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Arizona Public Service IT Network Engineer III / Senior | Enterprise Network in PHOENIX, Arizona

IT Network Engineer III / Senior | Enterprise Network

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Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021-1808

Company: APS

Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.


IT Network Engineer III / Senior | Enterprise Network

As an IT Network Engineer III / Senior, you will lead the deployment, configuration, maintenance, and monitoring of our advanced network infrastructure. Your expertise will ensure the smooth operation of APS's communication networks, driving optimal performance and availability.

What Your Day Would Look Like:

  • Network Deployment: Lead the implementation of cutting-edge network solutions, ensuring a robust and scalable infrastructure.

  • Configuration and Maintenance: Configure and maintain network hardware and software, optimizing performance and reliability.

  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Proactively monitor network performance, swiftly identifying and resolving issues to maintain seamless operations.

  • Performance Optimization: Continuously analyze network performance, implementing enhancements to ensure maximum efficiency and uptime.

  • Collaboration and Support: Work closely with cross-functional teams to support network-related needs and ensure comprehensive coverage and support.

  • Technical Skills: Preferred skills include Palo Alto firewall, F5 Load Balancer, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and Azure Cloud.

    We Are Looking for Candidates Who Have:

  • Extensive Experience: Proven experience in deploying, configuring, maintaining, and monitoring complex network systems.

  • Technical Expertise: Deep understanding of network protocols, hardware, and software, with a focus on performance and reliability.

  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities, with a commitment to maintaining optimal network operations.

  • Team Player: Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, supporting and enhancing the capabilities of our network team.

  • Commitment to Excellence: Passion for delivering high-quality network solutions and ensuring the highest levels of performance and availability.

    If you are a seasoned network engineer with a passion for optimizing communication networks and ensuring seamless operations, we invite you to join our team. Apply today and play a key role in driving the success of APS's enterprise network, with a focus on advanced networking and cloud networking/Azure skill sets.

    *Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.

Minimum Requirements

IT Network Engineer III | Enterprise Network

  • Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field

  • AND five (5) years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.

  • Requires strong technical knowledge within a job area or system and basic knowledge across related technical areas

    IT Network Engineer, Senior | Enterprise Network

  • Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field

  • AND seven (7) years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.

  • Requires in-depth level of technical knowledge within a job area and working knowledge of other technical areas

    Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications

  • Knowledge of network design, installation, maintenance and operations;

  • IT security; hardware and software for firewalls; firewall installation, configuration and maintenance;

  • Ability to recognize the importance of customer focus and/or of serving the needs of the end user;

  • Solve problems analytically; feel comfortable working with different teams, clients and groups of staff across an organization;

  • Prioritize personal workload; troubleshoot technical problems, including working with clients to diagnose and resolve problems; work independently and manage team work simultaneously

Major Accountabilities

1) Leads network and communication area

2) Formulates, implements and coordinates designing, installing and maintaining of internal systems

3) Provides advanced level troubleshooting with network equipment

4) May conduct infrastructure planning and development

5) Leads design and development activities

6) Implements and supports the network infrastructure

7) Assists specialists in more complex analysis, design, development, tests and debugging to increase efficiencies

8) May provide guidance and assistance to other employees

Export Compliance / EEO Statement

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, 'U.S. Export Control Laws'). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates ('Pinnacle West') maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law.

For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work, but the ultimate decision is the company's. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

    *Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.

    CIP Requirement:

    This position requires Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) access consistent with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards. The applicant considered for this role will be required to obtain and maintain CIP access for the duration of employment in this position. A full seven (7) year criminal history will be obtained through the pre-employment background check process (or, for current employees, through supplemental background check process) to fulfill the CIP access requirements. In addition, this position requires an additional background check every seven years to maintain access.