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Network Engineerat CDW Careers

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Information Technology
Vernon Hills, Illinois
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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 Responsiblities

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

Education and/or Experience Qualification

  • 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.


Salary range: $67,000 - $80,800, depending on experience and skill set
Benefits overview:
Salary ranges may be subject to geographic differentials


COVID-19 Update:

CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.

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.

Date Posted: Feb 28, 2023
Job Category: Engineering
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Travel Percentage: 25
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