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Platform and Infrastructure Specialist (Core Connectivity)

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Vacancy Information

We are seeking a Platform and Infrastructure Specialist to join us on a 12 month fixed term contract. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Supply and Head Office Connectivity product team, to support Greggs in replacing our current connectivity approaches and architecture with a cloud-centric connectivity platform, focused upon high levels of performance, resilience, and security, to ensure a robust and business aligned connectivity service to our internal colleagues.

We can offer you:

  • Our Greggs Employee discount Scheme is very generous, offering you up to 50% off our food 

  • Your holiday entitlement starts with 5 weeks, in addition to bank holidays, which increases with service up to a maximum of 6 weeks after 25 years’ service. (Pro-rata for part time) 

  • Other benefits include: 

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants 

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme 

  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Healthcare Plans 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

  • After 6 months service you may be eligible for our profit share scheme 

  • You will be invited to participate in our Management Bonus Scheme which is worth up to 10% of your salary, subject to the Company meeting certain performance criteria. 

  • You will automatically join our Greggs pension scheme which is a fantastic way to save for your retirement and allows you to benefit from employer contributions and tax advantages 

  • The Management Pension Scheme is supported by a free life assurance scheme. This is a death in service benefit which provides a lump-sum payment equal to 4 times your year’s salary

Other benefits include:

  • Private Medical Insurance which is free for you and subsidised for your dependants 

  • Permanent Health Insurance which is a replacement income scheme 

  • Share Save and Share Incentive Schemes 

  • Employee Assistance Programme 

  • Healthcare Plans 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

About the role

  • This is a full-time based role based at Greggs Innovate House, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8EW
  • We know that having a work-life balance is important, so we offer our colleagues as much flexibility as possible in line with the needs of their role.

What you'll do


We are looking for passionate people that love working as a part of a team to join us on our journey.  

You will have a proactive, can-do attitude and enjoy contributing towards an adaptive, fun and creative environment. You will be capable of working cross functionally and facilitating and collaborating with multiple stakeholder groups.  

You will be a lifelong learner and will enjoy joining us on a continuous journey of learning and improving as we strive to become a high-performing, self-organising product team, applying adaptive planning techniques to deliver innovative solutions to business problems.  

You will care about defining and delivering an outstanding service to everyone in our production, distribution, and head office locations, by ensuring a modern and service orientated approach in driving scalability, security, automation, and resilience into our core connectivity offering, while also sharing your knowledge with others to ensure continual improvement across the whole product team.


About you

You will fit right into this role if you:

  • Are passionate about using technology to best achieve business objectives and improve services. 

  • Have extensive experience of core networking technologies, including routing and switching, internet access approaches, VLSM, and VPN.

  • Have experience in wireless LAN technologies and implementations, particularly Cisco Aironet.

  • Have experience in firewalling technologies, firewall policy implementation, and overall firewall management - Cisco and Palo Alto firewall experience would be particularly beneficial.

  • Have a strong understanding in one or more of the following technologies: SDWAN approaches and methods, network access control technologies, remote access technologies.

  • Experience in working with service providers for WAN and internet connectivity.

  • Have a proactive can-do attitude and will enjoy contributing towards an adaptive, fun and creative environment 

  • Have experience of building trust and highly effective working relationships with a diverse range of technical and none technical stakeholders at all levels of the organisation 


It would be advantageous if you had any of the following: 

  • Experience of IaC technologies, such as Ansible and Terraform.

  • Experience in Cisco aligned products, especially any of the following: Catalyst products, Cisco Catalyst/DNA Centre, Cisco SASE solutions such as Secure Access, Viptela.

  • Experience of Azure networking, particularly WAN/VPN and other connectivity approaches.

  • Experience of working in an Agile environment 

About Greggs

Here at Greggs, we love what we do, and we have fun! What makes Greggs so special is our culture – the way we are, the way we behave and the way we support each other. We're hard-working, but above all else we're family; and it doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what your favourite bake is, we’d love you to join us! We want everyone to feel welcome at Greggs and our colleagues to be able to be themselves at work, whatever their background, preferences, or views.

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