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Engineer IV, IP Engineering

Location:
Anchorage, AK
Company:
GCI Communication Corp

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GCI's IP Engineer III is expected to provide engineering design and implementation services necessary to support the company's IP/MPLS core network, carrier Ethernet transport systems, cellular data core systems, and/or video transmission services. Will be required to provide technical leadership and escalation support for various operations and engineering groups as well as technical training and mentorship to team members. Requires excellent communication skills to facilitate collaboration with various internal departments to ensure the reliable operation and growth of a converged and scalable carrier network.
Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position:
§ Test new technologies and service architectures in lab environments
§ Plan, design, implement, and document new network implementations
§ Complete Engineering Estimates and Installation Packages as needed
§ Provide escalation and troubleshooting support for operations teams
Provide mentorship of more junior staff to support the growth of technical knowledge and experience
Additional Job Requirements: As an advanced level engineer position, must have a complete understanding of the GCI's IP/MPLS core network and possess the skills and motivation required to independently complete assigned complex engineering projects with no assistance and/or guidance. Must have excellent project management skills necessary to manage multiple simultaneous projects while maintaining business deliverables for timeline and budget. Must have advanced troubleshooting skills to assist operations and engineering groups in resolving any network issues that may arise. Must be able to function in the role of Project Engineer for large and complex projects. Capable of coordinating, directing, assisting, and providing technical direction to engineers and supporting technicians from various departments across the company. Must have demonstrated ability to effectively mentor other team members in both technical and professional areas. Must have understanding of business processes and rules and ability to provide input on capital planning efforts.
Essential Duties for this position:
· 30% Plan, design, implement, and document new network implementations
· 30% Provide mentorship of more junior staff to support the growth of technical knowledge and experience
· 20% Test new technologies and service architectures in lab environments
· 10% Complete Engineering Estimates and Installation Packages as needed
· 10% Provide escalation and troubleshooting support for operations teams
Job Qualifications:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
· Expert level understanding of standard engineering concepts such as high availability, redundancy, reliability, scalability, and security
· Strong ability to create and edit network drawings using Microsoft Visio application
· Expert experience with the configuration of Alcatel/Nokia, Cisco, Brocade, or Juniper routers and switches
· Expert understanding of routing protocols such as BGP, ISIS, OSPF, EIGRP, etc
· Advanced understanding of project management concepts
· Expert understanding of RSVP, LDP, and PIM
· Expert understanding of data center network design
· Expert understanding of common transport technologies such as Ethernet, SONET, TDM, Fiber, Microwave, Satellite, WiFi, cellular, etc
· Expert in layer-2 Ethernet technologies such as VLANs, STP, LACP, MC-LAG, etc
· Advanced analytic, strategic, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills
· Self-directed and motivated, highly focused on the company and departmental goals
· Creative and innovative problem solver
· Ability to work collaboratively together towards a common goal
· Ability to Identify, report, and resolve technical problems in a manner that is consistent with established guidelines
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· The ability to tackle the most difficult engineering issues presented to the engineer. A proven leader for large projects or initiatives. The ability to guide others in the selection of new technologies. The ability to communicate complex technical issues internally or externally to achieve what is most important to GCI.
Certifications: Industry specific certifications relevant to the discipline are highly valued and may contribute toward education requirements. (Additional years of applicable experience or previous certification can be used to fulfill this requirement.)
· Cisco CCNP / CCIE
· Nokia NRS II / SRA
· Brocade BCNP
· Juniper JNCIP / JNCIE
· Professional Engineer (PE) license highly valued.
Years of Experience required to meet minimum qualifications: Minimum of ten years of relevant and progressive technical experience in a Carrier Ethernet or large ISP environment.
Education required to meet minimum qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications or related field is required. 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 engineering experience on a year for year basis.
Physical Requirements: Primarily sedentary office work with some travel to remote locations across the state of Alaska and Washington 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. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Working Conditions: Standard office environment, occasional travel in rural Alaska, some outside work required. Qualified candidate must be able to occasionally work in cramped spaces and at heights, primarily inside and outside of remote company and customer facilities. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes (fumes and odors, dust, low light conditions, intermittent weather).
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 numbers.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities within the Anchorage area is required. Must be able to drive when in remote communities and operate ATV-style vehicles if necessary.
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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