Network Administrator

Job Post Index 24E33E-Sy##
Location Chicago, IL
Description: Description
  • Responsible for overseeing an organization’s computer systems or database networks to ensure proper maintenance and security.
  • Working with other IT staff and company employees to identify network or computer system needs, overseeing the installation of new hardware or software and using employee feedback to isolate issues.
  • Work with test equipment such as LAN/WAN network analyzers and protocol analyzers.
  • Provide guidance on testing best practices to ensure mobile backhaul networks meet standards for mission critical Public Safety systems.
  • Perform network infrastructure security audits.
  • Participation with other SMEs to evaluate third party vendor equipment and make recommendations on mobile backhaul technology for the future.
  • Maintaining computer networks and systems including software, mainframes, VPNs, routers and other physical hardware
  • Installing and configuring network equipment to update or fix hardware or software issues
  • Updating virus protection software to keep data and communications protected
  • Monitoring computer systems to improve network performance for computer systems and networks
  • Communicating networking issues to other employees and management, especially in training new users
  • Fixing software and hardware configuration issues for users on-demand or from inspection of the systems
Skills: Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science degree preferred.
  • An emphasis in Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 4 - 7 years of experience
  • Expert skills at installing, configuring, and troubleshooting routers, switches, firewalls, load balances, and virtualized servers
  • Minimum preferred certifications: Cisco CCNA
  • Experience with routing protocols: BGP, OSPF, ISIS and others
  • Experience with MPLS design and deployments preferred
  • Experience with LAN switching protocols: G8032 ring protection
  • Experience with Firewalls (Extreme, Fortinet, Juniper, Cisco)
  • Knowledge of different media types: Metro Ethernet, Frame-Relay, Ethernet, SONET
  • Knowledge of physical layer such as: fiber, copper, microwave
  • Experience with Wireshark and protocol level troubleshooting
  • Experience with network performance testing
  • Experience in scripting/programming preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google applications required
  • Experience with use of command line and/or GUI interfaces to provision equipment
  • Experience with Network Management Applications a plus: Solarwinds,
  • Self motivated, excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Works collaboratively and builds relationships with other colleagues, customers, and third party service professionals.
  • Network and configuration experience
  • Experience working Cisco network
  • 3+ years’ experience in IP Network , Mobile Backhaul , and/or microwave/fiber optic networks

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