Senior Network Engineer
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Chicago, IL 60601
The Team: Fueling the technologies that drive our products and support our company’s infrastructure, the Technology team consists of talented developers, network architects, and IT experts who help make technology one of our company’s core strengths. Though our technologists represent a range of skills and knowledge bases, they all view technology as a craft and care deeply about creating positive user experiences. From Agile methodologies to mobile applications, to software as a service (SaaS) delivered from our private cloud, we push technology’s boundaries to build scalable, elegant solutions that help investors reach their financial goals.The Role: The IT Infrastructure team is looking for a contract Network Engineer. This role requires a proven track record of supporting Cisco networks in an enterprise environment. A solid understanding of networking fundamentals and routing protocols is required. The ideal candidate would be CCNP certified with very strong experience in routing and switching. Experience in implementation of a layer-2 extension networking would be a significant plus. This position is based in our clients Chicago office. Contract duration is initially 6 months and likely will be extended thereafter. Responsibilities + Manage and maintain the operational integrity of our client’s Security, Global voice, and data networks. + Participate in the planning, development, and delivery of Network related projects. + Provide out of hours technical support as required. + Provide new and updated documentation and knowledge articles. Requirements + Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. + At least five years of Cisco IOS and NX-OS administration experience with a proven track record in medium to large size network supporting at least 500+ (virtual or physical) servers. + At least five years of experience in Cisco routing and switching technology. + Solid understanding of networking fundamentals, and routing protocols, QoS, VoIP, BGP, and EIGRP. + Experience with WAN implementation and optimization technology, security standards and best practices, and network trouble shooting, packet captures, and analysis. + Experience with the following is a significant plus:, administration in VMware virtualized environments (particularly VMware View), and Microsoft technologies (Windows networking, AD, Exchange). + ITIL foundation certification is also preferred + Excellent teamwork and organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to handle and lead multiple tasks. + Strong time management skills and the ability to balance high quality work standards against time constraints. + Excellent communication and documentation skills.