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NextEra Energy Principal IP MPLS Transport Network Engineer in Juno Beach, Florida

Principal IP MPLS Transport Network Engineer

  • Date:May 8, 2021

Primary Location: Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 52847

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Position Specific Description

Smile; you've found us! At NextEra Energy, Inc. our people are our greatest asset and we are looking to grow our Transport Network Engineering team.

This position will be an integral part of our Transport Network Engineering team, which designs, implements and maintains the enterprise network infrastructure that supports NextEra Energy and its subsidiaries - Florida Power & Light (FPL), Nextera Energy Resources (NEER) and Gulf Power (GP). If you understand the importance of light levels, dB loss, application response time, can read a packet capture, enjoy being technically challenged and have experience using products from Nokia, Cisco, Arista and Ciena with a deep understanding of optical, transport, wireless and MPLS networking you may be the perfect fit for our team.

The position reports directly to the Transport Network Engineering Manager with work locations available in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, Florida for the right candidate. In this position you will work with some of the brightest minds in the clean energy and utility industry as they work to ensure NextEra is the largest and most capable clean energy provider in North America and the best electric utility in the world.

Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of information technologies and telecommunications.

  • In-depth understanding and experience working with varying network architectures and typologies.

  • Experienced with data networking technologies (routing, switching & Optical/CWDM/DWDM platforms).

  • Experienced with data networking products (Nokia 7705, 7250 & 7750 platforms and Cisco 1000, 2000, 5000 & 7000 series Routers).

  • Working knowledge and experience in configuring and troubleshooting routing protocols (OSPF, ISIS, BGP and MPLS Networks used to provide VPN Services).

  • Experience working with Network Management Systems & Tools (Nokia, Cisco, Netcool, OTDR testing, OSPInsight, FiberWatch, etc.)

  • Responsible for strategic and tactical plans and engineering designs for optical telecommunications network facilities including fiber optics, optical backhaul and data communications equipment, including transport of Power Delivery communications systems.

  • Responsible for development and compliance of engineering standards including documentation, product, lifecycle plans and design packages.

  • Maintain the security of network infrastructure and compliance with all applicable industry and security standards (NERC CIP, PCI, SOX etc.)

  • Certifications – Nokia NRS I & Cisco CCNA

  • Experience – 7+ years of relevant industry experience with optical transport technologies, large enterprise, utility networking or carrier network IP/MPLS implementations and in-depth knowledge of current network hardware, protocols & security practices.

Job Overview

This role is responsible for assisting with the design, leading the implementation, and supporting the maintenance of our enterprise network infrastructure. Employees in this role work directly with management, project managers, and business leaders to ensure that projects are successfully delivered on-time and within budget. This position acts as an escalation point for issues that are encountered in our 24x7 environment to ensure that the availability and performance of our systems is maintained. Employees also ensure that all documentation is accurate and up-to-date and that our infrastructure remains secure at all times.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Works directly with equipment manufactures to assess new technologies and how they can be applied to provide solutions to increase availability, reliability, and business agility or to reduce operating costs

• Analyzes new projects and designs network solutions that will support their implementation

• Participates in the implementation of network infrastructure

• Creates as-built design documentation for all new projects and network engineering efforts, and ensures they remain up-to-date as the network evolves

• Maintains the availability and integrity of our enterprise network infrastructure, including wired and wireless networks, network security infrastructure, and voice transport infrastructure

• Maintains the security of network infrastructure and compliance with all applicable industry and security standards

• Acts as the highest level of engineering escalation for issues encountered within the network environment and security environments

• Demonstrates experience with network management operational tools such as Cisco Prime, Netscout, and IBM Tivoli

• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• High School Grad / GED

• Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience

• Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree

Employee Group: ExemptEmployee Type: Full TimeJob Category: Information TechnologyOrganization: Florida Power & Light Company Location: Juno Beach, Florida Other Work Locations: Florida Relocation Provided: No

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