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Senior Network Engineer  


Prestigious Trading Firm located in the Chicago Loop is seeking a Senior Network Engineer with heavy multicast experience. You will be working on a complex network that interconnects offices in Amsterdam, Chicago, Sydney and Hong Kong with datacenters and exchanges in the major financial centers around the world. The senior network specialist is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and optimization of the networks within North America. These networks have to meet high standards on latency, availability and security. You will work with other network specialists in Europe and Asia on design standards and large projects that span the complete network. Industry experience is a huge plus and multicast experience is a must. Would prefer a person who comes from a Windows Linux Environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design, test and implement new network infrastructures
  • Improve the performance and availability of existing networks

Maintain and develop monitoring systems

  • Problem and incident management
  • Prepare and execute network changes
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Create reports regarding performance and availability
  • Supporting role in Unix and windows projects

Technical requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Engineering or related field
  • Advanced knowledge of networking: TCP/IP, multicast, routing, address translation, security solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of Cisco equipment and configuration (CCNP level)
  • 5 years hands on experience with solving problems and incidents
  • 3 years hands on experience with designing and implementing complex networks
  • Knowledge of monitoring solutions
  • Good communication skills, both internal (IT, traders) and external (providers)
  • Flexible working attitude (changes outside office hours, meeting deadlines, changing priorities)
  • Heavy documentation skill set

Preferred Skills:

  • Working experience in a financial environment
  • Knowledge of CiscoWorks and Visio
  • Knowledge of Netscreen Firewalls
  • Knowledge of ITIL processes
  • Jack of all trades mentality - Good working skill set of general IT comes in handy when problems spill out into other areas
  • Out of the box thinking - textbook solutions are not always the best answer

Success Factors:

  • Must be a self starter, and able to work productively under minimal supervision.
  • Strong problem solving skill set, being able to break down an issue to find the root cause
  • Ability to want to (re)design solutions to work more efficiently/simply
  • Sense of urgency a must
  • Time management skills - ability to drop everything to solve an urgent issue and pick up where you left off when time allows
  • Knowledge of Financial Markets (particularly derivatives) is an advantage, and a passion for the industry is essential
  • Excellent trouble-shooting and diagnostic skills; ability to solve problems creatively and proactively
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills are vital
  • Team player
LocationChicago Illinois
CountryUnited States of America
Rate$100-140K Flexible + Bonus
Employment AgencyRequest Technology, LLC
ContactAnthony Honquest
EmailContact This Employment Agency
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Posted Date05/26/2011 08:05:21
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