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Lead Network Systems Engineer (217954-924)

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Lead Network Systems Engineer

The Information Technology Department is responsible for ensuring the protection of the County's network and mitigates risk for the County's information and technology while also team delivering and supporting various technology services to Lake County including network, storage, account, voice, desktop and collaboration. If you have a background in Information Technology, Lake County wants you!

Our Organization and Community

Lake County (pop. 696,535), located in northeastern Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan and 30 miles north of Chicago, is a large, complex and professional organization consisting of more than 30 departments and divisions that provide services including law enforcement, water and sewerage treatment, public health, criminal justice, transportation, public works, land use planning, building inspections, and emergency management. Our work is accomplished through the collaborative efforts of approximately 2,600 employees, a $500 million budget, the leadership of an appointed County Administrator and the governance of a 21-member elected County Board which is led by a County Board Chair.

Lake County residents enjoy a tremendous quality of life that provides just the right balance between work and play from beautiful recreational areas and waterways, outstanding forest preserves, superb shopping experiences, and other entertainment venues to top notch schools, and global industry that help make its economy strong, Lake County promises the comforts of the suburbs with the pleasure of the city. To learn more about what makes Lake County special, visit www.VisitLakeCounty.org.

The Position

The Lead Network Systems Engineer will be a technical leader who participates in the research, planning, design and implementation of our systems and solutions. This role trains, mentors and supports our systems engineers and leads all major incidents for the County.

Required Skills

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal professional background and qualifications for the Lead Network Systems Engineer include:

  • Coordinate across teams to troubleshoot and drive technical issue resolution and root cause analysis on production incidents.
  • Remain current with latest technology advances, systems, standards, and products.
  • Participate as technical lead on projects to ensure compliance with our strategy and deliver value to our customers.
  • Mentor other teammates to help advance their skills and knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation and diagrams for all systems.
  • Develop system performance metrics and add resources where needed.
  • Create and maintain hardware inventories and refresh cycles and participate in budget preparations and planning.
  • Knowledge of continuous integration and deployment in developing and improving automation to manage our environments.
  • Manage the customer demand pipeline, monitor environment usage, and manage current capacity.
  • Efficiently manage a variety of concurrent projects simultaneously as the technical lead.
  • Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience.
  • Strong understanding of test process, strategy and planning with metrics and status reporting/KPI's.

Required Experience

Education and Experience

Interested candidates should minimally possess the following education and experience:

  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferably in IT or a related discipline.
  • Also, eight (8) or more years of experience in IT or progressive IT experience with at least three (2) to five (5) years in a supervisory or managerial role.
  • Minimum of three (3) years designing and implementing infrastructure related projects in a hybrid environment.
  • Candidate should have a strong understanding of ITIL Framework and be proficient working with our business partners to design and implement solutions to meet their requirements.
  • Valid driver's license required with a satisfactory driving record.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the following:
  • Microsoft 365 (M365), Teams (including voice) and Exchange.
  • Active Directory/Azure AD including SaaS integrations and SSO.
  • Cloud storage and compute (Azure, AWS, Oracle) with proven experience including planning, migration, and monitoring in a hybrid environment.
  • Hyperconverged storage solutions (Nutanix, Tintri).
  • VMware Products (ESX, VCSA, vRO).
  • Knowledge of programming languages such as PowerShell or Visual Basic.
  • Backup solutions (Rubrik) and cloud-based DR.
  • Windows Configuration Manager and Intune.
  • Certificate administration and advanced group policy.
  • Operating systems including Windows and Linux with scripting experience in these platforms.
  • Cisco UCS and networking components.


Lake County is offering a competitive salary (hiring range is from $76,688 - $91,662+/- (KIT9) commensurate with experience) along with an excellent and comprehensive benefits package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.

Interested professionals are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2021 to humanresources@lakecountyil.gov.

Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit Information Technology. To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos.

If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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