Expert Network Engineer at Ensono (Chicago, IL or Remote)

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Duties and Responsibilities
  • Network design and network/component standards, network roadmaps, audit compliance, and deployment of new technologies to fit business needs. Understands how the big picture aligns to overall Ensono strategy.
  • Design, engineering, and implementation of complex network solutions in a variety of disciplines, security postures, access control, and infrastructure including associated documentation.
  • Perform a consultative role to both internal and external customers and at all levels of the organization.
  • Network design (high level and low level), architecture, and implementation oversight including associated documentation.
  • Understanding of large-scale network capacity management and modeling. Monitors network performance ensures capacity planning is performed and is proactive in assessing and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Drive and implement network solutions-based architectures to increase efficiencies.
  • Design solutions for M&A situations on Network level.
  • Proactively contribute to documentation, automation and processes improvement.
  • Provide strategic technical direction on highly complex network projects or activities involving the selection and recommendation of design approach and systems technology.
  • Performs client and market research to define and qualify strategy and direction.
  • Research and develop innovative solutions around existing network solutions and future technologies. Creates product road maps and writes user stories and requirements.
  • Provide L3 support to the Operations, for investigation, troubleshooting and resolving network communications and operations problems impacting customer, backbone access, or performance on a global basis
  • Regularly lead self and others and/or established as Product SME and/or established as specialist.
  • Network security infrastructure solutions including firewalls.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and ability to plan Network roadmap.
  • Analyzes current and future information technology industry trends to determine the potential impact on business or network systems architecture.
All About You
  • Network engineering, design, and architecture expertise with exposure to two or more of the following areas: LAN/WAN, firewalls, wireless, security, VOIP, QoS, and encryption technologies while adhering to standard design methodologies and best practices
  • Mastery of TCP/IP protocol communications, addressing & subnetting.
  • Firewall experience: Checkpoint, Palo Alto, Cisco ASA
  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco's product portfolio; routers, switches, wireless, ACS and ISE
  • Extensive knowledge of Network diagnostics, protocols, and disciplines, EIGRP, BGP, eBGP, SNMP, VPN, SSH, and MPLS technologies.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, and excellent customer support capabilities
  • Self-motivated demonstrating strong organizational and listening skills; and very detail oriented with the ability to carry out assigned tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to consistently act in a professional manner and communicate with all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Methodical problem resolving skills and mastery of developing high level and detailed network designs; solid web applications and technologies a plus; Cisco certifications such as CCNP or CCDP, CCIE, or CCDE desired.
  • Design, engineer and implementation of Software Defined Networking.
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously adapt to new technologies and trends and learn new skills quickly
  • Excellent English speaking and writing
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Math, Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in a similar role and overall 6+ years of work experience within Network space.
  • Advanced, Knowledge of routing and switching protocols
  • Experience with SDN technologies such as Cisco ACI, VMWare NSX
  • Experience and working knowledge of scripting/automation tools such as python, Ansible etc. will be a huge plus and will make you standout.
  • Experience with load balancing technologies such as F5, Netscaler, A10's
  • This position does not have direct reports but may mentor less experienced associates in the role.
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Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop!

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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