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IoT / Field Area Network Engineer

2000623 Requisition #

Would you like to build cloud based IoT solutions that shape the future technologies for managing energy and water?


Itron is a global technology company. Our broad product portfolio includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control technology, communications systems, software, and professional services. With thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100 countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage energy and water resources.

Itron’s Budapest Center of Excellence aims to be a leading center for innovative software and services solutions that enable utilities and cities to manage energy and water more resourcefully. We received the prestigious award of the Investor of the Year in the “R&D Investment“ Category in 2017 and have been growing ever since.

IoT Network (FAN) Engineer


Itron is expanding its Managed Services Organization around the globe that is designed to serve thousands of utility companies, that span 100+ countries and manage 100M+ devices. We have teams in US and India and we are looking to increase our operations team in EMEA / Budapest. The team will have six engineers in Budapest and will work in tight collaboration with US and India operations team. 

You will be responsible for managing and supporting hosted Field Area Network (FAN) devices and endpoints (meters, battery powered devices, Internet of Things (IoT) devices).  This includes day-to-day operations and troubleshooting complex issues that span from IoT edge devices to IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity issues. 


What you will be doing

  • Configure and deploy IoT networks that are used for endpoint and network device communications to Itron’s hosting datacenter
  • Monitor endpoint and network device performance, and adjust configurations and load balancing to gain maximum efficiency and utilization
  • Work with customers to set up and configure site to site VPN tunnels, troubleshoot encryption domains, and perform basic firewall rule implementation
  • Troubleshoot complex FAN and network device issues, coordinating activities with other internal organizations and 3rd party vendors
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and perform system administration functions for various networking applications and devices, such as Cisco’s Field Network Director (FND), NTP Servers, Cisco Carrier Grid Routers, etc.

Skills required

  • 5+ years’ experience working with routing and switching, network firewall
  • Experience troubleshooting complex network environments, knowledge of network troubleshooting methodologies
  • Experience using network troubleshooting tools such as analyzers, sniffers, and other utilities
  • Knowledge of routing protocols, load balancers, security and encryption protocols, and certificates

Skills preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Network or Software Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Any exposure to Microsoft Azure
  • Any experience with IoT devices
  • Knowledge of ITIL Policies and Processes
  • Experience with Cisco ASR routers, Cisco ASA firewalls, IPsec tunnels, and IPv6

We offer

  • Opportunity to create a more resourceful world by working on 21st century's biggest challenges: water, energy and gas 
  • A newly established R&D center with immense growth in the heart of Budapest at Deák Ferenc square 
  • Cutting edge technologies (Cloud, IoT)
  • Strong culture promoting work-life balance and flexibility 

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