Position:  System Engineer - Network & Telecom
Location:  Evanston, IL
Job Id:  471
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:           System Engineer - Network & Telecom
Area:                  Information Technology
Reports to:        Manager, Network & Telecom
Classification:   Exempt
Organization Overview
Rotary is 1.2 million inspired business and professional leaders, in 35,000 Rotary clubs and more than 200 geographical areas united daily across cultures and occupations addressing illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, and lack of clean water. The fervent idea exchange celebrates diverse perspectives and facilitates positive change. Passion and engagement abound at Rotary International. In exchange for hard work and dedication, our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. We offer all this and more. Come join us. Visit www.rotary.org to learn more.
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
One of Rotary’s values is diversity, which we define as embracing diversity in thought, culture, and perspective. As such, we welcome and encourage highly-qualified candidates with diverse experiences and backgrounds to apply.
General Overview
Rotary International seeks a System Engineer - Network and Telecom This is a highly technical hands-on role that will be primarily responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of network infrastructure and WAN services. You will achieve this by working with your manager and infrastructure peers to plan and execute network projects and manage day to day operational tasks. You are tasked with improving Rotary’s LAN and WAN environment by implementing updated solutions with a focus on security. Qualified candidates will have a background in network engineering or architecture.
The System Engineer will join a cross-functional team of diverse staff at Rotary world headquarters, working with IT staff and management in our Evanston location as well as our remote technology staff and leaders in our India office.
Profile for Success
A positive outcome for this position is the successful delivery of initiatives that will provide robust, secure network connectivity to staff.
Relevance to Mission
This position exists to ensure consistent network communications for the technology supporting Rotary International staff and the global Rotary community.
Efficacy and Autonomy
The candidate in this position must work at the direction of the Manager of Network & Telecom, but also setting individual goals and deadlines to achieve the successful completion of projects. With minimal direction, the System Engineer must deliver project initiatives on time and ensure that all network operations are operating effectively.
Required Competencies
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Self-Management
  • Organization Skills
  • Professional Development
Experience, ​Attitudes, Knowledge, and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or 8+ years of equivalent work experience in a predominately Cisco network infrastructure.
  • Hands on experience with network technology solutions, including: switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers etc.
  • Palo Alto firewalls, F5 load balancers and Meraki full stack knowledge are a plus.
  • Experience in programming and scripting languages such as python for automation and working with API’s is a plus.
  • One or more of the following certifications is a plus:
    • CCNA – Cisco Certified Network Administrator
    • CCNP – Routing and Switching certification
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks effectively.
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and detailed oriented individual with the ability to collaborate with other teams with an attention to detail.
General Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
  • Excellent prioritization, time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Visio and Project.
  • Expertise in designing secure LAN/WAN solutions architectures.
  • Knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies, and methods.
  • Expertise in designing secure networks architectures.
Specific Tasks and Duties
  • System Design and Implementation:
    • Ensure the availability of business data, transmitted internally and externally.
    • Develop and maintain repeatable task procedures.
    • Develop strategies to respond to and recover from system outages.
    • Architect and oversee the selection and implementation of LAN/WAN solutions.
    • Implement tools to assist in detection, prevention, and analysis of system outages and
    • Working with System Architects and IT Operations to define, build, and maintain Business Continuity Plans and DR strategy.
  • Maintenance and Operations: 
    • Perform regular hardware maintenance and software/solution assessments.
    • Installs, configures, and maintains network & security products.
    • Troubleshoot network related problems.
    • Monitor networks and systems for system uptime, through the use of monitoring software that detects anomalous system behavior.
    • Establishes, implements and maintains network policies and procedures.
    • Lead incident response and conduct root cause analysis on incidents.
    • Continuous review of current systems for improvement.
  • Education:
    • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of LAN/WAN principals and technologies.
    • Maintain a thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
Work Environment​
This position works from Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, IL, and involves minor travel to international offices and conferences as needed.

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