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Roanoke Connect, Network Engineer I 

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
About the Organization REC desires to be a leading cooperative providing top tier performance in safety, service and reliability.We are recognized as a highly efficient cooperative applying superior customer service, best work practices and effective technologies that result in high value for our members. We emphasize developing employees as leaders with a highly trained and qualified workforce to meet future challenges and opportunities. REC is recognized as a leader by the cooperative industry, stakeholders and the community for delivering effective and high impact diversified services for our members and community welfare. We are known for our compassion, care, and commitment to the communities we serve.

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As a Network Engineer at Roanoke Connect you will be a member of a small team that is responsible for building out, maintaining, managing and troubleshooting a FTTP network. Your daily responsibilities may include adding new devices to the network, monitoring network capacity, configuring new devices, troubleshooting subscriber connectivity and/or participating in a team planning session for a new product or service.


Functions Include:

  • Responsible for the implementation of approved network architecture and designs

  • Integrates complex communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations.

  • Evaluates new products, performs advanced network problem resolution.

  • Assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and implements approved methods of procedure.

  • Contributes to designing corporate standards and develops network enhancements

  • Works on complex projects/systems/issues surrounding network planning, configuration and optimization.

  • Hands on involvement in advanced network planning, network architecture design and engineering.

  • Provides top tier support across organizations.

  • Leading project teams that maintain and improve network operations.

  • Knows, understands and follows company policy.

  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor.

  • Adheres to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.

  • Proactively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.



Position Requirements


  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Network Engineer in a Service Provider environment

  • Associates Degree in I.T. server or network related field preferred but not required

  • Advanced Cisco or Juniper Network Certifications preferred (CCNA, JNCIA, CCNP, JNCIP)

  • Additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of certifications and/or education



Required Skills

  • 2-3 years direct experience configuring and troubleshooting OSPF in a service provider environment

  • 2-3 years direct experience configuring and troubleshooting BGP

  • 2-3 years experience with Cisco IOS and IOS-XR

  • 2-3 years experience with Cisco ASA

  • Proficiency in troubleshooting layer-2 and layer-3 network issues, i.e. spanning-tree, broadcast storms, routing loops, etc.

  • 1-2 years experience with GPON or XGS-PON

  • 1-2 years experience with SNMP, logging and network monitoring tools

  • 2-3 years experience with fiber optics (optical transceivers, optical loss and loss budgets, etc.)

  • In-depth understanding of NAT/CGNAT

  • Experience with network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology

  • Efficient knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model

  • Intermediate knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations

  • Experience with network designing software, such as Visio

  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast paced environment and ability to learn new technology quickly

  • Hands-on experience with network devices (rack and stack, cabling, linecard installation and replacement, etc)

  • Ability to work with a team on projects as well as take on individual projects with limited supervision

  • Motivation and willingness to learn

  • 1-2 years Point-to-Point wireless and WiFi experience

  • Attention to detail with excellent documentation skills

  • Ability to produce MOPS and BOMS

  • Advanced knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Physical Media (Single/Multimode Fiber, UTP, etc.), bridging, switching, routing, ethernet and transport technologies and protocols

  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP to include advanced IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting and address structure, and routing protocol usage.

  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of network design, network architecture, protocols, and network topology, to include FTTx and FWA technologies.

  • Experience with network design, network architecture, protocols, and network topology

  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast-paced environment and ability to learn new technology quickly


Desired Skills

  • Proficiency with Linux Shell Script

  • Proficiency with Python

  • Experience with VMware and VCenter and virtualized server management

  • Experience administering DHCP, DNS, and IPAM (DDI)

  • Experience working with an Internet service provider

  • Experience with Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper and/or Arista network equipment

  • Understanding of restful API

  • Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (Cisco, Calix, Alcatel-Lucent, etc.)

  • Knowledge of industry products and services

  • Advanced knowledge of optical systems, to include PON, CWDM and DWDM systems.

  • Advanced knowledge of BGP routing and implementing redundant network solutions.


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Roanoke Connect, Network Engineer I  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 6/13/2022  
Location Roanoke Electric Cooperative  
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