Senior Network Engineer at Echo Global Logistics

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Echo Global Logistics is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation management services. As a third-party logistics provider, we simplify transportation management for our clients and carriers, handling crucial tasks so they can focus on what they do best. From coast to coast, dock to dock, and across all major transportation modes, Echo connects businesses that need to ship their products with carriers who transport goods quickly, securely, and cost-effectively.



Position Overview:


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Systems Engineering the Senior Network Engineer will maintain the resiliency and operational aspects of the Echo enterprise network. This role will perform all aspects of complex configuration, implementation and troubleshooting wired and wireless communication infrastructure, supporting data, voice and video in converged and non-converged configurations. The Senior Engineer must maintain a detailed working knowledge of network technologies and would understand how data moves between Clouds, SaaS Solutions, and Legacy environments while adapting the network to meet the needs of the Enterprise wide range of applications and systems.


Principal Accountability | Support

  • Configures, and monitors networking equipment in a redundant environment with real time failover
  • Secures network system by enforcing Security policies
  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with Echo architects on network optimization
  • Provide support on a 24x7 basis as required


Principal Accountability | Projects

  • Taking direction from IT management; implement routing and switching protocols.
  • Implements systems that match our design criteria including but not limited to: security, scalability, availability, compatibility
  • Resolve, recommend, develop and implement forward-looking strategies for satisfying business needs and maintaining technical currency with assigned systems
  • Serve as primary source of technical expertise to project teams
  • Follow through with projects to their completion
  • Partners with Security to ensure compliance and enforcement of Security Guidelines
  • Adhere to, mature, and define the best practices for the support and deployment of our infrastructure across the enterprise stack (routing, switching, wireless, firewalls, load balancing and DNS).
  • Be a subject matter expert in reducing and resolving production incidents
  • Enhance proactive monitoring and drive proactive remediation efforts
  • Enable tooling and process so that L1/L2/L3 operations can resolve most incidents and issues
  • Configure and manage multiple systems (Load Balancing, DNS, Software Defined Datacenter Network, etc.) and infrastructure both OnPrem and in the Cloud


Principal Accountability | Team Member

  • Open to new ideas and encourages innovative practices amongst peers
  • Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment
  • Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks
  • Acts in the interest of the overall team
  • Able to multi-task in a fast paced, fluid work environment
  • Capable of presenting technical ideas and concepts in business -friendly language


Position Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline or equivalent years of experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including technical documentation skills
  • Self-managed and motivated
  • Ability to follow through with tasks to their completion, organized, and detail oriented
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to thrive in an environment that requires frequent attention shifts from one project to the next
  • Proactive, self-starter able to work with limited supervision and prepared to take responsibility for the role's operations
  • Exceptional time and project management skills.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP or CCDP) or equivalent required or equivalent field experience
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Engineer (CCIE) Certification Preferred


Technical skills and experience

  • Desirable:
    • Experience working with the following products: A10, PAL, Cisco 55xx series ASA devices, ASA100, Catalyst 4500 and Nexus 9000 switches
  • Required:
    • Understanding of BGP and routing protocols including OSPF
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in all aspects of network administration utilizing Cisco iOS
    • Experience with the Windows Server/Linux/AWS/KS8 Environments
    • Prior experience building and managing MPLS and SD-WAN network
    • 10+ years of experience in management of large-scale networks in a distributed environment
    • Strong understanding of network technologies in a design context, including: LAN (traditional STP plus fabric), ACI, SD-WAN, BGP/OSPF, Tunneling (GRE, IPSec), wireless, cloud networking (public and private), QoS/shaping, GSLB, Netflow/IPFIX, firewalls/WAF, IDS/IPS, NFV
    • Experience with network management protocols and systems
    • Experience with Cisco networking technologies
    • Experience with wireless technologies
    • Experience with TCP/IP and common network protocols
    • Experience with routing, switching, and IP subnetting
    • Cloud Datacenter Connectivity (Azure, AWS) Direct Connect/Transit Gateway
    • VPN (End User and GRE Failover)



Work environment/physical demands summary:


This job operates in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office with an open seating floor plan. The employee may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear.




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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Located in River North overlooking the River! Easily accessible and close to various train and bus stops, including a shuttle from Union Station.

What are Echo Global Logistics Perks + Benefits

Echo Global Logistics Benefits Overview

401k with company matching
Medical insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Health Savings Account (HSA)
Flexible Spending Account
Parental leave
Paid time off
Commuter benefits
Divvy discount code
Employee training programs
Volunteer time off
Casual dress code
Pet insurance
Gym membership discounts
Mobile carrier discounts
Employee assistance program

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
River North Gym is in the building
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Echo has it's own Softball league in the spring/summer!
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fast-paced. People-focused. Career-growth-centric. At Echo we work hard and carry the load together, but we also know how to have fun. Walking onto the sales floor of our 225,000-square-foot Chicago headquarters, you can feel the energy created by more than 800 sales representatives hustling to move over 16,000 shipments every day. When the last load is booked, you might find co-workers gearing up for summer softball, talking shop at our weekly “Beer Friday,” or competing in a game of foosball, ping-pong, or pop-a-shot.