Colorado Springs Utilities Network Architect in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Job Type: Information Technology
Pay Range $122,035 to $148,054
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 9/10/21
***This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.
Who We Are: Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned, four-service utility serving our friends and neighbors for over 130 years! As Colorado Springs Utilities is growing quickly and adding many new users, your team will be essential to the continued support of our internal customers and, ultimately, the services that we provide to our community.
We are looking for an outstanding individual to join our team as a Network Architect . In this job, you will tackle the exciting & challenging technical opportunities and work closely with a team of Network System Engineers who share responsibility for a diverse and interesting mix of network environments including; two data centers, a Metropolitan Area IP Network, LANs distributed across the City of Colorado Springs, Wireless Networks, and Operational Technology Networks supporting the Utilities’ Electric, Gas, Water and Wastewater operations.
Key Areas of Focus:
Examining and evaluating the network performance
Researching new industry-leading network technologies and managing the IT Network Roadmap
Designing and building networks by taking into consideration various factors like bandwidth requirements, infrastructure requirements, and security
Planning and designing in advance and should often participate in the implementation of network designs
Understanding the data communication needs and come up with the best solutions to meet the requirements
Designing network needs for servers, configuring components, and resolving any issues prior to implementation
Catering to the needs of network modeling
Estimating the growth of the network
Upgrading the network equipment from time to time
Focusing on the effects the new equipment may have on the network performance
Providing recommendations to make accurate upgrading to the network
Networking Equipment Maintenance
Managing and monitoring the networking systems
Upgrading the network equipment
Making sure the required adjustments and minor repairs to ensure that the systems operate smoothly
Scheduling maintenance on network systems to avoid any downtime due to networking issues
Who you are… Ideally, you will bring your Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. You must have good communication skills and should be well-versed with problem-solving techniques. Extensive knowledge of computer network operations, security, and wireless systems is preferred. Apart from these regular skills, you should be able to perform the following tasks:
Keep track of company network needs
Quickly solve the network issues
Focus on new network systems
Must invest time to design network data systems
Maintaining proper records of the networks they design to include: resolving network issues, network drawings, text description, and equipment configuration.
Good knowledge about networking components such as routers, modems, adaptors, switches, VPNs, Firewalls, LoadBalancers, and servers
Be well-versed with all aspects of project management such as team-building, staff training, and scheduling
The military job codes/duty codes most closely related to this role are: 25A, 25G, 26A, 26B 37A1, 37A2, 37A3, 37A4 6420, 6423, 6425, 6427, IT 9634, 9934, 9975, 9985
Colorado Springs Utilities infuses corporate responsibility and safety into daily business operations with the foundation of decision-making focused on our citizen owners, community, employees, and environment. As an employee, you will have an opportunity to contribute ideas and solutions in an engaging, dynamic team environment.
Our Commitment… Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.
Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan
Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage
Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services
Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses
Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses
Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury
Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage
Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement
Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time
Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.
Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan
Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses
Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance
All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.
Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.
Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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Job Type: Information Technology