conduct risk. Individual accountability and an ownership mind-set are the cornerstones of our Code of Conduct and are at the heart of managing risk well.

We are an equal opportunities employer and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, gender identity or gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, socio-economic background, responsibility for dependents or physical or mental disability. The Bank selects candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications and experience.

We strive to ensure that our recruitment processes are accessible for all candidates and encourage any candidates to tell us about any adjustment requirements.

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Chester Business Park, Chester, H4 9Q