Senior Cisco Network Engineer

  • location: Evanston, IL
  • type: Contract
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Senior Cisco Network Engineer

job summary:
Our client in Chicagoland area is seeking a Senior Cisco Network Engineer with the following experience:

  • 10+ years of hands on experience conducting deployment, site survey, and network refresh activities
location: Evanston, Illinois
job type: Contract
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
  • Expertise configuring, troubleshooting, upgrading, migrating, and supporting Cisco hardware/ devices - ACI, routers, switches, controllers
  • Expertise troubleshooting, installation, and design of WAN/LAN/VXLAN/ VLAN networks
  • Strong knowledge of Network Protocols and OS (OSPF, HSRP, BGP, TCP/IP, etc.)
  • Knowledge of VPN, Firewalls, IPS, Load balancing, Cisco Access Points and Controllers
  • Prior project experience with large distribution builds and conversions (150+ closets)
  • Ability to work mostly onsite and travel (<25%) between client's Chicagoland office locations
  • Prior experience working in the Healthcare or Higher Education is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable experience
  • CCNA & CCNP are preferred, and CCIE is a plus
  • Demonstrates poise and professionalism while working under pressure
  • Strong communications (written and verbal), customer focus skills required
  • Strong team player with proven experience and ability to collaborate internally among teams and externally among application and business units
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Extremely self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven track record of successfully executing projects and process documentation/implementation
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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