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Network Engineer

Help support the vitality and resilience of communities

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General Info

Colorado Springs, CO
Full Time
Network & Cloud Infrastructure
Reports to:
Sr. Network Engineer


Salary Range:
$85k-95k depending on experience
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline was founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

Does this sound like you?

  • You are hungry, humble, and curious
  • You have excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • You are an intrinsic self-starter and enjoy taking on new challenges
  • You want to be part of the early stages of a company where everything you build matters
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment comprised of diverse subject matter experts in finance, government, infrastructure, and tech
  • You care about building critical intelligent infrastructure to increase community vitality and improve resilience
  • You see everyone in the company as your customer, always striving to delight by providing top-notch customer service
  • You’re an innovator and you want to help develop creative technology products that help communities upgrade their infrastructure, and that help investors find our innovative investment opportunities

What you'd be doing:

  • Create network diagrams showing switches, fiber connections, bandwidth capacities, and other networking attributes 
  • Rack and stack equipment in the data center in the community or region (some travel required) 
  • Create detailed bills of materials, and assist in sourcing materials 
  • Install and configure network operating systems for SDN access 
  • Build a virtualized edge infrastructure 
  • Assist with the connection of the network to the NOC vendor 
  • Configure and maintain VPN connections as required 
  • Deploy network monitoring software and enable monitoring of community networks 
  • Ensure security and compliance for perimeter and internal services 
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues on our internal network as needed (community network operations will be outsourced) 
  • Assist in evaluating vendors for network equipment, materials, and construction 
  • Provide IT support on an ad hoc basis for our regional offices and employees

Experience we require:

  • At least 4 years of experience in Network Engineering, preferably in the telecommunications industry 
  • Hands-on experience with fiber-optic network equipment, cabling, and connections in the Data Center and the Field
  • Experience with Data Center designs and installation of Switches / Routers / Servers / Firewalls in the data center
  • Knowledge of network protocols and standards, especially ethernet routing, switching, bridging, virtual LANs, QinQ, OpenFlow, and ONAP
  • Proficiency with Linux operating systems
  • Familiarity with major municipal network architectures and standards such as GPON, Active Ethernet, DOCSIS, and HFC
  • Familiarity with IT compliance areas such as change management, incident response, and configuration management
  • Familiarity with network and connectivity troubleshooting from both a user endpoint perspective as well as a server and networking infrastructure perspective

Bonus points:

  • Cisco, Juniper, or similar network design, configuration, and/or operations certifications a big plus

Hiring Manager

Hari Rajagopalan
Sr. Network Engineer

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.