Engineer I, Network

Confidential Company  •  Anchorage, AK
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/24/17
Confidential Company
Anchorage, AK
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/24/17


Purpose of the Engineer I, Network Position: Supports multiple sub-groups within the GCI Business Department; responsible for architectural design, development, implementation, and support within the company and/or between business departments that follow telecommunication industry standards using engineering principles.


*Focus will be Engineer duties, to include: Circuit Design, Videoconferencing, IP Video, Systems, Systems & Security, Projects, and/or Operations


Essential Duties of the Position:

  • Ensures the integrity of high availability network infrastructure in order to provide maximum performance in design, implementation, and support.
  • Defines, designs, and implements network and/or system facilities utilizing standard engineering concepts of availability, efficiency, redundancy, scalability, and security.
  • Designs and implements new solutions and continues improvement of the current network and/or systems facilities.
  • Maximizes performance through the use of network monitoring tools, troubleshooting network and/or system outages, scheduling updates, and collaborating with architects on optimization.
  • Maintains professional skillset by participating in educational opportunities, technical organizations, reading professional publications, and personal use of technology.
  • Provides detailed reports on network operational status, and milestones related to project completion.
  • Configures firewalls, routers, switches, voice, and video hardware in support of network operations and projects.
  • Capable of remote site support for off-site personnel and customers.
  • Audits, forecasts, and manages capacity of IP addressing, bandwidth forecasting, hardware, software licensing, and hosted devices.
  • Coordinates with project management and engineering teams on a regular basis.
  • Supports and manages escalation events s.
  • Develops and updates documentation and support materials.
  • Mentors junior engineers and technicians.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard network engineering concepts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of firewalls, routers, switches, voice and/or video hardware, network applications and related technologies.
  • Experienced in diagnosis of Layer-2 and Layer-3 data network problems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of IP address nomenclature, protocols and routing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to create and edit network drawings.
  • Ability to provide training to team members on technology.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment, professionally.




  • Minimum of one year of experience in the relevant field.

  • Experience within a telecommunications industry preferred.

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Technologies, Electrical Engineering, or related field is required.
  • Or, a combination of relevant education and/or work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis. 
  • Additional experience as a network engineer or alternate industry, specific certifications may contribute toward education requirement.


Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued and may contribute toward education required.

Associate level: CCENT, CCT, CCNA, CCDA, JNCIA

Professional level: CCDP, CCNP/advanced level, expertise with networking and skills

Additional Examples/types of certifications:

  • HDI
  • Microsoft
  • ITIL
  • CompTIA


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