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Added Sep 13, 2023 Network Engineer (25851) Springfield, IL | Temp to Perm Apply

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Job Description

Looking for more than just another assignment? We're looking for you! This isn't just another assignment, but a real opportunity and a challenge for the right person.

LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Network Engineer for a contract to hire or direct-hire opportunity with our client! The mission of LRS Consulting Services is to deliver outstanding information technology solutions by providing the best IT consultants available. Clients depend on us to deal with them honestly and submit only the highest quality candidates for their projects. What’s your mission? If you’re looking for a challenge and want to work with a company that values its consultants, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

Essential Duties and Functions:
  • Configure and maintain switching and routing environments using routers, firewalls, and network switches
  • Administer network operations monitoring systems
  • Administer multi-site LAN/WAN network systems
  • Maintain network security through proper configuration of access control lists, intrusion prevention systems, and secure configuration standards
  • Respond to inquiries from internal staff, service providers, and PPI Member Co-Op staff for technical assistance and support
  • Perform after-hours equipment installation and maintenance and respond to after-hours equipment/service interruptions
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation including network diagrams, configuration standard procedures, and IP address assignments
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for network-related NERC CIP standard requirements
  • Ensures compliance to standards for all systems administered
  • Any other duties as assigned by management
Desired Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong time management skills and ability to handle multiple priorities at once
  • Ability to communicate effectively and establish effective working relationships
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot with strong problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong service orientation and customer service skills
Required Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Information Systems or other computer related field or equivalent relevant experience
  • At least three years of experience in an IT environment
  • Working knowledge of switches, routers, firewalls, and IPSec VPN technologies
  • The ability to bend, squat, crawl or climb 10-20% of the time and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License
Preferred Education and Experience:

Knowledge of:
  • LAN technologies (VLAN, STP)
  • WAN technologies (VPN, OSPF)
  • Fortinet FortiGate firewalls
  • Demonstrated experience with the following:
  • Configuring and maintaining firewalls
  • Configuring and maintaining network switches
  • Performing network packet captures
  • Creating network diagrams

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.