Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Network Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Network Engineer
Job Type: Information Technology
Pay Range $92,000 to $108,000
Location Colorado Springs, CO
Date First Posted 5/11/22
Senior Network Engineer
Who We Are
Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility provider with a 100-year reputation of integrity, gives you an experience unmatched by other utility companies. We continuously strive to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology and provide a work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy. In fact, we were recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA), recognizing our utility for having some of the highest ratings in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements among the more than 2,000 public utilities in the nation. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Colorado Springs is the perfect blend of mountain and city living. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, you will enjoy nature at its finest while residing in the sixth most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2021).
Why Should You Join Our Team?
Our Network Enterprise Services (NES) Portfolio group is seeking a Senior Network Engineer with a strong background in Cisco and with network and cyber security. Our team oversees the planning, architecture, design, installation, maintenance, and support of communications infrastructure for IT, OT, wi-fi, and data center networks, along with their reliability and performance. NES also manages communications security technologies, including firewalls and VPNs. In this role, you will configure, install, deploy, and manage IT and OT access routers and switches, wireless controllers and access points, and network security devices for the entire organization. You will have the opportunity to be part of several network upgrades, including the transition of Control Networks onto a new transport network infrastructure, a move to Software Defined Networking in two onsite data centers, and a network security architecture change.
Please note that a Hybrid Telework Schedule will be considered for this position. Hybrid is defined as a pre-determined blend of working from home and in the office.
How Will You Make an Impact?
Configuring and supporting ethernet-based internal and external network connections and interfaces, and developing and maintaining network configuration management applications
Troubleshooting network performance issues, and creating and maintaining network availability management processes and techniques
Monitoring and analyzing organization-wide communications system performance to ensure high-quality transmission
Designing network installations and configurations
Testing and validating circuits, hardware, and connections for proper configuration and performance, and ensuring all equipment and cabling are installed for network reliability
Designing, planning, and overseeing installation and maintenance of wireless systems, including coverage modeling and prediction, interference analysis, configuration, and equipment layout
Planning, designing, developing, and implementing LANs and WANs across the organization
Anticipating and mitigating potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure system security
Designing, implementing, installing, upgrading, testing, and troubleshooting telecommunications services and equipment
Installing, monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links, and making recommendations for improvements
Please note that this position operates on a 24/7 on-call rotation schedule.
Who You Are
Relevant and progressively responsible experience with network and cyber security
Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related discipline is valued
Knowledge of and experience with Cisco ASA Firewalls and Palo Alto Firewalls
Knowledge of and experience with Cisco ACI, Cisco Prime, Cisco ISE, and SolarWinds is valued
Certification in Security+ is valued
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Our Commitment to our Employees...
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 rich benefits program.
Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge
Vacation –New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year
Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave
Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year
Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather
Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time
Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire
Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $10.30 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements
Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network preventive care covered at 100%
Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery
Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.
Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more
Long-Term Care Insurance – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones
Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available
Curious about joining our team? Learn more at https://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/jobs/
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