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Lead Network Engineer

Posted on Jan 9, 2020 by Request Technology - Robyn Honquest

Schaumburg, IL 60159
IT
Immediate Start
$130k - $150k Annual
Full-Time

The Senior IS Network Engineer will be required to demonstrate the following skills in order to be effective over the course of this role.

  • Cisco Nexus Switching - Strong experience to expertise with Layer 2/3 routing and switching specifically with Cisco Nexus technology.
  • Firewalls - strong understanding of roles they play in the network and an ability to support the physical hardware from a tier 1 level.
  • Load Balancing - Strong understanding of the concepts behind load balancing from a tier 1 level.
  • Network Protocols - strong understanding of MPLS, STP, QoS, Multicast, DMVPN and Nexus VDC/vPC protocols.

We are seeking experience architecting or designing solutions in a significant Cisco Nexus environment (5K, 7K and/or 9K Nexus product) as our primary focus.

  • Leads program/project management for complex IS network related projects
  • Designs network architecture and integration methodology related to introducing new systems and services
  • Provides oversight of data equipment labs locally or remotely, and proof-of-concept activities with vendors involving research, test case execution for viability, performance, integration, and migration of new equipment, software, systems and that are often associated with an RFP or RFI
  • Leads interaction with external partner organizations, such as NNEO Engineering, ADMT, RSO, CSO, and EPMO Support
  • Creates and presents technical roadmap for IS network architecture
  • Leads IS network strategy review meetings
  • Creates and presents "root cause" analysis documents in response to service outages, performance degradation, maintenance activity/configuration errors
  • As an advanced Subject Matter Expert (SME) for relevant technologies, interfaces with the vendors' distinguished members of technical staff on projects and critical/escalated network issues
  • Serves as the lead focal point for IS network-related issues; resolves issues in team environment
  • Identifies and implements industry best practices. Research current and future industry technology
  • Develops, implements and conducts technical training sessions for engineers
  • Develops and presents detailed business cases for IS network projects
  • Ensures communication of process and procedure changes to key stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains documentation for IS network standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify process improvement areas and develop the improvement initiatives
  • Determines IS network Key Performance Indicators
  • Actively mentors subordinate engineering staff
  • Develop and maintain advanced knowledge of infrastructure, network operations, and critical services
  • Provides guidance to project resources; deliver to agreed-upon milestones
  • Proactively promote consistent project-based performance measurement and skill development of junior staff
  • Actively participate in HR performance measurement processes
  • Provide input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key/required skills
  • Participate in the interview process for network engineer candidates
  • Travel required for regional, vendor, training, and engineering meetings and presentations

Requirements

  • Master's degree in related technical area is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience
  • Mastery of the relevant technologies
  • Strong understanding of the business and industry
  • Highly experienced in re-engineering/process improvement
  • Strong change management skills; change agent
  • Strong technical project management experience running cross-functional teams
  • Excellent presentation skills demonstrated in front of large audiences; Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving/analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools
  • Prior experience creating, defining, and analysing metrics that accurately reflect the current state of a given process or operation
  • Certification(s) in relevant field of expertise (CCIE, CCDE) is preferred.
  • Experience supporting mission-critical infrastructure in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills

Cisco Hardware: ASR 1000 Routers; ISR 4000 Routers, Catalyst 2900, 4500, 6500 Switches; Nexus 1000v, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 7000, 9000 Switches, WLC 5500, 7500 controllers, ASA 5500 appliances, Cisco WAAS, Cisco UCS; Other Network Hardware: Riverbed Steelhead and Interceptor, Radware ADC; Gigamon, Palo Alto Firewalls; Network Technologies: TCP/IP, MPLS, STP, VTP, 802.1Q, QoS, Multicast, GRE tunneling, IPSEC, DMVPN, Nexus VDC/vPC, FabricPath, VXLAN, FCoE, FCIP, VoIP, VRF, DNS, NetFlow, IP SLA; Routing Protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, HSRP; Other: NetScout, IP address management/subnetting, statistical analysis, IPv4/IPv6, packet analysis, familiarity with current network security practices; Network Applications: Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Cisco ACS, Infoblox, Wireshark, Cisco ASDM, Cisco CSM, Cisco AnyConnect; Business Applications: Remedy Ticketing, Citrix, Microsoft SharePoint; Standards & Methodology: ITIL, SOX, PCI, CPNI; Office Automation: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Planning & Design: Microsoft Project, Visio; O/S and Software: Windows 7, Red Hat, SSH, VPN Client, VMware

Reference: 825027298

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