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Associate Principal, Network Engineering at OCC (Chicago, IL)

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Responsible for performing network design & analysis of new architectures, routing/switching configuration and design, and network related business continuity approaches; developing systems specifications, technical implementation plans and coordinating complex installation projects with clients and vendors without supervision. 

Responsible for performing network design and support of new network and security architectures for “on premise” and Cloud networks.

Assists in shifting culture to Dev Ops in order to operate in a CI/CD model.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

  • Design and engineer new Routing, Switching, and Connectivity solutions.
  • Design and engineer new Cloud network solutions.
  • Design and plan network changes and new infrastructure. Work with vendors, common carriers and network engineering in identification and resolution of complex network problems.
  • Ensure IT/Security Governance needs are met. (NIST-CSF and COBIT)
  • Ensure network performance and network security standards are met.
  • Provide tactical and strategic input on overall network planning and related projects.
  • Provide on-call support according to assigned schedule.
  • Document network changes, policies and procedures and drawings.
  • Provide cross-training and mentoring to fellow team members and the organization.
  • Manage large projects and schedules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Mentor team on solutions and methodology.
  • Team driver to agree upon plans and implement augmentations to the network
  • Demonstrated capability and desire to help manage people, process, systems.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Presentation skills including planning, material preparation and public speaking.
  • Ability to tailor communications to the technical level of the audience.
  • Clear, concise and precise written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with people of various backgrounds.
  • Negotiation skills including listening and persuasion.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, project management and mentoring skills
  • Strong ability to use solution-oriented approach towards problem resolution
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player

Technical Skills:

  • Experience operating in a DevOps culture desired
  • Experience using tools such as Ansible, Terraform, Jenkins, Python, and Github (or industry equivalent). Experience delivering Infrastructure as code desired. 
  • Experience building cloud infrastructure in environments such as AWS (Preferred), Azure, or Google Cloud, or similar service
  • Experience using Agile Methodology preferred
  • Advanced telecommunications technology knowledge with a minimum of 10 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of layer 3 routing and switching
  • Experience with IOS, NX-OS, and XR
  • At least 10 years experience with architecting, designing, deploying, and operating network elements such as DNS/IPAM; Firewalls; Network Access Control Solutions (NAC); load balancing; DDoS mitigation, tapping/sniffing infrastructures; and NTP
  • Excellent physical communication troubleshooting skills using cabling and signaling analyzer, packet capture and analysis
  • Advanced WAN, LAN, TCP/IP, VPN, Ethernet Skills with a minimum 10 years experience.
  • Extensive EIGRP, BGP4, RIP and OSPF Routing Protocol knowledge with a minimum 10 years experience.
  • Experience with SDN deployments or Cisco ACI a plus
  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIE a plus
  • Experience with IP route and switching for mainframe and storage appliances desired.
Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication, IT, or Computer Science highly preferred

  • Minimum of 10 years experience in a technology engineering or support role.
Certificates or Licenses:
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate or Professional (CCNA, CCNP, or CCDP) preferred or equivalent field experience.
  • AWS certifications such as DevOps Engineer, Solutions Architect, Advanced Networking, or Security or equivalent field experience preferred

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Where we are

Adjacent to the Willis Tower, close to CTA, Metra and expressways with plenty of food and entertainment options nearby.

Technology we use

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What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, BYOD program with technology stipend up to $2,000 every three years, $35 per month pay to offset costs of mobile data plans. Open offices, online health coaching.

Volunteer in local community
Each year, OCC employees select a locally-based charitable organization for each of our three offices (Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.). We offer multiple opportunities to get involved.
Partners with Nonprofits
OCC Partners with local organizations in Dallas, Chicago and DC to raise funds and support their missions. Employees select the charity and are eligible for up to 8 hours of paid time to volunteer.
Friends outside of work
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
HSA or FSA accounts available for those enrolled in medical plans.
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Includes back-up child or elder care along with other wellness programs.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 12% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
OCC provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
2 days per week work from home program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
OCC employees receive between 22 and 32 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
OCC offers relocation assistance which varies based on the position level and location.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
OCC offers employees professional development opportunities including onsite training courses and the ability to attend job related certification courses, conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $10000.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
OCC hosts leadership lunches on a regular basis so you can learn about your colleagues and their unique backgrounds.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Employees are strongly encouraged to stay current in relevant technologies and supports certification programs.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We were recently recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Company in Financial Services! Take a look at our blog post here: https://www.theocc.com/newsroom/press-releases/2022/06-23-linkedin-list…

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.


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