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Senior Network Engineer

Company: fairlife, LLC
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company Information

fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife's growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife - ultra-filtered milk; Core Power - High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife - nutrition plan---, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife - Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all.

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: The fairlife team is looking for a self-motivated Senior Network Engineer to provide critical wired and wireless network support to both enterprise and OT networks. Expanded duties will include occasional server, cloud, and end user support services. The ideal team member will enjoy working both independently and in teams of brilliant people from across our organization to ensure IT assets are delivering the reliability, performance, and value necessary to support a fast growth business.

responsibilities:

  • Provide onsite and remote IT administration and support in a 24x7 manufacturing operation for both IT and OT systems
  • Ensure continuous operation through proactive planning, maintenance and monitoring of critical IT systems, servers, and networks across multiple sites
  • Design, setup, troubleshoot and resolve complex issues related to VM clusters, networking, wireless, and Windows based servers
  • Provide technical support for a wide range of office and plant systems (security, cameras, printers, multi-media, etc.)
  • Effectively communicate and coordinate IT activities and issue resolution with key stakeholders
  • Provide expertise and guidance on technical designs and project planning
  • Ensure implementation of IT security best practices and identify and close vulnerabilities
  • Administer, maintain, and optimize network infrastructure comprised of Cisco Catalyst 9000 series switches, wireless controllers, and access points with DNA Center and Cisco ISE
  • Create and maintain detailed systems documentation, backup and recovery procedures, and other standard IT processes
  • Participate in multiple business projects and provide technical expertise and support as needed
  • Ensure established IT processes are adhered to and KPI's are accurately tracked and reported
  • Evaluate and make expert recommendations for improvements to IT platforms, architecture, and capabilities to ensure appropriate service levels, performance, and cost of ownership
  • Assist as necessary on miscellaneous IT related activities (i.e. procurement, receiving, setup, etc.)

    skills/qualifications required:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field or equivalent work experience required
    • 5+ years of experience designing, implementing, securing, and troubleshooting Cisco wired and wireless multi-site networks
    • 5+ years of experience and proficiency with IP networking design and operational concepts including subnetting, tunneling, and QoS using LAN and WAN connectivity media
    • 5+ years of experience and proficiency with Cisco IOS and Cisco hardware including routers, switches, and wireless LAN controllers. Must be comfortable with operation and configuration using the CLI
    • Experienced with configuring and troubleshooting L2 technologies including RSTP/MST, 802.1Q, 802.1X, inter-switch trunking, LACP/Etherchannel
    • Ability to demonstrate professional behavior when communicating and working with members, vendors and/or customers. Promote effective communication and interaction among departments. Clearly and concisely expresses professional opinions with supporting rationale.
    • Ability to train and mentor junior level administrators in technical complexities of assigned work, recommend changes in procedures, and operate with substantial latitude for non-reviewed actions and decisions
    • Must possess the ability to develop project plans and coordinate projects
    • CCNP preferred
    • Hands-on experience installing, configuring, and managing Cisco DNAC and/or ISE a plus
    • Experience or familiarity with the following a plus: Azure Cloud Architecture, Next-Gen Firewalls, Microsoft Azure AD/DHCP/DNS, Nutanix

      working conditions and physical requirements:
      • Standard office hours and shared on-call duties for off hours
      • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
      • Occasional maintenance at elevated heights using standard safety equipment and lifts

        food safety requirements:
        • Perform all duties necessary to meet Company, Customer and/or Government requirements/standards as prioritized by the Company
        • Follow standard company procedures for entry into plant areas

          position location: Coopersville, MI; Goodyear, AZ ; Chicago, IL

          reports to: IT Infrastructure and Services Manager

          travel requirements: 10-20%, with increased travel expected during onboarding period

          exempt/nonexempt: exempt

          fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

          In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email .

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