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What you’ll be doing...

As an Interconnect Engineer, you will be part of a team that works with the latest technology to provide our customers access to our many network components including 5G systems. You will be performing a technical role including end to end oversight and project management for multiple transport expansion projects. These initiatives will require a skill set including, router knowledge, dark fiber, and microwave network design.

  • Providing technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the Verizon Wireless (VZW) Network or Microwave point-to point or point to multipoint installations.
  • Working closely with OEM Vendors, 3rd party DF/Lit providers, and internal teams to identify the best value (quality, time, and cost).
  • Managing vendor selection, contract negotiation, RFP, and ongoing relationships.
  • Partnering with VZB, VZT, and 3rd-party vendors to deliver all solutions in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets, plant, FDP panels, and IRU contract management.
  • Handling microwave design/review, regulatory filings as well as implementation management.
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of multi-million dollar projects, including establishing business cases, and developing and managing budgets, procurement and bill payments.
  • Interfacing 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.
  • Handling vendor management responsibilities, 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.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in the cellular/telecommunications industry in a Transport engineering role.
  • A degree in Engineering.
  • Knowledge of CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent.Fujitsu.
  • Experience with Dark Fiber vendors, their organizational processes and standards, as well as their network portfolio maps.
  • Knowledge of microwave design software .
  • Experience with circuit database.
  • Knowledge in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
  • Executive-level troubleshooting, problem-solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with engineering and engineering economic principles.
  • CCNP or equivalent certification.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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