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Network Engineer III in Indianapolis at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Network Engineer III, $95-100K

The Engineer is responsible for coordination and execution of network modifications based on tactical and strategic goals of the organization. You will collaborate with the Network Architect to design and maintain a highly available Optical Transport and Ethernet network.


  • Reacts to utilization and growth patterns, plans and executes capacity solutions in response to customer and company needs
  • Produces service design packages to articulate architectural changes and capacity augments in the network
  • Collaborates with the Network Architect on required changes in software releases for network equipment
  • Executes core network changes and modifications as part of a MOP
  • Reviews and provides a recommended action in response to vendor issued Technical Service Bulletin's
  • Ability to work an on-call rotation schedule and OT when downtimes are high
  • Produce and maintain policies for service provisioning and hardware deployment
  • Willing and able to work flexible hours and/or additional hours over 40 hours a week when required
  • Creates complex network designs to fulfill customer requests
  • Provides support on design, test and turn up, as well as complex customer issues or problems
  • Manages DevOps projects and initiatives using internal and external resources
  • Perform complex and routine maintenance tests for designated areas of engineering

Required Knowledge

  • Advanced level knowledge of service delivery, routing methods and network architecture features:
    • MP-BGP (address families, route-reflecting, route maps, communities)
    • iBGP, eBGP, g.8032, OSPF, ISIS, STP, MSTP, RSTP
    • L3VPN configuration
    • MPLS service advanced configuration and behavior
    • TE traffic steering (Admin Groups, SRLG)
    • Multicast Routing
    • IPv4 and IPv6 routing in an ISP network
    • Layer 2 forwarding and loop avoidance technologies
    • Advanced OSPF (TE extensions, costing)
    • LSP path signaling (cspf, rsvp, ldp, admin groups)
    • WDM and OTN networking and topologies.
    • AC/DC power budgeting
    • Passive xWDM, OADM (Ciena 4200 etc)
    • Optical link loss budgeting (loss, mileage, etc)
    • Q-in-Q dot1q tagging (outer, inner, etc)
    • Dot1q tag manipulation (pop, push, swap)
    • MAC address replication (multicast, broadcast, unknown)
    • Mesh VPLS vs Hierarchical VPLS (loop avoidance)
    • Min 4 years of senior level experience working in a service provider or large enterprise environment
    • Min 4 years of experience with Network Management Systems, records databases and relevant vendor specific applications
    • Advanced level experience in TCP/IP packet analysis, routing and switching
    • Advanced level experience in network and device management using common programming languages and techniques (Perl, Python or PHP)

Required Skills

  • Understating of complex network topologies and interdependencies
  • Network scalability and limitations
  • Creation of BCOP (Best Current Operational Practices) for service provider networking in support of building and maintaining highly reliable and available networks.
  • Common scripting and programming languages such as PHP, Bash shell, Ruby and Python.
  • Planning & Engineering, and Project Managers, to successfully plan and implement core network changes
  • Possess the ability to work with customers and vendors at both a business & technical level
  • Proven ability to plan and execute large scale projects related to network architecture

Job Requirements

network optical transport ethernet routing route maps configuration traffic ISP signaling