Network Engineer III

Matanuska Telephone Association

Palmer, AK 99645

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

Network Engineer III


Palmer,AK


We are searching for an experienced Network Engineer III at our Palmer HQ facility.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


Entry level Engineering position will have joint responsibility for Central Office: writing installation, provisioning, and test & acceptance specifications for MTA’s telecommunications networks. Engineer shall work in close collaboration with Inside Plant Engineering group, Network Planning, Outside Plant Engineering, Installation, and Operations. Engineer work will be directed by the Manager and senior level engineers.


SPECIFIC TASK DESCRIPTION


Engineer and implement network enhancements as defined by the senior engineering group and Engineering Supervisor or by monitoring the utilization of network systems.


Provide engineering and technical expertise and support for both internal and external customers.


Plan, develop, design, and manage network projects as assigned.


Maintain inside plant records and drawings for MTA’s facilities.


Initiate positive interface with all MTA departments to facilitate timely completion of work assignments.


Plan overall equipment layouts in central offices and remote facilities. Coordinate growth and maintenance concerns with Buildings Services, OSP Engineering and CO Maintenance.


Projects are engineered according to acceptable industry standards.


Evaluate demand forecasts, sales and market forecasts, mandates, and technology evolution, and be able to apply these requirements to successful network design.


Maintain professional contact with suppliers, vendors, trade organizations and other peer groups to stay current in technology changes and trends affecting the Telecom field.


Required Qualifications:


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or combination of Bachelor or Associates Degree in Electronics or related field and current, practical, and applicable technical experience in the Central Office networking portion of the Telecom field


Active JNCIA-SP certification. If inactive, required within 6 months of hire or equivalent certifications


Basic knowledge of routing, switching and firewall systems.


Advance knowledge of TCP/IP


Access transport and service technologies (FTTH, VoIP, Pseudowire T1 and DSL)


Technical understanding of DSLAM/Metro-E/Juniper hardware and configurations


Basic understanding of WDM Transport systems


Preferred Additional Qualifications (knowledge/familiarity):


MEF standard based service for Layer2 and Layer3 Circuits


Application servers (DHCP, DNS and NTP) to support various services.


AC/DC Power systems


Python Scripting


Responsibility:


SUPERVISION:


None


EFFECT OF ERROR:


Errors in employee's normal work activity may put employer at substantial risk. Most errors can be substantially corrected within one year after identification. Correction may require a high level of disruption of normal resource allocations in other departments as well as their own.


JOB SCOPE:


The individual employee is seen performing repetitive operations in design of work orders and is expected to complete all work in a professional manner. Strong technical writing skills are required. The ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time is essential.


INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:


Job responsibilities are mostly routine and may involve issues affecting several departments. Problem solving requires considerable research and analysis. Independent judgments may establish precedent, committing capital and resources


within MTA.


WORKING CONDITIONS:


Exposed to mildly unpleasant and stressful conditions, usually on an intermittent basis, such as unexpected and limited pressure resulting from lost data in the network.


*full (PDF) job description available upon request*


Employment Type: Full - Time


Compensation Type: Annual Salary Job Ref: 139579



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