Data Network Consultant

December 7, 2022

Vantage Point Solutions, a growing and dynamic telecommunications consulting and engineering firm, is seeking a qualified individual to join our team of professionals. We have an immediate opening for a Data Network Consultant at our headquarters in Mitchell, SD.


Typical duties for this position include:

  • Managing client projects including maintaining project planners, delegating tasks to other staff, coordinating third parties, and supervising meetings
  • Designing and implementing ISP network topologies including routers, switches, packet optical transport, and FTTx access equipment
  • Performing network hardening and architecture assessments
  • Evaluating networking equipment and software solutions for clients including Request for Proposal (RFP) projects
  • Collaborate with team members across the networking, managed services, and IT security groups
  • Provide escalation/mentoring role for Specialist staff members
  • Diagnosing and remediating ISP network problems and outages
  • Escalate network issues to vendor Technical Assistance Centers (TAC) and collaborate on resolutions
  • Respond to and resolve customer service requests in a prompt, efficient and courteous manner
  • Develop Method of Procedures (MOP), configuration scripts, and supporting documentation for scheduled network maintenance
  • Perform periodic network maintenance including software upgrades, cutovers, intrusive changes, and diagnostics
  • Managing and documenting configuration changes and network architectures with tools including Excel, Word, and Visio
  • Describing technical information to non-technical individuals
  • Continuously monitor industry trends, and applies this knowledge to the position


Candidates should be self-motivated, reliable, resourceful, professional, and exhibit good judgement.


  • Attention to detail (ie, proofreading, data, communications, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate confidently with both clients and team members
  • Strong written communication across multiple platforms (ie, email, reports, etc.)
  • Proficiency in common Microsoft programs, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, and Teams


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or a related field is required.
  • Route/switch experience with Cisco, Arista, or Juniper equipment
  • Packet optical transport experience with Ribbon, Ciena, or Fujitsu (Preferred)
  • Understanding of network protocols including BGP, OSPF, ISIS, VLANs, and xSTP
  • Basic understanding of ISP services including DHCP, DNS, PPPOE, and RADIUS
  • Minimum three years of experience in network design and administration role
  • CCNA/JNCIS or similar certification (Preferred)
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