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Sr. Network Engineer (Architect)

Chicago, IL

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Seeking a passionate, innovative and problem-solving Sr. Network Engineer (Architect) with an entrepreneurial spirit! Will be responsible for designing, implementing and performing day-to-day support of network infrastructure and appliances (virtual and physical). The successful candidate will be accountable for significantly contributing to the overall technical architecture, stability, resiliency and general health related to network solutions.

  • Install, configure, troubleshoot, and administer company’s and client’s network hardware and software solutions.
  • Perform operational analysis of new technologies and recommend changes in solution related to  architecture and client infrastructure design.
  • Engage with client to provide consultative solutions to business challenges.
  • Support virtual and physical network and security appliances in high-availability environments that span multiple data centers and physical locations.
  • Monitor systems and perform preventative maintenance and updates to prevent performance impacts to systems and business functions.
  • Manage client solutions, configure and tune hardware and software to ensure optimum network performance and resource availability.
  • Participate in disaster recovery tests, planning and solutions.
  • Support system engineering and other operational teams when new systems or servers are introduced, or new clients are on-boarded.
  • Plan and execute hardware migrations and upgrades that pertain to network and security solutions.
  • Mentor junior engineering talent.
  • Comfortable working in a data center environment, working with AC/DC power, and Cat5e and Fiber elements.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and operations teams to resolve all network/systems issues.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, a related technical degree or equivalent
  • 5+ years of large-scale, enterprise-class planning, design, implementation and support experience.
  • 4+ years of enterprise or service provider network skills with the proven capability to implement and support complex environments.
  • Plus: Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, Brocade, ITIL, Palo Alto, and/or McAfee)
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of modern data center networking techniques and technologies such as:
  • Ability and desire to train and mentor junior talent
  • Excellent in organization, time management, and project planning skills
  • Ability to effectively analyze problems and identify solutions
  • Helpful: working knowledge of Linux, Hypervisors/virtualization platform, VEEAM
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