Network Analyst – Westman Communications

WESTMAN COMMUNICATIONS GROUP (Westman) is seeking applications from energetic, highly motivated individuals to become part of our growing team!

Westman is an industry-leading communications provider based in Brandon MB, offering residential and commercial High-Speed Internet, Digital TV, and Phone services in communities across southwestern and central Manitoba. Westman also owns and operates radio stations Q Country 91.5 FM and 94.7 STAR FM, which broadcast throughout southwestern Manitoba. Established in 1977, as a locally owned and operated cooperative, Westman is dedicated to delivering competitive and innovative services, providing an exceptional member experience, and supporting the communities they serve. Westman empowers their employees to be innovative, team-oriented, community-based, and customer-focused, championing a culture centered around strong values.

Based in Brandon and reporting to the Manager, Network Services, this position will be responsible for designing, dimensioning, building, and testing the core IP/MPLS network infrastructure used for service delivery to our residential and business customers. The incumbent in this position will be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) with a thorough understanding of the latest industry trends and best practices related to the core network components.

What you’ll do:
• Planning, designing and implementation for Core IP/MPLS Network.
• Capacity monitoring and network expansion planning to support network growth.
• Supporting Business Development and Marketing/Sales groups to offer competitive products.
• Implementing core network projects that will include new builds, migrations, optimization etc.
• Working closely with upstream peering partners for expansions, changes etc.
• Document network architecture, as-builts, connectivity diagrams, maintenance records etc.
• Make recommendations for service/product improvement.
• Interface with vendors and carriers to improve product offerings and platform enhancements.
• Ensure new services are structured to the centralized operational model.
• Implement network changes in accordance with departmental change policy.
• Provide supervision and technical trainings to junior team members.
• Have a commitment towards an excellent customer experience.

What you’ll bring to the team:
• 5 years experience in an ISP or MSO environment with excellent knowledge and experience in IP networking, IP routing, and switching.
• Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science, information systems or a closely related field.
• Minimum of one of the following certifications: Cisco CCNP Service Provider, Juniper JNCIP-SP, SCTE DOCSIS Engineering Professional, and/or MEF-CECP/MEF-SDCP.
• Thorough understanding of advanced routing and switching protocols (BGP, OSPF, MPLS, etc.), Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) with remote PHY implementation, Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), and Core IP Networks
• Excellent understanding of technical fundamentals of internet and IP protocols, last mile access and transport technologies, and scripting language for task automation

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Open until the position is filled.

Apply today to join our team and start your exciting career journey with us!

As an equal-opportunity employer, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals. While we thank each applicant for their interest, only selected candidates will be contacted.

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