IT Architect Engineer - Network & Security

IT Architect Engineer-Network & Security
Lincolnshire, IL
Salary: 90-115K plus 10% Bonus

This position is a team member within Technology Management team, working closely with all IT verticals to manage, maintain, deploy and support network and security infrastructures. Candidate must be familiar with the following technologies: Cisco routing/switching/WLAN/ACE/VOIP/iWan, Checkpoint Firewall, Nagios, Splunk, BlueCoat Internet Proxy. The individual will be required to perform after hours support and must be able to travel at least 40-50%


  • Must be a self-starter demonstrating the willingness to address/resolve ambiguity and conflict within complex business change projects.
  • Candidate must be able to travel for site implementations up to a week at a time.
  • Must be experienced with wiring vendor management and infrastructure deployments
  • Create and manage Statements of Work (SoW) for cabling and infrastructure jobs
  • Configure, deploy and document new infrastructure for new facilities, applying rigorous standardized configurations and procedures.
  • Adhere and champion infrastructure standards
  • Responsible for location infrastructure deployment and associated project management
  • Effectively support a wide range of issues, including secure architectures, secure electronic data traffic, network security and privacy to meet customer and business needs.
  • Coordinate all level 2 network and security changes with appropriate teams to ensure uninterrupted service
  • Acknowledge and resolve user and system-generated production issues (Remedy Incidents) for assigned applications within established SLOs
  • Diagnose, identify root cause, and resolve the most unique and complex network and security (level 2) problems
  • Maintain documentation for all operational/support processes for the systems supported by the Network and Security team; automate repetitive processes where appropriate
  • Guide successful completion of network security for major programs and may function in a project leadership role
  • Stay current with new technologies and techniques as appropriate

Job Requirements

To be considered for the IT Senior Architect - Network and Security Technologies, candidates should possess:


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience.

CCNA technical certification is highly desired; candidates with commensurate experience will be considered


10+ years' hands-on experience with a broad range of enterprise-class technology solutions.


  • Must be able to work well in a team environment and manage large project load.
  • Strong understanding of OSPF and BGP routing protocols
  • Working experience with TCP/IP, MPLS and Ethernet
  • Linux/VMware experience desired,
  • Cisco IPT experience
  • Cisco Call Center Experience
  • Must be thorough and detail oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Self-directing individual demonstrating teamwork, organization skills and well-structured working approach given multiple priorities.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Travel 40-50%

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