Senior IP Network Engineer

Sunman, IN

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 one of the largest privately-owned telecommunications providers in the Midwest, serving nearly 200 communities throughout Nebraska and Indiana. Business and enterprise services range from traditional and cloud-based voice and data products to installation and support of strategic networks with fully scalable, managed Ethernet solutions. The company also takes pride in its progressive approach to accommodating the unique needs of wholesale customers, including regional and national telecommunications carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless and other providers utilizing superior custom engineering and custom-build strategies. In addition, the company serves residential customers with an impressive suite of services including high speed Internet, cable and streaming video, and local and long-distance telephone services. At the core of its service offering is an extensive 13,000+- mile, MEF certified regional fiber network reaching 11 states that is fully supported by a 24x7x365, Network Operations Center.

Founded in 1910 by E.C. Hunt as a Nebraska phone company, Great Plains Communications has evolved over the past century, keeping pace with technology and increasing bandwidth demands to become a leading regional network and fiber services provider.

The company is headquartered in Blair, Nebraska and is owned by Grain Management, LLC: a leading private equity firm focused on investments in the Communications sector.