Network Design Engineer - IV

Temple Terrace, FL 33637

Posted: 05/22/2019 Industry: IT/Software Development Job Number: 48904

The individual will be responsible for implementing and managing the long distance network facilities on multiple platforms to include all LD installations, decommissions, system rolls and manual updates to address data integrity issues encountered as the result of an outage, NOC move or redline in the field to insure that the field and the provisioning databases are in sync.

The individual must be able to handle escalations and possess the ability to troubleshoot. The individual in this position will analyze the telecommunications requirements of the organization and work to develop, improve, maintain, and implement telecommunications technologies. The ideal candidate must be familiar with a variety of the field' s concepts, practices, and procedures and rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals set forth by management. The individual must have a broad understanding of telecom and wide area network technologies and is expected to perform a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

JOB DETAILS

Individual will support projects to migrate circuits off legacy ULH / WDM systems onto parallel Ciena 6500 ULH systems and/or Cisco 54xx equipment, then decommission the legacy ULH / WDM systems. This will reduce legacy ULH / WDM systems equipment related outages and improve network reliability. Individual will deliver all items or a subset thereof and will be validated by the assigned sponsor, which includes:
  • Evaluate and Process grooms in the System of Record
  • Evaluate and Process grooms in the Workflow Tool
  • Perform infrastructure grooms, decommissions, Equipment validation prior to node removals and equipment validation according to defined MOP
  • Update all Systems of Record and Workflow and perform data basing.
  • Engineering declares element ready for decommission
  • Validation to ensure network routing free of all customer/end-user traffic
  • Confirm network survivability remains intact
  • Support out-of-hours MASTARS events when necessary

DAILY TASKS / SYSTEMS USED

CIRCUIT ANALYSIS - Individual associate researches a pool of systems/circuits/equipment, to identify the correct systems/circuits/equipment ID and all related IDs in the provisioning systems for accuracy and data integrity. The following systems will include, but not be limited to: BGW, Nautilus, Mecca, ICON, Venue, TCOMS, CCP, F&E

CIRCUIT PROVISIONING - Individual associates currently install/groom/change/disconnect systems/circuits/equipment terminated at/to or passing through LD equipment. The systems/circuits/equipment may be engineered from the LD POP to LD equipment at the same LD POP or another LD POP or to Local or LEC/CLEC. The types of circuits the associate will be handling will be both Network and Customer circuits. These circuits will range from OC192, 1G to 200G, OTN, ULH, DWDM and more. The provisioning status of all pending systems/circuits/equipment will be recorded in a tracking system as designated by Business.

GROOMS IMPLEMENTATION - The purpose of Grooms Implementation is to reduce equipment related outages, provide spare inventory, remove MDE and increase line cost savings for while minimizing Customer impact. Individual associates have both Topology and Design familiarity and expertise with all stated systems is a requirement due to the use of highly technical engineering specs and drawings and cross-provisioned requirements for the candidate circuit pool allocation. The associate shall consider all circuits live circuits and all Power of One procedures must be followed to minimize customer interruption:
  • All grooms must be scheduled to insure minimum customer impact
  • Associate will identify the correct circuit ID and all related circuit IDs in the provisioning systems for accuracy and data integrity
  • Service outages are a priority. Individual associate will use all available means to get the customer back in service as soon as possible
  • Successful completion of the Grooms Activities will be measured by the number of completions achieved and reported on a monthly basis

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Strong people skills
  • Responsible, Reliable, Ethical & Dedicated
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independent of direct supervision; self-starting.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to have flexible work schedule
  • Good Interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively; verbally and written
  • Team Player; draws energy and drive in working with others

DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Strong understanding of engineering specs and drawings
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with both equipment inventory and design
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point/Access
  • Working knowledge of legacy network operating systems

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • B.S. degree in related technical field or relevant experience
  • 5-7 years of telecom experience
  • Experience with vendor equipment preferred to include; but not limited to: Cisco, Ciena, Fujitsu, and Nortel transport equipment, as well as other equipment to support work on Sonet/SDH, OTN, ULH and WDM equipment.
  • Experience with systems and platforms preferred to include; but not limited to: BGW, ICON, CCP, Venue, CoFEE, NTLS, One Control and other various platforms to conduct research, troubleshoot, load, configure and install/update/remove equipment.

REQUIRED SHIFT:

Standard M-F 8a-5p, with minimal after hours or weekend time expected.

