Senior Network Engineer

US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
2017-1983
# of Openings
1
Category
Network Engineering

Overview

We are looking for a Sr. Network Engineer that can thrive in a challenging and rewarding environment. As a Sr. Network Engineer, you understand the issues involved with administering and maintaining corporate infrastructures, including network connectivity, internet access, mail, DNS, advanced network architecture, LAN/WAN, UPS systems, Cisco routers, Cisco switches, vlans, routing protocols, sub-netting, TCP/IP, OSPF, EIGRP, bgp and QoS. Strong customer communication skill is required.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery. Acquisition & Deployment
  • Deploy LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including, routers, hubs, switches, WAN-accelerators and other hardware.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades. Operational Management
  • Configure networks (LAN/WAN) to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Monitor network stability, availability and performance.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve network problems as needed.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of customer's hardware and software.
  • Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other network appliances.
  • Provide third and fourth-tier support for networks and on a lower level for systems, databases and applications.
  • Automate tasks as much as possible through the development of scripts and our proprietary IPautomata Framework
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend network related tools and emerging network technologies.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and  technical specifications information.
  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
  • Provide guidance to (junior) members of the team.

Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

  • CCNP /CCIE- or equivalent certified
  • Hands-on experience implementing, administrating and troubleshooting network devices
  • 5+ years of network administration mandatory
  • Expert experience with Cisco routers and switches (all platforms)
  • Experience with Cisco and ASA platforms
  • Knowledge about VPN technologies (IPsec, MPLS)
  • In depth knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of routing protocols: EIGRP, BGP and OSPF
  • Must have user-level experience with Linux systems
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • In-depth WAN troubleshooting knowledge
  • Experience working independently with service providers
  • Strong knowledge of LAN related technologies: STP, vlans, HSRP, VTP etc.

Preferred

  • Working knowledge of proxy servers
  • Knowledge about- and experience with network monitoring tools
  • Knowledge about ITIL
  • Experience with scripting languages like Perl and Expect is a plus
  • Expertise in non-Cisco platforms, such as HP Procurve, Bluecoat, Brocade is a plus

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