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System Eng II – Infra & App/Network Engineerat CDW Careers

Job ID: 
22003704
Focus Area: 
Information Technology
Date Posted 
Aug 05, 2022
Location: 
Vernon Hills, Illinois
Employment Type: 
Full-Time

The Network Engineer installs, configures, deploys, tests, maintains, monitors, and troubleshoots CDW’s global network and firewall components to provide a robust network communications platform. Partcipates in the implementation, capacity planning, and optimization of CDW’s network and firewall infrastructure. 

This engineer applies experience, knowledge, and skills to deliver: secure, fault tolerant, scalable, and flexible infrastructure for CDW’s operations, supports and troubleshoots network and application problems, coordinates implementations with CDW staff and is a knowledgeable resource for Associate Network Engineers.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Develops configuration plans for network and firewall systems. 
  • Specific responsibilities include design, installation, configuration, administration, upgrade, maintenance, and documention of complex Cisco switches, routers, wireless, VPN, ASA firewalls, Palo Alto firewalls, F5 LTM & GTM Load Balancers, and Cisco Viptela SDWAN sollutions. 
  • Contribute to major network projects to suport capacity growth, upgrades, new products/features. 
  • Acts as tier 1 through tier 3 support for all network issues; participates in on-call rotation. 
  • Analyzes and resolves applicable hardware, software, and communications problems using diagnostic software and/or technical troubleshooting processes. 
  • Creates and maintains documentation of Standard Operating Procedure’s and other process documentation. 
  • Secures network systems by enforcing policies. 
  • Works closely with other departments/organizations and collaborates with other IT staff. 
  • Provides training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge and competence. 
  • Ensure compliance with change control processes and adherence to standards. 

Other Responsibilities

  • Up to 25% domestic and international travel is required. 
  • Must be available to work frequently during evenings and weekends. 

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. 
  • 3 years of Network Engineering experience. 

Required Qualifications

  • 2 years of SDWAN experience in an enterprise and data center environment.
  • Proficient in the creation and management of network documentation.
  • Monitoring tool experience required.
  • Experience with change management control policies and tools.
  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum 3 years- experience is required with Cisco IOS, VPN Concentrators, ASA/FirePower, Routers, WLAN, Switches, Palo Alto Firewalls and F5 Load balancers.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of network/internet protocols/services such as TCP/IP model, MPLS, Ethernet, VXLAN, MST, VRRP, OSPF, EIGRP, MP-BGP, DNS, DHCP, IPSec, and NAT.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A College degree in a technical track is preferred.
  • Familiarity with scripting, deployment, and debugging using Python, Ansible, & Terraform.
  • One or more of the following are preferred: Cisco ENSDWI, CCNA, CCDP, CCNP or CCNP-SP • Palo Alto Certification (PCNSE/PSNSA/PCCSE).
  • Microsoft Azure Certification 5+ years’ experience in a technical engineering role is preferred.


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CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

 
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