Lead Network Engineer

Network, Engineer, Routing, Switching, Nexus, Cisco, Firewalls
Full Time
$130-145K + Bonus
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

***We are unable to sponsor as this is a permanent full time role***

A prestigious company is on the search for a Lead Network Engineer.  This individual needs to have experience with layer 2/3 routing and switching specifically with Cisco Nexus Technology.  They need strong understanding of Firewalls and the role they play in the network and the ability to support the physical hardware from a tier 1 level.  They need to understand the concepts behind load balancing from a tier 1 level.  They also need a strong understanding of MPLS, STP, QoS, Multicast, DMVPN and Nexus VDC/vPC protocols.


  • 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
  • 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

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
  • 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

Posted By

Dillon Grooss

200 East 5th Ave., Suite 116 Naperville, IL, 60563

Dice Id : napil006
Position Id : 832661
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