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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Transport Network Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Transport Network Engineer

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $98,176 to $122,720

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 10/27/21

Senior Transport 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 apply?

The Network Transport Services team is responsible for supporting the safety, reliability, and performance of all of Colorado Springs Utilities' fiber, microwave, and telecommunications infrastructure. Take the next step in your career and come join our talented team of telecommunications experts and professionals as a Senior Transport Network Engineer ! You will proactively ensure the security, stability, and integrity of our core network infrastructure to ensure maximum productivity and availability, with an emphasis on technical accuracy and compliance with Colorado Springs Utilities'standards, procedures, and policies. If you have a passion for excellence, enjoy a diverse and challenging work environment, and would take pride in supporting services that are critical to the Colorado Springs community, this position will provide you the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects with stakeholders across the organization designing, implementing, and managing state-of-the-art network systems.

What will you be doing?

  • Designing, deploying, and managing Ciena DWDM/ROADM infrastructure and networks; Core IT/OT MPLS and BGP networks; and managing networks utilizing network standards and technologies including IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, BGP, VRFs, and VLANs

  • Developing automation tools for testing, configuration, auditing, and monitoring of fault and performance of network elements

  • Researching, evaluating, designing, planning, implementing, and testing organization-wide network systems to support IT and organizational strategies and roadmaps

  • Developing and maintaining network design and mapping documentation

  • Performing project management for network extensions, upgrades, and lifecycle replacement efforts

  • Overseeing new and existing equipment, hardware, and software installations and upgrades

  • Implementing and managing network monitoring, logging, and alerting systems

  • Monitoring and testing network performance and providing performance statistics

  • Troubleshooting network issues, performing root cause analysis, documenting findings, and implementing appropriate corrective actions

  • Developing Methods of Procedure (MOPs) for implementation and maintenance activities

  • Participating in the Network Transport Services 24x7 on-call support rotation that covers a broad range of network standards and technologies including OTN, DWDM, IP v4, IP v6, MPLS, QOS, BGP, VRFs, VLANs, SONET, and microwave radio

Who you are...

  • Relevant and progressively responsible experience in designing, implementing, and supporting DWDM/ROADM networks and Network Systems Engineering

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related field

  • Certifications in Ciena, Blue Planet MCP, or other relevant network certifications are highly valued

  • Technical knowledge and skills in any of DWDM/ROADM technologies, TCP/IP networking and network devices, Ciena, Blue Planet MCP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, VRF, VLAN, Spanning Tree, IPv4

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • 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