Network Engineer

Location: Aurora, IL
Date Posted: 04-03-2018
Network Engineer – Managed Care
Aurora, IL (western suburb of Chicago)
Network Engineer Job Summary: 
  • Independently oversees the design, configuration, installation and test of IT network systems primarily consisting of Cisco, Fortinet, HP, and MS Windows based LAN/WANs
  • Point of contact with consultants and vendors on architecture design
  • Assists in the planning of larger scale system projects and Develops detailed designs with supporting implementation test and transition plans
  • Work with cross functional teams to communicate the engineering design plan in support of the development and deployment of network plans, upgrades and enhancements
  • Administers capacity management of currently deployed IP devices, probes, applications, licenses and links
  • Designs, integrates, develops and tests data networking solutions for voice and data networks
  • Works with new architectures and product introduction to make them standard implemented solutions in the network
  • Work with security team to analyze and assess vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), investigate available tools and countermeasures to remedy the detected vulnerabilities and recommends solutions and best practices
  • Work with security team to analyze and assess damage to the data/infrastructure because of security incidents, examine available recovery tools and processes and recommend solutions
  • Stay abreast of technical trends and directions in the technology and investment management vendor communities and identify new opportunities for use of this technology
  • Educates the technical team and appropriate management in use of the technologies
  • Executes capacity planning and monitoring processes for technologies
  • Develops, monitors, reports and presents key infrastructure performance metrics for technologies
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) relied upon to resolve issues: Break/Fix (Level 2/3):
  • Chronic Issue Resolution: Assists as a member of an assigned resolution task force
  • Monitors incident and problem management tickets to look for patterns and raise awareness
  • Drives periodic health checks with technology vendors
  • Develops dashboards, metrics and benchmarks for the technology
  • Develops lifecycle processes around the technology deployed
  • Develops technology overviews and roadmaps in conjunction with technology vendors

Network Engineer Background:   
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience required
  • Preferred: Certification in CCNP
  • 3-5 years of direct experience minimum
  • Working knowledge and experience in supporting and maintaining technologies in scope
  • Experience in working with vendors for technology enhancements and solutions
  • Strong background and understanding of the technical direction in this space and the prevailing standards
  • Proven history of being able to influence business and IT peers and management in the decision making process
  • Experience with connecting securely to remote hosted and cloud providers a plus
  • Experience in a virtualized environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge of network architecture, design, operational support
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and UNIX security with operations support and troubleshooting
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office skills (PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Excel skills
  • Thorough knowledge in:
    • Operating Systems (iOS, NxOS, etc)
    • Switching (Capacity Planning & VLAN’s)
    • Routing (OSPF, Ripv2, BGP, EIGRP)
    • VPN (Site-to-Site, multi, etc)
    • Voice (POTS, VoIP, SIP)
    • WiFi
    • Load Balancing
    • Edge Security
    • Familiarity with other Infrastructure Technologies (AD, DHCP, DNS, WINS, Data Center)
    • Experience with Fortinet

Division Vice President - I.T.
CareNational Healthcare Services
480.681.0168 (CALL – TEXT – FAX)
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