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Apex Systems Network Engineer (1132642) in Urbana, Illinois

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: DescriptionPosition Summary:Under general direction, the Network Engineer works as a member of a team to provide on-going maintenance and implementation of the network infrastructure. Works independently on selected tasks and projects as assigned. Ensures stability, availability, reliability and security of the production network environment. Works on complex problems where analysis of situation requires in-depth evaluation of various technical and non-technical factors. Perform daily problem resolution, preventive maintenance and performance tuning, all within best practice standards.Experience Requirements:Ability to understand, recommend, design, and implement LAN/WLAN/MAN/WAN functionality.Must have a good understanding of Cisco routing, switching, firewalls, VPN, VoIP and wireless systems as well as comfort with most common network concepts such as TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS.Other Requirements:Ability to effectively communicate to technical and non-technical staff at all levels of the organization.Ability to work on projects both independently and in a team environment.Ability to troubleshoot issues within all aspects of Information Technology.Ability to deal with a rapid and fast paced changing environment.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Sound problem resolution, judgment, negotiating and decision making skills.Ability to manage and deliver multiple project phases at the same time, and able to manage ongoing operational issues with longer term strategic work.Job Functions:Responsible for rapid and efficient day-to-day problem analysis and resolution techniques.Coordinates WAN connections to remote sites to ensure proper integration with LAN environment.Provides backup support to telecommunications and enterprise network projects.Interfaces with present and potential customers, many of whom are a part of a very complex, integrated network that spans the enterprise and external customers.Responsible for implementing the strategies necessary to reach our objectives.Provides leadership to Support Analysts on day to day network troubleshooting issues as it relates to desktop or telephone support.Analyzes client requirements and recommends appropriate hardware and software solutions to optimize work flow and efficiency.Education Requirements:Bachelors Related Field or 5 years experience in related field.CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTSDriver's licenseEEO EmployerApex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.VEVRAA Federal ContractorWe request Priority Protected Veteran & Disabled Referrals for all of our locations within the state.We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disabili ty, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.