Job Summary

MPLS Network Engineer - Excellent DIRECT HIRE JOB in the Naperville / Aurora area!

  • Location:
    Aurora , Illinois
  • Salary:
    85000 $ - 90000 $ / Year
  • Category:
    Network Administrator
  • Contract Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Job reference:

Modis is currently seeking a hands-on Network Engineer for an exciting DIRECT HIRE job opportunity with our full-service healthcare client, headquartered in the Naperville / Aurora area.  
With more than 20 years in the industry, our client has a proven track record of offering top-notch healthcare services to empower their participants in better managing their health options, and their health.  
Full time employee perks include:
- An unparalleled employee benefits package
- A convenient location for Western Chicago Suburbs (Aurora, Montgomery, Joliet, Plainfield, Naperville, Lisle, Warrenville, Bartlett, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, etc)
- An interactive work culture with a strong commitment to work/life balance
- Significant career growth opportunities!
This Network Engineer will be working in a team environment to ongoing implementation, configuration and smaller-scale design for a multiple-campus MPLS network.    We are seeking candidates who have strong Cisco hardware experience with a very good background in Site-to-Site / IPSec VPN and GRE Tunneling on MPLS.   Having experience with one at least one major Firewall product, and at least one Routing Protocol (BGP / OSPF / EIGRP) is required.  
Daily responsibilities for this Cisco Network Engineer will include
• Implementing, configuring and providing high-level engineering support for our clients’ smaller-scale (8-10 office) MPLS network
• Configuring Site to Site VPNs, and GRE tunnels
• Assisting in re-designing smaller components of the enterprise network to improve bandwidth, capacity and traffic.  
• Producing network designs in MS Visio
• Configuring and supporting L2-L3 networking – VLANs, Route Distributions, Connectivity, etc.
• Providing insights into network capacity planning & performance management
• Occasionally travelling to customer locations across the US for installs, migrations, etc.
• Providing off-hours support as needed.  There may be occasional on-call troubleshooting and support during evenings and weekends.
• Routing & Switching: Cisco Routers, Cisco / Nexus Switches
• Firewalls: Fortinet Foritage
• Dynamic WAN Routing: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
• WAN site Engineering: MPLS, VPLS, Site-to-Site VPN
• Load Balancing: FortiWAN WAN link Load balancing, BigIP F5
• Associate’s Degree, or the equivalent in professional experience and certifications
• CCNA Certification, or equivalent experience & knowledge
• 5+ years of IT experience in a Network Engineering capacity
• MPLS VPN Networking - VPN, Site-to-Site VPNs, IPSec, GRE Tunnels.
• Routing Protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, RIP2
• Firewalls: FortiGate or similar products  (ASA, Pix, Checkpoint, Netscreen)
• Load Balancing  / WAN Optimization: F5, BigIP, FortiWAN, Riverbed, etc
• Fundamental knowledge of TCP/IP networking (DNS, DHCP, TCP/IP, etc)
• Excellent problem determination and troubleshooting skills
• Strong team-player and interpersonal communication skill
If interested in this or other Network Engineer jobs available through Modis in the Chicagoland area, please apply today with you updated MS Word resume and contact information.  You can also visit website at to view and apply for any number of the IT jobs we have open (updated daily!)
Candidates must be permanently eligible to work for any employer without the need for sponsorship
Annual Salary Range: $85,000 - $90,000
Benefits: FANTASTIC Medical/Dental/Vision PPO Insurance, 401K Match, Paid Vacation / Holidays and more!

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