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Sentinel Network Administrator in Chicago, Illinois

Sentinel is seeking a Network Administrator to join one of our strategic partners. The Network Administrator will work on a technical team of 8 and will be responsible for the day-to-day network operation. These responsibilities include maintaining routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, VLAN, WAN and Tier 2 network support. The ideal candidate will require minimal supervision and understand network security and assessing anticipated network growth. This is a 6-month contract to hire opportunity located on the South Side of Chicago, IL.

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  • 3+ years of experience with Cisco Networking Administration and Support

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or an equal combination of education and experience

  • Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, or MCSE preferred.

  • Experience managing Cisco Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and Security

  • Basic understanding of Systems Administration as it relates to network functions

  • Candidate should be an excellent communicator for verbally and written

  • Candidate should have the degree of knowledge and experience to know day-to-day network needs.

  • The candidate must have a car, as this position requires travel between location and the transportation of equipment

  • A valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance will be required

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

  • Must demonstrate a “can-do” attitude

We focus on candidates that display our “ACE” factor – Attitude, Compassion, and Enthusiasm to deliver quality solutions with exceptional customer service.

What you get:

We offer an energetic work environment with many corporate culture amenities, competitive pay rate, employer portion of Soc. Security/Medicare paid, medical benefits, 401K retirement savings, discounts for local event entertainment and health clubs.

MOTIVATED…..make IT happen!

Awarded Chicago Tribune TOP WORKPLACE eight consecutive years

About Us:

Sentinel delivers solutions that can efficiently address a range of IT needs – from security, to communications, to systems & networks, to software applications, to cloud and managed services; all of which include our staffing solutions for our clients. Since 1982, Sentinel has grown from providing technology maintenance services to our current standing as one of the leading IT services and solutions provider in the US. We have aligned with many of today’s global technology leaders including Cisco, Dell, VMware and Microsoft. Sentinel services customers both nationally and internationally with primary support operating centers in Downers Grove (HQ), Chicago, and Springfield, IL; Phoenix, AZ.; Detroit, Lansing, and Grand Rapids, MI; Milwaukee, WI; and Denver, CO.

If you are MOTIVATED… you can make IT happen at Sentinel. Our commitment to our employees is to create a work environment that encourages creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, fosters growth through certification and hands-on training, and values a team-oriented culture with rewards based on impact!

If you share our passion about what technology can do and want to be part of a top workplace environment – we’d like to have you join our team. Learn more at

As part of Sentinel's employment process, candidates will be required to complete a background check. Only those who meet the minimum requirements will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Sentinel is proud to be an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, genetics, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

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Job ID: 2020-2716

Street: 8012 S. Crandon