We're recruiting - Network and hardware support specialist required

Who are you?

Are you in interested in the application of the Internet of Things in real-life scenarios? Do you have a strong grasp of routing, switching and networking? Do you have experience of the events industry? Are you analytical and a great problem solver?

What we need.

We are looking for a networking and hardware support specialist to join our established and rapidly-growing startup, providing analytics for events and retail locations. We're looking for someone who can support, maintain and develop our existing smart technology portfolio, such as facial recognition cameras and WiFi traffic detection sensors.

What you will be doing?

Key tasks will be:
-Management and maintenance of hardware inventory
-Monitor the health of deployed devices and respond to event alarms
-Remotely assist device installers at events with networking issues
-Provide occasional assistance on-site at events (e.g. help with sensor installation)
-Work alongside our development team to help develop existing hardware and integrate new hardware
-Ongoing research into emerging technologies that could be useful to the business

Skills and Experience needed:

-Demonstrable hands on network experience
-Strong grasp of TCP/IP, routing, switching, cabling and internet protocols
-Experience in Linux / Unix
-Proficiency in bash scripting
-Good customer service skills
-Flexibility to occasionally work on-site at events (may include weekends and international travel)
-A team player with a great sense of humour
-Willingness to learn and develop your skill set

It's desirable if you have:
-Experience of the events industry
-Experience of embedded hardware
-CCNA, CWNA or equivalent qualification
-Understanding and experience of Ansible, Docker
-Experience of OpenWRT
-An understanding of wireless networking (802.11 / RF)

We are offering.

A competitive salary based on experience. You will be given a MacBook Pro and an iPhone 7 upon starting. 
Most of all, 'company fit' is a big thing for us - the ideal candidate will be able to speak passionately about new technologies, have their own ideas and be happy to head up their own projects. You will be based in Portsmouth and we like to make the most of the city we live and work in, often deciding to work in various coffee shops and bars as and when the need arises! Have a dog and need to work from home occasionally? Absolutely fine! We aim to give a great work life balance when we can in return for those extra hours you may have to put in occasionally. 

Sound good to you?

Email sales@forgesp.com, attach an up to date CV, and covering letter telling us why you think this is the job for you.