IT NETWORK ENGINEER

Job Locations US-AK-Sitka
Job ID
2021-5668
Category
Information Technology
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

The Network Engineer is responsible for the installation, support, and maintenance of all SEARHC network communications, including but not limited to LAN/WAN/WLAN, fiber, telecommunications, and unified communications systems. The position will routinely conduct assessments of current systems and work on complex problems where analysis requires in-depth evaluation of various factors. The Intermediate Engineer completes assigned tasks ranging from routine to moderate complexity related to projects and technical requests, while also providing support in all areas of the departmental service portfolio.

 

Design and deploy LAN, WAN, WLAN, and VoIP solutions.  Includes routers, switches, WAPs, WLAN controllers and other hardware.

Create and maintain detailed network documents and diagrams.

Participate in the daily operational activities reviews and provide day-to-day analysis.

Conduct proactive maintenance and perform independent complex network system troubleshooting.

Utilize experience, technical knowledge, and skills to identify and optimize capacity and performance issues for service availability and performance.

Perform system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, systems, and key processes.

Configure networks to ensure their reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.

Participate in troubleshooting incidents and problem areas as needed.

Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.

Participate in new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

Interact with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to ensure SLA and project performance.

Participates in the evaluation and estimation of routine work requests and minor projects.

Creates, follows, maintains, and updates documentation and checklists to ensure efficiency and consistency.

Uses advanced troubleshooting methodologies that provide efficient, effective resolution and minimize negative impacts.

 

Will hire at the appopriate level based on experience: Associate, Intermediate or Senior.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates and engages in team meetings, team building activities, and other opportunities to strengthen the department.

  • Executes project-related tasks.

  • Actively maintains education and cross-training on all departmental areas of expertise. Prepares and attends training when available and appropriate.

  • Participates in the evaluation and estimation of routine work requests, consortium initiatives or minor projects.

  • Actively maintains education and cross-training on all departmental areas of expertise.

  • Leads small inter and intra-departmental committees and groups.

  • Works conscientiously to minimize cost and time requirements in all areas of departmental responsibility.

  • Assists management in identifying opportunities for process improvement within the department.

  • Occasional after hours work when needed, which can include weekends, holidays, or non-standard business hours.  

  • Position requires frequent travel to locations in Southeast Alaska.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma/GED is required; Associate degree preferred.
  • 4-6 years relevant experience in network engineering.
    • Experience with network and telecommunications transport technologies (SIP, MPLS, ATM, ELAN, PRI, T-1 etc.), network routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP etc.), and network tunneling protocols at a high level (IPsec, IPsec over GRE etc.).
    • Experience in design, setup, and configuration of wired and wireless networking using primarily Cisco based devices that supports open or secured access.
    • Experience in the setup and support of VoIP phone systems, softphones, and other telephony.
    • Experience in configuration and setup of firewalls and Network Security appliances for access to vital business applications, hardware, and software VPNs.
    • Experience using network performance tools for monitoring performance and troubleshooting network problems and outages.

 

Certification

  • Network+ or similar certification, preferred
  • CCNA, CCNP, or JNCIA-JunOS certification preferred, or must obtain within the first 12 months of employment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a professional business manner and ability to interact with people of differing professional levels.

Basic knowledge in design, setup and configuration of network router/switch and voice technologies from an engineering perspective. LAN protocols to include VLAN, STP, QoS etc. Experience with IP addressing (IPv4 subnet)

Understands network and telecommunications transport technology (SIP, MPLS, ATM, ELAN, PRI, etc.), network routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, HSRP etc.), and network tunneling protocols on a basic level (IPsec, IPsec over GRE etc.)

Basic knowledge in design, setup and configuration of wireless networking using primarily Cisco/Meraki based devices that supports open or secured access.

Basic knowledge of VoIP phone systems.

Working knowledge in configuration and setup of firewalls and Network Security appliances for access to vital business applications, hardware, and software VPNs.

Knowledge of network performance tools used for monitoring performance and troubleshooting network problems and outages

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