Network Engineer Jobs in Urbandale, IA at IP Pathways

Title: Network Engineer

Company: IP Pathways

Location: Urbandale, IA

Salary: $80K — $100K + $0K—$0K bonus *

Category: Technical Services

Job Description


We are actively seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join our exceptionally talented Field Engineering team. This position is based out of our Urbandale, IA office and reports to the Field Engineering Manager. This role interfaces directly with, and serves as a technical consultant to, the IP Pathways client base thus excellent soft skills in addition to advanced technical skills are required. IP Pathways Network Engineers are salaried, full-time employees and are offered both a convenient and flexible work schedule as well as an excellent work-life balance.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Provide advanced network engineering expertise to the IP Pathways client base in order to implement, upgrade and support enterprise-level data, storage and VoIP networks

Install, configure and support a wide variety of specialized network infrastructures including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless solutions, load balancers, and servers

Perform troubleshooting and analysis of complex network issues in an effort to identify root cause and provide recommendation for remediation in a clear, organized and timely manner

Create and maintain highly-detailed network documentation including network diagrams and architectural assessments for support, audit, compliance and disaster recovery purposes

Establish and maintain a superior level of communication with the project team ensuring constant awareness of project and ticket statuses as well as potential project impediments/risks


Requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

Expert level knowledge of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls

Experience with routers, switches and firewalls from other manufacturers is a plus

Experience with Wi-Fi technologies (802.11) using Cisco and/or Aruba controllers and APs

Experience with load balancing and application acceleration technologies

Experience with dynamic routing protocols including BGP, EIGRP, OSPF and RIP

Experience with VPN protocols including IPSec, SSL and TLS

Experience with NAC protocols including RADIUS, TACACS+ and EAP

Experience with storage protocols including FC, FCoE, iSCSI and NFS

Experience with VoIP protocols including SIP, H.323, H.248 and RTP is a plus

Experience with packet-level capture and traffic analysis tools such as Wireshark and/or tcpdump

Experience designing and configuring QoS is a plus

Ability to articulately communicate (both written and verbal) to all levels of client staff including at the executive level

Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio

Ability and willingness to achieve and maintain relevant certifications and accreditations

Ability and willingness to remain current with related industry standards and trends

Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule to perform implementation and support activities

Ability and willingness to rack routers, switches, firewalls and other data center equipment

Assist with training staff and participate in new employee orientation and onboarding

Participate in rotating on-call schedule


Bachelor’s degree in related field and work experience

Minimum of 5 years’ experience installing and supporting data, storage and VoIP networks

Current CCNP certification is preferred, valid CCNA certification is highly desired…

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