Work for an industry leader and live in one of the top ranked “best places to live” communities in the United States. Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA) is one of the fastest growing mission-driven and member-owned electric cooperatives in Colorado. With offices in Falcon and Limon, our service territory spans 5,000 square miles from the foothills outside of Colorado Springs through the rolling plains of eastern Colorado.
While a lot has changed in our industry since we were incorporated as a not-for-profit electric cooperative in 1941, MVEA still operates on the values we started with years ago—integrity, accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. Today, MVEA is proud to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to more than 54,000 members and over 64,000 meters in portions of eight counties.
Our electric cooperative is financially strong and experiences tremendous growth of over 2,000 accounts per year due to the expanding communities outside of Colorado Springs. MVEA has annual revenues of over $125 million and over 6,000 miles of distribution line. We are a respected leader in the distribution cooperative industry due to a long history of safety, reliable service, member engagement, financial health, rate stability, and employee dedication.
MVEA is a great place to work, and the Colorado Springs area is a beautiful place to call home. MVEA employees live in an area that is a common vacation destination due to outdoor recreation, easy access to majestic mountain adventures, and over 375 miles of urban and suburban trails. Boasting of over 300 days of sunshine a year, Colorado’s front range experiences weather that encourages outdoor activities all year long. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Colorado Springs as the No. 2 best place to live in the country, and the No. 1 best place to live in Colorado based on quality of life, job market, value of living here, and people's desire to live here. As the second-largest city in the state, Colorado Springs offers residents all the modern amenities of a major metropolitan city, but with a friendly small-town feel.
Competitive Salary and Outstanding Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Life, and Paid Time Off
Traditional Pension Plan and 401(k) with Company Match
Stable and Growing Company
Four Day Work Week (Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.)
Great Company Culture
We are looking of a Network Engineer to join our Technical Services Team. This position will design, configure, install, maintain, and support the Association’s networks. Ensure the stable operation of the local and wide area networks. Manage and monitor network performance and asset inventory following industry best practices. Oversee the data closets and data operations and environment and perform the following duties:
Design data, voice, and video network infrastructure, including operational and corporate LAN, WAN, and internet connections.
Oversee LAN and WAN infrastructure devices including switches, routers, firewalls, wireless access points, and other network devices.
Recommend, schedule, and performs network improvements, security updates, hardware and configuration upgrades, and repairs.
Install, setup, configure and maintain servers, switches, battery backups, air conditioning systems, and other equipment.
Diagram and document detailed records of device locations, configurations, and IP addresses.
Install, run, terminate, and test cooper and fiber optic cable or supervise contractors during the installation of cables as needed.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related technical field. Certification or training in network administration. Two or more years of network administration/engineer experience. Relevant industry certifications from Cisco, CompTIA, are preferred.
Working knowledge of network systems, protocols, and standards such as Ethernet, LAN, WAN, xDSL, TCP/IP, fiber, T1, 802.11x, etc..
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Proven analytical, problem-solving and investigation abilities.
Hardware, software, and network connection troubleshooting experience.
Strong knowledge of network management and analysis tools such as WireShark, Nmap, tcpdump, etc.
Team-oriented and skilled in working within a collaborative environment. Being able to communicate and interact effectively with members and co-workers in a courteous, professional manner.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females/Minority/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.