Network Engineer

$50 - $60 hourly

Job Category:Technology

Position Type:Contract / Temporary

Work Model:Hybrid

Location:Chicago, Illinois  [Hybrid]

Job ID:125512

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Job Description
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Network Engineer to join our client’s team. This role will primarily focus on Cisco routers and switches while also requiring expertise in LAN/WAN or MPLS connections.

As a Network Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Cisco-based network infrastructure to ensure the seamless operation of our client’s networks. You will also play a crucial role in optimizing LAN/WAN or MPLS connections, ensuring high performance, reliability and security.

Network Engineer Responsibilities:
  • Design, configure and manage Cisco routers and switches to meet client requirements and ensure network reliability and performance
  • Deploy and support network equipment, ensuring proper installation, configuration and testing
  • Diagnose and resolve network issues promptly, ensuring minimal downtime and disruptions
  • Implement and maintain security measures to protect the network against vulnerabilities and cyber threats
  • Continuously monitor network performance and implement improvements as needed to meet service-level agreements (SLAs)
  • Manage and optimize LAN/WAN or MPLS connections, ensuring efficient data transfer and connectivity
  • Maintain accurate documentation of network configurations, changes, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure network alignment with business objectives and provide technical expertise to support project initiatives
  • Work with vendors to procure network equipment and services, negotiate contracts and stay updated on the latest technologies
  • Stay current with industry trends and certifications, actively pursuing professional development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge

Network Engineer Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent Cisco certifications
  • Strong experience in configuring and managing Cisco routers and switches
  • Proficiency in LAN/WAN or MPLS technologies and protocols
  • Knowledge of network security principles and best practices
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with network monitoring and management tools
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Any additional certifications (e.g., CCIE, CCNA) a plus

Thank you,

Ian Tapia
Project Manager
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.