We have an immediate need for a Senior Engineer with a high growth company in Chicago’s suburbs this is a WFH opportunity. Qualified candidates must have experience with WMWARE 6.x and Hyper-V. Qualified candidates must have experience with Data Center build outs, AZURE and Multi-forest/domaines in Active Directory assigning users form two forest to a 3rd.
Primarily responsible for engineering, capacity planning, lifecycle management, and hands-on support of all 24/7 infrastructure for our client in the supply chain industry. This role is responsible for engaging with peer IT teams and the business to propose changes to existing
infrastructure and building out new infrastructure. This is a terrific opportunity for Senior Engineers who enjoy building.
Qualified candidate will have experience with the following technologies: VMWare 6.x, Hyper-V, EMC/Dell Storage, Microsoft Windows Server, Linux, IBM blade chassis/rack-mount hosts, Cisco, Sonicwall, Juniper networking environment, and/or next generation firewalls is essential. Must have advanced, prior “hands-on” experience with most of these technologies or like brands and demonstrated expertise by successful implementation of projects with minimal disruption to the business, users, and customers.
Must be able to take an infrastructure lead role on projects which will be related to various aspects of infrastructure. It is critical this individual can communicate solutions and issues around the solutions to his/her peers in the business, infrastructure, application, and database areas. Experience migrating to Microsoft Azure or other cloud platform and doing the hands-on work on both the
on-prem and in Azure is a must.
Provide technical planning, implementation, design, support expertise across all infrastructure components
including but not limited to: Office 365, Windows Server, Linux, VMware vSphere 6.5, Hyper-V, DNS/DHCP
Services, Active Directory, WSUS, and network monitoring, logging and event monitoring, anti-virus/malware
endpoint software, security services, and server hardening.
Provides hands-on implementation, monitoring, and support for all components within the Microsoft Azure cloud
tenant including operational responsibilities.
Leverages infrastructure as code to deploy networking stacks and server stacks (Ansible/Terraform/Puppet)
Maintains current, meticulous documentation, on all infrastructure components that are shared amongst all team
members and with peer teams as required.
Hands-on design, implementation, and support of network infrastructure components including next generation
firewalls, switches (Juniper/Cisco), wireless access points (Cisco) leveraging network routing protocols including
Hands-on design, implementation, and support shared storage protocols, storage networks, configuration,
support, and capacity planning (Fibre Channel, iSCSI, LUN provisioning).
Hands-on design, implementation, and support of high availability design in all aspects of infrastructure
components including Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering, load balancing technologies (i.e. F5/Kemp/HA
Proxy) and networks.
This person must be able to understand, communicate, and document to an extremely accurate and detailed level
all aspects (physical, logical, virtual, etc.) of a modern IT infrastructure.
Provides support for voice over IP phones, phones system and other corresponding services.
Works on project-based initiatives and provides written and oral status updates to business users/stakeholders.
Develops procedures and performs maintenance activities to monitor disk, processor, network, and application
usage and growth statistics; identifies areas requiring follow up; takes corrective action as necessary.
Develops procedures to keep systems up and running; recovers system from hardware and software failures;
provides hardware and operating system support for Applications, Operations, and Helpdesk support teams.
Conducts detailed systems analysis; recommends solutions to improve performance or solve problems; installs
Maintains and upgrades operating systems to the current supported level; coordinates downtime for maintenance
activities and system upgrades with the management to minimize disruption of business operations.
Actively maintains and improves on patch management strategy for servers, desktops, network equipment, and
other misc. appliances.
Actively participates in selection and installation of new systems, upgrades, and enhancements; educates users on
changes; recommends alternate solutions as necessary and orders hardware/software.
Maintains all documentation related to hardware, system software and common procedures to be carried out by
other IT team members, relative to assigned systems.
Ensure associated service level agreements are met and assist with reporting on SLAs and other key metrics.
Adheres to all standards, policies and procedures.
Ability to support escalations from IT Service Desk and act as 3rd tier resource to resolve issues. Never an issue to
jump in with a user to find out what exactly might be the problem.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Must have proven track record in the design, documentation, and engineering holistic IT solutions that meet IT
Infrastructure’s needs and align with business goals.
Have engineered solutions by leading infrastructure efforts while working closely with database, application, and
Two years of experience in a system or network engineer role with focus on the Microsoft stack.
Previous experience with BGP routing protocol preferred.
Previous experience with HA, MSCS and/or Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC) with SQL Server a
Current industry certifications from Palo Alto, Cisco or Juniper, Microsoft, and VMWare preferred.
Experience in a larger IT environment preferred with over 10 VMWare Hosts and 100+ VMs.
Security experience a plus especially with next generation firewalls and/or cloud-based firewall technologies.
Hands-on experience managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructures – VMware/Azure/AWS/GCP – preferred.
Solid understanding of open source software solutions and cloud-based offerings and services.
2-3 years’ experience managing enterprise scale identity and access management solutions such as Active
Directory, MIM, Azure AD, AWS IAM, and/or federation with 3rd party IAM for Single Sign on / MFA.
5+ years’ experience and understanding of virtualization platforms and technologies both converged and hyper
converged including Cisco UCS, Nutanix or similar.
Experience with modern networking / firewall and storage technologies.
Experience with managing infrastructure for SQL and No-SQL database platforms such as MS-SQL, My-SQL,
mongoDB, or similar.
Experience managing Office365 and SharePoint environments
Linux: 3 years (Preferred)
Windows Server: 5 years (Preferred)
Information Technology: 5 years (Required)
VMware: 5 years (Preferred)
Ability to carry 50lbs.
o Accepts and adapts to changes
o Learns new skills to meet new needs of the business
This position has no staff supervisory responsibilities but will have project supervisory responsibilities
as technical leader on various projects.
Qualified candidates must have experience with the following:
Qualified candidates must have experience with Data Center build outs, AZURE and Multi-forest/domaines in Active Directory assigning users form two forest to a 3rd.
Role is based in the Chicagoland area near western suburbs (Oakbrook/Naperville area). Some travel is required to meet with team members and for hands-on project work.
Required Education and Experience
1. High school diploma and equivalent training and experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
1. Minimum Education, Bachelor’s degree, Information Services, or comparable experience