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PPL Corporation Associate Network Technologist in Allentown, Pennsylvania

6652BR

Internal Title:

Associate Network Technologist

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs routine assignments using established procedures in the below areas.

Network Design and Selection:

  • Collaborate with business leadership to collect requirements to shape networking services

  • Ensure that modified network infrastructure meets performance requirements

  • Ensure that all network projects follow corporate standards and security policies

  • Provide thought leadership and apply leading trends in networking

  • Understand network interdependencies and impacts of recovery procedures across PPL EU infrastructure

  • Serve as a subject matter advisor on networking technologies

  • Establish the networking technology lifecycle approach, including refresh and retirement strategies

Network Implementation:

  • Analyze the current system network, using technical tools and utilities

  • Implement test plans (including functionality, integrity, and stress testing; test matrices; and definition of test methodologies and strategy)

  • Ensure that plans integrate effectively with other aspects of the technical infrastructure

  • Drive scalable internetworks and multilayer-switched networks for the IT organization’s rapid growth

  • Design, deliver, enhance, and support networking services, which include intranet, extranet, local area network, and wide area network technologies

  • Implement test plans (including functionality, integrity, and stress testing; test matrices; and definition of test methodologies and strategy)

  • Ensure that plans integrate effectively with other aspects of network infrastructure

Solution Development:

  • Develop and configure network infrastructure from conceptualization through stabilization

  • Test, debug, performance analyze, and document infrastructure components

  • Support Vendor Management Lead and Operations Lead to issue networking related RFPs, assess bid proposals, negotiate contracts, and onboard vendors

  • Liaise with relevant IT System Operators and Security Specialists to coordinate, design, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware

Other:

  • May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

Requisition ID:

6652BR

Position Summary:

The Network Technologist is responsible for the planning, designing, and implementing of network solutions.

The Associate level uses established procedures under immediate guidance and instruction from supervisor or more senior level Network Technologists.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Entry Level

Recruiting Location:

PA-Allentown

Additional Requirements:

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree OR 4 years of related work experience

  2. Easily adapts to changing circumstances

  3. Excitement, curiosity, and passion for shaping the future through digital technology

  4. Ability to effectively adapt to rapid technological and business change while maintaining enthusiasm and displaying sound judgment

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:

Regular

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience supporting fast-changing business organizations

  2. Proven ability to prioritize and execute tasks

  3. Understands business goals and strategic priorities

  4. Ability to collaborate with team members across different functional domains and technologies

  5. Highly self-motivated and directed with attention to detail

Full-time or Part-time:

Full-Time

Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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