Core Network Engineer III in Warrenville, IL at WOW!

Date Posted: 11/18/2021

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Job Description

The Core Network Engineer III functions as a leader of the networking team in support of WOW!’s voice, video, and data products through technical leadership and consulting across the organization. This role will assist in the development and maintenance of low-level design/strategy and plan for the overall logical and technical architecture for Metro, Access, and Backbone networks.

WOW! is one of the nation's leading brands in keeping our world connected through internet, TV, and phone. We don't just want people to use our services, we want them to enjoy every WOW! moment. We thrive on our core values of respect, integrity, spirit of service, and accountability. Every interaction with our customers should be guided by these 4 values. Are you ready to join our team and culture?

Duties and Responsibilities:

Crucial responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Responsible for crafting, detailing, and testing WOW!’s metro and backbone IP network
  • Consults with internal teams as well as vendors on targeting future software and hardware needs to support the business
  • Work with other engineering teams to ensure detailed designs are deployable, and able to be operated with minimal impacts to customers, and operating expenses.
  • Build low complexity and assist in crafting sophisticated test plans for code evaluations, service solutions and growing network standardization
  • Develops near term strategy and roadmaps for the IP backbone for short term planning
  • Assist in the yearly budget planning effort with other senior engineering staff
  • Part of the capacity planning team in proactive package creation for backbone and transport connectivity to support our growing HSD, video and voice products.
  • Lead and coordinate vendors, engineering, and outside organizations to develop requirements and solutions for company products and services
  • Prepare written reports and other user documentation vital to communicate ideas, concepts, and details necessary to accomplish specific goals
  • Analyze chronic network imperfections for root cause and recommend any appropriate corrective actions. Implement fix/correction as advised
  • Own the design of the IP backbone and gathering requirements for new network related technologies and products
  • Act as a mentor for junior network engineering staff and implementation engineering.
  • Review all configurations changes for network design prior to implementation engineering launching changes
  • Perform other duties as assigned


To perform this job optimally, an individual must be able to perform each crucial duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field

Experience/Skills Needed:

  • 4+ years’ work experience in ISP environment
  • 5-7+ years’ experience in network design
  • Specialist network engineering and architecture experience - excellent understanding of Internet and datacenter topologies
  • Expert routing knowledge (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, MPLS, RSVP and multicast) required
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills and a customer-centric demeanor
  • Detailed understanding of various L2/L3 protocols and technologies: TCP/IP (v4 & v6) and related protocols, multicast, MPLS-based services, QOS, BFD, LACP, VRRP, STP, etc.
  • Understanding of firewalls, load-balancing and scripting preferred
  • Extensive experience with testing platforms such as Spirent and IXIA
  • Experience evaluating, configuring, and testing a variety of network hardware, especially Juniper, Cisco and Nokia with a proven understanding of associated vendor hardware architecture and characteristics
  • Analytical approach to problem solving and usage of methodical & documented processes to propose network improvements
  • Must be able to perform basic mathematical functions/calculations

Digital Literacy:

  • G Suite experience preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran