What you’ll be doing...

International Fiber Planning Engineer will be responsible for long term planning related to activities affecting infrastructure and network operation on all Verizon International fiber routes. The planning engineer will have understanding of both legacy and next-generation network architecture, equipment to ensure infrastructure is in place and to support network growth and transformation. Based on business needs and growth plans Planning Engineer will categorized assets as Directional or Non-Directional. Develop plans for Non-Directional routes to migrate traffic and remove from network as part of overall optimization and cost savings. Candidate should have a passion for building relationships and leading cross functional teams and must be able to act as a communication bridge with the ability to engage with stakeholders to understand and respond to business objectives.

What we’re looking for...

Responsibilities Include

  • Develop plans and communicate the directional assignments for all domestic US fiber routes and assist other planning organizations with targeted deployment plans and timeline development.
  • Develop and implement plans to vacate non-directional routes by the appropriate contract termination date. This includes leading cross-functional teams as they work through network decommission plans and problem solving inter-dependency issues that arise between these organizations.
  • Coordinate planning activities with the operational teams including Right Of Way, Contract Management, and Global Real Estate to address the impact of changes to the facility portfolio.
  • Proactive tracking of Next Gen and legacy equipment planned for Directional routes and communicate with peer organizations to make responsible decisions for capital spending.
  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual capital budget planning, monitoring, and decision making
  • Regular interaction with ROW Contracts, Engineering, Carrier Management, and Business Strategy teams to provide guidance on site disposition (to purchase/sell a route or renew leases for short/long term timelines) and risk analysis for potential forced decoms and fiber optic cable degradation.
  • Regular interaction with contacts from all business units to investigate fiber swap or co-build opportunities and implementation activities across the company.
  • Regular participation in planning initiative meetings to refine the route planning process

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience
  • Extensive network knowledge of Verizon’s long haul and metro fiber backbones and architecture
  • Comprehensive understanding of Verizon back office systems used for circuit provisioning, fiber cable capacity management, geo-based mapping systems (FIM, GRIP, CoFFEE) and fiber optic performance standards
  • Full knowledge of fiber optic cable types and manufacturers, testing and performance monitoring, and splicing standards.

Even better if you have:

  • Excellent decision making skills (making appropriate use of available information and data; making sound decisions with minimal support from Manager; and being responsible for specific projects or definable portions of larger projects or processes.)
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings both in-person and remotely
  • Balance technical and business requirements when making decisions
  • Ability to thrive in dynamic work environment and maintain performance level.
  • Experience with providing recommendations to senior
  • Infrastructure fiber cable engineering, testing, installation, maintenance, or planning
  • Legacy Telecom engineering or planning experience including: DS1, DS3, SONET, OC-n, Voice Switch, or Data Platforms
  • Next-gen optical equipment knowledge, Unified transport, Ciena, Infinera, Cisco
  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Excellent analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Superior organizational and planning skills (setting and communicating priorities; anticipating workload impact on resources of both self and team; delegating where appropriate; consistently following up on outstanding items; and providing focus in meetings and discussions).
  • Flexible and creative (seeks out and attempts alternate solutions to resolve issues, and seamlessly adjusts to a dynamic, changing business environment).

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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