The Network Engineer is responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining network systems including the hardware and software and overseeing equipment, programs, and services vital in maintaining the delivery of quality broadband service, while providing engineering and technical support for the broadband subsidiary to improve network systems.
Oversees the day to day operations and utilizes the company’s communication network required to provide data, voice, video and other services to customers, as well as the back-office networking required for administrative support.
Establishes network performance tools to assess availability and performance of the network to maximize reliability.
Maintains day-to-day security of networks and servers including operating systems and applications.
Designs and implements communication network connectivity for LAN and WAN connections, including documentation of network connections.
Receives and evaluates requests for additional communication network applications and make recommendations on required hardware and software to assist in determining whether or not these requests will meet the customer’s needs and function in coordination with the existing hardware and software.
Oversees maintenance of all network devices with all firmware and software updates and security patches and features.
Works with the General Manager of Broadband and/or vendors directly to ensure subsidiary has the proper equipment and firmware to maximize performance of the network. Assists in the review process for vendor contracts.
Assists in maintaining all data backups and disaster recovery including redundancy, virtualization, and backup procedures and rotations.
Prepares assessments of the network and recommends changes to improve reliability as needed and/or when requested.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Information System or 5 years of related work experience required.
Practical experience in networking technologies, preferred, such as: LAN/WAN; routing, switches, telephony, and security devices – ISO; VoIP; IPTV technologies; and fiber optic technologies.
Valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
Language Ability – Ability to speak and write clearly and accurately; with the capability to design and effectively communicate network system needs.
Reasoning Ability – Troubleshoot networking problems. Look for efficient and effective ways to care out job functions.
Technical Skills – Proficient use of computer and operating software. Ability to install, configure and troubleshoot broadband technology applications.
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment and competing demands; changes method to best fit situation; handles multiple projects simultaneously.
Professionalism - Maintains confidentiality with tact and diplomacy; carries out a variety of tasks with accuracy and attention to detail; possess and demonstrates a knowledge of business principles and practices.
Dependability - Timely and accurately performs essential duties. Ensures all business functions are operational.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; accepts increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed; performs duties and meets needs of subsidiary with minimal direct supervision.
Customer Service - Provides quality services to members and customers and maintain a continuing commitment to superior customer service.
Lateral Service - Develop and maintain positive relationships, ability to balance work schedules and demands, provide and accept feedback, seek to resolve conflict through communication and collaboration.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully uses reason when developing solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.
Complete job description may be provided upon request.
Applicants needing accommodation of a paper application may contact Kendi Cox, 405-230-1455.
This institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
About Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative. Inc.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative is building a team for a transformation in utility operations. We are on the move to support evolving member/customer needs, embrace grid automation, enhanced communications and positioning for significant economic growth in the areas East of Oklahoma City.
Our people are passionate about putting members first and are committed to service excellence in under-served areas. Ideal candidates continually challenge the status quo and raise the level of service through process improvements and technical innovation.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative provides metropolitan services and jobs to our rural communities. Our continuing commitment to community and charitable outreach is a testament to our deep investment in the communities we serve.
Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative serves approximately 24,000 meters and 19,000 members in 10 Oklahoma counties. CVEC is consistently in the top 5 lowest cost power providers in Oklahoma. We provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy to our members with conservative financial practices and sound infrastructure investments.