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Network Engineer in Chicago, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 11/7/2017

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/7/2017

Job Description

The Network Engineer is accountable for the team that builds, manages, monitors, administers and secures the local, wide area, and wireless networks.

The Network Engineer drives innovation for all WAN, LAN and wireless networks. This role provides thought leadership in the development of next-generation architectures enabling sophisticated automation, advanced robotics systems, and "Internet of Things" deployments as part of the Advanced projects. The manager is responsible for ensuring that security best practices are enforced.

Key Accountabilities And Responsibilities
: Provides day to day direction, technical leadership, and strategic direction for the team
: Hires, develops, and retains top talent to successfully maintain and incrementally improve the company network
: Drives material cost reductions in network infrastructure by simplifying designs, leveraging economies of scale, and partnering with our strategic vendors.
: Builds vendor partnerships and leverages those relationships to ensure the company is receiving quality service within published SLA's and within budget
: Oversees the maintenance, review and revision of contracts and leases for all network and telecommunications software, hardware and services.
: Administers, interprets and maintains current working knowledge of the required systems, procedures, forms and manuals as related to the assigned area of responsibility.
: Informs the team of new or updated service standards, systems, procedures, forms and manuals through staff meetings and verbal and written communications.
: Reviews and updates department documentation and policies and procedures related to the department goals and objectives.
: Consults and coordinates with various internal departments, external or business partners, providers and business entities as a representative of the areas of responsibility.

Education
: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field required, MBA preferred

Experience/Requirements
: 7-10 years Network engineering experience
: Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills
: Knowledge of scaled systems, ability to identify problem areas, uphold network quality, and drive design
: Proven ability to effectively lead and develop a team of network engineers and IT professionals
: In depth knowledge of WAN, LAN and wifi technology
: Strong knowledge of IT security requirements
: Experience with information security preferred
: 20% travel

Certifications Preferred
: Cisco Certification Network Administration,
: Cisco Certified Network Professional, or
: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert