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Senior Cloud Network Engineer
Request Technology-Craig Johnson | Downers Grove, Illinois
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Job Description

Prestigious Enterprise company is currently seeking Sr. Cloud Network Engineers with either strong networking and network security, or strong windows, virtualization, and AWS experience. Candidate will ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the secure communications that support core organizational functions. Candidate will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues in order to maximize the benefit of IT systems.


Networking and Security

Provide day to day functional support of networking and Firewall services for cloud operations
Deploy and maintain new and existing virtual networking and Firewalls in support of current clients and future growth which includes networking updates and interacting with high level support and vendors
Manage small to medium-sized projects and/or portions of large projects and assist in resolving issues and planning for new network services and connectivity
Respond to incidents/requests regarding network and Firewall performance and configuration changes including an off hours, level 2, on-call rotation
Maintain network documentation, run-books, diagrams, and network assets in the configuration management database
Implement and act as the key technical liaison for the site to site connectivity over VPN or dedicated circuit
Develop guidelines and procedures for network and Firewall management including process and efficiency improvements
Monitor and tune network infrastructure to identify and eliminate issues and potential bottlenecks
Prepare periodic reports related to capacity and utilization
Understanding of multiple Scripting languages to develop solutions for automation and reporting

Windows, VM, Storage

  • Full understanding of virtual Servers and operating systems, block, file, and object storage, and data protection
  • Full knowledge to install and configure high availability compute solutions supporting business critical functions
  • Understands how the whole picture aligns to overall Company strategy
  • Understanding of multiple Scripting languages to develop solutions for automation and reporting
  • Work in a team to design computer system configurations
  • Design and document procedures to apply operating systems patches, code and firmware updates to systems infrastructure
  • Participate in primary design meetings for Client disaster recovery planning
  • Proficiency in Operating system installation procedure
  • Implement storage and data protection configurations
  • Research system vulnerabilities and provide documentation for future use implementing corrective actions as required
  • Develop guidelines and procedures for systems management including process and efficiency improvements
  • Monitor and tune systems to identify and eliminate issues and potential bottlenecks
  • Prepare periodic reports related to capacity and utilization
  • Design and implement advanced network configurations within the virtual server configuration


Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering/Science or equivalent degree and/or work experience
Current CCNP and/or CCDP certification
8+ years of extensive hands on networking and troubleshooting experience in large, distributed corporate environments
Extensive knowledge of TCP/IP, VLANs, Spanning Tree, multicast, VRF, QoS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP as well as Metro Ethernet and MPLS connectivity/architecture, and Firewall implementation and troubleshooting
Experience with physical and virtual Cisco ASA/Checkpoint Firewall/Juniper Firewall, Palo Alto Networks Firewall/Blue Coat Technology
Experience with virtual and or software defined networking
Working knowledge of Sniffer analysis, WAN optimization appliances, and network monitoring tools/suites
Practical experience troubleshooting issues related to LAN, WAN, VPN, and Load-balancer infrastructure in a Cloud environment
Strong understanding of IT production environments, operational strategies and mission critical systems to include IT internal controls and regulatory compliance
Experience with Disaster Recovery


Excellent in Windows and Linux/Unix operating system
Experience with network configuration automation (Scripting with Pearl/Python/Bash or DevOps tools like Chef/Puppet)
Ability to mentor technical operations staff in appropriate technologies, as required
Experience with DevOps and Agile framework is a plus
AWS Certifications SysOps Administrator Associate, Solutions Architect Associate and or Professional is a plus
ITIL Foundations Certified is a plus
Understanding of the competitive landscape from both business and technical perspective is a big plus
Experience with Linux administration and Windows Active Directory preferred
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to include resources, priorities, and timelines
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Results oriented team player who will work towards meeting team commitments


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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