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Engineer IV, Network

Anchorage, AK
GCI Communication Corp

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Network Engineer IV will support
multiple sub-groups within the GCI Business Department;
responsible for architectural
design, development, implementation, and support within the company and/or
between business departments that follow telecommunication industry standards using engineering principles.

Essential Duties of the Network Engineer IV:

Focus will be Engineer duties, to include: Circuit
Design, Videoconferencing, IP Video, Systems, Projects, and/or Operations IP

- 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 updates, and collaborating with architects
on optimization.

- Maintains
professional skillset by participating in educational opportunities, technical
organizations, reading professional publications, and personal use of

- 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

- 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.

- 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

- 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.

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

- Mentors engineers, administrators, and

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

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 company's
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 Juniper's and/or Cisco's Service provider product
lines. Must have high-level knowledge of Windows, Server Virtualization, and/or
Linux operating systems.

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.

- High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related engineering discipline required. Graduate Degree in Engineering may be substituted for professional engineer experience on a year for year basis. Professional Engineer (PE) license desired. Qualification is also based upon individual job performance.

- Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and may 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

Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to site locations where indoor and outdoor work may be required. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, using hand tools, and repetitive motions. Incidental lifting without assistance of up to 50 lbs (only 1 to 2 times per day); includes caring below shoulder level and walking with load using trained lifting techniques.

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 driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. May need to drive to company facilities and/or customer sites within 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.

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