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Alliant Energy Senior Network Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Bring YOUR energy to Alliant Energy!

At Alliant Energy, our purpose is to serve customers and build stronger communities. We are passionate about powering beyond the market challenges of today, while powering what's next in energy. When our employees say "I am energy", it means they take pride in the work we do when disaster strikes, as well as all the days in between. We want you to be safe, happy and healthy. That's why we prioritize safety, offer volunteer opportunities and provide competitive pay, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and paid time off.

Alliant Energy is seeking a motivated Sr. Network Engineer to join our team in Cedar Rapids, IA or Madison, WI!

In this role you will operate as part of a dedicated team of IT professionals that maintains network, telecommunications, and voice infrastructure. You will provide support and implementation of data, telecommunications, and/or voice technologies, as well as provide problem resolution in a customer-oriented environment. You must have good communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are vital. Leadership is an important aspect of this position, with the ability to provide technical leadership for more junior team members being critical.

This position may travel up to 20% of time.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Resolves medium– to-high complexity technical issues brought up through the Information Technology Help Desk and other methods for data, telecommunications, and/or voice technologies during and outside of core business hours. Interacts and cooperates with other internal and external support groups to facilitate resolution of technical issues to improve system availability and meet Service Level Agreements.

  • Plans and collaborates with team members to research, design, implement, monitor, maintain, and support key network, telecommunications, voice and/or collaboration infrastructure to establish a stable environment.

  • Coordinates the resolution of planned changes, upgrades, or outages of integrated network technologies, and participates in corporate disaster recovery efforts.

  • Provides continual technical expertise in the evaluation, planning, analysis, development and implementation of data, telecommunications, voice and/or collaboration technologies including but not limited to providing roadmaps, processes and procedures for both project work and general organizational growth in conjunction with other engineers and management.

  • Mentors more junior engineers and assists with the development of guidelines and tools for position duties; assists with on call duties as needed.

  • May participate in on-call rotations, including outside business hours; must be prepared to travel as required.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 + years of experience in the Information Technology field with an emphasis in networks, telecommunications, voice and/or collaboration technologies.

  • Hardware installation experience.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

  • Experience communicating with end users in problem / urgent situations.

  • Proficient diagramming and flow chart experience using software such as Microsoft Visio.

  • Ability to participate in on-call rotations, including after hours, and ability to travel as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Information Technology with an emphasis in networks, telecommunications, voice and/or collaboration technologies.

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher Cisco certification.

  • Experience with Cisco routers, switches, wireless, ISE, ACI, DNA, F5 load balancers, InfoBlox, Palo Alto firewalls.

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.

Key Skills

• Access Control Management • Cloud Architectures • Cloud Networking • Network Administration • Network Architecture • Network Configurations • Network Management • Network Security Management • Project and Program Management • Requirements Management • Systems Performance Monitoring

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Alliant Energy is committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.

Disclaimer:

The above information on this description has been crafted to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not crafted to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Alliant Energy and subsidiaries is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. Applicants in need of a reasonable accommodation for any part of the hiring process, please email talent@alliantenergy.com.

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