Systems Engineer III

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Service Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Systems Engineer III (North Center, Chicago 60613)

Switchfast Technologies ( is a Managed Services Provider committed to our staff and clients.  We will continue to succeed as a result of our dedication to those relationships.  We've been named one of Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2017 and we're looking to add an experienced Systems Engineer to our team.  One who thrives in a process driven, highly supportive, and collaborative environment.

It is vital to the Switchfast Management Team that employees are engaged, motivated, and happy. They will continually work with you to maintain the personal and professional growth you seek. This includes continuing your education through industry certifications, providing you with training materials, full reimbursement for tests, and salary incentives with each new certification.

You will be successful in this role if you have the following experience, skills, and qualities:

  • Current experience in a similar Systems/Network Engineer role - MSP experience is a plus.
  • Advanced Systems Administration experience, including Windows, Hyper-V/VMware, Active Directory, backup/recovery.
  • Advanced Networking experience, including vLANs, routing, VPNs, controller-based wireless networks, QoS optimization, network security, and troubleshooting.
  • Advanced Storage Solutions experience, including setup and configuration of SAN clusters, LUN management, storage network configuration and troubleshooting, and performance optimization.
  • Experience with IT security and best practices in regard to modern Windows Server operating systems, Active Directory, Exchange, Hyper-V, firewall configurations, ransomware prevention and removal.
  • Experience with supporting MSSQL and MySQL databases.
  • Creating thorough network documentation. 
  • Ability to empathize with customers and willingness to go the extra mile for the team.
  • Ideal candidates hold current industry certifications applicable to this role.

This is a full-time (hourly + overtime) position.  Salary is based on your experience, technical aptitude (which we will test in our recruiting process), industry certifications you currently hold, and overall alignment to the needs of our team. We offer BCBS healthcare coverage with domestic partner option, company paid life & disability insurance, a quarterly bonus program, 401k with 4% employer match, financial health & wellness assistance, paid time off, and regular performance reviews.

Thank you for reading.  I review all applications submitted and will contact you if it is determined you could be successful in this role.  



Victor Kelly

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