Senior Network Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities

You will play a major role in the growth of our company, helping to ensure a reliable, optimally designed and provisioned network that delivers the performance and quality of service consistent with the customers’ provisioned services and corporate objectives, including:

  • Engineering and design to support continued network growth
  • Network optimization and capacity planning to ensure reliable service delivery to our customers
  • Network operations and monitoring, including protection against external threats
  • Configuration of network elements in preparation for new deployments or service upgrades
  • Escalation support and network support
  • Documentation production and updates

As part of a team, work with our other engineers to set and execute goals for continual process improvement. Proactively identify network trends and performance issues by monitoring of SLAs, KPIs, and critical metrics and drive corrective action when performance does not exceed industry benchmarks. Drive operational efficiency by continually evaluating, improving and automating processes, procedures and systems.

Skills and Experience

Certifications: You will need at least a Cisco CCNA & CCNP, Routing & Switching – and also some experience with non-Cisco routing/switching components.  Familiarity with Nokia (Alcatel/Lucent) platforms a strong plus.

At least 4 years’ experience in network management with a progression of increasing complexity and scope

Background in telecommunications as an employee or consultant, including:

  • Demonstrated experience engineering or supporting high performance, redundant, secure multi-tiered broadband network, supporting QoS tagging, trusting, policing and shaping
  • Accountability for operating a complex broadband network exceeding 5,000 Network Elements with carrier grade performance
  • Communications components: Switches, Routers, Firewalls, LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VoIP, QoS, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, LACP, MPLS, dual-stack (IPv4 & IPv6) IP addressing and IP network design, Ethernet, Fiber, 802.11 Wireless LAN, 802.1Q, VRF
  • Experience with specifying, configuring, and managing VoIP telephony systems for thousands of users
  • Knowledge of flow-through provisioning using Radius or Diameter

Experience managing network security policies and mitigating network attacks such as DDoS

Strong critical thinking and analytical skills

Team contributor, with an ability to work well under pressure and cooperate with other company departments

Proactive mindset, with a focus on continuous improvement


Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a science or engineering field.

Work Conditions

The work location will be in our headquarters building in Shingle Springs, though occasional work-from-home is acceptable in the right circumstances

On call availability for escalation situations; availability to (very infrequently) work overnight shifts to perform major maintenance or upgrade functions

Dexterity to operate computer keyboard/mouse, power tools, and hand tools (e.g., to make Ethernet cables)

Rare need to run or inspect cabling in overhead cable trays

Occasional need to lift or transport moderately heavy equipment such as rack-mounted networking components

Benefits include medical/dental/vision coverage and a 401K plan

Limited travel required

Apply Today!

Please email resume and cover letter to hr@corp.cal.net

Telephone calls will not be accepted.

All employees must be legal U.S. residents and authorized to work in the United States.

Cal.net, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), M/F/D/V.

About Cal.net

Cal.net is a California-based Internet Service Provider, and a certificated public utility in the State of California.  Our mission is to deliver high-speed Internet services to the rural parts of the State, focusing especially on those areas comprising over one million residents and small businesses that have historically lacked access to adequate Internet connectivity.  The company was formed in 1997, and began delivering broadband through its own infrastructure facilities in 2005 via outdoor long-range fixed wireless technology at first, and now by fiber as well.  To help support our mission, we have been awarded over $90 million in grants and subsidies from both the State of California and the federal government, enabling us to reach deeper into the rural areas and accelerate our deployment of services there.  Visit us on the Web at https://www.cal.net .