Aruba Engineer

December 14, 2023

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Job Description

Role: Aruba Engineer
Location: Chicago, IL – Hybrid
Duration: Long Term

Role and Responsibilities

The client is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior LAN (Local Area Network) / WAN (Wide Area Network) Engineer.
The Candidate will be responsible for the design, documentation and implementation, and engineering maintenance of networks within our organization. Specific focus will be on network segmentation and Operations Technology (OT), ensuring that use of selected technology supports all current and future business practices.
This role will work closely with multiple stakeholders within United to ensure our networks are secure and compliant with our security policies and any applicable regulations.
This hybrid position open to all candidates within the continental US, with the understanding they will be a part of the Network Engineering team based out the closest geographical United HUB to their residence.
Key Responsibilities:

Plan, design, and implement network infrastructure to meet business requirements, considering scalability, security, segmentation, and performance. This includes network equipment selection, network topology design, IP addressing, VLAN configuration, and network segmentation. In depth Experience and proficiency with Aruba ClearPass, Aruba and Cisco Switching.
Participate in project planning and implementation to ensure that our network segmentation solutions for vendor networks are integrated seamlessly into our network infrastructure.
Implement and enforce security measures to protect the network infrastructure from unauthorized access, intrusions, and data breaches. This includes implementing firewalls, access control lists (ACLs), VPNs (Virtual Private Networks), and network segmentation. Monitor network traffic for security threats and perform periodic security audits.
Monitor network performance and availability using network monitoring tools. Proactively identify and resolve network-related issues, such as network congestion, packet loss, latency, and connectivity problems. Troubleshoot network infrastructure, network devices, and collaborate with other teams to resolve complex network issues.
Maintain accurate documentation of network infrastructure, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures. Prepare reports on network performance, incidents, and trends. Provide recommendations for network improvements and optimization.
Participate in strategy definition and execution for enterprise network segmentation to address high risk environments such as public facing applications.
Collaborate with other IT teams and stakeholders to understand network requirements and provide technical support. Assist with network-related projects, such as network expansions, upgrades, and migrations. Provide guidance and support to junior network engineers and technicians.
Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum 7-10 years of experience with a proven experience as a network Engineering or similar role, with a strong understanding of network technologies, protocols, and architectures
Extensive experience and very good understanding of Aruba ClearPass Policy Manager (CPPM), endpoint profiling, wired/wireless NAC, 802.1x, TACACS+, RADIUS, & ACLs
Comprehensive experience in network engineering utilizing Cisco, and HP/Aruba Networking Technologies
Knowledgeable and experience with segmentation
In-depth knowledge of network equipment, including Cisco Catalyst (45XX, 65XX and 9XXX series) & Aruba CX network switching solutions, routers, firewalls, and wireless controllers
Proficiency in network protocols and technologies, such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLANs, VPNs, and routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, BGP)
Experience with network debugging tools (Wireshark and packet capture analysis), monitoring tools (e.g., SolarWinds, Nagios) and network security tools (e.g., IDS/IPS, SIEM)
Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills to diagnose and resolve complex network issues
Excellent communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders
Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines
Strong attention to detail and documentation skills. Large focus on documentation and communication skills providing in depth design and related documentation
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
A resourceful person that is a fast learner and asks when in doubt
Naturally organized with determination to deliver excellence
Experience working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
Strong programming and automation platform proficiency: Python, Terraform, Ansible, etc.
Aruba Certified ClearPass Professional (ACCP) or Associate (ACCA) certified
Ability to work as a team or on their own depending on the engagement and ability to keep yourself on task
Ability to travel as needed
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Education / Certification:

Bachelors degree in computer science, Information Technology, or equivalent work experience Relevant certifications (e.g., CCNA, CCNP, CompTIA Network+) are a plus