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Location: Cheyenne, WY
Job Type: Contract to Hire
Job Code: JPC - 101

Job Description

Job Title: Network Engineer – Principal Data Network

Location: US-WY-Cheyenne
Type: Contract to Hire
Rate: $55 – $60/hour



We empower our employees to think and create differently; to build beyond the possibilities of today.



Join our team of highly technical professionals implementing the latest in technologies, ranging from data center next generation core switching and routing thru private data center interconnects thru wide-area networks to user wired and wireless access. Work on our network of over 2500 network devices and have an opportunity to make a difference.

This position will provide top tier engineering and troubleshooting for the DISH corporate data network devices and services. Must be a detail oriented and highly organized individual. Best practice network engineering and strategic vision in the design, planning and implementation of technical products and network services. Strong Cisco background necessary. Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area, as well as CCIE certification (Route-Switch or Data Center) or 6-8 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Provide advanced technical leadership for complex project work
  • Supply advanced technical direction and leadership to the junior members of the data networking team
  • Work with various teams to gather requirements, create specifications, and design solution for network projects
  • Provide hands-on implementation and ongoing care and maintenance for network projects
  • Develop implementations in lab environment to prove out design specifications according to a test and validation plan
  • Maintaining daily operational responsibility for reliability of the DISH enterprise network
  • Monitors ongoing availability of network services and processes via tools such as Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime Infrastructure applications

Network Operations: 

  • Follow necessary processes to ensure enterprise network systems and services meet an operational uptime of 99.95%
  • Conducts advanced enterprise-level performance tuning as well as network performance audits on a regular basis
  • Maintaining daily operational responsibility for reliability of the DISH corporate network
  • Manages enterprise network systems and services to an operational uptime of 99.95%
  • Responsible for design and implementation of data network services and performs network testing and evaluation testing on a regular basis
  • Conducts advanced enterprise-level performance tuning as well as network performance audits on a regular basis
  • Monitors ongoing availability of network services and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge on Cisco routers and switches (Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS)
  • Validate that customer network configurations are functioning per designs by validating log flows, event threshold settings, and alarm notification settings



Skills and Qualifications 


Bachelor’s degree in Computer/Network Engineering or related field; six to eight years as a data network specialist in a medium to large enterprise network; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Advanced knowledge of network monitoring and performance tools such as SolarWinds Orion NPM, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Wireshark, etc.
  • Strategic thinker, strong interest and aptitude in collaborative big picture, enterprise-wide network infrastructure roadmaps.
  • A commitment to improving processes and to customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Results oriented team player who will work towards meeting team commitments and ability to work within a cross-functional team.
  • Practical experience related to LAN, WAN, WLAN, VLAN, DMVPN, VPN, and high-availability/multipath/redundant routers, switches and firewalls in large data center environment
  • Support network protocols such as: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP, VLAN, TCP/IP, MPLS, STP, IPv4, sub-netting, routing
  • Familiarity with these technologies is a plus: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto firewalls, Cisco ISE, networking for F5 LTM/GTM, and networking for IPS/IDS
  • General technical knowledge of Cisco networking technologies and platforms to include Nexus, ASR, ISR, Catalyst, ACI/APIC
  • Experience with network configuration automation (Scripting with Pearl/Python/Bash), SD-Access, and DNA Center a plus
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure a plus
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