The individual will be responsible for implementing and managing the long distance network facilities on multiple platforms to include all LD installations, decommissions, system rolls and manual updates to address data integrity issues encountered as the result of an outage, NOC move or redline in the field to insure that the field and the provisioning databases are in sync.

The individual must be able to handle escalations and possess the ability to troubleshoot. The individual in this position will analyze the telecommunications requirements of the organization and work to develop, improve, maintain, and implement telecommunications technologies. The ideal candidate must be familiar with a variety of the field' s concepts, practices, and procedures and rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals set forth by management. The individual must have a broad understanding of telecom and wide area network technologies and is expected to perform a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

JOB DETAILS

Individual will support projects to migrate circuits off legacy ULH / WDM systems onto parallel Ciena 6500 ULH systems and/or Cisco 54xx equipment, then decommission the legacy ULH / WDM systems. This will reduce legacy ULH / WDM systems equipment related outages and improve network reliability. Individual will deliver all items or a subset thereof and will be validated by the assigned sponsor, which includes:
  • Evaluate and Process grooms in the System of Record
  • Evaluate and Process grooms in the Workflow Tool
  • Perform infrastructure grooms, decommissions, Equipment validation prior to node removals and equipment validation according to defined MOP
  • Update all Systems of Record and Workflow and perform data basing.
  • Engineering declares element ready for decommission
  • Validation to ensure network routing free of all customer/end-user traffic
  • Confirm network survivability remains intact
  • Support out-of-hours MASTARS events when necessary

DAILY TASKS / SYSTEMS USED

CIRCUIT ANALYSIS - Individual associate researches a pool of systems/circuits/equipment,  to identify the correct systems/circuits/equipment ID and all related IDs in the provisioning systems for accuracy and data integrity. The following systems will include, but not be limited to: BGW, Nautilus, Mecca, ICON, Venue, TCOMS, CCP, F&E

CIRCUIT PROVISIONING - Individual associates currently install/groom/change/disconnect systems/circuits/equipment terminated at/to or passing through LD equipment. The systems/circuits/equipment may be engineered from the  LD POP to LD equipment at the same LD POP or another LD POP or to Local or LEC/CLEC. The types of circuits the associate will be handling will be both Network and Customer circuits. These circuits will range from OC192, 1G to 200G, OTN, ULH, DWDM and more. The provisioning status of all pending systems/circuits/equipment will be recorded in a tracking system.

GROOMS IMPLEMENTATION - The purpose of Grooms Implementation is to reduce equipment related outages, provide spare inventory, remove MDE and increase line cost savings while minimizing Customer impact. Individual associates have both Topology and Design familiarity and expertise with all stated systems is a requirement due to the use of highly technical engineering specs and drawings and cross-provisioned requirements for the candidate circuit pool allocation. The associate shall consider all circuits live circuits and all Power of One procedures must be followed to minimize customer interruption:
  • All grooms must be scheduled to insure minimum customer impact
  • Associate will identify the correct circuit ID and all related circuit IDs in the  provisioning systems for accuracy and data integrity
  • Service outages are a priority. Individual associate will use all available means to get the customer back in service as soon as possible
  • Successful completion of the Grooms Activities will be measured by the number of completions achieved and reported on a monthly basis

DESIRED CHARACTERISTICS:
  • Strong people skills
  • Responsible, Reliable, Ethical & Dedicated
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independent of direct supervision; self-starting.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to have flexible work schedule
  • Good Interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate effectively; verbally and written
  • Team Player; draws energy and drive in working with others

DESIRED SKILLS:
  • Strong understanding of engineering specs and drawings
  • Excellent knowledge and experience with both equipment inventory and design
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Power Point/Access
  • Working knowledge of legacy network operating systems

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • B.S. degree in related technical field or relevant experience
  • 5-7 years of telecom experience
  • Experience with vendor equipment preferred to include; but not limited to: Cisco, Ciena, Fujitsu, and Nortel transport equipment, as well as other equipment to support work on Sonet/SDH, OTN, ULH and WDM equipment.
  • Experience with systems and platforms preferred to include; but not limited to: BGW, ICON, CCP, Venue, CoFEE, NTLS, One Control and other various platforms to conduct research, troubleshoot, load, configure and install/update/remove equipment.

REQUIRED SHIFT:

Standard M-F 8a-5p, with minimal after hours or weekend time expected.
LD Installations, NOC, Ciena, Cisco, BGW, Mecca, DMDW, Sonet/SDH,

Vergina Naguib

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