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 Network Engineer - Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job information
Posted by: ImOn Communications 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Other
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: hpShO6PyoWrP1nW0X14fh9NaFT4uqZ / Latpro-3829799 
Date posted: Oct-07-2021
State, Zip: Iowa, 52405


ImOn Communications is the LOCAL choice for high-speed Internet, cable TV and phone service. We value the relationships we have with colleagues, customers, and members of our community and look forward to serving the area for many years to come. As we expand our service availability we are looking for a Network Engineer to be a part of the ImOn Difference! Our employees share a passion for “Creating Connections One Person at a Time” and fostering a fun and rewarding work environment.


General Statement of Duties:

The Network Engineer is a key member of the team responsible for the company's IP and Ethernet core and access layer data networks. These systems include management of various networking services and protocols such as MPLS, BGP, OSPF, DNS, DHCP, SMTP, TACACS, RADIUS and SNMP as well as proper traffic and QOS management of customer services. The Network Engineer is responsible for maintaining core infrastructure used to provide video, voice and data services. Additional responsibilities include managing customer facing network devices; evaluating, testing, and deploying new systems and applications to support the needs of the company; and handling both short-term tasks as well as long-term projects.  Working facilities include office environments; secure data centers, and remote content distribution hubs/shelters. Working atmosphere: 20% remote/ 80% office environment.


• Become familiar with all Voice, Video and Data technologies and participate in department on-call rotation.

• Assist other department team members with their duties as needed.

• Provide level III support to the ImOn NOC.

• Provide recommendations for and participate in the design, budget, documentation and training for all functions of this position.


Essential Job Responsibilities for Primary Functional Area of Accountability

• Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.

• Establishes network by evaluating and resolving network performance issues including availability, utilization, latency and security; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls; engineers redundancy for certain network systems.

• Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.

• Secures network by developing network access policies, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.

• Responsible for the monitoring, detection and mitigation of network attacks within the service provider network

• Designing and conducting technical training programs for other employees; providing references and support.

• Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.

• Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.

• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

• Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

• Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

• Provides next level support to multiple teams and departments within the organization.

• Must be able to manage: Cisco ASR9K, Cisco UBr10012 CMTS, Cisco/ Adtran Routers and Switches, RFGW-10, TS1000, Calix Fiber to the Home (FTTH) nodes, Calix Management Server (CMS), Metaswitch Session Border Controller (SBC), Ciena DWDM Systems, various Wireless Access Points and controllers, Wireless P2P and P2MP Systems, various Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) detection and mitigation systems.



Required Experience, Training, and Special Qualifications

• College degree in Information Technology or Telecommunications discipline, related military training and experience, or 7 years documented industry experience required.

• Minimum of 3 years of Network Administration experience in a service provider and/or large enterprise environment required.

• A thorough understanding of common routing and switching protocols including Ethernet, MPLS, IPv4/IPv6, OSPF, and BGP is required.

• Basic Linux administration and scripting skills required. RedHat experience desired.

• In-depth understanding of DHCP, DNS, NAT and NTP protocols and the ability to install, operate, maintain and troubleshoot multiple DHCP and DNS servers required.

• Ability to understand, audit and implement industry standard security practices throughout the network.

• Experience with MS Office Suite including Visio with the ability to create documentation and drawings related to all aspects of the network. Must be able to create Method of Procedures (MOP) to clearly guide others through minor or complex tasks.

• Have the ability and desire to work with other team members to develop new products, troubleshoot existing services and monitor the progress to completion.

• Participate in Network Planning discussions and provide input during the budgeting process.


ImOn offers competitive pay, health and dental insurance, 401(k), discounted Cable, Internet & Phone services, and additional perks such as FREE vision insurance, FREE life insurance and FREE short term/long term disability, as well as vacation & holiday pay, and community volunteer opportunities.

If you are interested in being a part of the ImOn Difference please apply today!

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