Senior IP Network Engineer

Blair, NE

Great Plains Communications is looking for a high-energy, detail-oriented person to provide senior level support to our IP engineering team.

This position is responsible for:

  • Engineering, building, and supporting our service provider networks
  • Researching, testing, configuring, installing, and maintaining equipment
  • Troubleshooting customer and network problems
  • Analyzing performance issues
  • Resolving outages
  • Providing support to other departments and technicians

Successful candidate must have advanced knowledge of networking technologies such as Cisco router and switch hardware, Cisco IOS, IOS XE, IOS XR operating systems, OSPF and BGP routing protocols, IPv4/v6 subnetting and routing, and SD-WAN.  Experience with various CPE including Cisco and Adtran is also desired.  Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication skills, and customer relation skills are a must.  Must be able work outside normal business hours and be on-call as necessary.

Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus five to eight years of experience in telecommunications/service provider industry is desired.  Professional certifications are a plus.

Competitive salary and benefits provided.  EOE

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Great Plains Communications is the largest privately-owned telecommunications provider in Nebraska. They have over a century of experience providing business, carrier and residential customers with forward-thinking, fiber-based technology services including Ethernet, Internet, video, hosted and voice solutions across an 11-state footprint.  The company also prides itself on their progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of all regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers utilizing superior engineering and custom build strategies. At the core of their service offering is an extensive 11,500-mile regional fiber network, including long-haul and metro networks that span the state of Nebraska extending into Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota and Wyoming. The network offers community access rings, last-mile and middle-mile solutions, all fully supported by their 24x7x365 Network Operations Center.