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Senior Optical Network Engineer

Company: Altice USA
Location: Gladewater
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWe are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Suddenlink, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Optical Network Engineer position plays an important role within IPNT, it represents an experienced professional with a strong technical skill set in the engineering and support role as it pertains to the Optical Transport Network that support all of our offerings. This position is critical to the team because this person needs to be the technical resource that provides future plans as well a source of information and support for all responsibilities within Transport Network.

  • They are responsible for following the lead of the Network Transport Regional Manager in conjunction with the Director.
  • The Sr. Optical Network Engineer is to be pro-active in their work and offer suggestions in completing it as well as recommending additional solutions, efficiencies and or observations.
  • They are responsible for assisting with other engineers & planning and overseeing transport installations; circuit creations, systems documentation, upgrades and maintaining network hardware as well as network operating systems for the various transport systems.
  • Optical Transport Engineers are provided information from systems and associates so that they can respond to, investigate, diagnose, rectify, and document issues as required.
  • They also use various network and server tools to isolate and rectify issues as need be.
  • Optical Network Engineers are responsible for a collective skill and responsibility set as it applies to the overall network transport infrastructure, and they are considered experts in their responsibilities.
  • The primary responsibility is planning, architect and then supports reliable optical solutions for products and offerings.
  • Perform tasks of very high complexity relating to the installation, maintenance, service/troubleshooting (problem analysis) of all transport equipment (SONET, digital, DWDM, analog, and telephony) including but not limited to fiber equipment, MUX/DEMUX, and status monitoring equipment.
  • A very high level of knowledge of CWDM and DWDM Network Transport hardware including; Infinera systems and DNA, Cisco 15454 systems and CTM/CTC, as well as all network devices as they apply to both the collective network and the respective discipline assigned.
  • This includes any caveats required to support those business units.
  • Very high level of knowledge of Ethernet interfaces from Layer1 and 2 including protocols that support the routers and switches in these systems. Engineers and maintain high level network protocols and configurations.
  • Provides for procedural, informational and training documentation.
  • Working with Corporate Engineering, develop design criteria for testing of new technologies coordinating with all Engineering and operations and management necessary to meet deadlines for product offerings.
  • Respond to, diagnose, and resolve technical issues in relation to the Internet delivery systems, Voice over IP, Interactive Optimum and Commercial/Lightpath services.Qualifications
    • Strong understanding of transport hardware and software (Infinera, Nokia, Cisco).
    • Strong understanding of networking technologies (Ethernet 100,1000M; Serial T1, DS1, DS3; also copper and fiber technologies)
    • Strong level understanding of CWDM and DWDM transport
    • Previous 6 years' experience on multiple hardware platforms and operating systems, (Infinera, Nokia, & Cisco)
    • Knowledge of network and system management software (DNA, NMF-T, Cisco Prime/CTC)
    • Experience with handheld test tools (CAT5, Fiber and Fiber scopes, T-bird 1gig, 10Gig and 100Gig testers and Optical Spectrum Analyzers)
    • Strong knowledge of Windows based operating systems
    • Degree in Computer Science, engineering, or equivalent work experience is required
    • Must have flexible schedule for 24/7 environment and a clean valid DLAltice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.Requirements of this position include demonstration of either full vaccination status against COVID-19 or company-provided weekly COVID-19 testing.

Keywords: Altice USA, Longview , Senior Optical Network Engineer, Engineering , Gladewater, Texas

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