Remote work: Senior Network Engineer

Remote job position: Senior Network Engineer

We are driven by a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure. We work with communities across the United States to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. We believe these networks are the essential foundation for ultra-fast access to information, a competitive market for content and services, job formation and reskilling for workers, distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient modern infrastructure including responsible energy creation.  

We’re looking for a full-time senior network engineer to join our Engineering team. 

Our Engineering team responds to the needs of the business, delivering well-designed and strategically aligned technology solutions in network architecture and design, customer acquisition, network service provider connectivity, and operations and support systems.

Join us as we help support the vitality and resilience of communities. 


  • Lead the design of open access community fiber-optic networks

  • Create network diagrams showing switches, fiber connections, bandwidth capacities, and other networking attributes

  • Create detailed bills of materials, and assist in sourcing materials

  • Rack and stack equipment in data center in community or region (some travel required)

  • Install and configure network operating systems for SDN access

  • Build a virtualized edge infrastructure

  • Connect network to AWS environment

  • Assist with connection of network to NOC vendor

  • Maintain infrastructure-as-code in git repositories

  • Configure and maintain VPN connections as required

  • Deploy network monitoring software and enable monitoring of community networks

  • Ensure security and compliance for perimeter and internal services 

  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues on our internal network as needed (community network operations will be outsourced)

  • Assist in evaluating vendors for network equipment, materials, and construction

  • Provide IT support on an ad hoc basis for our regional offices and employees

  • Advise in strategic technology decisions for internal systems and open access community fiber-optic networks

About You

  • You are hungry, humble, and curious

  • You have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • You are an intrinsic self-starter and enjoy taking on new challenges

  • You want to be part of the early stages of a company where everything you build matters

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment, comprised of diverse subject matter experts in finance, government, infrastructure, and tech

  • You care about building critical intelligent infrastructure to increase community vitality and improve resilience

  • You see everyone in the company as your customer, always striving to delight by providing top notch customer service

  • You’re an innovator and you want to help develop creative technology products that help communities upgrade their infrastructure and that help investors find our innovative investment opportunities

About Us 

  • We offer bold solutions to drive positive, sustainable change 

  • We approach our work with humility, integrity, and intellectual rigor

  • We are agile and relentless in pursuit of our mission 

  • We have a mentality of service: to our mission, and to each other

  • We are dedicated to building and sustaining a culture of flourishing

  • We optimize our efforts to create positive sum for community and capital


  • At least 10 years experience in Network Engineering, preferably in the telecommunications industry

  • At least 3 years experience with Software Defined Networking and SD-WANs

  • Familiarity with major municipal network architectures and standards such as GPON, Active Ethernet, DOCSIS, and HFC

  • Solid foundation in DevOps and infrastructure-as-code principles with tools such as Ansible or Terraform

  • Deep knowledge of network protocols and standards, especially ethernet routing, switching, bridging, virtual LANs, QinQ, OpenFlow, and ONAP

  • Hands-on experience with fiber-optic network equipment, cabling, and connections

  • Expert with Linux operating systems, and especially with Linux networking

  • In-depth experience at scale with at least one virtualization technology such as VMware

  • Proficiency in shell scripting such as Bash, and with at least one scripting language such as Python, Javascript, etc.

  • Familiarity with IT compliance areas such as change management, incident response, and configuration management

  • Vendor management experience, including initial and annual diligence and contract negotiation

  • Familiarity with access control, centralized systems management, inventory management and directory management such as LDAP/ActiveDirectory and SSO

  • Familiarity with network and connectivity troubleshooting from both a user endpoint perspective as well as server and networking infrastructure perspective.

  • Cisco, Juniper, or similar network design, configuration, and/or operations certifications a big plus

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.

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