Network Engineer IV


Under limited supervision, assists in the planning, forecasting, implementation, and identification of resource requirements for network systems of varying (moderate to high) complexity. Follows corporate standards, develops and implements network enhancements and makes recommendations for improvement. Responsible for implementation of approved network architecture and designs. Assists in staff development efforts.

Responsible for leading the capacity planning and forecasting process for Core, Backbone, and Optical networks. Maintain and establish network capacity requirement during steady state and failover state. Recommend network augmentation and improvement where necessary.

This role requires in depth understanding of the network layers, and familiarity with network simulation tools like Cisco WAE (formerly Cariden MATE) and Juniper WANDL


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Responsible for performing network modeling and simulations of network layers to identify both steady state and failover state network capacity requirements
Responsible for developing and maintaining current and future network topology maps for core, backbone, and data center networks.
Assist in establishing medium to long term network plans for Core & Backbone Operations group.
Participates in network planning, network architecture design and engineering.
Integrates communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations.
Evaluates new products, performs network problem resolution.
Assists in the development and documentation of technical standards.
Implements approved methods of procedure.
Implements and assists in designing corporate standards, develops and implements network enhancements and makes recommendations for improvement.
Works on projects/systems/issues of varying complexity surrounding network planning, configuration and optimization.
Provides tier support across organizations.
Works on one or more projects as a project team member, regularly as a project team lead.
Coaches less experienced staff.
Adheres to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
Knows, understands and follows company policy.
Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.


Experience with network simulation and modeling with tools like Cisco WAE (formerly Cariden MATE) or Juniper WANDL.
Experience with administering network and systems monitoring and management tools (Netflow, Cacti, MRTG, Solarwinds, etc)
Experienced supporting configuration management / service orchestration tools like Juniper Northstar and/or Cisco NSO.
Experience using one or more programming languages (e.g. Python, Java, C++)
Ability to write SQL scripts for analysis and reporting (SQL, MySQL)
Superior attention to detail and strong organizational and project management skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience collaborating across organizational boundaries.
Experience with GIS mapping tools (MapInfo, etc.)
Good business acumen and familiarity with financial principles a plus.
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Ability to work in a team environment
Intermediate knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Physical Media (Multimode Fiber, Singlemode Fiber, UTP, etc.), bridging, switching, routing, ethernet and transport technologies and protocols
Intermediate Knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
Intermediate Knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
Intermediate knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations
Intermediate Knowledge of basic network devices and basic network appliances
Intermediate knowledge of network designing software, such as Visio
Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
Ability to use the following office equipment telephone, copier, fax, and calculator
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Knowledge of Microsoft Office


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field or equivalent work experience


Data network experience 3 years


Knowledge of company products and services


Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP or CCIP)
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, etc)


Office Environment
May work in Network Lab environment
24X7 Network Operations environment
Occasional travel as required

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