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Engineer IV, Network

Anchorage, Alaska
Job Type
14 Jul 2022
Purpose of Position: Supports multiple sub-groups within the GCI Business Department; r esponsible for architectural design, development, implementation, and support within the company and/or between business departments that follow telecommunication industry standards using engineering principles.

Positions Customers: GCI internal and external customers and subsidiary companies.

Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position: Focus will be Engineer duties, to include: Circuit Design, Videoconferencing, IP Video, Systems, Projects, and/or Operations IP Telephony.
  • Ensures the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance in design, implementation, and support.
  • Defines, designs, and implements network and/or system facilities utilizing standard engineering concepts of availability, efficiency, redundancy, scalability, and security.
  • Designs and implements new solutions and continues improvement of the current network and/or systems facilities.
  • Maximizes performance using network monitoring tools, troubleshooting network and/or system outages, scheduling up dates , and collaborating with architects on optimization .
  • Maintain s professional skillset by participating in educational opportunities, technical organizations, reading professional publications, and personal use of technology.
  • Provides detailed reports on network operational status, and milestones related to project completion.
  • Configures firewalls, routers, switches, voice, and video hardware in support of network operations and projects.
  • Capable of remote site support for off-site personnel and customers.
  • Audits, forecasts, and manages capacity of IP addressing, bandwidth forecasting, hardware, software licensing, and hosted devices.
  • Coordinates with project management and engineering teams on a regular basis. Supports and manages escalation events. Develops and updates documentation and support materials. Mentors junior engineers and technicians.

    Job Requirements:

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of standard network engineering concepts.
  • Knowledge of firewalls, routers, switches, voice and/or video hardware, network applications and related technologies.
  • Experienced in diagnosis of Layer-2 and Layer-3 data network problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IP address nomenclature, protocols and routing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and edit network drawings.
  • Ability to provide training to team members on technology.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment, professionally

    Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and contribute toward education required.
  • Associate level: CCENT, CCT, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA
  • Professional level: CCDP, CCNP/advanced level, expertise with networking and skills
  • Additional Examples/types of certifications:
  • HDI
  • Microsoft
  • ITIL
  • CompTIA

    Position Title: Engineer IV (Staff), Network

    Grade: E08

    Additional Job Requirements: This is an advanced level position and requires a high level of specific discipline expertise and the ability to make technical decisions independently on significant engineering problems and provide technical direction and resolutions to ensure service level commitments are maintained. Required to have knowledge of other Engineering disciplines and will be expected to perform highly complex and diverse duties under challenging deadlines and operating constraints. Must be capable of performing the role of project engineer for major complex projects and provide technical leadership, oversight and mentoring to junior engineers. Considered the subject matter expert and possess an advanced knowledge of how technologies integrate across multiple computing platforms. Expected to design, plan, analyze, and implement complex solutions that integrate projects and operational services across several of the companys business departments. Will review documentation from junior engineers and provide final design specifications to ensure seamless integration into the operational environment. Expert knowledge of IP address nomenclature, protocols, and routing. Expert understanding of standard engineering concepts such as high availability, redundancy, reliability and testing, security, and standards. Excellent budget and time management skills to manage multiple complex projects on time and on budget. Ability to lead other engineers on large complex projects. Ability to serve as a technical expert in a particular discipline or disciplines within the company. Excellent time management skills to smoothly and professionally manage multiple complex projects on time and on budget. Must have a thorough knowledge and working experience in network design and configuration utilizing Junipers and/or Cisco's Service provider product lines. Must have high-level knowledge of Windows, Server Virtualization, and/or Linux operating systems.

    Essential Duties for this position:

    40% Defines, designs, and implements wide and local area network facilities utilizing standard network engineering principles and concepts of routing, efficiency, redundancy, availability, security, and scalability and responsible for new systems planning and implementation and supports and manages escalations

    30 % Works with management and engineering staff to determine future network architecture and planning requirements and assures that needs are met by proposed future designs and long-term plans.

    20% Defines KPIs for operational management, and provides and updates operational documentation, training, and network drawings.

    10% Mentors engineers, administrators, and technicians

    Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: Minimum of ten years experience in any combination listed below:
  • Progressive experience in the information technology field within in a network environment.
  • Experience in network design and implementation using Engineering Principles.
  • Documented experience in environment requiring complex project management, including technology insertion.

    Level of Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline required. Or, in addition to minimum experience required; a combination of relevant education and/or work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis. Graduate Degree in Engineering may be substituted for professional engineer experience on a year for year basis.

    Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and may contribute toward education required. Professional Engineer (PE) license desired.

    Job Requirements at All Levels: Reporting Relationships:

    Position reports to: To be determined at time of hire/placement within the department

    Number of Direct Reports : None

    Physical Requirements : Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to site locations where indoor and outdoor work may be required. Physical effort should include the necessary dexterity to perform the tasks of the job. Following company safety guidelines; incidental lifting without assistance of up to 50 lbs., more often less weight and lifting includes caring below shoulder level.

    Working Conditions : Most activities conducted inside under pleasant climatic conditions. Work can be intense and stressful due to time/resource limitations when scheduling multiple tasks with inflexible deadlines. Travel for business and training purposes may be required.

    The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs, employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact number.

    Driving Requirements (if applicable) : Must possess and maintain a valid drivers license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. May need to drive to company facilities and/or customer sites throughout Alaska or Lower 48.

    EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.

    Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.
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  • Job Reference: 658153074-2
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2022
  • Recruiter: GCI Communication Corp
  • Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent