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ULH/ Network Topology Engineer

Company: AFL
Location: Trenton
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

AFL provides industry-leading fiber optic products, conductor accessories and fittings, and related services across the globe. Our company was founded in 1984 with a single fiber optic cable and has grown to include every facet of the passive optical network, employing over 5,000 associates worldwide and consistently generating annual sales in excess of a billion dollars.

Our client is in the process of modernizing our core networks to enable new, groundbreaking products and technologies. This new 'Intelligent Edge Network' leverages virtualization and software defined networking and will transform how we provide products and service, and maintain our position as the industry leader. Our client is seeking motivated and driven Engineering professionals to support the Intelligent Edge network. In this position, you will be responsible for Topology and Design of the long distance network equipment and facilities for the domestic US in the provisioning database(s) to include equipment inventory updates for all LD installations, decommissions, system rolls and manual updates to address data integrity issues encountered as the result of an outage, NOC move or redline in the field to insure that the field and the provisioning databases are in sync.

  • Maintain equipment inventory records and LD transport implementation in provisioning database(s)
  • Database cleanup to insure the integrity of the system and the network, post-migration
  • Work with peers to ensure OTP and delivery to support the needs of the business and the customer
  • Handle escalations and troubleshoot, as needed
  • Analyze requirements of the organization & work to develop, improve, maintain and implement technologies
  • Familiarity with field concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Stay current on technological evolutions.

What we're looking for...

Do you have a strong understanding of engineering specs and drawings, knowledge and experience with both equipment inventory and design and a strong working knowledge of the legacy network operating systems? Do you enjoy analyzing problems and having the autonomy to select and implement the right solutions? While you work well independently, you are also a great team player and enjoy leading colleagues and coordinating efforts to ensure best outcomes. No stranger to a fast-paced environment, you manage multiple assignments and competing priorities while staying focused on important deadlines. As a strong communicator, you can quickly build relationships with a diverse range of people and explain complex technical issues in a way that everyone can understand.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in related technical field or relevant experience
  • Five or more years of telecom work experience

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in the telecommunications industry
  • Technical knowledge of network equipment and systems
  • Equipment Knowledge: Sonet/SDH, OTN, ULH and WDM transport, DACS, Switch, Router
  • Vendor Specific Knowledge: Cisco, Ciena, Fujitsu, Nortel, Lucent, Alcatel, Tellabs
  • System Knowledge: BGW, ICON, CCP, Venue, CoFEE, NTLS, FIM, One Control
  • Experience managing complex processes and driving results
  • Experience with windows-based programs and corporate database systems

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

Keywords: AFL, Trenton , ULH/ Network Topology Engineer, Other , Trenton, New Jersey

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