Network Engineer


Direct Hire

Req. 6609


Maturing start up in Chicago/LOOP, next to Union Station, is looking for a talented Network Engineer professional with experience in security and networking skills. We need someone that is a team player to work with our small team. Experience in security training and skills to reverse engineer network configurations are ideal. 

Responsibilities for Network Engineer

Develop detailed Infrastructure Solution Designs to include configuration and integration requirements for network, compute and storage elements.

Develops, implements and monitors information systems policies and controls to ensure data accuracy, security and regulatory compliance.

Ensures all architecture is in full alignment with the business mission, strategies and processes and supports the most efficient and secure IT environment to protect company assets.

Investigates problems and consult with engineering teams for solutions.

Keep abreast of industry and technology trends.

Meet the project requirements by delivering a quality solution, on time, and within the planned budget.

May perform other duties as assigned by senior project managers or management.

Communicate and collaborate with all project team members to ensure high quality and timely product delivery.

Requirements for Network Engineer

2 or 4-year degree in related field (preferred)

2-3 years of Infrastructure IT experience

2-3 years of building and supporting IT enterprise environments

Broad understanding of infrastructure hardware and software systems including network, computer storage and security for traditional data center hosted applications as well as virtual and private cloud solutions

Understanding of Network Technologies including Switching, Routing, NGFW, Load Balancers

Understanding of Storage Technologies including SAN, NAS, Tiered storage architectures, Cloud storage

Working knowledge and experience with application design, database design, data security

Strong working knowledge of VoIP with emphasis on Cloud/Hosted services

Strong presentation, written and written communications skills with experience creating professional level technical documentation using MS Visio and Word

Excellent interpersonal skills, including collaboration, communication, relationship building and demonstrated ability to work with customers and vendors across multiple IT disciplines and organization levels

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of these technologies:

Network/Firewalls: Dell, Cisco, Sophos

Computer Platforms: x86, Microsoft Server 2008/2012, Linux

Virtualization/Cloud: VMware, Azure

Operating Systems: Windows, Linux, MacOS

Hardware: HP-C7000, HP blades, HP ProLiant, Dell, Lenovo

Storage: SAN, NetApp, EMC, Cloud

Databases: Sybase, MS SQL Server

Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment

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