Network Engineer at OCC

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Summary:

Responsible for supporting complex network infrastructure including routers; switches; circuits; MPLS/DMVPN connectivity; voice over IP phone systems; load balancers; firewalls; VPN; DNS; IPAM; Sniffers; tapping; NAC; NTP; DDoS mitigation; proxies; network management tools; and call recording infrastructure.

Perform network design & analysis of new architectures, new routing and restoration approaches; developing systems specifications, planning small to medium sized projects, technical implementation plans and coordinating complex installation projects with clients and vendors under minimal supervision. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with vendors, common carriers and various teams in identification and resolution of complex network problems.
  • Install and support network solutions
  • Provide tactical and strategic input on overall network planning and related projects.
  • Ensure network performance and network security standards are met.
  • Provide on-call support according to assigned schedule.
  • Frequent weekend work - weekday schedule will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Build, test and support routing and switching components
  • Support and troubleshoot IP communications
  • Plan and assist in network changes and new infrastructure deployments.
  • Install equipment and extend, or make cabling connections.
  • Document network changes, policies and procedures and drawings.
  • Manage small to medium sized projects and maintain schedules.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Good presentation skills.
  • Basic typing skills.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with people of various technical backgrounds.
  • Negotiation skills including listening and persuasion.
  • Basic interpersonal and project management skills.
  • Strong ability to use solution-oriented approach towards problem resolution.
  • Ability to work independently and be a team player.

Network Engineer

Technical Skills:

  • telecommunications technology knowledge (Fax; POTS lines; DSL, T1, SONET, Ethernet, MPLS; 1 Gig; 10 Gig) with a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience
  • Intermediate WAN, LAN, TCP/IP, VPN, routing, switching skills with a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of DMVPN and MPLS networks preferred
  • Experience with IOS, NX-OS, and XR preferred
  • Experience with Bluecat DNS/IPAM; Bluecoat proxy; Checkpoint firewalls; Gigamon tapping; Cisco ISE; F5 Big IP; Arbor DDoS; Cisco Prime (LMS/Infrastructure); WebEx; Cisco ASA; Netscout/Infinistream Sniffers; NTP preferred
  • Intermediate physical communication troubleshooting skills using cabling and signaling analyzer, packet capture and analysis
  • Working knowledge of BGP, RIP and OSPF routing protocol with a minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience
  • Intermediate VOIP skills (Cisco preferred) with a minimum of 2 - 3 years’ experience
  • Bash, Perl, Python, TCL, scripting/coding knowledge would be a plus
  • OpenStack experience a plus
  • DevOps experience a plus

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) in Telecommunication or related field preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years’ experience in a network support role

Certificates or Licenses:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Certification or Openstack certifications preferred

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Location

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

An Insider's view of OCC

What are some social events your company does?

Monthly happy hours, summer and winter outings and cultural celebrations to honor our diverse workforce.

Yemi

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

What are OCC Perks + Benefits

OCC Benefits Overview

Educational Assistance and Student Debt Forgiveness, 12-week paid parental leave, technology stipend up to $2,000, mobile data reimbursement of $35 per month. Open offices, online health coaching.

Culture
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.
Friends outside of work
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
OCC provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 50% of contributions up to 6% 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.
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
Our employees receive 8 hours per year of paid volunteer time.
Sabbatical
Eligible employees get 30 days of paid sabbatical after their first 10 years of working at the company.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
OCC Offers pre-tax commuter benefits for employees in Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted Once per month.
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 $1000.
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.
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