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Senior Network Consultant (Design, Build, Deploy)

CultureFit Technology Staffing
Chicago, Illinois, United States
October 12, 2018


Sr. Network Consultant (Design, Build, Deploy)

Travel 60-70%

Chicago based

Our client isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but they act like one.

From day one, their people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. If you are looking to be a “behind the scenes” technologist, this isn’t the place for you. We celebrate driven professionals who thrive in a collaborative environment. Their consultants work on front lines – partnering with clients to deliver game changing solutions in the most dynamic industries.

Sound interesting? Then this just might be the place for you.

What are they looking for?

Their Cloud and Infrastructure Practice is seeking a Sr. Network Consultant that will focus on serving clients with strategy, planning, designing, building and deploying converged network and security infrastructures.

From a planning perspective, you will work with clients to understand key business objectives and drivers, and design network components to support those requirements to develop an overall network and security architecture.

Design involves working with clients and network hardware and service vendors to engineer the network infrastructure and security solution based on client guidelines and requirements.

Building and deploying activities involve building and configuring the network infrastructure and security solution components and migrating users and data to the new environment.

The ideal resource for this position will possess knowledge and experience in architecture, engineering, and deploying network infrastructure and security solutions, and should have technical experience (hands-on implementation) in these areas.

In addition, you should also possess strong project management and work planning skills, and the ability to interact with client personnel at all levels, as well as understands the network implications of business requirements.

Required Qualifications :

What will you be doing?

Assess current state business processes and supporting technical architecture, gathering and defining business and technical requirements

Collaborate face-to-face with clients and company’s project teams to implement processes and technology that support various technical and business functions

Plan, organize, and manage network-related work streams or projects

Contribute to the practice by developing and improving reusable methodologies and solutions for client engagements

Develop detailed network designs in the following areas: on-premises data (LAN, WAN, Data Center), Cloud (AWS, Azure), and Network Security (Firewalls, IDS/IPS)

Perform on-premises implementations (Cisco IOS, ASA, Nexus, Meraki, Palo Alto, Fortigate, Juniper, Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent) and configuration associated with Layer 2 switching (VLANs, STP, vPC, LACP), Layer 3 routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP), Network Security (ACLs, NATs, IPsec VPNs, SSL remote access VPNs), and QoS

Perform hybrid cloud network implementations, either in AWS VPCs or Azure VNETs via either VPN or dedicated circuits (ExpressRoute or Direct Connect)

Network services, such as load balancers, RADIUS, TACACS, DNS, DHCP and network monitoring tools

Perform assessments of existing client network infrastructures and document "as-is" environments

Organize project work into client presentations, outlining findings and recommendations for C-level executives

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications:

3-7 years of experience designing and implementing networking solutions

1+ total years of consulting experience is preferred

Must have an associate-level certification in a well-known vendor (CCNA, JNCIA, NRS I) with network management knowledge

Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Business or other related field

Professional level certifications in a well-known vendor (CCNP, JNCIP, NRS II) or higher preferred

Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements, at least 50% (likely 60-70%)