The Transport Engineering Solutions organization is dedicated to improving the transport optical network. In this position you will provide sustained engineering for the transport network engineering teams and support the Transport Network Operations Repair team as needed.
Configure transport network services from the ground up on Windstream network elements without assistance
5 experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, Transport Services in a Transport NOC/Provisioning environment.
Conceptual understanding of 8032/31
Packet Optical provisioning/maintenance experience
Advanced knowledge of IP addressing/subnetting; Ethernet
In depth understanding of DWDM transport network services.
Industry Certifications relevant to Telecommunications (specifically Infinera, Cisco, Ciena, Tellabs, Fuji)
Advanced understanding of OTN technology
MEF certified or within 6 mos of hire.
Ability to perform daily tasks with a variety of computer applications, including MS Office applications (i.e. Excel, Access, Word, etc).
Self-motivated, team player.
Ability to work independently. Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Good analytical skills
Ability to prioritize projects
Ability to stay current with the technological developments in the telecommunications industry.
Strong communication i.e. clear confident verbal and grammatically correct written communication, ability to effectively host conference calls with multiple internal & external stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
Experience with the following equipment is preferred (3-5) years experience with at least 3 of the below)
Fujitsu product line (7420,4500, 4100, FLM150, FLM2400)
Lucent DDM2000, DMX
Alcatel 1648, 1640, 1603, 1631, 1630, 1671
Coriant/Tellabs 5500, 532, 7100
Cisco ONS 15454, M6, CPT
Ability to effectively isolate issues on the Transport network and redesign on an as needed basis during outages.
DWDM deployment experience
Ability to effectively direct field technicians and other personnel during troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
Engage engineering and operations teams within Windstream on a peer to peer basis and work issues to resolution
Support for the Transport Network Operations team from a troubleshooting and engineering s standpoint
Ability to run projects to completion.
Awareness for network changes. Work closely with Transport Operations to specifically address the technical challenges encountered within the Optical network
Customer interaction will be required at times.
Create method of procedures and implement maintenance activities when needed
Develop new and better methods to deliver our products with maximum efficiency and reliability.
Work directly with vendors for development
Work with Vendors in regards to troubleshooting issues that arise on the network
Provide "Tier 3" Support and training to members of the Transport Network Operations team.
Education & Experience:
College degree in Networking or related field and 3-4 years professional level experience in transport telecom; or 4 years of professional level related Transport networking; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Transport experience required.