Telecom Data Engineer IV



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Telecom Data Engineer IV

Cincinnati, OH or Plainfield, IN

Duke Energy Cincinnati, OH or Plainfield, IN office is seeking a Telecom Data Network Engineer in support of ongoing and emerging work across the Midwest region network. This position requires a solid understanding of routing and switching and a general understanding of wireless and firewall technologies. Network automation with programming and scripting are additional skills that are highly valued. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who exceeds with little supervision and works well with small teams using Agile engineering principles. This is a hybrid position with a requirement to be in the office at least 2 days a week.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The successful candidate will implement, test and document standard network solutions at both substation and corporate office locations. They will ensure correct documentation is in place, alarming capabilities are properly enabled, asset system information is updated and change impact is properly documented and approved.

• Configuration of Cisco routers and switches following enterprise architecture configuration templates, standards, and processes

• Prepare engineering job packages consisting of detailed parts/equipment lists, logical installation instructions and appropriate documentation (drawings, wiring diagrams, layouts, etc.) to support an efficient installation and maintenance process

• Create or maintain physical and logical network drawings as well as rack and power drawings leveraging MS Visio following standard templates

• Work effectively with other team members and business partners to successfully implement data network solutions

• Potential troubleshooting of routing, switching and firewall policies during turn-ups

• Monitor installation work to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, standards, and procedures

• Adhere to change management practices

• Procure, turn-up and troubleshoot both private and public WAN circuits

• Prepare and submit cost estimates for planned installations where required

• Work in an Agile engineering environment on team-based projects and assignments

• Performs related activities as directed

Required Qualifications:

• Ability to have NERC CIP access

• Ability to work well within a team

• Good interpersonal/relational skills

• Effective verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to follow processes and be detail-oriented

• Ability to work productively with little direct supervision

• Demonstrated working experience with Cisco routers, switches, and access points

• Good understanding of copper and fiber standards and associated connector types

• Solid understanding of Layer 2 technologies such as VLANs, Dot1q trunks, and the Spanning Tree Protocol

• Solid understanding of IPv4 and subnetting as well as OSPF and BGP routing protocols

• Ability to troubleshoot basic layer2/3 communication issues

• General understanding of wireless technology, protocols, and standards

• General understanding of firewall technology and policies

Desired Qualifications:

• Self-directed, motivated, and organized and willing/able to mentor other network engineers

• Cisco certifications: CCNA Enterprise, CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security

• Working knowledge of WAN technologies such as Ethernet, cell modems and T1s

• Advanced knowledge of OSPF and BGP protocols

• Strong understanding of front-door VRFs, DMVPN and MPLS L3VPNs

• Advanced understanding of IP ACLs, prefix-lists, route-maps, as-path ACLs, and community-lists

• Experience with Cisco controller-based solutions such as ISE, DNAC, SDWAN and ACI a plus

• Demonstrated experience with the following network hardware/software solutions:

o Palo Alto firewalls

o Opengear terminal servers

o SolarWinds monitoring solution

o Bluecat IPAM tool

• Experience with SCADA communication systems and working in a regulated utility environment

• Experience with JIRA and agile methodologies

• Experience navigating process-oriented workflows, understanding many different internal business partner requirements, and building good working relationships

• Experience with Python and Ansible automation

• Willingness and ability to learn new skills

For over 16 years, Brooksource has established and maintained relationships that are designed to meet your IT staffing needs. Whether it’s contract, contract-to-hire, or permanent placement work, we customise our search based upon your company’s unique initiatives, culture and technologies. With our national team of recruiters placed at 21 major hubs around the nation Brooksource finds the people best-suited for your business. When you work with us, we work with you. That’s the Brooksource promise.

Brooksource is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition as defined by applicable state or local law, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

Benefits & Perks:

Brooksource offers competitive medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Dependent Care FSA, and supplemental coverage with plans that can fit each employee’s needs. We offer a 401k plan that includes a company match and is fully vested after you become eligible, paid time off, sick time, and paid company holidays. We also offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that provides services like virtual counseling, financial services, legal services, life coaching, etc.

Pay Disclaimer:

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


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