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Senior Network Engineer

  • Location: Chicago, 60654
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 3 months ago

We have an excellent Direct Hire opportunity for Senior Network  Engineer for our Chicago based client. Excellent career opportunities and compensation!
Outstanding career growth, culture and benefits!!

Key Qualifications 

  • 10+ years in the networking industry 

  • Aruba ClearPass experience, Palo Alto experience, and Solar Winds, DNA Center experience desirable.

  • CCNP equivalent or higher preferred but not required 

  • Comprehensive understanding of Wi-Fi technologies, experience designing WLAN environments and skills required to run and support use of RF across a mix of physical spaces 

  • In-depth understanding of firewall, SD-WAN, VPNs, and switches 

  • Experience developing network design standards, product evaluation, automated deployments, and solution documentation 

  • Advanced knowledge and experience of IPSec tunnels, firewalls, OSPF, QoS and DNS/DHCP 

  • Advanced knowledge of layer 2 switching in ethernet technologies for delivering user access over copper and fiber mediums 

  • Experience with network security using wired and wireless 802.1x, EAP-TLS authentication 

  • Knowledge in network monitoring protocols 

  • Experience with network automation toolsets 

  • The ability to lead technical teams through network engineering challenges via exceptional technical leadership, teamwork, collaboration, rapid decision making and interpersonal skills   

  • The ability to effectively collaborate and negotiate with business partners to gather requirements and to apply a customer-focused mindset when presenting proposed solutions  

  • Deep knowledge and experience with design, configuration, deployment, and automation of enterprise network equipment 

  • Passion for engaging with new and challenging circumstances every day 

  • Desire to learn continuously, embrace new systems and services, enjoy changes and additions to or transitions of duties as needed 

  • Cyber security mindset and adherence 

  • Experience leading projects from start to finish 

  • Clear, effective technical documentation skills 

  • ServiceNow experience desired 


Key Responsibilities 

  • Develop repeatable standard designs, deployment methodologies, documentation playbooks and support procedures 

  • Introduce new network capabilities and solutions as the business needs change  

  • Evolve standard solution sets to ensure technology / designs are fresh, healthy, modernized, and capable of meeting the growing capacity requirements 

  • Define and test solution resiliency, reliability, and recovery methodologies over time to ensure we are using optimal practices and processes 

  • Support multi-vendor networking products implemented across different sites while partnering with internal business teams to enhance business capabilities and the technology environment 

  • Handle increased capacity demands, deploy solutions to measure utilization of key elements in the infrastructure and partner with the business to understand growth 

  • Resolve incidents and fulfill change requests related to network technologies in adherence to ITIL standards 

  • Provide technical direction and expertise to other technical members of project and support teams 

  • Create and maintain procedures and knowledge articles for internal and external support teams 

  • Utilize ServiceNow platform for documentation and transparency of work intake for networking support 

  • Adhere to department standards on time reporting for tasks/projects 

  • Work as a team to monitor data networks and remediate outages and performance issues, while working with carriers and vendors 

  • Advise on viability and feasibility of alternative approaches 

  • On call outside regular business hours – including a standard rotation of nights and weekends  

  • Lead/participate proof-of-concept projects and other projects as needed 

  • Provide remote support via voice/video with onsite staff or smart-hands dispatch 

  • Occasional travel across the US  



  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Information Systems, Network/Telecommunications, or equivalent experience