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Network Engineer III

Ref: US_EN_6_913330_1338146

Posted on 14 May 2020
Job Location
Baltimore, Maryland
Contract Type
Contractor
Category
Information Systems

Position: Network Engineer

Term: 6-Month Contract w/ Possible Extension

Start: ASAP

Schedule: M-F, 8-5

Network engineer with mesh or wireless experience (mesh strongly preferred) – they use Itron https://www.itron.com/es/solutions/how-we-deliver/networks ... doesn't expect to see candidates with experience 

Field Area Network team – if a utility service goes down (i.e. a tree knocks down a power line), this team is alerted through Itron and responsible for identifying problem at system level and ensuring it’s resolved in as little down-time as possible. Mission critical team as they are heavily regulated on repair time.

This role will be mix of hands-on network engineering (routing/switching, firewalling, troubleshooting L2/L3) and collaborating/building relationships with resources in the field who will be doing the physical utility repair.

Work experience takes precedent over certifications/education

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Performs activities to support operations and maintenance of IT solutions related to wireless Smart Grid Field Area Network (FAN) communications.

Under the general direction of more experienced personnel, provides technical support of the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), and Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks deployed throughout the Utility companies in accordance with established strategy, architecture, security, and process requirements.

Expands and applies knowledge of customer and IT processes to job activities.  Works under direct supervision to promote standardization across utilities, improve network performance and capacity, optimize operational cost, and increase customer satisfaction.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

Under general direction from a Manager or Lead Analyst, perform and document work activities related to analysis and support of the wireless Field Area Network technologies deployed for AMI, DA, and LMR throughout Utilities. 

Build business and IT knowledge from experienced personnel and apply in daily work activity. 

Develop strong working relationships with IT, Utility, and external business partners to promote a results oriented, collaborative team environment.

Actively support process improvement activities to increase standardization across utilities and improve operational effectiveness.  Utilize best practices to improve Utility Communications products and services.

Mentor and coach less experienced team members.

Promote the values of Diversity and Inclusion, and contribute to IT innovation initiatives.

Ensure adherence to standards as outlined in the company Management Model.  Complete all required training on time to maintain compliance with company and regulatory policies.

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline and 3 to 5 years’ experience in IT infrastructure related technologies

Strong written and verbal business communication skills and time management skills; comfortable working in a highly collaborative, team oriented environment

Preferred:

3+ years’ experience in a wireless communications support role

Intermediate understanding of IP networking

Technical certification in one or more network technologies (CompTIA A+ / Network+, Cisco CCNA, etc.)

Wireless mesh experience

Experience working in a regulated utility environment

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