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Network Engineer

Engineering – Urbandale, Iowa
Department Engineering
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $60,000 - $100,000

Position:  Network Engineer
Department:  Field Engineering
Location:  3600 109th St, Urbandale, Iowa 50322

IP Pathways is experiencing explosive company growth!  In fact, we’ve doubled in size over the last couple of years and we’d like to consider you for a position on our growing team!  We are actively seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join our exceptionally talented Field Engineering team.  This position is based out of our Urbandale, Iowa office and reports to the Field Engineering Manager.  This role interfaces directly with, and serves as a technical consultant to, the IP Pathways client base thus excellent soft skills in addition to advanced technical skills are required.  IP Pathways Network Engineers are salaried, full-time employees and are offered a convenient and flexible work schedule as well as an excellent work-life balance.  Some travel (mostly in-state, day trips with the occasional overnight stay) is a requirement of this position.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide advanced network engineering expertise to the IP Pathways client base in order to support, implement, evaluate and design enterprise-level data, storage and VoIP networks
  • Install, configure and provide ongoing support to a wide variety of highly-resilient, scalable and specialized network infrastructures and associated equipment including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless solutions, load balancers, and servers
  • Perform systematic troubleshooting and thorough analysis of complex network issues in an effort to identify root cause and provide recommendation for remediation in a clear, organized and timely manner
  • Create and maintain highly-detailed network documentation including network diagrams and architectural assessments for support, audit, compliance and disaster recovery purposes
  • Establish and maintain superior level of communication with internal project team ensuring constant awareness of project and ticket statuses and potential project impediments/risks
  • Serve as an escalation resource to the IP Pathways Support Engineering team

Requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Expert level knowledge of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls
  • Experience with routers, switches and firewalls from other manufacturers is a plus
  • Experience with Wi-Fi technologies (802.11) using Cisco and/or Aruba controllers and APs
  • Experience with load balancing and application acceleration technologies
  • Experience with dynamic routing protocols including BGP, EIGRP, OSPF and RIP
  • Experience with VPN protocols including IPSec, SSL and TLS
  • Experience with NAC protocols including RADIUS, TACACS+ and EAP
  • Experience with storage protocols including FC, FCoE, iSCSI and NFS
  • Experience with VoIP protocols including SIP, H.323, H.248 and RTP is a plus
  • Experience with packet-level capture and traffic analysis tools such as Wireshark and/or tcpdump
  • Experience designing and configuring QoS is a plus
  • Ability to articulately communicate (both written and verbal) to all levels of client staff including at the executive level
  • Proficiency with MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Visio
  • Ability and willingness to achieve and maintain relevant certifications and accreditations
  • Ability and willingness to remain current with related industry standards and trends
  • Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule to perform implementation and support activities
  • Ability and willingness to rack routers, switches, firewalls and other data center equipment
  • Assist with training staff and participate in new employee orientation and onboarding
  • Participate in rotating on-call schedule


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education, certification and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience installing and supporting data, storage and VoIP networks
  • Current CCNP certification is preferred, valid CCNA certification is highly desired

This position is on the Field Engineering team thus some travel (mostly in-state) is required.  Most of the travel with this position will be day trips to customer sites within the State of Iowa, many of which, are located right here in the Des Moines area.  The occasional overnight stay may also be required, but is generally less than a night or two each week and on occasion, not at all.  When travelling, hotels and rental vehicles are provided and all associated fuel and meal expenses are paid for by the company.

Why IP Pathways?

  • Work/life balance.  IP Pathways believes in enabling families to be families.  We proudly offer flexible and accommodating work schedules to meet your family’s needs and obligations.
  • Technical training.  Looking for a company who will consistently invest in developing your technical skills?  We’ll not only cover your job related training costs, but also all of your exams.
  • Company bike rides.  Don’t own a bike?  Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you get one.  A helmet, too.  Leave work early… enjoy free food and drinks along the way… need we say more?  Did we mention the free IPP Cycling Club t-shirt?
  • Refreshing beverages.  Fully stocked drink coolers at all offices.  Grab a pop/soda, energy drink, flavored water, juice or even an ice cold gourmet coffee whenever the need arises!  After all, it’s all on the house.
  • Delicious snacks.  The snack variety is just as plentiful as the aforementioned beverage options.  There is sure to be something for everyone’s appetite.  Grab a protein bar or yes, even the bag of Cheetos – it can be our little secret.  Yep, they’re free as well.
  • Company BBQs.  The IPP President cooks… you eat and drink.  It’s actually not that bad of a deal if you think about it.  Play some bags, throw the football or just sit in a chair in the shade and relax.
  • Quarterly team outings.  Join us for a BBQ crawl, a friendly game of laser tag or paintball, maybe enjoy a couple frames of bowling, or try your luck in the arcade, no tokens needed!  The venue always changes.
  • Birthday celebrations.  Who doesn’t like warm chocolate chip cookies baked fresh and delivered to them for their birthday?  Don’t worry – we won’t sing… too loud.
  • Health club reimbursement.  Yeah, so, after all of the… free beverages, snacks, cookies, etc… it just seems like the right thing to do.  We’ll help cover a percentage of your health club membership.

Next Steps
If this position sounds like the challenge you have been looking for and if you’d like to join the IP Pathways culture of being the industries finest and most technically skilled individuals who will DO WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR THE CUSTOMER, please send us your cover letter and resume.  Be sure to tell us why you think you’d be a great fit for the role and also IP Pathways.

Sponsorship / Relocation
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.  We are not offering sponsorship to applicants for employment visa status.  We are not offering relocation reimbursement for this position.

Compensation:  DOE/DOQ

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    $60,000 - $100,000
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