Network Engineer

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Contract

Are you a Network Engineer looking for a new challenging opportunity?


Optomi, in partnership with a leading consumer products corporation, is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join their tight-knit but growing Network Engineering team.


Successful candidates responsibilities will include providing insight into the design, implementation, support and administration of the Enterprise Network.  This individual will also serve as primary administrator and troubleshooter of the Enterprise Network, and will troubleshoot complex network issues through in-depth evaluation and analysis, and reverse-engineer solutions to network issues.


Apply today if your background includes:

  • 4+ years of experience configuring Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls
  • Strong troubleshooting experience of Cisco hardware technologies
  • Proven experience with complex enterprise networks including a variety of firewalls, VPNs and load balancers.


What the right professional will enjoy:

  • An opportunity to utilize and expand on your knowledge-base within a strong, supportive network engineering team
  • An opportunity to take ownership of an enterprise network that supports a nationwide corporation
  • Competitive pay and opportunities for growth and advancement


Key Responsibilities:

  • Supports company LANs and Wireless Networks including routers, switches, access points, firewalls, load balancers, VPN and other network related hardware.
  • Monitors network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
  • Provides advanced network and security support for all aspects of the production network including Data Center, WAN, and Internet connectivity.
  • Provide technical leadership in Network and Security technology, using industry proven best practices to manage and support secure, stable networks.
  • Responsible for mentoring and guiding junior members of the team to gain depth and experience with advanced network technologies.


Additional Competencies:

  • Expert-level experience in the configuration and installation of routers and switches in complex network environments
  • 3+ years working experience with Cisco, Juniper and/or Checkpoint firewalls.
  • 2+ years experience with Load Balancer technologies.
  • CCNA/CCNP preferred.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced in various network technologies, services, and protocols that are typical of a large enterprise network.
  • Knowledge of carrier based technologies.
  • Strong implementation, troubleshooting, configuration and testing methodologies.
  • Proven experience with Enterprise business and large-scale LAN/WAN environments, network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.