Aeris Communication

Senior Cloud / IP Network Engineer

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
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The Internet of Things (IoT) will unlock trillions of dollars in value over the next 10 years as 50 billion devices are brought online. Aeris is at the forefront of this industry, building networks and applications to enable Fortune 500 clients like Chrysler, Honda and Bosch fundamentally improve their businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Chicago, London, Delhi, and Tokyo as well as other markets.  We rank among the top ten cellular providers for the IoT globally, powering critical projects across energy, transportation, retail, healthcare and more.


Built from the ground up for IoT and road-tested at scale, Aeris IoT Services are based on the broadest technology stack in the industry, spanning connectivity up to vertical solutions.  As veterans of the industry, we know that implementing an IoT solution can be complex, and we pride ourselves on making it simpler.


Our company is in an enviable spot. We’re profitable, and both our bottom line and our global reach are growing rapidly. We’re playing in an exploding market where technology evolves daily and new IoT solutions and platforms are being created at a fast-pace.  Our environment is perfect for those who want to focus on designing, developing, and implementing new SaaS, PaaS, and CaaS (Connectivity as a Service) products for our customers around the world. 


Our development teams collectively have over 100+ patents, offering our employees access to some of the most brilliant minds in the industry, providing continuous growth opportunities– in an environment that values innovation, autonomy and integrity.


 A few things to know about us:

  • We put our customers first. When making decisions, we always seek to do what is right for our customer first, our company second, our teams third, and individual selves last.
  • We do things differently.  As a pioneer in a highly-competitive industry that is poised to reshape every sector of the global economy, we cannot fall back on old models. Rather, we must chart our own path and strive to out-innovate, out-learn, out-maneuver and out-pace the competition on the way.
  • We walk the walk on diversity. We’re a brilliant and eclectic mix of ethnicities, religions, industry experiences, sexual orientations, generations and more – and that’s by design. We see diverse perspectives as a core competitive advantage.
  • Integrity is essential. We believe in doing things well – and doing them right. Integrity is a core value here: you’ll see it embodied in our staff, our management approach and growing social impact work (we have a VP devoted to it).  You’ll also see it embodied in the way we manage people and our HR issues: we expect employees and managers to deal with issues directly, immediately and with the utmost respect for each other and for the Company.
  • We are owners. Strong managers enable and empower their teams to figure out how to solve problems. You will be no exception, and will have the ownership, accountability and autonomy needed to be truly creative.


As Aeris continues to expand, we are growing the Cloud Infrastructure team in our Chicago, IL office. That's where you come in! As a Senior Cloud / IP Network Engineer, you will be an expert technical lead on IP and mobile IP data transport, network design, solution deployment and integration for the hybrid cloud infrastructure. This is an ideal opportunity for an individual who is eager to roll up their sleeves and to make measurable contributions in shaping the future of IoT.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • You will design, develop and implement our cloud infrastructure
  • You will configure, deploy and manage firewalls, switches, routers, VPN appliances, load balancers and network management tools in a multi-vendor environment
  • Perform complex engineering, implementation, maintenance, and hardware/software upgrade of routing, security infrastructure, and switching
  • You will handle complex internal analysis and support of the network and security infrastructure and anticipate networking and security needs for planning and budgeting
  • You will lead all auditing and documentation of the environment on a regular basis, including analyzing and delivering network performance metrics as needed
  • As our technical lead, you will perform multi-functional training to other engineering disciplines
  • You will establish, maintain and monitor enterprise customer connectivity to Aeris platforms and provide advanced client support as required within a 24/7 environment
  • This role will require 50% travel to other Aeris offices

What we look for in you:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years’ of professional experience in a Network Engineering capacity
  • You have strong firsthand experience working with public cloud infrastructure and with virtual networking and private cloud technologies
  • You are a self-starter, assertive, well organized, and have precise attention to detail as well as excellent verbal and written communication and documentation skills
  • You have direct experience working on multi-site and/or data center connectivity for HA/DR applications
  • You enjoy problem-solving, applying critical thinking and calmness to find solutions in high-pressure situations
  • You enjoy working in a collaborative environment - leading/working with our global teams
  • You are well-versed with using scripting languages such as Perl, Python, or Bash
  • You have previous experience using platform and application monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, Big Brother and Zabbix
  • You possess a solid understanding of standard networking protocols (DNS, DHCP, LDAP, PXE, SMTP, NTP)
  • You have hands-on experience with Cisco routers, switches, UCS servers and security appliances and have built high-level expertise in IP routing and switching fundamentals
  • You are experienced with and enjoy implementing, operating, and fixing VLAN, STP and other layer 2 technologies, as well as, BGP, OSPF routing protocols, MPLS VPN and firewall policy

Things that will set you apart:

  • You are knowledgeable of Core or RAN protocols and technologies
  • You have experience or knowledge of CDMA, UMTS, GSM or LTE architectures and call flows
  • You have your network certification such as CCNP/CCIE
  • You previously worked with Container technologies such as Docker, AWS and Virtualization Certifications


Aeris walks the walk on diversity. We are a brilliant mix of varying ethnicities, backgrounds, religions, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages and professional/personal/military experiences – and that’s by design. Different perspectives are essential to our culture, innovative process and competitive edge. Aeris is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


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