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Systems Engineer-Networking Specialist II
Job Code:19-1585-IS-EGV700
Location:Elk Grove Village, IL - 700 Busse Rd
Job Category:Information Technology
Employment Type:Full Time
  
Job Description
This position is primarily responsible for configuring, installing,troubleshooting and repairing network and system infrastructure solutions. In addition, this role focuses on LAN/WAN administration, monitoring, and trending in addition to NAC and other security responsibilities.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as primary engineering contact on network projects.

Ensure that 911 issues are resolved in a timely fashion and while open ensure that management and end users are aware of alternative 911 procedures to be employed.

Work with third party partners on complex network projects.

Provide operational management and support for complex IT infrastructures.

Set up and install new network equipment.

Identify and resolve network and related system performance problems.

Perform troubleshooting activities on production systems off-hours (nights or weekends) if required to minimize impact to operations.

Administer network solutions, including Cisco, Juniper, and Aruba.

Administer NAC solution.

Perform network hardware and software upgrades and installations.

Establish backup and recovery procedures for network based systems.

Interface with external vendors as necessary.

Work with managed firewall vendor on moves/adds/changes.

Work with third party partners on connectivity and hosted solutions.

Work with other Engineers/Admins on wireless and VoIP systems.

Work with IT management to maintain, document and train on best practices configurations across all supported systems.

Provide system baseline and trending analysis across vital infrastructure components for proactive problem resolution and proper sizing.  This includes network performance metrics related to throughput, latency, and optimal configurations.

Effectively employ QOS to deliver acceptable levels of performance across applications. 

Evaluate new technologies and provide recommendations for the purchase of products and services.

Maintain knowledge base of current technology with continuous self study.

Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptable.

Certifications desirable: Network solution certifications, including Cisco CCNA or Juniper JNCIA track. 

At least 5 years of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified, strongly preferred. 

Computer networking knowledge and experience in computer network architecture and implementation including network operating systems, network design, and directory services.

Network infrastructure knowledge and experience in LAN/WAN infrastructure technologies and implementation strategies REQUIRED. 

Network infrastructure Administration experience: (Cisco routers, firewalls, switches and VPN concentrators) REQUIRED. 

Previous exposure to enterprise NAC/UAC solutions in a work environment REQUIRED. 

Working knowledge of multiple office LAN/WAN interconnectivity, strongly preferred. 

WIFI Administration on an Aruba Controller based platform a plus. 

Microsoft Windows experience. 

Some exposure to Linux OS a plus. 

Hands-on in a help desk environment is preferred.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills, critical thinking and problem solving or troubleshooting skills.

Ability to relay technical information to both technical and non-technical personnel. 

Ability to write technical documentation, strongly preferred. Must possess excellent time management skills.

Proficient in the following: MS Windows OS, Network vendor solutions (Juniper, Cisco, Aruba), Network Management, Firewall Servers, Routers and TCP/IP Schema, Switching, Remote Access Solutions, Server Hardware HP, IBM, Dell, & NFS/ISCCI/CIFS networking/storage inter dependencies

Ability to travel to branch premises on an as-needed basis.

Typical Schedule, Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm. Rotational Saturday work and off-hours on-call availability.



First American Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans).


First American Bank will not sponsor applicants for work visas.