Job Description :
Job Title: Jr. Network Engineer
Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 6 Months CTH (Contract to Hire)

Our Notes:
This is truly a Jr. Engineer role. What they are looking for is a candidate that has good basic knowledge and experience with installing and supporting Cisco routers and switches and a general understanding of network topologies. But not much. The role is replacing someone that was bored because he was too senior. It’s a great growth and learning opportunity at a world class university for someone with limited Network Engineer experience. Maybe someone with some NOC skills that was exposed to router and witch installation. Maybe someone that worked in a smaller environment that wore many hats, including the network side, but is looking to get more exposure to that. Maybe someone that recently got a Cisco certification but has limited real world experience.

Job Description:
Assists with developing, designing, implementing, and supporting an Information Technology Services (IT Services) network.
Analyzes workload, monitors network capacity and performance, and diagnoses and resolves network problems.
Monitors and proactively supports connectivity and associated services such as wireless and VoIP.
Assists in developing, designing, documenting, and implementing new networks or modifications to existing networks.
Performs hands on Cisco router installation, configuration, and network outage resolution.
Configures network hardware services for the network environment.
Assists help desk personnel in identifying problems with network components and services.
Coordinates the installation of network hardware, communications wiring, wireless telecommunications facilities, communications software, and other network components.

Required
A minimum of 3-4 years of related experience in information technology operations environments with similar technologies
Experience using Cisco''s OS

Preferred
Routing, switching technologies from Brocade, Juniper and/or Arista.

Competencies:
Understanding of network topology and architecture
Basic understanding of network packet capture and packet analysis
Basic understanding and use of UNIX commands
Basic script knowledge: Python, Perl, Bash
Demonstrated understanding of the following is required: common circuit types, wired and wireless routing protocols, network security concepts, VOIP; DNS, DHCP, current Cisco routers and switches and network management and monitoring tools
Familiarity with SNMP and its concepts
Working knowledge of routing (EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, BGP) and routed protocols
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills