What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is investing in its network to improve the way we live, work, and communicate. Our network transformation will be critical for all our future connectivity businesses including new products such as IoT, 5G, and future smart cities. As part of this network transformation, you will help build one network engineered for growth for all lines of business.

The OSP Planner will take corporate architecture guidelines; will review existing Verizon Network infrastructure, current business drivers, as well as future market growth opportunities to develop high level, market specific, designs for new transport front haul and backhaul networks. The team will also provide high level Optical Distribution Network (ODN) designs that will support Verizon’s access to small, medium and enterprise customers, long distance traffic, and back-haul requirements for wireless cell sites and hubs. The high level designs will include recommendations regarding the type /size of transport and aggregation equipment required to support each sites. A critical aspect of this team is to ensure that high level designs provide a consistent design approach across all market areas.

After the initial high level designs have been issued for the market, the team will continue to work closely with Regional Engineering to make adjustments to the design as site specific challenges present during the detailed design and implementation phases of the project. The planner will serve as a liaison between Regional Engineering/ Capacity Management and the PMO, Network Planning and the Standards teams.

Knowledge on long-term vision of Verizon’s transport and Optical Distribution Networks to effectively design for the future. This resulting network will support both customer driven and Verizon internal requirements, including Private IP, Public IP, Video, VoIP and Wireless traffic. As high level designs are developed, considerations such as space-constrained and/or power-constrained locations, available fiber, diversity, reliability and cost effectiveness, must be cared for.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of work experience.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid driver's license.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Knowledge of FTTx network design/ implementation and well as GPON architecture.
  • Knowledge of Verizon systems like ICON, CCP, BGW, MECCA, XNG, TCOMS, GRIP, FIMS and nSAP.
  • Field experience for engineering and construction. Individuals with 3GIS, ArcGIS, ESRI, Google Earth and other OSP telecom industry standard software platforms.
  • Knowledge of fiber optic engineering principles within OSP job related functional area to include general practices, procedures and industry standards.
  • Experience with Optical Distribution Network Design and exposure to Corning and CommScope Indexed Fiber gear.
  • Experience with Interoffice Facility Design, Capacity Management and Inside Plant Detailed Engineering.
  • Leadership and project management skills.
  • Experience proposing solution supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills, capable of interacting with customers and co-workers at most levels including executives.
  • Detail oriented, well organized, and effective in multi-tasking.
  • Ability to work independently to achieve deliverables and resolve urgent/ complex issues.
  • Knowledge of fiber optic engineering principles within OSP job related functional area to include general practices, procedures and industry standards.
  • Strong computer skills (Databases, Processes, and Administrative). knowledge and skill of complex applications including Word, Excel, Visio, ArcGIS/ESRI, 3GIS, Google Earth, etc.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook) and GIS applications.
  • Knowledge of the network plant and local practices.
  • Knowledge with the following technologies: ROADM, MESH, SONET/SDH, ULH, ODN.
  • Knowledge with Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, Siemens or Fujitsu SONET/DWDM/MESH products.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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