Network Engineer

  • Thought Machine
  • London, UK
  • 07/04/2021
Full time IT - Systems Engineering IT - Software Development

Job Description


Thought Machine is solving one of the biggest problems in banking. Since launching in 2014, our mission has been to liberate banks from outdated, legacy technology which stifles their ability to innovate. Thought Machine’s core product is a cloud native, core banking engine built to run any type of bank - from established Tier 1 banks all the way to new challenger banks.

To move closer to achieving our mission, we are looking for highly talented individuals to join the fast growing team. With a founding team drawn from Google, we have a deep culture of engineering excellence and we believe it is this which delivers a solution compelling enough to engender a seismic shift in the banking industry.

Thought Machine was recognised on LinkedIn’s Top Startups List (2019) and named in Fintech 50 (2019). We pride ourselves on having an excellent internal culture, where we take cultural fit as important as technical fit when we make new hires. At Thought Machine, we strive hard to create a fast-paced, supportive and fun working environment to enable the team to produce the best technical work in the industry.

We are looking to expand the internal technology team to meet the needs of a growing international business.

Running a global network utilising a mix of on premise and cloud based technologies, we are seeking an individual with extensive networking experience and exposure to multi-site and international network topologies. Our internal technology aim is to ensure a solid, stable technology experience for our dependent teams and employees from an approachable and responsive team.

You will have experience with physical and cloud networking technologies, love identifying and solving problems, have outstanding communication skills and be passionate about technology. We are looking for someone with the ability to communicate well across teams, identify problems, design infrastructure for scale & resilience and prioritise workloads. The successful candidate must also be able to plan and execute work independently.

  • Instrumental in architecting a reliable global network
  • Identifying gaps and weaknesses
  • Improving redundancy and failsafes
  • Establishing standards and configurations which can be rolled out and scale repeatedly and reliably
  • Supporting your team in your areas of expertise
  • Network monitoring, strong analytical and reporting skills and advanced troubleshooting required.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation


  • Cisco
  • Fortinet
  • Experience with cloud networking in AWS, GCP or Azure.
  • CCNP or equivalent experience
  • Experience with multi-site and remote international network topologies

  • CCIE
  • Meraki
  • SNMP Monitoring
  • Experience with network management and zero touch deployments tools such as Ansible, Terraform and/or Cloudformation
  • SD-WAN

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Pension plan (match up to 7%)
  • Life Insurance- 3 times annual salary
  • Excellent Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Shared parental leave
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Private health insurance with Bupa for you and your family
  • Health cash plan (including dental & optical)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Access to exceptional learning materials and courses
  • Onsite gym, membership subsidised by Thought Machine
  • Sports and hobby clubs, subsidised by Thought Machine
  • All the latest tech you need
  • Start the day properly with fresh fruit and cereals
  • Huge range of healthy (and not so healthy) snacks, smoothies, juice, tea, coffee, soft and alcoholic drinks on tap
  • A talented & experienced team as your colleagues
  • An environment where we encourage learning and progress
  • Weekly food pop up
  • Monthly social with arcade games

Thought Machine is committed to making a measurable positive impact on people's everyday lives. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We actively hire for cultural growth. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and value people who take a journey unique to them. We provide everyone with equal access to professional development. You are encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn't precisely match the job description.