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Cisco Network Engineer in Vernon Hills, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

Cisco Network Engineer

Role Overview
The Network Engineer configures, deploys, tests, maintains, monitors and troubleshoots client's internal network components to provide a robust communications platform.

Key Areas of Responsibility
: Maintains a robust, highly-available, high performance data center network infrastructure involving multiple distributed systems.
: Install, configure, administer, upgrade and maintain complex Cisco network switches, routers, Wireless, VPN, F5 load balancers and ASA firewalls.
: Maximize network performance by monitoring infrastructure; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with 3rd party support resources and fellow IT engineers on network optimization.
: Supports all data services across the enterprise; analyzes bandwidth requirements and may provide proactive cost and capacity planning.
: Leads network projects to support capacity growth, upgrades and new products/features, and integration.
: Act as tier 1 support for all network issues; participate in on-call rotation.
: Participates in the diagnosis, isolation and resolution of network problems. Identifies and documents the root cause.
: Drives documentation of Standard Operating Procedure documents.
: Secures network system by enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
: Works closely with other departments/organizations and collaborates with other IT staff.
: Ensures the most cost-effective and efficient use of network infrastructure. Drives improvements in network process and standardization.
: Ensures compliance with change control processes and adherence to standards.

Minimum Qualifications
: 4-year degree in Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology or equivalent job experience
: 4 years' experience in a hands on technical role

Other Required Qualifications
: Experienced with:
•Complex IT Infrastructure
•Network setup, planning, and implementing scalable, highly available, mission critical network infrastructures.
•Configuring and maintain cisco routers, cisco switches, cisco firewalls and cisco wireless access points, LAN/WAN Technologies.
•a variety of routing protocols including BGP, EIGRP, and RIP.
•IP Addressing (DHCP, DNS, NAT).
•Layer 2 network concepts including spanning tree, VPC, and VLAN design (example: Cisco Nexus/Catalyst switches).
: Working knowledge of F5 GTM, LTM.
: Must have good troubleshooting skills
: Experienced with Network Analysis Sniffer tools.
: Thorough understanding of network security aspects, common problems and solutions (ACL, firewall filtering, and VPN)
: Experience with change management control tools and policies.
: Experience with Network Monitoring and other network administration tools: WhatsUp Gold, IP Management
: Certification such as CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional, provided by Cisco is preferred.
: Analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
: Good oral and written communication skills.