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Manager Network Engineering - Hybrid

  • Location: Naperville, 60563
  • Salary: 155000.0
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 11 days ago

MATRIX has partnered with a premier client to fill a critical direct hire team on their management staff where the person will be onsite every Thursday (1 day a week) so candidates must be local to the Chicago area.   This is a great opportunity with an incredible company!

Are you a Network Engineering Manager local to Chicago with strong project management skills, who eats and breaths CISCO, has experience with Palo Alto Network Firewalls, SD- WAN Technologies, and has set up new networks in new facilities?  Are you passionate about getting things standardized across an enterprise so visibility and security are all kept in line?  Are you extremely collaborative and enjoy working with your teammates to impact positive change?  This position may be for you!!!

Location:  Local to Chicago (will be onsite every Thursday for strategy sessions)

Title:  Network Manager Engineering

Required Experience and Responsibilities:

  • Execution against existing roadmap
  • Heavy Project Management
  • Focus will be on standardization of environment, configuration, and technology for better visibility and security across environments – this will help scalability and network health
  • Experience in 24/7 environments (Current warehouse environments are in this model so this will be very helpful and ease the transition)
  • Must have good technical skills to be able to talk technical on setting things up, configured and troubleshoot but they will NOT be doing everything hands on
  • Set goals and prioritize tasks
  • PLUS if they are HANDS ON with technical experience but prefer they can delegate to the right person

Required Skills (Must have all of these)

  • 6+ years Management Experience
  • Experience managing a remote workforce and 3rd party vendors.
  • Cisco CCNP in at least one discipline
  • Experience Palo Alto Networks Firewalls
  • Experience with SD-WAN technologies
  • Experience with establishing new network topologies in new facilities.


  • Experience with or understanding of with cloud networking (AWS preferred / Azure or Google is ok)
  • Experience with or understanding of VOIP and SIP technologies

Personality Requirements

  • Down to earth
  • Light hearted (not taking things too seriously)
  • Up Beat
  • Fun to be around
  • Good natured / spirited
  • Glass is half full (not half empty) – positive natured
  • Prefer extroverts (will be dealing with distribution center facility directors)
  • Someone who doesn’t take things too personally
  • Team minded (cohesive)
  • Works well with others
  • Great at collaboration

Additional Information

Responsibility and Oversight

  • Coordinate day to day activities for direct reports.
  • Establishes procedures and processes for daily performance monitoring and ensures proactive steps are taken to minimize potential issues that impact the organization’s ability to complete its mission
  • Manages in house and 3rd party support teams
  • Organizes and conducts periodic team meetings
  • Prepare KPI Reports on overall health of network.
  • Prepares performance reviews and provides mentoring to direct reports.
  • Create detail work plans for the team to achieve roadmap objectives
    Report status of projects and initiatives to leadership

Engineering and Provisioning

  • Lead network engineering initiatives - Lead projects and technology deployments
  • Manage the WAN, LAN & Wireless including topology, architecture, and protocols.
  • Coordinates the installation new network locations and the refresh of existing locations as needed.
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures.
  • Contribute to and maintain network security standards.

Operations and Support

  • Oversee daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all network resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system logs
  • Ensure wireless infrastructure in all warehouse facilities are operating at peak efficiency.
  • Provide Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.
  • Ensures timely communication to key stakeholders regarding any network disruptions
  • Manage operational budget


  • Ensure all network patches and upgrades are completed on a regular basis.
  • Maintain operational, configuration, and security procedures.
  • Coordinate ongoing business continuity tests to ensure all backup systems are available.