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Junior Network Engineer - Springfield, Illinois

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Posted: 03/17/2024

Job description

We are a Managed Service Provider (MSP) and we are looking for a Junior Network Engineer to design, implement, maintain, monitor and support our growing network infrastructure. You will be part of a team that is responsible for data center network operations, client networks and available network architectures that meet business objectives and SLAs.


  • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS, VoIP, VMWare, SANs)
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
  • Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s management team
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution


  • Proven hands-on network engineering experience
  • CCNP or higher (CCIE and/or CISSP highly valued)
  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)
  • Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
  • Extremely experienced with VoIP technologies (including Asterisk, FreeSWITCH, 3CX)
  • VMWare experience (certification preferred) and Proxmox
  • SANs/vSANs and vMotion
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • University degree in Computer Science or a related subject

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $55,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year



  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance




  • Bachelor's (Required)




  • VMWare: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Computer networking: 5 years (Preferred)
  • LAN: 5 years (Preferred)


Work Location: Hybrid remote in Springfield, IL 62703

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