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Entergy Cisco Network Engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana

Cisco Network Engineer

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC


This position can be filled at any Entergy location with Little Rock, AR, Jackson, MS, The Woodlands, TX, or New Orleans, LA preferred.

“This full-time position is being filled on a temporary basis. The installation of advanced meters, distribution automation and the implementation of associated technology across Entergy’s five jurisdictions will take place from 2019 through 2024. After these changes in technology have been implemented, the position may no longer be needed. The temporary nature of this position does not change the at-will nature of employment; either the employee or the employer may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, without or without notice or cause.”


This position ensures the stability and integrity of network and messaging services and enhancements (e.g. in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services). This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and network management tools across the organization. This position is also responsible for analysis of network characteristics and recommendations for procurement, removals, and modifications to network components.


  • Perform detailed network package capture and analysis to resolve extremely complex technical issues.

  • Analyze, design, develop, implement, and continuously Evaluate Software Defined Networking solutions, in particular using Cisco ACI and conventional firewalls in a hybrid environment.

  • Design, implement and provide ongoing support for cellular, wireless and wired technology based solutions in electrical substation, power plant, office and data center environments.

  • Design, implement and provide ongoing support for F5 load balancers and associated product lines

  • Design, implement and provide ongoing support for Cisco UCS environments.

  • Perform analysis at physical, data, control, and higher order protocol layers and develops/prototypes network/communications systems. Participate in the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links.

  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records using Word, Excel, Visio, Service-Now, and other tools.

  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed using SolarWinds, Wireshark, Nessus and other tools

  • Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, UPSs, terminal servers, Remote Terminal Units, and other hardware.

  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

  • Interact and coordinate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.

  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.

  • Participate in managing all network connectivity and security solutions.

  • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.

  • Ensure network connectivity of all necessary devices.

  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.

  • Respond as the Data Network Engineering representative in an ‘on-call’ 24x7 rotation to resolve emergent issues in both Corporate and NERC CIP network environments.


Minimum Education required for this position

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience required for this position

*The official job title for this position will be IT Consultantor lower depending on experience.*

IT Specialist, Sr: 2 - 4 years of experience

IT Consultant: 4+ years of experience 3+ years' solution design experience

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position:

Demonstrated experience in Cisco networking, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, WINS, network management tools, use of packet capture and other troubleshooting tools. Understanding of CISCO routers and switches as well as firewalls and intrusion detection/prevention devices. Demonstrates understanding of RIPv1/v2, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, NAT, Access-Lists, route re-distribution, IP Multicast, VLANs, and spanning tree. Previous networking experience maintaining NERC CIP environments, use of Cisco Prime, demonstrated experience with Software Defined Networking / Application Centric Infrastructure, Aruba wireless environments, VMWare, a plus.

Any certificates, licenses, required of this position:

The position requires certifications in Cisco networking or equivalent demonstrated experience.


Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 102432

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere ( to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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