Senior Network Engineer/ Senior Network Consultant

Agility Networks
Chicago, IL
Sep 29, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Senior Network Engineer/ Senior Network Consultant
Skills: Network Consultant, Network Engineer, Network Administration, Network Security, Windows Server, Firewall, Cisco, Exchange, Active Directory, DNS, VMWare, Office 365, Managed Services

Job Description:
•Are you much more than a "technician"?
•You have strong technical skills, but more than that to offer?
•Do you have strong ideas; want to be an advisor, an advocate, and a partner to your clients, rather than simply being "the computer person"?
•Do you want to be part of the success of companies through technology strategy and execution?
If so! You are an Agility candidate!

Agility Network Services, Inc. has been focused on providing professional quality Information Systems Management to Small and Medium businesses for 20 years. Our clients are getting larger and more complex; giving our consultants challenge and opportunity. We take our work seriously and the group you will be working with is the best we can possibly find.

At Agility, we know that small and medium-sized businesses can thrive if their networks, hardware, software and process automation are built and managed with the same focus and purpose that drives the IT programs at Fortune 500 companies. Leveraging the latest solutions and technologies allows them to run circles around their competition, big or small.

Looking for a team, a family of like-minded, business oriented, experienced I.T. consultants who are empowered to contribute to the success of the Agility family, clients, and partners?

This is an opportunity to work with a group of qualified business technology people, each with a dedication to helping all of our clients realize the true value having a provider comprised solely of technology experts as partners, and integrating their technology into their goals for business success.

Agility is a leader in introducing I.T. clients, existing and new, to the world of holistic Managed Services. We work with the latest in virtualization, cloud computing and high availability technologies, while leveraging familiar and industry standard solutions to keep small and medium-sized businesses in step with their industries and the progress in the technologies that enable their success.

We advocate thorough and deliberate management of the technology tools that our clients need and rely on to operate. Agility emphasizes the need for a strategic, hands-on, cooperative style of relationship management and service delivery. Combined with a technical and experience-rich team of consultants and managers, we are adept at delivering an unmatched value proposition to a wide variety of small and medium-sized business industries.

Agility is an IT partner, intending through strong professional relationships and business-centric technical solutions, to guide and advise our clients. From the desktop to the web, and the server room to the board room, we share with them how to best utilize computers and technology.

Senior Network Engineer/ Senior Network Consultant

An Agility Senior Network Consultant is an expert and generally has thousands of hours of experience managing the wide variety of technologies that makes I.T. valuable. This expertise extends as far into the technical realm as it does into the business-advisory. Each Senior Network Consultant is the primary advocate, contact, and advisor to their clients, backed by both their immediate peers and by the entire organization to help understand, implement, and empower those clients to reach their business goals through the selection and use of technology. One of the central roles in this endeavor, each time, is to ensure that all of the client's needs are met with the best-fit solutions, in time, effectiveness, and cost, and that the client is empowered and involved in their solutions to the degree that best meets their needs.

Purpose of Job: To provide our small and medium business clients with expert consulting, management, implementation and innovation for their Information Technology needs; from strategy to execution and all points in between.

Job Responsibilities: Chicago based consulting, management and servicing of Small and Medium Businesses. Utilizing team effort, Our MSP tools and your experience and knowledge to directly manage and maintain several assigned clients' I.T. needs and day-to-day relationships. Our professionals understand the tight dependency between technology and business operations, combining a deep technical understanding of industry standard network infrastructure(s), technical solution trends now and on the horizon, importance and challenges of maintaining long term client relationships, and trusting in peers and colleagues as resources for executing job duties.

Agility consultants are able to communicate and operate at both high and low technical levels. Build a professional rapport between clients and Agility. Be accountable and interested in the full life cycle of on-going client management. Participate in portions of the sales process and new client engagement activities. Drive the importance of manageable and stable IT environments. Document effectively and thoroughly clients' systems for information sharing and team involvement and support. Become knowledgeable on clients' businesses and processes to best manage and innovate in their operational and business interest.

Be actively involved in Agility's internal activities, meetings, surveys and culture. Share knowledge, discoveries, ideas, challenges, innovations and solutions with peers and managers. Direct your career and consultative skills through collaboration, observation, training, periodicals, seminars, conferences etc. Agility professionals are all influencers on how we conduct business internally and externally, and all work to form the future of the firm as a whole.

Required Skills and Attributes:

Proficient to expert abilities in Window Server & Client Operating Systems in production networking environments, to date. Server 2003-2012, Small Business Server 2003-2011. Windows XP through Windows 8.1.

Familiar to Expert in Office 365 & Azure.

Proficient to expert abilities in MS Exchange 2003 to 2013

Proficient to expert abilities in Active Directory, DNS, Security, Network Design, VPN, Thin-Clients,

Proficient in Remote Desktop Services, Troubleshooting, Business Class Servers, Workstations, Notebooks, Firewalls, Switches, WAPs, routers, print and imaging devices and solutions, UPS, environmental management, data back-up/restoration.

Familiar to Proficient in secure remote connectivity solutions, VPN, Private circuits, MPLS, RPC/HTTPS, SSL, web certs. etc

Beginner to Expert in Virtualization, NAS, SAN, Fiber-channel, shared storage, blade chassis utilization.

Proficient in Managed Services concepts and technology, centralized management and monitoring. Experience with Remote Management and Monitoring (RMM) toolsets a plus (Kaseya, LabTech, LevelPlatforms, Spiceworks, etc)

Familiar to Proficient in Disaster recovery planning and solutions.

Proficient in virus, malware, and end-point security technologies.

Familiar to Proficient with mobile device and messaging technologies

Understanding of Cloud computing, SAAS, hosted systems

Familiar with MS SQL and other database platforms (Agility's Applications Solutions Group handles items beyond the foundation/infrastructure of such solutions)

Comfortable and confident as sales support / sales engineer (this is not a sales position)

Able to build professional relationships with C-level and end-user contacts at clients.

Desire to work closely with peers, managers, and clients to elevate your business and technical acumen (which includes exchanging ideas, thoughts, peer-review, etc.).

Ability to give and accept constructive criticism and guidance to and from peers, managers and sometimes clients.

Provide potential solutions along with discovered or created problems

Manage difficult professional social situations calmly and tactfully.

Committed to continue to train, educate peers, have a desire to constantly find better, more efficient ways to bring value to yourself, peers, clients, and clients' I.T. systems.

Desire to learn and maintain technical certifications offered and supported by Agility.

Share knowledge through developing training or presenting to peers and clients.


MCSE, MCITP and or current Microsoft equivalent certification and specializations.

CCNA, or other Cisco Certifications & Specializations

CCISP or other security certifications or specializations

VCP, VCAP and specializations

Familiarity with Apple Macintosh in a networked environment, and or ACSP, ACTC, ACS

Familiar to proficient in MS Sharepoint Servers


Apply through the steps on this site.

Barring solid steps on the site: go to and go to the 'About Us''Careers' Section (a form is there for immediate processing of your resume)

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Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:16:51 PDT