Senior Network Engineer
Hillshire Brands - Chicago, IL

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Position Summary:
The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for developing and supporting the overall strategy and lifecycle of network solutions encompassing LAN, WAN, Telephony, Remote Access, Wifi, Mobile, and 3


party suppliers. The Senior Network Engineer will work closely with Internal IT, business owners, and external service providers to align network services strategies with enterprise business strategies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Develop, implement, and maintain enterprise network services to meet the business and IT needs; including data communication, WAN/LAN technology, network monitoring, IP communications, telephony, remote access, and other technologies as defined Research, test and apply major communication equipment IOS upgrades

Write configurations for new communication network installations and upgrades and provides oversight for configurations created by contractors or other staff members

Position acts as a third level of support to resolve complex communication issues

Leads in creation of operating manuals, network design diagrams, and other documentation.

Analyzes and presents analysis of traffic statistics and trends to develop metrics for the data and VOIP networks

Conduct competitive analysis, reviews business requirements, and prepares cost justifications for projects

Manage vendor performance and processes, define support requirements and analyze other relevant data elements

Advocate and implement the integration of all collaboration services over the data network

Seek continuous improvement opportunities for network services and cost optimization

Provide guidance to infrastructure development projects and partner with IT Operations to determine when it is necessary to modify technical architecture to accommodate business needs

Support the delivery of network services projects and provides consultation for impact to business and application portfolios

Maintain an understanding of current technologies, trends, business strategies, and infrastructure capabilities

BS in Computer Sciences, Information Technology, or related field

5-7 years in voice and data communications, vendor management, and networking

Cisco CCNP or CCIE certification preferred

Hand-on enterprise-level knowledge of routing protocols (IGRP, OSPF, EIGRP, etc.)

Working knowledge of TCP/IP protocol, LAN networks - Ethernet,

Working knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) including MPLS, frame relay, ATM, IP network, and SONet

Hand-on enterprise-level working knowledge of Cisco's CUCM

Experience in driving cost effective technology innovation

Strong process orientation with a proven track record of understanding and improving processes

Proven experience in the competencies of change, continuous learning, driving to excel, problem solving and innovation, and valuing and respecting others

Hillshire Brands focuses on providing meat-centric food products that satisfy consumer appetites and offer exceptional quality and value. The flagship brands of our reinvigorated company include Ball Park, Gallo Salame, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean and State Fair. In addition, the company produces the well-loved Sara Lee frozen desserts. The Hillshire Brands foodservice division serves our portfolio of products to restaurants, schools, convenience stores, healthcare facilities, hospitality venues and other food service operations. Collectively, these brands generate approximately $4 billion in revenue as they touch millions of consumers in North America.

At Hillshire Brands, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. All employees have a voice, and your ideas are valued. As an employee of the company, your individual contributions will make a significant impact on our overall success. Our organization benefits from the passion of individuals working together, so as an employee of Hillshire Brands you will have an opportunity to further develop your skills, gain new experiences and build new capabilities.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer





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Hillshire Brands Company (NYSE: HSH) is the nation's leader in meat-centric food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The...