Network Engineer / Analyst

Glenview, IL 60026 United States of America

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Network Engineer / Analyst

The Network Engineer / Analyst is responsible for the management of a complex multi-site, global enterprise network. The successful candidate will be experienced in implementing highly available network services to a diverse user base. This role provides the ability to operate in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, supporting customers and deploying a wide-range of cutting edge and business critical applications. The successful candidate will have the capability to manage multiple network initiatives in order to help the company achieve its strategic objectives.

The Network Engineer / Analyst will be responsible for the design, configuration and documentation for the LAN, WAN, WiFi, IP Telephony, and Internet access services globally. This is an individual contributor role that extremely technical and hands-on. Additionally, a successful candidate will be very customer focused and able to communicate with senior leaders, support teams and work well across all other functional areas.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, implement, document, and troubleshoot the data networking infrastructure, networking hardware and software and enterprise LAN\WAN\WLAN\IPT infrastructure.
  • Partner with Anixter’s managed services partner to provide operational excellence with continued process and procedure advancement.
  • Assist in the development of comprehensive corporate budgets that identify the human, physical and technical resources needed to achieve high support standards.
  • Manage a team of service providers across multiple skillsets to provide 24/7/365 coverage for the enterprise.
  • Oversee the administration of a secure, complex enterprise network infrastructure that consolidates and supports multiple protocols. This environment supports corporate and remote locations across multiple states and countries to include a large-scale foot print of Distribution Centers and remote offices, as well as, connectivity to third party vendors.
  • Oversee the design and implementation of network architecture, network configurations (including hardware & software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies), and systems.
  • Oversee managed services vendor/s and ensure consistent processes and procedures for installation, configuration, management, and troubleshooting of communications hardware and software.
  • Provide engineering services and project management functions required to develop and implement network plans.
  • Participate in the bidding process for data circuits and network infrastructure solutions for the enterprise.
  • Provide the highest level of technical expertise in network infrastructure, network security and related technologies and solutions. Manage and provides guidance to the staff on all aspects of problem determination for hardware, software, communications and related applications. Determine and direct the involvement of vendors as required.
  • Develop deep partnerships and manage vendor account executives and pre-sales engineering to foster collaboration and continuous educational opportunities on new technologies.
  • Actively participate and/or lead projects, providing consulting to ensure environmental, hardware and software considerations and needs are identified & addressed. Ensure a secure solution and transport is provided to meet business requirements.
  • Oversee the design and development of plans for the Disaster Recovery process for the network environment. Manage a complex and highly resilient environment across multiple data centers and a multiregional enterprise environment. Ensure the organization has a secure, robust and resilient networking infrastructure.
  • Provide strategic network infrastructure planning, design and implementation to meet the increasing demands of technology, business cybersecurity and compliance.
  • Align architectural strategy with business objectives and global expansion initiatives
  • Participate in service management processes including but not limited to: incident management, major problem reviews, change management, and continual improvement.
  • Interact with technical leaders to develop innovative solutions that meet company and market needs with respect to availability, functionality, performance, reliability, repeatability, and scalability.
  • Research, experiment with, and inform on network related emerging technologies and tooling to improve the operability and user experience.

 Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience is required.
  • Minimum of five years managing a medium to large LAN/WAN/WLAN/IPT environment is required.
  • Minimum of three years experience managing an outsource operational partner.
  • Minimum of three years project management experience is required.
  • Minimum of five years departmental budgetary responsibility is required.
  • Five years managing experience with Network Monitoring and Management.
  • Experience working in a Cisco heterogeneous environment is preferred.
  • Experience with Class of Service prioritization.
  • Avaya VOIP experience is preferred.
  • Certification such as CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNP Routing and Switching or CCNP Security preferred.
  • Requires a high level of technical expertise in managing an enterprise level complex network infrastructure to include LAN, WAN, data carriers, IPS, Firewall and related networking environments.
  • Good knowledge of application, network, voice and server infrastructure architecture and dependencies.
  • Requires a high level of technical expertise of enterprise level networking technologies to include routing, switching, firewall, application load balancing, application firewalls, DDOS solutions, network monitoring solutions, wireless infrastructure and network security.
  • Requires a high level of expertise in network infrastructure design, IT architecture dependencies and documentation.
  • Requires experience in designing and managing a robust and resilient enterprise level network infrastructure. Must possess experience in disaster recovery and contingency planning, design and documentation.
  • Requires experience with audit and compliance requirements.
  • Uses Network Performance tools for optimal monitoring and management of the Network Infrastructure
  • Complete understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, IANA, OSPF, and BGP.
  • Experience with Network load balancing and redirection. F5 LTM and GTM preferred.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Active Directory.
  • Experience and knowledge of Firewalls and Proxy Servers.
  • Experience with IDS/IPS Systems is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Network Management Tools such as SolarWinds, OpenView, Sniffers, and other tools.
  • Knowledge of PC, network, and data communications.
  • Strong team building, collaboration and customer service is required.


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