Network Engineer

Methode Electronics Inc. is seeking a dynamic individual for a position as a Network Engineer.? In this role, you will have overall responsibility for supporting our Global Network Infrastructure assuring compliance while optimizing protections for confidentiality, integrity, and the availability of Methode?s information system. This includes designing and planning, installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining and upgrading all hardware and software while ensuring optimal network performance is maintained.? You will interface with Methode partners (business partners, carriers, MDM services, SaaS services) by supporting and maintaining communication services with the likes of Ford, GM, Chrysler and others.? ???Methode Electronics is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with headquarters in the Chicago, IL (O?Hare) area.? With over 5,500 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from its existing $810 million revenue base.? Our focus is on design, development and manufacture of solutions for customer applications utilizing our technical capabilities in the areas of power distribution, sensors, human-to-machine interface and testing. Further information can be found at Methode?s website: www.methode.com.?Position Responsibilities:?Act as Systems Engineer for Methode?s Global Network SystemsDeploy and maintain Talari SDWAN TechnologyKeep current on ever-changing security world to ensure protection from internal/external threatsDeploy and maintain the Network Access Control initiativeLog monitoring of public facing systems to detect abnormalities and intrusionsHelp with vulnerability scans across internal and external hostsCoordinate penetration testing and application code reviewsEnsure day-to-day management of all network systems and processesBuild, maintain and support new/existing wide area network (WAN) communication with redundancy, keep the operating systems, hardware, and firmware currentBuild, maintain and support new/existing local area network (LAN) communication with redundancy, keep the operating systems, hardware, and firmware currentProvide direct support for local Firewall, WAN and LAN network connectivity (includes Cisco routers/switches and NGFW) and other network devices ?Provide Level-2/Level-3 support to Methode Help Desk Group on network related issuesAssure network related issues, including offsite and remote users, are addressed in a timely manner and closed problems contain appropriate information?Provide inside/outside connectivity client support to systems using direct LAN, Internet and SSL/VPN client connectivity ?Provide accurate project plans, status and time keeping ?Maintain network configuration system backups in accordance with company backup policy ?Provide remote WAN and LAN support for routers, switches, network design and installation ?Maintain existing VOIP hosted solutions while expanding service to remaining non-VOIP sites ?Develop and maintain an inventory of all IT assets: (i.e. routers, switches, NGFW, NAC devices, Access Points, Web Gateways, Security Appliances, etc.)Prepare and maintain network performance across all network WAN and LAN systems providing monthly reporting for management?Assist in developing long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future network needsSupport development and implementation of new computer projects and new hardware installations?Maintain current hardware equipment and software renewal contracts and supervise contract-based installations; where necessary liaise with third-party support and carrier/vendorsAid in development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, maintain current knowledge of plans and respond to crises in accordance with the plans ?Collaborate with IT counterparts across divisions in providing support, planning and exchange of ideas/improvementsOther duties as assigned??Qualifications:??Bachelor degree in Computer Science or applicable disciplineAt least five (5) years of applicable experienceCCNP or higher certification requiredCisco WAN/LAN Administration work experienceExtensive WAN (MPLS and IPSec) support experience in implementing automated failover network failoverTalari SDWAN technologies highly desired?Experience with Silver Peak WAN Optimizers and UBNT WIFI preferred ???Extensive LAN experience in designing solutions and troubleshooting application performance systemsFamiliarity with TCP/IP protocols, firewall management, and NAC administrationGlobal support experience with emphasis on Mexico, China and India preferred ?Hands-on hardware troubleshooting experience with Cisco Systems, servers, and operating systemsWorking technical knowledge of current network protocols, operating systems, and standards, including TCP/IP and WindowsAbility to operate tools, components, and peripheral accessoriesAble to read/understand technical manuals, procedural documentation and OEM guidesAnalytical and problem-solving abilitiesEffective interpersonal skills and relationship-building skillsStrong written and oral communication skills with ability to present ideas in user-friendly languageSelf-motivated and directedKeen attention to detailAbility to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environmentExperience working in a team-oriented and collaborative environmentStrongly customer service orientedOn-call availabilityOccasional travel?Methode Electronics is an equal opportunity employer.? We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here:?EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail torecruiting@methode.com?or call (708) 867-6777 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. - provided by Dice
Palo Alto, SDWAN, CCNP, Cisco WAN/LAN, Silver Peak, UBNT WIFI, TCP/IP, NAC, Talari

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