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Network Technician

North Chicago, IL

Post Date: 12/16/17 Job ID: 43335 Industry: System Administrator

Job Title: Network Technician

Job Category: Full-Time, Contract

Location: North Chicago, IL

Schedule: Monday through Friday 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, and industry best practices.
  • Develop network security infrastructure solutions including financial analysis of technical alternatives to meet business requirements.
  • Defines, plans and designs innovative enterprise Wide Area Network infrastructure solutions, including the integrated financial analysis of alternatives across technology disciplines to meet business requirements.
  • Defines the architecture and product standards for Wide Area Networking and WAN Optimization.
  • Successfully negotiate technical design and deployment strategy with key stakeholder and consumers of the service.
  • Serve as the platform technical subject matter expert and provide consulting support to the business and end-user organizations.
  • Produce and maintain timely, accurate engineering documentation to support implementation, operations support and quality/compliance requirements.
  • Lead technical projects focused on enhancement of existing network security infrastructure.
  • Perform technology evaluations including analysis and proof of concept testing.
  • The ability to provide clear and concise technical documentation that is understandable to both the technical community and senior management.
  • Frequently interacts with supplier technical staff including product development and engineering teams.
  • Partners with company s Cybersecurity organization in conducting security and vulnerability assessments to ensure compliance with corporate security policies and adherence to best practices.
  • Responsible for assisting Cybersecurity with updates to key IT security policies and guidelines.
  • Provides technical direction and mentors less experienced staff to promote internal development of the technical team.
  • Integrates technical expertise with communication, leadership and business skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstrates mastery of the concepts and theory of network security, and possess adept knowledge of data networking, including expertise in switching, routing, directory services, and TCP/IP fundamentals.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of encryption protocols, as well as means for compromising systems based on known vulnerabilities.
  • Demonstrates a strong customer centric approach and excellent communications skills.
  • Supports company global data network operations support staff worldwide.
  • Keeps abreast of industry trends and makes architecture roadmaps and or recommendation based on these trends.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunication, or other related field. MS Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Telecommunications and CISSP, CCNP, CCSE, CCIE certifications preferred.
  • 5-7 years WAN experience with multinational enterprises, and experience with WAN acceleration technologies, CoS/QoS, and Netflow based analytics preferred.
  • In depth knowledge of TCP/IP and expertise in routing protocols including OSPF and BGP.
  • Prior experience engineering solutions at the network level for Acquisition / Separation activity.
  • Experience with Network Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Experience in healthcare related industries a plus
  • Experience with the following products / environments preferred:
    • Cisco ASA
    • Cisco Routers
    • Riverbed WAN Optimizers
    • Check Point Firewalls
    • Intel (McAfee) IPS and ATD devices
    • Bluecoat ProxySG
    • Citrix Netscaler
    • F5 Load Balancer (GTM and LTM)
    • Cisco Routers and Switches
    • Cisco ACI
    • Zscaler

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