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Infrastructure Engineer Sr. - Infrastructure Engineer Prin

Location
Kansas City, Missouri
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
Permanent
Posted
22 Sep 2022

Job Description:

This position is Remote. Candidates will be considered based on their qualifications and the candidate's ability to work from an approved work location.  Although the location is flexible, AEP does not have a presence in all states and localities.  The following locations are NOT currently approved for this position: AK, CO, CT, DE, HI, IA, ID, KS, MA, ME, MS, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OR, RI, SD, UT, VT, WY, US Territories or international work locations. AEP will consider qualified candidates who are willing to relocate to an approved work location, at the candidate's expense, provided the relocation can be completed within a timeframe that meets AEP's staffing needs.  

NOTE: All remote work locations require vetting and final approval prior to offer and/or start date. Any work locations listed as preferred or unapproved relate specifically to the requirements for this position and are not necessarily applicable to other posted positions.

The Infrastructure Engineer is a part of a larger team that delivers high quality Computer, Network, Storage and End-User Infrastructure technology solutions and on-going support to the business.  They independently complete and lead infrastructure project assignments and plan, research, evaluate, design, and engineer the enterprise's technology infrastructure.  Furthermore, they provide technical support and troubleshooting, cost estimates, justifications, and recommendations and   produce technical documentation, support, and configuration.  They help manage, plan, and maintain technical platforms including upgrading systems. They also help monitor system performance and install and configure hardware.  


The Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for collaborating with other Job Families such as Project Managers, Architects, Solution Engineers, Technicians, and Business Analysts  to deliver consistent, reliable technology solutions that leverage AEP's technology standards, architectures and best practices.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:

Working independently, responsibilities include the following related to Computer, Network, Storage, Cloud and End-User infrastructure: 

  • Performs and leads complex infrastructure  project assignments.

  • Plans, researches, evaluates, designs and analyzes performance of complex infrastructure systems

  • Provides advanced technical support and analysis, operation, administration, and troubleshooting activities

  • Adheres and advocates change management policies, incident management and trouble response scenarios

  • Prepares cost estimates, justifications, application requirements, alternative solutions, and technical recommendations

  • Leads, facilitates, and coordinates work activities of others within the work group, team or department

  • Prepares technical documentation including procedures, manuals, reports and standards                                

  • Reviews and adheres to budgeting and approval processes while partaking in annual and project planning    

  • May provide training and mentoring, as well as work direction, to others on the team

  • Understands and follows policies, practices, procedures, standards, and rules of the company and complies with the regulations and procedures required by external agencies

  • Coordinates and monitosr work activities, using approved applications and tools, for projects as required to perform routine engineering tasks.

  • Performs documentation of project work using established guidelines

  • Learns AEP's organizational structure and the specific role and responsibility of their individual organizational unit.

  • Adheres to AEP's budgeting and approval processes as part of annual planning and project planning.

  • Performs routine engineering activity with minimal direction from higher level employees

  • Utilizes basic techniques to perform analysis associated with the resolution of routine technical problems

  • Applies economic analysis techniques in project development and approval

  • Demonstrates knowledge of AEP networks, components and facilities by enabling more efficient and comprehensive responses to projects and problems

  • Follows the standard workflow for routine engineering projects.

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Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Infrastructure Engineer Sr. 

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field is required. 

Experience: 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Infrastructure Engineer Prin.

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field is required.

Experience: 7 years of relevant work experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Adheres to policies, procedures, standards, codes and regulations relevant to assignments.

  • Mentors and provides functional/technical leadership and work direction to staff

  • Demonstrates in-depth and thorough  knowledge of AEP infrastructure,  environment,  components, and facilities to enable more efficient and comprehensive responses to projects and problems

  • Exhibits and applies advanced proficiency in analysis, design, problem solving, troubleshooting, resolution, communication, and customer service skills.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Skills:

  • Possesses intermediate level knowledge of communications technologies and inter-networking principles.

  • Demonstrates competency in analytical techniques necessary to handle assignments of moderate complexity. (e.g., by dividing the problem into component steps, and performing the analysis necessary to complete each step.)

  • Exhibits understanding for pertinent telecom equipment, materials, systems and business processe

  • Exhibits ability to understand interrelationships between systems and component equipment

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and recommend enhancements to business processes

  • Collaborates with others within the work group, department, or other corporate entity as necessary to complete routine activities

  • Provides cross-training to other employees as assigned

  • Initiates corrective action when project objectives are not being met

  • Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrates the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach logical conclusions

  • Demonstrates an attitude and desire to listen to and satisfy both internal and external customers who use and depend upon their organizational unit

  • Uses initiative in looking for opportunities and presenting new ideas and new approaches

  • Relates to people in an open, friendly and sincere manner

  • Effectively leads and facilitates meetings

  • Uses initiative in looking for opportunities to increase job knowledge and technical skills.

  • Core Competencies: Continuous improvement, team player, assume positive intent, safety first focus, continuous learning, professionalism

Travel: Occasional travel required

Certifications: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

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Details

  • Job Reference: 718305929-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: American Electric Power
  • Location: Kansas City, Missouri
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent