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Network Engineer (contract) in Vernon Hills, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 8/30/2018

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Job Description

Network Engineer II (Managed Services Division)

An Engineer II operates within standard operating procedures (SOP) and reacts to client outages
with the appropriate level of urgency. An Engineer II applies critical thinking skills to troubleshoot
and provide problem determination and resolution for incidents with undocumented resolution
procedures. An Engineer II performs technical work as defined in tickets assigned to a technology
queue, and owns all incidents (excluding Severity 1) until resolved, engaging other engineers as
necessary. An Engineer II establishes his/her own work priorities based on existing guidelines, and
reviews his/her own work for completeness and accuracy. An Engineer II creates and edits training manuals and
technical procedures, and is responsible for self-training, which includes reading technical journals or
other materials to learn about personally relevant technologies in accordance with his/her individual
development plan. An Engineer II is expected to immerse him/herself in technical knowledge. An
Engineer II has demonstrated complex problem solving, inductive reasoning, critical thinking, and
problem sensitivity.

- Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science, Engineering, or related
discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and experiences.
- Experience in planning, deployment, and operational support of advanced technologies and

Skills and Competencies:
-Passion for technology demonstrated by success in a technical field, technology-related
internships, or by technology-focused, extra-curricular activities.
- Demonstrated complex problem solving, inductive reasoning, critical thinking, and problem
sensitivity at work and in personal circumstances.
- Strong work ethic demonstrated by a successful work track record.
- Strong technical aptitude demonstrated by successful completion of technical certifications,
individual mastery of technical topics, or by success in technology-related internships.
- Drive for success demonstrated by consistent high achievement in personal and academic
- Ability to effectively communicate with clients and end users.

Preferred Qualifications:
: Working knowledge in a number of the following technology areas:
: Hardware:
•Switches - Cisco IOS and Nexus platforms
•Routers - Cisco IOS and IOS XE platforms
•Firewalls - Cisco ASA and FWSM platforms, Palo Alto
•Load Balancers - Cisco ACE, CSS, F5 LTM and F5 GSM
•WAN Optimization - Riverbed Steelhead and Cisco WAAS
: Network Technologies/Topologies:
•WAN - MPLS, MPLS Layer 2/3 VPN's, Frame-Relay, GRE/IPSEC VPN, VPN, SIP/PSTN services
•Layer 2 networking - 802.1(D,W,S) , Ethernet, PPoE, Ether-Channel
•Layer 3 networking - IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (v2), BGP, MP-BGP, PFR, OSPFv3, EIGRPv6, RIPng, Advanced Redistribution, VRF-lite
•Multicast Networking - Multicast (Sparse + Dense), MSDP, Anycast, Auto-RP, BSR, PIM, SSM
•Security - CBAC, Zone-Based firewall, Reflex ACL, NAT, IP Source Guard, uRPF, Cisco IPS/IPS, RSA Envision
•QOS - Congestion avoidance and congestion management. MQC, CBWFQ, LLQ, NBAR, WRED, Auto-QOS
•VOIP - Cisco voice gateway functionality, SRST
•Unified Computing/Virtualization - Design, support, configure, upgrade Cisco UCS systems
•Data Center - FabricPath, FEX, vPC, UCS, FCoE
•Wireless - Cisco Wireless LAN controllers, lightweight and autonomous AP models, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, MSE, Aruba and Meraki
•VPN - SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, and DMVPN (phase 1 and 2), EZVPN, Anyconnect

: Additional knowledge/skills:
•Operating System/utilities - Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server, Windows XP Professional, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, DNS, DHCP, Netflow, WireShark
•Professional skills - Network drawing tools including MS Visio, presentation skills and experience including MS PowerPoint
: Hands-on experience in a large enterprise or data center environments
: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent