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Network & Transport Specialist - OH, PA, NJ, W VA

Company: FirstEnergy Corp.
Location: Akron
Posted on: April 9, 2021

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Network & Transport Specialist - OH, PA, NJ, W VALocation:Akron, OH, US, 44320Job Function: Information TechnologyEmployee Type: Reg Full Time (FT)Requisition ID: 36124**_FirstEnergy_****_FirstEnergy at a Glance_**We are a forward-thinking electric utility powered by a diverse team of employees committed to making customers' lives brighter, the environment better and our communities stronger.FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy includes one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, more than 24,500 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, and a regulated generating fleet with a total capacity of 3,780 megawatts.**_About the Opportunity_**This is an open position with FirstEnergy Service Co., a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [SC00]As part of the Data/WAN Network team supporting the voice and data network across the FirstEnergy footprint. Responsible for architecture, engineering, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and ongoing reliability of Local Area Network (LAN) systems. This includes network routing & switching, wireless LAN networks, data center networks (Nexus, PODs, etc.), and the support of voice & video services (VoIP, voice mail, voice recorders, phones, IVR, video, and satellite).The position reports to the Supervisor, Data Network-LAN and can be located at any FE facility within the service territory.**_Responsibilities Include:_**+ Delivering high-performance high-availability LAN systems, in a 24/7 enterprise, fully monitored to achieve service expectations, scalable to business needs, and that have appropriate disaster recovery capabilities.+ Participating in LAN projects to ensure computing and network architecture solutions are solid, well integrated, and comply with technical strategy.+ Support other FE Teams (i.e. other IT Teams, Building Facilities, Security, etc.) to resolve problems and to develop network connectivity for new systems.+ Supporting the operational performance and maintenance of existing Data Network systems as well as design and delivery of new products/product enhancements.+ Implementing technical standards and regulatory requirements to Data Network systems.+ Staying current with technology changes and the relationships of technology to emerging business requirements.+ Leverage Cisco management tools, HP Operations Manager, HP Project and Portfolio Management (PPM), and other tools used to monitor, control & track the performance of these systems and manage the work.+ Work closely with IT Network Transport Team on data network reconfiguration and maintenance issues.+ Project and initiative scheduling, financial planning, scope planning and implementation coordination**Principal Accountabilities**+ Providing daily support for the Data Network team that supports the many technology platforms delivering data, voice, video, and computing services to FE employees, contractors, and business partners.+ Ensuring high level of reliability and availability of these systems.+ Manages the expectations of FE business units.+ Responsible along with others for disaster recovery of these systems.+ Understanding and following all applicable policies & procedures to effectively manage risk to FE's Data Network environments.+ Project and initiative scheduling, planning and coordination**_Qualifications:_**+ Bachelor or Associates Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or related field required with 5 years relevant experience. In lieu of a degree, 7 years of relevant experience in a network engineering field is required.+ Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to: routing and switching equipment, LAN topologies, network protocols.+ CCNP preferred.+ "Hands on experience" with Cisco wireless LAN systems.+ Experience managing Data center networks.+ Experience with Carrier provided leased circuits.+ Management, programming and configuration of Cisco voice systems and voice services (VoIP, voice mail, voice recorders, IVRs, telephone instruments and softphones.+ Managing video conferencing systems is a plus+ Experience with satellite telephone technology is a plus.+ Knowledge of the OSI reference model.+ "Trouble shooting" of complex network issues and problems.+ Experience working with internal and manufacturer/distributor engineering and maintenance Subject Matter Experts (SME).+ Experience reading and interpreting SNIFFER traces is a plus.+ Preferred experience includes project management concepts & tools+ Experience with environmental support systems for technology platforms (e.g., HVAC, AC/DC power systems, batteries, generators, etc.).+ Core competencies include interpersonal, communications (written & verbal), and presentation skills.+ Travel (including overnight)\#CB**_Benefits, Compensation & Workforce Diversity_**At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at www.firstenergycorp.com to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.**_Safety_**Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards.**_Position Classification_**Exempt**_FirstEnergy Human Resources Team_****Nearest Major Market:** Akron**Nearest Secondary Market:** Cleveland**Job Segment:** Network, Telecom, Telecommunications, Engineer, Law, Technology, Engineering, Legal

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