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NETWORK DESIGN SPECIALIST- COLORADO SPRINGS

Company: Kinder Morgan
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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Position Description




Kinder Morgan, one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America, has been in operation since 1997. Over the years, we have understood that not only do our people contribute to our success, but that they should share in that success. We provide all employees with a safe, honest, trustworthy, ethical, respectful and professional work environment. We believe in building friendly and personal long-term relationships by supporting our employees with ongoing training, continued growth and internal advancement while cultivating teamwork and diversity with a culture of inclusion from various experiences and backgrounds. Dedicated to providing security to our employees, we offer a comprehensive benefit program that includes, medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401(k), a retirement contribution (pension plan) and more.
Join our team and help shape the present and future of North America's energy infrastructure with a career at Kinder Morgan.
The Network Design Specialist role is to ensure the stability and integrity of Kinder Morgan's data, Internet Protocol (IP) voice, IP video, and wireless data services. This is achieved by planning, designing and developing Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, Network Design Specialists participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support and optimization of all network hardware, software and communication links. They will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems timely and accurately.

The Network Design Specialist will be responsible for completing basic tasks:

  • Design, develop, install, integrate, manage, operate, and maintain hardware and software related solutions including LAN/WAN, terrestrial, radio, cellular, wireless (wifi) and satellite infrastructures for company data, voice and video networks.
  • Provide daily administrative, engineeering and upgrade support for the Cisco Unified Communication systems.
  • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment and other network appliances.
  • Analyze current network infrastructure, plan and oversee enhancements or upgrades.
  • Collaborate with management and department leaders to assess short-term and long-term network capacity needs.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions, perform security audits, equipment audits, backups and recovery.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry and for beneficial incorporation into network.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network performance and provide reports and statistics when required.
  • Perform network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Provide guidance for IT and telecommunication networks.



    Position Requirements




    EDUCATION
    • Associates Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering is prefered. A minimum of four years direct work experience in computer networking may be considered a substitute for a degree.REQUIRED
      • A minimum of four years direct work experience in computer networking is required.
      • Knowledge of routing protocols and how to implement them: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) is a plus, Label Distribution Protocol (LDP), Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP), and Intermedediate Syatem - Intermediate System IS-IS.
      • Working knowledge of and experience with frame relay and telco provider based networks. Cisco Systems' IOS, Juniper Networks' JunOS a plus, IPSEC VPNs, and SSL VPNs.
      • Network and application troubleshooting experience.
      • Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Windows Personal Computer (PC) operating system(s).
      • Working knowledge of and experience with Microsoft applications including Outlook, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Project, Visio, and PowerPoint.
      • Competence with network administration and testing tools including but not limited to Telnet, ping, trace route, and NSLookup.
      • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
      • Must have well-developed organizational skills, be proficient in oral and written communications, and be able to work with minimal supervision.
      • Must be able to deal with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.
      • Must maintain a regular, dependable attendance and high level of performance.
      • Must maintain a high regard for personal safety, the safety of company assets and employees, and the general public.
      • Use personal judgment and specialized knowledge to provide and safeguard confidential information.
      • Speak clearly, both in person and by telephone, using a high level of verbal skills and listen carefully.PREFERRED
        • Six years of direct work experience in network engineering or designing and implementing networks.
        • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols and Internet standards, including Cisco Systems' entire product line, TCP/UDP, IP, ICMP, DNS, SNMP, OSPF, BGP, Ethernet, Verizon Private IP, xDSL, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), IPSec, WLAN, content networking, and copper and fiber standards. Juniper experience is a plus.
        • Working knowledge of and experience with network management and capacity trending tools, Cisco Secure ACS, DNA Center, packet capture/analysis (e.g., EtherPeek, Sniffer, or Wireshark).
        • Experience and success with LAN, WAN and/or wireless LAN/WAN design and implementation.
        • Experience mananging and troubleshotting Cisco Wireless APs and Wireless LAN Controllers
        • Experience with network security principles, and general network management best practices.
        • Knowledge of legacy voice and IP telephony systems along with Cisco UCS VOIP Protocols - SIP, H.323, SCCP, MGCP, etc.
        • Experience implementing and maintaining Cisco Unified Communications and Voice over IP in secure computing environments.
        • Experience in supporting VMWare Infrastructure (vCenter, vSphere, ESXi)
        • Cisco Systems certification(s) at the "Professional" level (CCNA, CCNP).
        • Good understanding of the organization's goals and objectives.COMPETENCIES/SKILLS
          • Proven experience in network infrastructure installation, operation and troubleshooting.
          • Ability to work with a team, take direction from supervisor(s), focus attention on details, follow work rules and adhere to work schedules.
          • Must be highly detail-oriented, and possess strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
          • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize daily work in a high-pressure environment, and maintain strict confidentiality.
          • Ability to perform all essential functions of the job, and be able to perform multiple, high priority tasks concurrently with strict and often short deadlines.
          • Must be highly self-motivated, and perform the required and expected duties with minimal supervision.
          • Must possess good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization in a professional, diplomatic, and tactful manner.
          • Ability to conduct independent research into networking issues and products as required.
          • Must possess strong customer service orientation.
            WORKING CONDITIONS
            • Corporate Office - Cubicle
            • Required to carry a company-provided cell phone, and be available to respond during working and non-working (i.e. night/weekend) hours as needed.
            • Non-working (i.e. night/weekend) hours availability for making system changes.
            • Sitting for extended periods of time.
            • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
            • Occasional inspection of cables in floors and ceilings.
            • Lifting and transporting moderately heavy objects such as routers, switches, computers and peripherals.
            • Occasional travel is required across a broad geographic area. Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.Benefits include:
              • Competitive Salary
              • Attractive annual bonus
              • Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and disability benefits
              • 401K matching program
              • Generous PTO/vacation package
              • Hybrid work schedulesSalary Range: $70k-$102k This position may include a discretionary annual incentive plan.

                *Position may be filled at various levels depending on experience and job skills of successful candidate.

                Kinder Morgan, Inc. offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. Benefits offered for this position may include the following: health care benefits including medical, prescription drug, dental , and vision coverage; Flexible and Health Spending Accounts; Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance; Supplemental Life and Accidental Death and Disability insurance for employee and dependents; retirement benefits including a 401(k) with employer and employee contributions and a company-funded pension plan; paid time off; paid holidays; a flexible work schedule and many voluntary benefit plans.
                EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.





                EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENT: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.












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