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Associate Engineer, Transport

Company: Commnet
Location: Castle Rock
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:


General Purpose and Scope:

Commnet Broadband (a subsidiary of ATN International) is looking for a detail-oriented technical individual experienced in a service provider environment within their data and telecommunications transport networks managing bandwidth capacity and traffic monitoring. The successful candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, a willingness to meet business-critical deadlines, proven time-management and organizational skills, and strong analytical skills with accuracy and attention to detail. In addition, they must possess demonstrable documentation skills, the ability to multi-task, work independently and commit to a technical position working as part of a team of Transport Engineers, Analysts, and management resources.

The Associate Engineer is authentic, enjoys working with people and in teams, as well as collaborative cross-functionally, and customer-driven. One thing that all wireless and broadband companies have in common is the quality of service and reliability of their transport networks are key to customer satisfaction. The quality of our transmission services ensures that customers are delighted with our service and the reliability enables our customers to have access to solid communication solutions. In your role, you will be able to impact both.

If you have worked for one of the big LECs/wireless/broadband providers and have excelled in data network fundamentals, network utilization and capacity, and their processes, and would like to be part of the evolution of a network rolling out 4G/5G technologies and fiber broadband from a backhaul and backbone perspective, this role might be for you. The candidate must be motivated to contribute to an evolving and growing network delivering high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities & Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to great education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity.

Duties and Responsibilities ( include but are not limited to):

The Associate Engineer, Transport Capacity Management will use daily site reports and SNMP tools like PRTG, NNMi and VisionMETRIX to monitor the status of the backhaul and backbone transport network, comprised mainly of microwave, ethernet, and fiber circuits.

Initiate augment requests to Transport Engineer based upon site utilization criteria and traffic data.

Works directly with Transport Analysts, Engineers, and Data Engineering and Operations teams

Works directly with performance/operations teams to troubleshoot backhaul issues related to packet loss, high latency, jitter.

Creation of processes, documentation, and network flow charts to reflect team standards.

Utilize network equipment reports and capacity analysis for budget forecasting

Maintain all aspects of the network by coordinating and forecasting bandwidth needs.

Documentation of network topology maps, network elements, and transport circuits into our inventory system.

Work closely with systems/solutions and Transport team to enhance and/or create Transport management and inventorying tools

Assist other team members on various tasks, data entry, and special projects.

Other duties as assigned by management.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field, or 3 years of professional work experience in telecom

Experience in the Telecommunications industry, specifically in capacity management and willingness to learn microwave and fiber-based networks

Knowledge of Transports speeds and interconnections, industry carriers, and transport providers

Experience with DS1/DS3/Ethernet/GIGE/Wave transport circuits and designs supporting FTTx/GPON/XGSPON

Experience with circuit performance monitoring and knowledge of service level metrics

Knowledge of circuit monitoring tools, i.e., NNMi, PRTG

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Microwave, and Fiber Optic Transport systems, interfaces, and cabling specifications.

Excellent organizational, planning, project, and time management skills, and who can handle multiple projects and a diverse range of co-worker personalities

Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills

Proficiency in MS Office platform including Visio, and network mapping topology tools.

Travel, less than 10% of the time

Candidate must reside within one of these CONUS time zones MT/EST/CST/PST

Desired Qualifications:

Strong analytical skills and competency in the use of traffic modeling tools and engineering.

Preferred experience in traffic engineering and capacity management.

Knowledge of IP and Ethernet Transport protocols, interfaces, and routing protocols.

Prior experience with DS1/DS3/Ethernet/GIGE/Wave/FTTx/GPON/XGSPON transport circuits and designs

Highly motivated self-starter who can work with little or no supervision.

Experience and comfortable with scripting and automation development

About the Company:

Commnet has been the backbone of rural networks in the United States for decades. We enable or directly deliver high-quality broadband communications services to Tribal Communities and Rural America, driving digital inclusion and providing access to education, work, healthcare, safety, entertainment, and community connectivity. If you have visited the rural west, it is most likely that you have roamed on a wireless segment of our network. If you have needed healthcare or emergency services in these areas, your data likely moved across our fiber. If you know any children or college students studying for a brighter future, we are the network team running connections behind the scenes to support their education. Through the power of partnerships, we enhance the effectiveness of our efforts. Working with local stakeholders means better service to tribal communities, rural telecommunication companies, organizations, and government agencies. Commnet works to enhance the lives of real people through any available avenue we can find. With an eye on the future, Commnet is bringing coverage and faster fiber connections to more communities and partners, facilitating a better and more connected future for everyone.

Company Benefits:

Commnet is proud to offer a comprehensive suite of benefits to all regular full-time positions (hourly & salaried) in order to promote health and financial security for you and your family. Benefits include health, vision, dental, HSA/FSA, life and AD&D, short/long term disability coverage, emergency travel assistance, and 401k. All employees also get access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which includes services such as 100% confidential counseling, financial information/resources, legal support, and general wellness issues.

**A Note to Agencies** All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Commnet Broadband (the Company) via email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of the Company, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by the Company for this position and a valid agreement with the Company is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Company agency engagement process is hired , no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


Keywords: Commnet, Castle Rock , Associate Engineer, Transport, Engineering , Castle Rock, Colorado

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