Lead Network Engineer

networking, cisco, network enigneer, lan/wan
Full Time
$95-150K +bonus
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Will consider a Senior or Lead Network Engineer, please apply if you are a strong Network Engineer. 

**Can be located in Chicago, IL or Knoxville, TN**

Prestigious Fortune 500 Firm is seeking a Lead Network Engineer. Plan, design, engineer, architect, develop, implement, monitor, and analyze all aspects of data network systems.  Provides advanced subject matter expertise around IS network engineering. Provide program/project management for IS related project initiatives.  Act as IS network engineering subject matter expert for analytics, integration of Internal (IS) and external (NNEO) infrastructure (devices and services) that require IP connectivity to the LAN/WAN, as well as to the Internet, troubleshooting, architecture design, and best practices. Recommend, evaluate, and implement new technologies, policies, and procedures. Train junior staff on IS systems and practices. Define and present IS network engineering analysis, reports, and recommendations to engineers, managers, and executive management.

  • Leads program/project management for complex IS network related projects
  • Designs network architecture and integration methodology related to introducing new systems and services
  • Provides oversight of data equipment labs locally or remotely, and proof-of-concept activities with vendors involving research, test case execution for viability, performance, integration, and migration of new equipment, software, systems and that are often associated with an RFP or RFI
  • Leads interaction with external partner organizations, such as NNEO Engineering, ADMT, RSO, CSO, and EPMO Support
  • Creates and presents technical roadmap for IS network architecture
  • Leads IS network strategy review meetings
  • Creates and presents "root cause" analysis documents in response to service outages, performance degradation, maintenance activity/configuration errors
  • As an advanced Subject Matter Expert (SME) for relevant technologies, interfaces with the vendors’ distinguished members of technical staff on projects and critical/escalated network issues
  • Serves as the lead focal point for IS network-related issues; resolves issues in team environment
  • Identifies and implements industry best practices.  Research current and future industry technology
  • Develops, implements and conducts technical training sessions for engineers
  • Develops and presents detailed business cases for IS network projects
  • Ensures communication of process and procedure changes to key stakeholders
  • Develops and maintains documentation for IS network standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Identify process improvement areas and develop the improvement initiatives
  • Determines IS network Key Performance Indicators
  • Actively mentors subordinate engineering staff 
  • Develop and maintain advanced knowledge of infrastructure, network operations, and critical services
  • Provides guidance to project resources; deliver to agreed-upon milestones
  • Proactively promote consistent project-based performance measurement and skill development of junior staff
  • Actively participate in HR performance measurement processes
  • Provide input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills
  • Participate in the interview process for network engineer candidates
  • Travel required for regional, vendor, training, and engineering meetings and presentations

Business Partnership

  • Maintain relationships with customers, associates, and vendors to proactively identify needed changes
  • Establish working relationships with technical, business and sourcing counterparts
  • Lead and participate in process improvement initiatives.
  • Assembles cross-functional workgroups of key stakeholders to provide the direction of the various platforms
  • Actively participates in industry/vendor


Experience and Educational Requirements


  • Master’s degree in related technical area is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years relevant work experience
  • Mastery of the relevant technologies
  • Strong understanding of the business and industry
  • Highly experienced in re-engineering / process improvement
  • Strong change management skills; change agent
  • Strong technical project management experience running cross-functional teams
  • Excellent presentation skills demonstrated in front of large audiences; Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving / analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools
  • Prior experience creating, defining, and analyzing metrics  that accurately reflect the current state of a given process or operation
  • Certification(s) in relevant field of expertise (CCIE, CCDE) is preferred.
  • Experience supporting mission-critical infrastructure in a fast-paced environment

Technical Skills

Cisco Hardware: ASR 1000 routers; ISR 4000 routers, Catalyst 2900, 4500, 6500 switches; Nexus 1000v, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 7000, 9000 switches, WLC 5500, 7500 controllers, ASA 5500 appliances, Cisco WAAS, Cisco UCS;  Other Network Hardware: Riverbed Steelhead and Interceptor, Radware ADC; Gigamon, Palo Alto Firewalls; Network Technologies: TCP/IP, MPLS, STP, VTP, 802.1Q, QoS, Multicast, GRE tunneling, IPSEC, DMVPN, Nexus VDC/vPC, FabricPath, VXLAN, FCoE, FCIP, VoIP, VRF, DNS, NetFlow, IP SLA; Routing Protocols: EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, HSRP; Other: NetScout, IP address  management/subnetting, statistical analysis, IPv4/IPv6, packet analysis, familiarity with current network security practices; Network Applications: Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Cisco ACS, Infoblox, Wireshark, Cisco ASDM, Cisco CSM, Cisco AnyConnect; Business Applications: Remedy Ticketing, Citrix, Microsoft SharePoint; Standards & Methodology: ITIL, SOX, PCI, CPNI; Office Automation: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Planning & Design: Microsoft Project, Visio; O/S and Software: Windows 7, Red Hat, SSH, VPN Client, VMware



Posted By

Anthony Honquest

Naperville, IL

Dice Id : napil006
Position Id : 1229Knoxville
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