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Georgia Systems Operations Network Engineer (Level I - Principal) in Tucker, Georgia

Network Engineer (Level I - Principal)

Title: Network Engineer (Level I - Principal)

Employment Duration: Full time

Location: GSOC Headquarters: Tucker, GA

City: Tucker

State: GA

Description

The Network Engineer implements robust solutions supporting GSOC’s core networks that support the Internet, MPLS core, and networks that support the Electrical Membership Cooperatives in the state of Georgia. The engineer is responsible for troubleshooting network routing solutions to meet business requirements.

Job Duties:

  • Engineer I:

  • Assist with implementing projects involving the design of new networks and network modifications that take into account alternate routing, load balancing, prioritization, and security. Provisioning of new data circuits, circuit testing, equipment programming and documentation.

  • Provide back up support to operations and maintenance: assist in the resolution of escalated problems in house and at remote sites; provide after-hours support to the on-call technician as required.

  • Provide performance measurement tests from network(s) to identify capacity constraints and assist in the planning for future enhancements and in identifying the source for network performance issues. This includes RTU (Remote Terminal Unit) response delay measurements, IP data performance, and network security penetration tests and assessments.

  • Engineer II:

  • Implementing projects involving the design of new networks and network modifications that take into account alternate routing, load balancing, prioritization, and security. Provisioning of new data circuits, circuit testing, equipment programming and documentation.

  • Contribute to design studies, equipment evaluations, and recommendations for new networking equipment, services, and technologies.

  • Provide engineering support for network security components, including Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto firewalls, and VPN clients.

  • Senior Engineer:

  • Manage projects involving the design of new networks and network modifications that take into account alternate routing, load balancing, prioritization, and security. Develop proposals and secure approvals for networking projects. Provisioning of new data circuits, circuit testing, equipment programming and documentation.

  • Provide design studies, equipment evaluations, and recommendations for new networking equipment, services, and technologies.

  • Provide training to technicians on various technologies.

  • Principal Engineer:

  • Leads the design and architecting of new telecommunications, data, voice, and fiber networks with all phases of the project in mind: designing, planning, integrating, implementation, testing, documenting, and training. Designs security networks that include firewall hardware, VPNs, intrusion detection appliances, and/or management systems.

  • Provides strategic planning of all data and voice networks. Provides recommendations for new networking equipment, services and technologies.

  • Provides advanced level of troubleshooting expertise to other network engineers and NOC personnel.

  • Coordinates with GSOC, GTC, OPC, EMCs, and other stakeholders to ensure that network designs meet requirements and are functioning as intended. Regularly identifies opportunities for improvement and ensures that stakeholders are satisfied.

    Required Qualifications:

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, and/or Information Technology.

    Experience:

  • Engineer I:

  • 0-2 years' experience in a network engineer role within a large regionalized WAN environment.

  • Basic overall routing & switching skills.

  • Engineer II:

  • 3-4 years' experience in a network engineer role within a large regionalized WAN environment.

  • Knowledge in one or more of the following: BGP and iBGP. OSPF and eVPN a plus.

  • Knowledge in design and implementation of routing strategies for regionalized WAN access.

  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS, Juniper Junos, and Arista EOS.

  • Senior Engineer:

  • 6 years' experience in a senior network engineer/architect role within a large regionalized WAN environment.

  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following: BGP and iBGP. OSPF and eVPN a plus.

  • Experience in design and implementation of routing strategies for regionalized WAN access.

  • Experience or good understanding of design and implementation of direct connections into Cloud providers AWS, Azure, SAP, etc.

  • Strong overall routing & switching skills.

  • Experience with Cisco IOS, Juniper Junos, and Arista EOS.

  • Principal Engineer:

  • 10 years' experience in a senior network engineer/architect role within a large regionalized WAN environment.

  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following: BGP and iBGP. OSPF and eVPN a plus.

  • Experience in design and implementation of routing strategies for regionalized WAN access.

  • Experience with design and implementation of direct connections into Cloud providers AWS, Azure, SAP, etc.

  • Expert routing & switching skills.

  • Experience with Cisco IOS, Juniper Junos, and Arista EOS.

    Equivalent Experience:

  • Engineer I: Associates degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, and/or Information Technology with 3 years of networking experience.

  • Engineer II: Associates degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, and/or Information Technology with 6 years of networking experience.

  • Senior Engineer: Associates degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, and/or Information Technology with 12 years of networking experience with 5 of the years at an engineering technician or supervisor level.

  • Principal Engineer: Associates degree in Electrical / Electronics Engineering, Telecommunications, Computer Science, and/or Information Technology with 15 years of networking experience with 5 of the years at an architect level.

    Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Driver’s license. Must obtain and maintain Bulk Electric System Cyber Authorized Status as defined in GSOC’s CIP Cyber Security Policy 301 and NERC Reliability Standard CIP 004 – Personnel Risk Assessment.

    Specialized Skills: Computer, MS Office, Word, Access, Power Point, Excel, effective organizational and verbal/written communication abilities, active listening, critical thinking, and active learning. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of basic routing skills. Candidate must be self-motivated, team oriented and must possess strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Engineer I:

  • Knowledge of OSPF and BGP.

  • Experience with Cisco IOS, Juniper Junos, and Arista EOS.

  • Experience in design and implementation of routing strategies for regionalized WAN access.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Active network routing certifications are a plus.

    Engineer II:

  • Knowledge of SDWAN solutions.

  • Experience with B2B VPN and External Access a plus.

  • Knowledge of datacenter networking fabric topologies and common architectures deployed, both Layer 2 and Layer 3 based.

  • Knowledge of micro-segmented environments.

  • Programming with Python.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Active network routing certifications are a plus.

    Senior Engineer:

  • Advanced knowledge in SDWAN solutions.

  • Experience with B2B VPN and External Access a plus.

  • Understand datacenter networking fabric topologies and common architectures deployed, both Layer 2 and Layer 3 based.

  • Familiarity or experience with architecting and operating micro-segmented environments.

  • Familiarity or experience with network automation or programming with Python.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership of large complex projects.

  • Active network routing certifications are a plus.

    Principal Engineer:

  • Advanced knowledge in SDWAN solutions.

  • Experience with B2B VPN and External Access a plus.

  • Understand datacenter networking fabric topologies and common architectures deployed, both Layer 2 and Layer 3 based.

  • Familiarity or experience with architecting and operating micro-segmented environments.

  • Familiarity or experience with network automation or programming with Python.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership of large complex projects.

  • Active network routing certifications are a plus.

Georgia System Operations Corporation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, including veterans and disabled. We are a drug-free workplace. All applicants are subject to substance abuse testing.

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