Responsible for the planning, development, design, administration, and enforcement of logical and manual systems control and procedures in the day-to-day systems for Information Technology (IT) Operations. Participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links that create local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. Evaluate, develop, implement, and maintain WAN/LAN and Wi-Fi functions for assets in a highly secured network, and provide appropriate documentation for compliance. Analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training as needed.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or information systems or other related area.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WWAN design and implementation.
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
Knowledge of designing and implementing core application services including Network Time Protocol (NTP), Domain Name System (DNS) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
Extensive network protocol knowledge including the use of first hop routing protocols, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, and VXLAN.
Strong packet analysis knowledge.
Expertise in day-to-day operations of a diverse network
Expertise in analyzing, diagnosing and resolving problems in support of routers, switches, and wireless access points
Proven success in implementing network monitoring and instrumentation.
Project management skills required to provide leadership in planning and organizing hardware and software changes.
Strong skills in written and verbal communications, relating technical aspects to management and end-users.
Strong skills in reading and evaluating technical information. Skills in managing, planning and organizing personal work efforts
Ability to react calmly, quickly, and rationally during crisis situation.
Knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).
Eight (8) years of progressive related experience in networking.
Experience with Wireless network design and site surveys.
Experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and deployment with Hardware Security Modules (HSM).
Experience with WAN optimization technologies within Enterprise and Datacenter networks.
Experience with network access control solutions and 802.1 x authentications.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
Willingness to travel up to 20% of the time on an annual basis. (Possession of a current valid driver's license or ability to obtain).
Must be able to physically deploy switches, wireless access points, firewalls, and other networking devices.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
CCIE, CCNP, CISSP and GIAC certifications highly desirable.
Other networking certs
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be required to problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment for confidential or sensitive projects/issues.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.