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What you’ll be doing...

The Interconnect engineer will be responsible for providing complete technical oversight and project management for transport network expansion projects with an emphasis on new build macro cell sites and Lit EBH fiber delivery. These projects focus on the expansion of the Network Build Plan, EBH, dark fiber, and the One Fiber program supporting southern Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, TX. The candidate will be responsible for project managing the Illinois and Wisconsin Build plan successfully to meet business objectives.

  • Technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting network infrastructure projects, including but not limited to 3rd party EBH, dark fiber, routed rings, DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the Verizon Wireless (VZW) Network.
  • Maintaining an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets, plant, FDP panels, and contract management.
  • Complete vendor management responsibility including selection, contract negotiation, RFP and ongoing relationships, as well as engineering/design, managing budgets, procurement, and project oversight ensuring objectives are met in accordance with stated timelines.
  • Financial responsibility on capital and expense projects - establishing business cases, developing and managing budgets, procurement and bill payments.
  • Decision making authority with respect to all of the above duties. It also interfaces constantly with higher levels of the management team across various organizations as part of the process of managing all facets of large, complex infrastructure deployments.
  • Regularly working with other group’s forecasts to ensure equipment growth projects meet expectant demands in support of the company’s objectives.
  • The position regularly works with Network planning on strategic initiatives, to develop future technology solutions, and features and growth jobs on existing products that support our infrastructure.

Where you'll be working...

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency in office computer applications: Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentations, etc
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, be self-motivated, show initiative, and be able to work independently.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
  • Experience troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Three or more years of experience in the cellular/ telecommunications industry, specifically in transport engineering.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in one or more of the following platforms and/or technologies
    • Nokia 7705, 7250, and 7750 routing platforms
    • DWDM Optical Transport systems, including: Fujitsu 9500/CDS, Ciena 6500
    • Digital Communications including: Fiber, ethernet, microwave
    • Wireless voice and data services including: 4G LTE, 5G NR
  • Knowledge of OSI stack and IPV4/IPV6 addressing.
  • Knowledge and experience with Granite circuit database or CND (Internal to Verizon)

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.

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