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Lead Network Design Engineering

Bellevue, Nebraska

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Job Description:

AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions and professional services to theFederal Government.We are dedicated to recruiting, developing, and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

The Executive Programs Team within AT&T’s Federal Solutions group supports our Nation’s senior executives, providing telecommunications services worldwide.These services include critical voice, video, data, and collaboration services supporting continuous mission critical, national security operations.

AT&T has an opening for a Lead Network Design Engineer in the Omaha, Nebraska area to support the Northstar Program, in providing telecommunications expert technical design, engineering, operations, and trouble resolution for a national security, mission critical enterprise air-to-ground nationwide network.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates, designs, documents, installs, implements, tests, and performs problem isolation and resolution, and monitors, tunes, set standards and maintains a range of Voice/IT network components and systems.

  • Performs these functions across some, but not all, physical media, Operating Systems, File Systems, protocol stacks and network components.Provides client consulting and training on the design and use of the Voice/IT network systems and architectures.

  • Plans, researches, evaluates, and recommends new operational/storage area network equipment and related technologies.

  • Uses monitoring, performance analysis, network management, software, and hardware equipment to troubleshoot and isolate problems, gauge performance and activity.

  • Devises solutions to operational problems within the capacity and operational limitations of installed equipment.

  • May develop and execute contingency plans for network related hardware failures including isolated and major outages.Provides internal consulting, technical guidance, information and support to application developers, computer operations, workstation support, management, and departmental clients.

  • Stay up to date on emerging technologies and products

  • Provide clear communication with regular update/reports to both manager and project managers.

  • Weekend and on-call work when necessary.

  • Small amounts of domestic travel may be required.

Required Clearance:

Active TS (#topsecret)

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 years network engineering support experience (Tier II, Tier III Tier IV, network infrastructure operation and maintenance) 

  • 5 years experience in one or more of the following: Cisco Voice, Video, Data Systems; Cisco Nexus; Cisco Catalyst routing and switching (CCNA or CCNP R&S required)

  • Experience supporting the Federal; Government customers in secure environments, familiarity of NIPRNET and SIPRNET operating standards and applicable guidelines 

  • Experience in developing and providing quality reviews of engineering change orders relating to the replacement or enhancement of existing systems along with perimeter security hardware and software     

  • Experienced with performing root cause analysis, risk identification, and risk mitigation                                                    

  • Knowledge of cabling standards, fiber optic, and copper cable termination 

  • Experienced with network monitoring devices such as HP Openview, Solarwinds, Zenoss, NeuralStar, or other similar monitoring tools 

  • Bachelor degree in a computer science/computer engineering/electrical engineering or a related discipline                 

Desired Qualifications:

Security+ certification and/or understanding of security best practices in enterprise network environments and/or Risk Management Function (RMF) experience a plus.

Our Lead Network Design Engineers earn between $120,000 to $140,000. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage

  • 401(k) plan

  • Tuition reimbursement program

  • Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid Caregiver Leave

  • Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected

  • Adoption Reimbursement

  • Disability Benefits (short term and long term)

  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance

  • Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

  • Extensive employee wellness programs

  • Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

Weekly Hours:


Time Type:



Bellevue, Nebraska

It is the policy of AT&T to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AT&T will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job ID R-11300 Date posted 02/14/2024
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