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IT Network Engineer

Border States Industries, Inc. – Fargo, ND

    Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means youre empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work.

    This position will be located in: Fargo , ND

    Job Summary

    Supports the day-to-day operations of the Information Technologies Department by providing engineering direction and administrating the local area networks, wide area networks, wireless infrastructure, and network security that support the day to day company operations. Responsible for network performance management, capacity planning, network modeling, forecasting, and availability. Works with network systems in multiple data centers and branches. Ensures disaster recovery processes and procedures are maintained. Interprets and analyzes complex data from network systems.


    Essential Functions
  • Responsible for network and telecommunications system design, planning, and engineering.
  • Researches and evaluates technical alternatives and provides recommendations for all networking technology
  • Responsible for network performance management, capacity planning, network modeling, forecasting, and availability.
  • Works with network systems in multiple data centers and branches.
  • Implements new disaster recovery capabilities.
  • Ensures disaster recovery processes and procedures are maintained.
  • Ensures network security by implementing network security policies and procedures.
  • Protects against unauthorized access, modification, or destruction of corporate data.
  • Uses advanced troubleshooting and monitoring tools.
  • Interprets and analyzes complex data from network systems.
  • Works directly with other groups within the IT Engineering team to provide network configuration and support for our Servers, Storage, and Telecommunications technologies.
  • Works with leading vendors in designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting voice and data networks.
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance to Network Administrators

    Non-Essential Functions
  • Works as a part of the IT helpdesk and assists PC users on hardware and software problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor or designate.

  • Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Electrical Engineering degree or the equivalent in work experience.
  • Experience with Cisco route, switch, and wireless networks, firewalls, VPNs, MPLS-based WANs, and related network services including TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, QoS, VoIP, and network security is preferred.
  • Experience with Cisco ACI, Cisco DNA Center, SD-WAN concepts and implementation, DMVPN, WAN Acceleration, VoIP, Optical Circuits, Linux and Windows is very helpful.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English preferred.
  • Prefer good working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel and Word), Internet, and Email.

    Our History

    Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 22 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.

    As a Border States employee-owner, youre responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.

    Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.

    Service Philosophy
    We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.

    Service Standards
    Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .

    Your career
    Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?

    Equal Opportunity For All

    Its not just the law. Its something weve believed in since our founding. We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.

    Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace


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