Work as part of the Network Engineering team in developing transport capacity solutions for the Globix network. Generate written engineering documentation to support the installation and configuration of SONET and optical transport equipment. Engineer other aspects of the telecommunication network including synchronization and timing, fault alarm telemetry systems, and data communications networks.
Key Results Areas – Major Areas of Accountability
Develop network solutions, in conjunction with other Globix organizations, that satisfy the customer and network demands and meet financial requirements.
Generate Globix Engineering Design Packages (EDP) for new network builds or augmentations. Includes engineering the following: equipment placement and card allocation, network flow schematic diagrams, optical loss budgets, equipment provisioning information, data communications network connectivity, network timing and synchronization, equipment and cabling lists.
During the creation of the EDP, review current inventory levels and potential reused equipment to utilize in current and future projects. Identify shortages to appropriate groups for reordering.
Publish EDP’s electronically and maintain in both paper and electronically for our Engineering records. Review as-built documentation and update records accordingly.
Review and provide guidance on fiber test data to ensure that the fiber used will be appropriate for the application.
Provide detailed support and technical expertise concerning the operation of the SONET and optical transport networks. Participate in developing network designs and solutions. Provide technical support to Equipment Installers and Network Testers as required.
Maintain and update engineering records of the network including network maps, databases, optical schematics, and wavelength plans.
Provide technical support to sales and sales engineering associates when required. Understand technical issues and the implications on the business and be able to communicate them with other operating departments within the business.
Position Qualifications Required
— BS in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering; Electro Optics, or other degree in engineering/physics.
— 3-5 years experience with a carrier or a carrier network vendor; transmission product technology knowledge (NORTEL S/DMS preferred); TDM and circuit switched network experience; fiber optic experience including knowledge of different fiber types and understanding of dispersion. Telecom equipment installation experience a plus.
Complexity and Problem Solving
— Works on problems which range from simple to complex. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
Direction and Decision Making
— Normally receives general instructions on non-routine or new assignments. One to several tasks are assigned concurrently with direction readily available.
Contacts and Communication
— Contact is typically coordinative in nature and involves exchanging detailed information, planning and coordination of events, schedules, etc. May deal with both internal and external contacts.
Manage multiple projects, organize, and prioritize; PC and software skills including MS Word, Excel, Visio, Hyper Terminal, and Outlook.
Candidate will need to possess a strong engineering and technical knowledge of SONET and optical transport equipment including: Nortel OC-192 and OC-48, SONET systems, Nortel Optera LH and Metro 5200 DWDM systems, Cisco 15454 SONET muxes, and other competitive optical and TDM based transport products.
Strong optical transport knowledge required including the following: specifications of different optical fiber types, optical loss budgets, dispersion compensation, DWDM technologies. Utilize vendor supplied software to model optical network loss budgets.
Strong SONET network design knowledge; should be familiar with the following terms and concepts including: BLSR rings, UPSR rings, 1 + 1, path protection mesh network.
Knowledge of Data Communications Networks, network timing and synchronization, Ethernet services, Gigabit Ethernet, Layer 2 / Layer 3 switching a plus.