Alliant Energy is looking for an Engineer to join our Networks and Telecommunications team. This position can be located in either Madison, WI or Cedar Rapids, IA.
Alliant Energy’s customers depend on us to provide reliable energy, available with the flip of a switch. In order to do this we rely on highly available network infrastructure that is business critical. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Telecom Engineer to join our team.
As our Telecom Engineer you will be designing, testing, and deploying modern telecommunications & network technology to support smart grid initiatives, grid modernization, private clouds, long-haul fiber networks, two-way radio systems, private microwave, and cellular IoT with a strong focus on routing and switching. Automation will be a strong focus as well in order to support a diverse network across large datacenters, corporate offices and smaller field offices.
You will work with a diverse team of technical experts and leadership to deliver end to end telecommunication services to support the overall business strategy. You & your teammates will be responsible for working across the organization to design and deliver services that support existing systems while building for the future.
An important part of your role will be mentoring interns and junior engineers to upgrade their network skills as well as providing critical high level troubleshooting for complex issues the NOC escalates to Engineering.
As a Telecom Engineer you will be managing multiple projects and priorities. You’ll need to be able to manage work independently and use your experience and skills to build solutions that meet customer needs and are cost effective.
Applications will be accepted until a qualified pool of candidates is received.
Alliant Energy will not provide sponsorship for an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa) now or in the future for this position.
Assist in the administration of two way radio and backbone network systems, including microwave, fiber optics, leased circuits, packet radio, spread spectrum and other carrier and wireless technologies.
Assists with ongoing maintenance and database changes to telecommunications sites.
Prepares and maintains accurate documents and records for voice, data, and backbone systems. Prepares requisitions and purchase orders. Assists with compliance to government rules and regulations.
Provides assistance to customers in the preparation of telecommunication requests to ensure that all appropriate technical requirements are identified. Assists in the scheduling of telecommunication resources.
Responds to employee questions, provides problem solving analysis and makes recommendations concerning telecommunications services.
Travels to work sites and may provide afterhours on call support.
Education and Experience Requirements:
This position requires a four year degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.
In addition to the education required, two years of experience is required, preferably in telecommunications, data networks, or information technology.
In addition to the education required, seven years of experience is required, preferably in telecommunications, data networks, or information technology.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to use computer software programs (e.g., e-mail, word processing, spreadsheet, and project management).
Demonstrated understanding of information technology applications.
Working knowledge of information technology networking preferred.
Ability to work in a diverse work environment.
Experience with optical / DWDM equipment from vendors like Ciena, Fujitsu, Infinera, Nokia, Cisco, or Juniper
Experience with routing and switching equipment from vendors like Cisco, Juniper, or Arista
Detailed understanding of TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6
In-depth experience with BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF routing protocols
Understanding of QoS and implementation strategies
Experience with TDM/SONET/OTN equipment and services.
Experience with private microwave systems from vendors like Adtran and NEC.
Experience with layer 1 technologies, particularly long-haul fiber & DWDM
Experience with layer 2 technologies such as Carrier Ethernet, RSTP, Flex Link, VPC, and MLAG
Experience with MPLS protocols and services like LDP, RSVP, VPLS, L3VPN, FRR
Experience with cloud architectures and network automation
Experience with SDN technologies such as VXLAN, NVGRE, Open vSwitch, OpenFlow
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Comfortable working in a Unix server environment
Python scripting and automation
- NOTE: All candidates selected for employment with Alliant Energy will be required to successfully complete a drug screen and background check.
We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment for all and are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
To apply for this challenging opportunity, please complete our online application at www.alliantenergy.com/careers .