Network Engineer

Breda Telephone Corporation d/b/a Western Iowa Networks is looking for a full-time Network Engineer for their Breda, IA operations.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluate and standardize technologies and architectures in relation to the infrastructure and service needs of Western Iowa Networks.
  • Monitor network, equipment, and customer circuits.
  • Attends various meetings with management, departments and vendors to ensure company objectives are met. Participates in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects.
  • Work closely with other departments to design and roll out new data infrastructure, technologies and services.
  • Designing, configuring and commissioning network elements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Director of Operations.
  • Assist with installation and configuration of network and other IT equipment including servers, routers, switches, computers, monitors and printers

Requirements Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of modern service provider data networks, technologies and protocols such as OSPF, BGP, MPLS, IPv4 and IPv6.
  • Experience building and maintaining virtual environments supporting Windows & Linux OS’.
  • Strong working knowledge of IP security architecture and protocols.
  • Solid experience in designing and supporting IP networks for voice, data and video in a Service Provider environment.
  • Skill in troubleshooting, problem identification and resolution.
  • Skill in oral and written communication with the ability to communicate with customers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents such as vendor deployment guidelines, white papers and configuration manuals.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand.

Education and Experience:

  • Prefer 4-Year degree in Network Systems Administration or related field and/or equivalent amount of experience. 
  • Current CCNA. CCNP. BCNP or CCSPNE Certification.
  • Calix knowledge preferred.
  • Brocade knowledge preferred.
Additional Information:
  • Company offers competitive wages and an attractive benefit package
  • Pre-Employment Drug Screen required
  • Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) required for company insurance qualifications
  • Breda Telephone Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)



Contact:                                                    Stephanie Thomsen, Human Resources

Telephone:                                              (712) 673-2311

Fax:                                                             (712) 673-4281

E-mail:                                                       [email protected]