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Network Engineer

This position is responsible for researching, designing and deploying IP technologies across a wide variety of network vendors and applications.  A successful candidate should have a deep understanding of Service Provider-related technologies such as:  Routing Protocols and technologies, Carrier Ethernet, Transport/Optical Technologies, Voice Services and Session Border Controllers.  He or she should also have a good understanding of common business/financial drivers and be capable of considering those impacts when developing strategies. The ability to be self-driven and multi-task several complex projects are also key attributes for a successful candidate.


  • Supporting the configuration, implementation, administration and efficiency of IP, Access and Video Networks (e.g., ACS Management, Enterprise CPE, PON Technologies, Carrier-grade switching equipment and Optical Transport equipment)
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches and hot fixes
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Creating Method of Procedures for configuring, testing or otherwise modifying network elements, solutions or architectures
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Developing documentation for testing, troubleshooting or administrating network devices or network architectures
  • Provide 24 x 7 Level-3 support and troubleshooting to resolve internal and external issues
  • Select and implement policies and procedures in conjunction with the Company’s core routing team to aid in troubleshooting efforts or supporting long-running network projects
  • Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • All other duties, as assigned


  • Proven hands-on network engineering experience
  • Deep understanding of telecommunications standards (e.g., SS7, VoIP, Call Routing)
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • Ability to analyze and present data and information in non-technical language, in written and oral form
  • Must possess strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate degree in IT-Telephony and/or four or more years’ equivalent work experience
  • Experience with U-Verse, FiOS, or other triple-play architectures including the associated underlying access, Ethernet, and/or transport network infrastructures
  • Experience with large-scale service provider Carrier Ethernet and/or core IP networks
  • Strong knowledge of service provider routing and/or transport architectures, including knowledge of commonly used network hardware vendors (Ribbon, Cisco, Fujitsu, Adtran, Calix, Coriant, Ciena, etc.)
  • Software development and/or scripting experience


  • 401K with generous employer matching.
  • Health, vision & dental insurance available immediately.
  • Paid time off.
  • Discounted employee services within our service area.
  • Extremely competitive wages in the telecommunications industry.

Physical Requirements:

  0 – 24% 25 – 49% 50 – 74% 75 – 100%
Seeing: Must be able to read spreadsheets and documentation       X
Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with employees and industry contacts.       X
Standing/Walking X    
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling X    
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing X    
Fine Motor Skills: Must be able to write, type and use phone system.       X


Working Conditions:

This factor measures the surrounding or physical conditions under which a job must be done and the extent to which those conditions make the job disagreeable. Consider the presence and relative amount of exposure to dust, dirt, heat, cold, noise, vibration, etc.

Normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable conditions.

About Us:

Solarus first began providing telephone service to Central Wisconsin residents in 1896. Over the years, our steadfast commitment to deliver innovative communication solutions has driven numerous technological advancements and facilitated substantial growth. Today, we are proud to offer a comprehensive service lineup consisting of residential and business High-Speed Internet, Voice, Video, Security and Home Automation solutions.

Solarus is owned by more than 1,025 local stockholders, who are all customers. Both the company and its 100+ employees are proud to give back to area schools, organizations, and community initiatives that align with our commitment to making Central Wisconsin a great place to live, work, and do business.

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