Playground Games are looking for an experienced contract Network Consultant to work with their internal networking team.

Working alongside the existing network engineers you will be responsible for designing and implementing network solutions. Operating within a demanding and rapidly expanding environment you will use your knowledge and experience to drive our technology forwards.

You should have:

  • Outstanding knowledge of networking infrastructure and protocols.
  • Extensive experience designing and implementing local, wide-area and cloud-based networking solutions.
  • Experience of working in a multi-vendor networking environment.
  • Demonstrable experience delivering innovative solutions to complex infrastructure challenges.
  • Excellent WIFI knowledge
  • Exceptional communication and documentation skills.
  • Relevant network or security industry certification.


  • Experience with WAN accelerators.
  • A passion for the videogames industry.
  • Educated to HND/degree level.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic company working in an exciting industry.

At Playground Games, we are committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where anyone from any background can do their best work. We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our players. Our commitment to equality and inclusion, across race, colour, gender, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy/maternity and disability lead us forward every day.

Winner of multiple ‘Best Places to Work’ awards, Playground Games is home of the award-winning Forza Horizon series, and the exciting development of a new entry to the legendary Fable franchise.

Playground Games are part of the Xbox Game Studios family and a subsidiary of Microsoft.

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