Job #: 46837
Title: IT Infrastructure Engineer
Job Location: Chicago, Illinois - United States
Remote Job: Yes
Salary: $120,000.00 - $140,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: NO
WHY IS THIS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY?
The candidate would ideally be in the Chicago area, but the client is realistic in knowing that this job does not need to be on site. However, they would want this person to be within either one of the 1 hour time zones, east or west.....so that opens this up significantly. New York? New Jersey? Ohio? North Carolina? Colorado? Texas? OK, anywhere within the time zones.
Admittedly, this job has been open for a few months, with my client trying to do it on their own, but doing it badly. (They have no internal recruitment team, and it shows).
I have filled a number of jobs for this client, both Perm and Contract, but this is the first IT job I have taken from them, and this is NOT my strong suit. I will be sourcing on it, but help with candidates would be VERY appreciated.
The client is in the Metal Scrap and Recycling business, one of the largest in the US. Glad to discuss who they are if you are interested JOB DESCRIPTION
The Infrastructure Engineer will support his/her peers globally and is responsible for all digital communication and the IT networks that allow companies to communicate both internally and externally. They are expected to install new systems to improve the companys communication structure while maintaining the upkeep of existing networks. Other duties and responsibilities of a Network Engineer include:
? Collaborate with senior team members to assess near and long term network capacity needs and design and implement strategic plans to make certain network capacity meets existing and future requirements.
? Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including systems software, applications software, hardware, phone system, and configurations.
? Performing disaster recovery operations and data backups when required.
? Participate in managing all network security solutions.
? Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems.
? Replacing faulty network hardware components within the datacenters and branch locations when required.
? Maintaining, configuring, and monitoring virus protection software and anti-malware software.
? Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.
? Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems.
? Manages Windows networking including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, clustering, LAN administration, Active Directory Services, group policy, authentication and identification methods, support tools, and remote control of other machines on the network.
? Optimize the performance, security, and availability of network and end-user infrastructures through the application of best practices such as performance monitoring, capacity planning, trend analysis and recommends improved methodologies.
? Test new applications and developmental projects.
? Update network documentation and submit a summary of changes regularly
? Assisting in the administration of Windows, Active Directory, and VMWare virtual servers.
? Assisting in the administration of Office365, Single Sign on, and MFA.
? Manage projects related to infrastructure upgrades, migrations, and enhancements.
? Act as an escalation point for network issues from Network Administrators and the Service Desk.
? Maintaining accurate records of all maintenance, inventory, and security measures associated with the companys data networks.
? Monitor and test network performance, and provide network performance statistics and reports.
? Working closely with IT Security department on various projects, enhancements and rollouts.
? Participate in recommendations for future network/server upgrades.
? Maintain integrity of network device deployment and security.
? Project management and implementation of mid-sized IT projects.
? Practical experience of 5-7 years in this field required
? Broad experience with Hardware, Networking, Systems Administration, Applications Software, Network Security, Windows Networking, LAN Adminstration, Systems Performance and Upgrades, and more (If that wasn`t enough!)
? Strong written and verbal communication skills
? Ability to work independently
? Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
? Willingness to work extended work hours at times to accomplish projects or occasional
evenings/weekends to resolve system issues
? Nationwide Travel required, eventually but most of this job is done REMOTELY
University - Bachelor`s Degree/3-4 Year Degree
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