Ritter Communications has been at the forefront of the local communications industry for more than a century. We began providing telephone service in Northeast Arkansas in 1906. Since then, Ritter has become a regional telecommunications provider delivering a broad and competitive range of communications products and services to businesses and residents in Northeast and North Central Arkansas and West Tennessee. By providing our Business Services customers with the most innovative and integrated technology and services, we're dedicated to reducing their costs and maximizing their profits with customized connectivity solutions. Our Residential Services customers enjoy lightning fast Internet speeds, cable TV and HDTV and reliable local and long distance phone service. Our services are delivered and supported by a dependable team of local industry experts We are looking for an experienced Sr. Network Engineer IP to join our team. General Summary: The IP Network Engineer is responsible for technology evaluation, equipment standardization, network architecture and service development on the Ritter Communications IP network. Essential Job Functions: Evaluate and standardize technologies and architectures in relation to the infrastructure and service needs of Ritter Communications.Negotiate with vendors as well as generate quote requests and ordersAttends various meetings with management, departments and vendors to ensure company objectives are met. Participates in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects.Work closely with other engineering teams, network and field technicians, product development and OSS teams to design and roll out new data infrastructure, technologies and services.Work closely with Product Marketing to ensure successful delivery of all technical components of new services and service enhancements.Work closely with NOC personnel to develop handoff documentation and training packages to ensure new technologies and services are supportable by the operations group.Configuring and commissioning network elementsRunning technology and service trials.Travel required to project areas and job sites. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated and in depth knowledge of modern service provider data networks, technologies and protocols such as IS-IS, OSPF, BGP4, MPLS, MPLS-TPDemonstrates knowledge and the ability to design Layers 1, 2, and 3 of the OSI model.In depth knowledge of Cisco routing hardware, software, protocols and configurations.Strong working knowledge of IP security architecture and protocolsSolid experience in designing and supporting IP networks for voice, data and video in a Service Provider environment using SIP, MGCP, RTP, Multicasting, and Unicasting.Working knowledge of QOS technology involving Diffserv, Traffic Queuing and PolicingSkill in troubleshooting, problem identification and resolutionSkill in oral and written communication with the ability to communicate with customers, employees, and various business contacts in a professional and courteous manner.Skill in reading and interpreting technical documents such as vendor deployment guidelines, white papers and configuration manuals,Ability to both work independently as well as in a team environment.Ability to organize and prioritize multiple work assignments.Ability to pay close attention to detail.Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent plus three to six years of telecommunications technical experience OR Five to ten years of relevant telecommunications technical experience Ritter Communications is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. M/F/D/V. We strive to maintain a drug-free workplace. We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefits package including health, dental, vision, cancer, accident and life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) with company match, pension plan, flexible spending accounts, free gym membership, company discounts, tuition reimbursement, paid training, paid leave, and much more! Category: Technology , Keywords: Network Engineer
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