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What you’ll be doing...

The Interconnect Engineer is responsible for providing completetechnical oversight and project management for transport network expansion projects. These projects focus on the expansion of the Build Plan, EBH, dark fiber, ngMLS, and microwave network. The candidate will be responsible for building and issuing RFP documents to fiber providers, managing the proposal response cycle, comparison and selection of bids, working with Territory planning organizations to develop business cases, and working with the contracts group in developing and executing the dark fiber IRU contracts.

  • Providing technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including, but not limited to DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the VZW Network or Microwave point-to-point or point to multipoint installations.
  • Developing an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets; plant, FDP panels, and IRU contract management.
  • Microwave designing/reviewing.
  • Regulatory filings as well as implementation management.
  • CompletingVendor Management responsibility including selection, contract negotiation, RFP and ongoing relationships.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Working with Network planning on strategic initiatives, to develop future technology solutions, and features and growth jobs on existing products that support our infrastructure.
  • Working with other group’s forecasts to ensure equipment growth projects meet expectant demands in support of the company’s objectives.
  • Vendor Management responsibility including engineering/design, managing budgets, procurement, and complete project management ensuring objectives are met in accordance with stated timelines.

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.
  • Experience in the cellular/telecommunications industry.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Engineering.
  • Experiencein a Transport engineering role.
  • In depth knowledge and advanced proficiency in CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including Fujitsu and Ciena.
  • Familiarity with Dark Fiber vendors, their organizational processes and standards, as well as their network portfolio maps is.
  • Knowledge of Pathloss 5 microwave design software.
  • Knowledge and experience with the ngMLS and IP address.
  • Knowledge and experience with Granite circuit database.
  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
  • Executive-level troubleshooting, problem-solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision-making skills (by making appropriate use of all available information and data; anticipating the future and preparing accordingly; recognizing the impact of decisions upon the rest of the organization; receiving broad guidance; being accountable for broad project results; and being responsible for the leadership of broad programs in support of organizational or area strategies).
  • Excellent 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).
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Familiarity with engineering and engineering economic principles.

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