Fast emerging high-performance storage vendor gathers partner and prospects at Waiheke Island roundtable.
Another opening in our Auckland office. The role is both hands-on and customer facing: responding to client requests, dealing with day-to-day BAU changes, break-fix engineering, and assisting our senior network architects to design and implement solutions.
Operating in both the Auckland and Wellington CBDs, Spectrum is a services company with a 17 year enterprise pedigree. We have a strong focus in emerging technologies, from container platforms to data virtualisation, Internet-of-Things, and sensor data. Our Network and Security practice is integral to our entire business where, in addition to the usual switches and routers, we have a strong focus on bringing enterprise grade security features to public cloud deployments.
At Spectrum we have a deliberate focus on culture. We support a healthy work/life balance, and encourage flexible working. We are an inclusive community with a fortnightly “family meal” and other social, team-building, charity, cultural, and strategy events.
This is a mid-senior level role and suited to someone with 5+ years of experience in the network and security fields. The role is customer facing. You must be comfortable representing Spectrum to our customers and will be well presented.
- Required Technical Skills
- Recent hands on experience with Fortigate firewalls essential.
- Experience with other firewall / security platforms is a plus.
- Excellent knowledge of networking technologies, switching, routing, routing protocols, firewalls, load balancers, security principles, VPN technologies, and network monitoring tools.
- Hands on experience with major vendor network equipment such as: Cisco, HP, Junos, Aerohive, Aruba, or F5.
- Previous experience supporting large scale enterprise deployments is essential.
- Experience with Linux (especially in the networking stack including iptables, bridging, and SDN) is also a distinct advantage.
Non Technical / Soft Skills
- Self motivated and independent. You must be able to work without supervision when required while also being willing to take direction from Spectrum technical leadership.
- Analytically minded. You must be able to logically work a problem in a systematic manner – especially where this may cross into areas outside of network technology.
- Excellent communicator. You must be able to communicate with both technical and non-technical staff, write emails that do not include text speak, and produce legible documents.
- Well presented. You will be the face of Spectrum.
- Sense of fun. No really, we’re not Initech, we don’t want your TPS reports. We want you to enjoy working with us, and we want to enjoy having you around.
Technical skills are important, but we are looking for the right fit. If that’s you, then we’d love to welcome you aboard for the ride!
If this sounds like you, or if you have questions, or need clarification, please email Grant McKenzie, email@example.com
We kickstarted 2018 with some of our team participating in a cook night at Ronald McDonald House in Grafton.
The cook nights are designed so that volunteers can spend a few hours of their day to prepare and cook dinner and dessert for the families that stay at the Ronald McDonald houses. This takes away one more stress for the families, as after spending a long day at the hospital, the last thing that they want to think about doing is cooking dinner for their family.
We are humbled to have had the chance to take part and look forward to doing more work with RMHC in the future.
Spectrum is continuously looking to bring the most up-to-date and best technology to customers. By focusing on innovative data management solutions, we are the first company in New Zealand to sell INFINIDAT's InfiniBox enterprise storage. Options include "Infrastructure as a service" and on-premise.
The Spectrum team capped off the year and celebrated the holiday season by visiting Auckland Gliding Club to spend a day cruising the skies. Check out our recap video on the day. A big special thanks to Auckland Gliding Club and all the pilots, ground crew and members, especially Spectrum / AGC member Patrick Brennan for organising the day.
To understand the basis of Spectre and Meltdown, we need to go back in time. About two decades back in fact, to the 486 processor. Back then, the operating system presented the processor with a list of instructions which then dutifully executed them. From the first, to the last. In order. If a decision needed to me made - a fork in the road if you will - the processor would wait until the operating system told it whether to turn left or right. At some point, some very clever folk realised that a processor sitting and waiting wasn’t doing anything, and that this was extremely wasteful. What if we could avoid this time sitting around and doing nothing? Enter speculative execution...
Spectrum acquires top Linux skills!
In this demo video, we’ll show how the Actifio and Ansible integration enables the creation of 10 virtual copies of 1 TB Oracle DB in less than 5 minutes, and a true Virtual Database-as-a-Service offering.