job summary: Required Job Qualifications: A Valid CCNA Subject matter expert for Cisco routers and switches platforms supporting LAN, WAN, Datacenter5 years of relevant experience in Networking. 5+ years of operational systems and support experience in a large networked WAN environment5+ years of data center designExcellent working knowledge of network protocols and concepts such as Spanning tree, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP, VOIP, QOS, TCP/IP, 802.1q, 802.1x, MPLS, DNS, Syslog, TACACS, SD-WAN, OSPFAbility to work with network security devices such as Cisco IDS/IPS devices, F5, Firepower, Juniper, Palo Alto, ASA, and ACS with an understanding of how to baseline and set alerting features of IDS signatures and work with security policiesDemonstrated ability on WAN infrastructure consisting of a mixture of MPLS, Point to Point, Internet and DMVPN technologies utilizing SD-WAN appliancesExperience with network access control technologies such as 802.1xWorking knowledge of remote access VPNs (IPSEC, global protect, DMVPN)Proficient with monitoring and logging tools for access management and troubleshooting using tools such as Syslog, ACS, Netflow (Plixer scrutinizer) Solarwinds and protocol analyzersPrior experience using industry established project management techniques in accomplishing strategic objectivesExperienced with ITSM functionalities such as change control, CMDB, ticket systemIn depth understanding of disaster recovery, design, implementation, and testingstrong working knowledge routing and switching technologiesstrong working knowledge of IP Addressing and Subnetting, including design and implementationstrong working knowledge of DNS and DHCP, including design and implementationstrong working knowledge of VLANs and networking to support servers and storageExperience supporting large wireless networks environment with Cisco and MerakiExperience with Quality of Service, for Voice and VideoAbility and availability to work occasional nights/weekends assignments as necessary. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment to ensure performance, reliability, and security in a dynamic 24-7-365 production network environmentSome travel may be requiredCustomer focused attitudeExcellent communications skills both written and verbal Preferred Job Qualifications: A Valid CCNP Enterprise is a plusExperienced with VoIP technologies preferredCloud experience a plusExperience with Cisco DNA, ACI, and Meraki SDN preferred location: CHICAGO, Illinois job type: Permanent salary: $95,000 - 100,000 per year work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: Plan, design, deploy, maintain, and support the local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), datacenters, including routers, firewalls, switches, VPN appliances, wiring and other hardware as assigned.Monitor the network to ensure security of data and access privileges.Analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end-user assistance and training where required.Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.Plan and implement network hardware upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.Define metrics, monitor, and test and troubleshoot network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.Collaborate with IT management and staff, departments, and other agencies in the development, deployment, and support of new network-based programs and applications.Provide guidance and technical support to peers and serve as an escalation point for help desk related issues.Develop, maintain, and ensure the accuracy and completeness of network related technical documentation as needed. Help drive a consistent set of standards for equipment, configuration, and operational procedures.Coordinate with other team members, court departments and agencies to deliver solutions and configuration items without impacting operations and/or safety.Communicate service disruptions.Perform other duties as assigned. The essential functions of this role include:working in a smoke free environment qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 4 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: NetworkCiscoLANWANDATACENTERNetwork AdministrationNetwork Security 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.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. 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