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Sr. Cisco Network Engineer

Location : Chicago, IL
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 8-10+
Required Education : College Degree Preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

We are seeking a senior-level, Cisco candidate that can perform various Cisco related functions within the enterprise. This candidate must be able to work independently, as well as collectively as a part of team.  


This person should be proficient in Cisco technologies, particularly Cisco 2921, Cisco 3550, Cisco 3750, Nexus 7004, Cisco ASA5520 and Cisco 5505’s.  You will be assisting the company's Cisco Engineers with day-to-day activities involving Cisco equipment, technologies and concepts. This person will also assist in the planning and implementation of company’s network initiatives.

This person will specifically support customer requests in the category of “network infrastructure support.” This may include any of the following:

  • Assisting with configuration and installation of ASAs, switches, routers, wireless access points or controllers

  • Assist in configuration and troubleshoot data center networking technologies including HP blade enclosures and vSphere

  • Assist with the ongoing segregation into company’s multiple VRF networks

  • Configuration and maintenance of redundant networks across multiple data centers

  • Configuration and maintenance of network equipment to maintain PCI compliance

  • Assist and backup senior engineers in configuring and monitoring F5 application delivery controllers and application layer firewall

  • Monitoring health of network

  • Configuring, monitoring, troubleshooting, and mitigating network issues utilizing networking tools

  • Travel to remote site to install and troubleshoot network equipment as needed

Required Qualifications :

  • 8 plus years of Cisco experience managing medium to large data centers and multi-site environments

  • Experience with Nexus switches in medium or large size data centers

  • Experience with Cisco ASA Security, site-to-site VPN (IPSEC), and Anyconnect

  • Experience interconnecting with networking technologies including HP blade enclosures, VMware/vSphere, F5 application delivery controllers

  • Experience with Cisco wireless network including implementation, configuration and troubleshooting

  • Advanced knowledge of layer 2/3 concepts and designs

  • CCNP required

  • Ability to easily communicate with all levels of personnel and management

  • Ability to self-direct, prioritize work assignments, etc. 

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