Western Iowa Networks
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, BGP4, MPLS.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and the ability to design Layers 1, 2, and 3 of the OSI model.
  • 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 using SIP, RTP, & Multicast.
  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking or related field plus three to six years of telecommunications technical experience or five to ten years of relevant telecommunications technical experience.
  • Current CCNA or CCNP Certification.
  • MetaSwitch knowledge preferred.
  • 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]