Network Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: 512320-745248
    • Job Location: Grand Rapids, MI
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 05, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

US Signal is a leading data center services provider, offering secure, reliable network, cloud hosting, colocation, data protection, and disaster recovery services — all powered by its expansive, robust fiber network. US Signal also helps customers optimize their IT resources through the provision of managed services and professional services.

We are seeking a Network Engineerto join our growing team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Network Engineer position serves as a technical resource to support all functions related to the US Signal IP Network. This position is responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the US Signal IP, MPLS, and Ethernet networks in conjunction with the Transport network and Cloud services offerings.

Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Design of customer driven and network support projects, including creation of Bill of Materials and Methods of Procedure needed for project completion.
  • Provide technical support for both Provisioning and Technical Operations Center personnel in a post-sales role.
  • Assist in network architecture, development and evaluations of technology.
  • Document and work with peers on new technology and topology designs, including providing training across departments within the organization.
  • Evaluate and perform network optimization opportunities.
  • Management, configuration and support of all core and edge network routing and switching devices.
  • Connectivity and bandwidth management between service provider network elements
  • Support of protocols such as BGP, OSPF, MPLS, REP, ERP, LACP, mLACP, VRRP, 802.1Q.
  • Assist with the configuration and provisioning of Metro Ethernet Services.
  • Perform maintenance related to hardware and software during established maintenance window as required
  • Participate in a rotating 24x7 accountable, on-call schedule.
  • Other projects as assigned by US Signal Management.

Experience and Skills:

Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge of common routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF.
  • Strong knowledge of Ethernet protocols such as LACP, mLACP, 802.1Q, STP, RSPT+, G.8032, ERP, REP, Flex Link, MPLS, QoS.
  • Proficiency with core network technologies and architectures.
  • Extensive familiarity with Cisco routing and switching product lines.
  • Familiarity with Ciena, Cyan, Adtran Ethernet product lines.
  • High level of analytical ability.
  • Possess strong troubleshooting and problem analysis skills.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy as well as excellent organization skills.
  • Knowledge of optical network topologies and practices.
  • Ability to work well with all areas of the US Signal organization, as well as effective communication skills with external customers and vendors as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

Education:

Technical training in LAN/WAN Networking. A Bachelor’s degree in Networking, Computer Science or a similar field of study is preferred.

Experience:

Experience with Windows, Microsoft Office and Linux platforms. Extensive experience with CLI based operating systems, such as Cisco IOS, IOS-XE & IOS-XR required. Experience with Cisco routing and switching products required. Experience with Adtran, Ciena and Cyan Ethernet products is a plus.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

This position operates in a variety of environments. The majority of the time is spent in a professional office environment and this role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Required License(s)/Certification(s):

Cisco Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP or CCIE are preferred. Valid, active driver’s license with a good driving record as defined by the Company’s current insurance provider.

All US Signal employees will comply with US Signal Information Security policies to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of US Signal and customer data. All employees are responsible to ensure actions comply with state and federal regulations and requirements.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including a 401k plan with a match. If you are looking to be part of a dynamic team, please apply now.

Equal Opportunity Employer