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Senior Network Engineer

We are a healthcare organization in the western suburbs of Chicago looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join our team:

Responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision, 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
Provide capacity management of currently deployed IP devices, probes, applications, licenses and links
Design, integrate, develop and test data networking solutions for voice and data networks
Work 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
Educate the technical team and appropriate management in use of the technologies and how they can be used to the Fund’s advantage

  • Execute capacity planning and monitoring processes for technologies
  • Develop, monitor, report and present key infrastructure performance metrics for technologies
  • Break/Fix (Level 2/3): Subject Matter Expert (SME) relied upon to resolve issue
  • Critical-Situation: Subject Matter Expert relied upon to resolve issue
  • Chronic Issue Resolution: Assist as a member of an assigned resolution task force
  • Scan incident and problem management tickets to look for patterns and raise awareness
  • Drive periodic health checks with technology vendors
  • Develop dashboards, metrics and benchmarks for the technology
  • Develop lifecycle processes around the technology deployed
  • Develop technology overviews and roadmaps in conjunction with technology vendors
  • Create and maintain documentation and designs
  • Develop and document the service architecture
  • Participate in on call rotation
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibilities and requirements of the job

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Work Experience preferred
CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
Minimum of 4 years supporting and maintaining technologies in scope
Thorough knowledge in:

  • Operating Systems (iOS, NxOS, etc)
  • Switching (Capacity Planning & VLAN’s)
  • Routing (OSPF, Ripv2, BGP, EIGRP)
  • WAN (MPLS, VPLS, VPN)
  • 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 a Plus

Ability to:

Self manage on projects and day to day operations.
Manage competing deadlines and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
Perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation
manage complex projects: developing project plans/schedules; delivering a product or service in a timely and cost-effective manner
Understand Cloud computing services, and interconnectivity with these services
Effectively make decisions in regards to resolving risk and vulnerabilities in the environment
Explain complex technical detail and tradeoffs to non-technical associates
Interact effectively with the Senior Leadership Team
Willingness to collaborate across multiple teams and provide cross-functional knowledge transfer

 

  • Comfortable working with vendors and third party support teams
  • ability to recognize opportunities for system enhancements/improvements
  • Strong communications skills
  • Technical expertise in the interfacing of network devices and service in a multi-platform computer and network environment (Wireless, VoIP, Videoconferencing, etc.)
  • 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
  • Demonstrable knowledge of network architecture, design, operational support
  • Basic knowledge of Windows and UNIX security with operations support and troubleshooting
  • Experience with connecting securely to remote hosted and cloud providers a plus
  • Experience in a virtualized environment
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