Senior Network Engineer in Westchester, IL at Signature Consultants

Date Posted: 9/23/2019

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Senior Network Engineer:

Signature Consultants has a direct hire opportunity for a senior level Network Engineer. In this role the candidate will be responsible for the services provided by the Platform Engineering team throughout all corporate, data center, and branch locations. This includes design, engineering and implementation of network services to meet the client's growth strategy and the implementation of service delivery improvement initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a multi-faceted, highly skilled individual, who will be responsible for the engineering initiatives to address and resolve business needs. The candidate must be able to work alone or in a team environment and may be managing small to large implementations on his or her own. This will include design to troubleshooting. The Senior Network Engineer should possess a strong working familiarity with Cisco route/switch, Cisco wireless infrastructure, Fortinet and Palo Alto firewalls. This role will enable the Senior Network Engineer to work in a fun environment and gain various experience from a data center, corporate and branch office perspective thus enhancing your skill set. This person will be required to be a part of an on-call rotation and may be required for after hour change windows. This position reports to the Manager, Platform Engineering.


  • 7 - 10 years' strong networking background within large structured corporate LAN / WAN environments.
  • 7 - 10 years' extensive knowledge and experience with Cisco Routers, routing protocols (BGP, OSPF) , Switching and Wireless infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Cisco Best Practices in: WAN connectivity
  • Wireless infrastructure - indoor/outdoor, wireless surveys, wireless site assessment and audit
  • Quality of Service understanding and configuration
  • Excellent understanding of VPN - site-to-site, client, IPSEC, IKE, DMVPN
  • Knowledge and experience of Network Security, including the design, configuration, and tuning of Palo Alto and Fortinet firewalls
  • Experienced in working with Carriers, Vendors and Technology partners
  • Efficiency in using network analyzing/management tools, network sniffers and monitoring platforms (Solar Winds, Netscout G2, Ekahau).
  • Ability to Troubleshoot and Resolve network problems.
  • Extensive knowledge of data center design utilizing Cisco product line
  • Working knowledge of VMware NSX
  • Responsible for tier 3/4 troubleshooting
  • Design and deploy necessary controls to ensure the network meets service levels
  • Working knowledge of firewall technologies (Palo Alto, Fortinet), Load balancers (F5) and VPN
  • Ability to create logical and network drawings, to create procedural response guides.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain project plans and related technical documentation is required.
  • Candidate must have a 4-year degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of seven years prior experience in Networking.
  • Experience with Cisco wireless infrastructure will be viewed extremely favorably. Preferred candidates will have experience with: Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco wireless, F5 load balancers, Fortinet and Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Experience leading complex projects builds with proven performance to achieve on-time completion of projects
  • Certifications preferred CCNP or Higher.
  • Expertise working on a team with motivated cross-functional individuals focused on a common goal of delivering cutting edge solutions to meet aggressive business demands in an ever-changing environment to achieve on-time and on budget completion of initiatives
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively to a technical and non-technical audience
  • Organization and time management skills are critical

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 15th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 27 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit