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Pacificorp Network Engineer 3 - Portland, Oregon or Salt Lake City, Utah - 105228 in PORTLAND, Oregon

Network Engineer 3 - Portland, Oregon or Salt Lake City, Utah - 105228

Date: Sep 23, 2021

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Defines standards, plans, and detailed designs for highly complex networks. Scope includes large, customer-facing electric and gas utility networks, including Internet and local and wide area networks at several corporate IT data centers, electric and gas transmission and distribution facilities, electric generation facilities. Plan and coordinate cross-functional or cross-company work, change management, and resource availability. Monitor systems operations and adjusts operational plans accordingly. Act as a lead and/or technical resource to network engineer 1 and 2.


  • Design and develop complex data network plans for enterprise network upgrades and expansions. (25-30%)

  • Design and implementation of complex data systems, network configurations, and network architecture, including hardware and software technology, site locations, business continuity, disaster recovery, and integration of technologies. (25-35%)

Provide network engineering expert resources in these disciplines:

  • Core and WAN routing

  • Core switching

  • Network security and vulnerability management

  • Network diagnostics

  • Assess and resolve the most complex data network problems and incidents. (20-25%)

  • Review analyses and technical feasibility to develop data network deployment strategies. (5%)

  • Assess and review data network growth forecasts and to ensure that business needs are translated into network capacity requirements. (5%)

  • Lead and support efforts to resolve data network problems and incidents through root cause analysis and study of potential network deficits. (5%)

  • Serve on a rotating after-hours on-call to support major incidents.

  • Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned (5%)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically 4 years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 2 years additional directly related technical experience is required.)

  • Five years of experience Cisco data network engineering design, support and implementation activities in network routing (MPLS, BGP OSPF), switching, WAN strategy, quality of service, core switching.

  • Expert level analysis and design skills involving the ability to gather data on systems issues, define alternative approaches, document, assess business impact, recommend cost effective solutions, and develop and implement those solutions.

  • Advanced knowledge of current network technologies, tools such as Wireshark and packet capture analysis, network applications, and telecom/network vendors

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills


Skills and knowledge desired but not required:

  • Experience working with network-related compliance controls, evidence gathering, and audit support for NERC CIP

  • Experience with network configuration management systems such as BNA/TSNA.

  • Cisco Certification or equivalent experience at CCNP or CCIE level.

  • Cisco ACI experience, data center cloud, and/or virtual networking

  • Familiarity with firewalls, including Palo Alto, Check Point, Cisco or ForcePoint/McAfee

Additional Information

Req Id: 105228

Company Code: PacifiCorp

Primary Location: Portland, Oregon or Salt Lake City, UT

Department: Network Services

Schedule: FULL TIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 93,900 - 110,500.00

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 15.00% of salary.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening