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Network Engineer, Network Services, Full-time, Days

Location Winfield, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Medicine Corporate Job REQID 105179 Job Function Information Technology Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


The Network Engineer reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
Northwestern Medicine, Information Services is a trusted partner driving high-value solutions, transforming healthcare.

We are a culture motivated to deliver innovative solutions and committed to supporting the relentless pursuit of better medicine by providing exceptional service to our patients, customers, and guests. In order to support our patients first mission, our team goes to extraordinary lengths to ensure that our systems work together seamlessly.
Northwestern Medicine understands that technology is an integral role in moving healthcare forward, Information Services strategically supports these goals by:

  • Enabling digital solutions by leveraging capabilities such as AI automation, and rollout of advanced cyber controls that support digital transformation strategies
  • Implementing advanced technologies in clinical and administrative areas
  • Further develop end user support model to help enhance modern infrastructure


  • Responsible for support of the Wide Area Network (WAN) as well as wired and wireless Local AreaNetworks (LAN’s) throughout the organization.
  • This includes implementation and maintenance of network hardware (routers, switches, wireless,etc.) at various geographic locations.
  • Maintain network monitoring systems to alert on resource availability and produce metrics.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend network related tools and emerging technologies to providegreater service to Northwestern Medicine employees.
  • Responsible for optimization of network hardware, software, and communication links to support allcurrent and future network applications over a converged network of data.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot network and telecommunications issues to resolve outages in a timely manner and minimize impact to the company and its respective business units.
  • Develop and maintain network documentation, and network diagrams for support, audit, compliance,and Disaster Recovery purposes.
  • Contribute to the planning of short and long-term network capacity requirements.
  • Comply with all published enterprise level policies and procedures including, but not limited to, RiskManagement policies.
  • Light travel is expected to reach remote sites (branches and data centers).
  • Occasional off-hours support.
  • Other duties may be required and assigned by leadership.



  • 3-5+ years of experience or training with focus on TCP/IP and the OSI
  • Requires a high-level knowledge of IP Networking including routing, switching, TCP/IP, IP subnetting, load balancing, traffic optimization, performance monitoring, Cisco IOS, SNMP, SFTP,SSH, STP, hierarchical NTP design, TACACS, RADIUS, VLAN trunks, and various VPN technologies.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with Cisco routers and switches, circuit provisioning experience, and analysis of packet captures for the purposes of troubleshooting are also required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of QoS, IPsec, vPC’s, various network admin and monitoring tools, Blade Enclosure Networking in a virtual environment, load balancing, and wireless solutions. Requires a general understanding of Cisco UCS, Wireless, and ISE. Knowledge of ACI and Datacenter Technology is a plus.


  • Professional level certifications or equivalent experience or training in Cisco Networking, Datacenter environments including ACI and Cisco Wireless Technologies

Equal Opportunity

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.

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