IT Network Engineer

Information Technology Chicago, Illinois


Description

IT Network Engineer, Infrastructure

Chicago, Illinois (hybrid)

 

Overview

This role should be titled “GCG’s Backbone,” because Network Engineers truly make our connections possible.  We’re looking for a full-time Network Engineer – just like you! Someone that takes pride in the infrastructure that allows us to stay connected with the people that matter most: our employees, and our customers. You will be responsible for implementing and maintaining core connectivity to support GCG corporate locations, data centers, and hybrid clouds supporting critical business functions.  You will also oversee the day-to-day network operations, maintain company network standards, and implement open network projects. This is a hybrid role based in our Chicago, IL headquarters.

 

About GCG

This is a terrific time to join. At GCG, We Make Connections Possible!  We are a leading distributor of wire, cable, industrial automation, and connectivity solutions serving a wide variety of industries through a service-oriented, responsive, and values-focused. Our mission is to provide our customers with the right wire, cable, industrial automation, and connectivity solutions while adhering to our core values of integrity, ethics, and respect for our customers, associates, and supplier partners.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Stay on top of the latest and greatest. We’re cutting-edge – and want to stay that way! You will help us continue growing, evolving, and maintain our dominance in the market.
  • Use your education, experience, and real-time knowledge to architect, implement, and support our enterprise LAN/WAN network infrastructure
  • Oversee the deployment of company-wide network technology standards and infrastructure, provide security, regulatory compliance, and provision for disaster recovery
  • Develop long-term network road maps
  • Manage acquisitions seamlessly by bringing the newly acquired network(s) to GCG SD/WAN fabric and standards. Easier said than done, I know. But rewarding, nonetheless
  • Educate colleagues by explaining things in terms non-technical employees will understand.
  • Build, train, and lead a talented, flexible, and responsive world-class systems organization with a high sense of urgency, customer-oriented, and exceptionally responsive. Keep the complexed simple.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and standards, suggesting improvements to maximize effectiveness and minimizing costs  
  • Establish and ensure compliance with service level objectives and agreements, key performance indicators, and other metrics to measure success and identify opportunities 
  • Work alongside server, storage, and service teams; help deliver projects and services as needed.

 

What You’ll Bring

  • Technical degree in computer science, engineering, mathematics, or similar (preferred)  
  • Microsoft and Cisco/Fortinet Networking experience, CCIE, CCNP Certification (highly preferred)
  • 5+ years of hands-on IT experience  
  • Experience integrating various IT platforms of acquired companies into a cohesive, unified system
  • Prior experience with MPLS, SD/WAN networking, wireless networks
  • Deep knowledge in Cisco, Fortinet, and Aruba technologies as they are the core of GCG Infrastructure  
  • Hands-on experience with AAA platforms: Radius/TACAS, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, RSTP, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, SIP, Packet Capture, Network Performance Analysis  

 

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Robust and affordable benefits options, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, and more
  • An employee-centric company that values and truly appreciates our most important asset: You!

 

 

GC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

These duties and responsibilities are judged to be "essential functions" in terms of the Americans With Disabilities Act, or ADA. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed by such a person.

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