Engineer - Network Planning I
700 West Mineral Avenue Littleton, CO 80120
Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking a Engineer - Network Planning I to join our team and work at our client site in Littleton, CO.
Our client is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company. They operate more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia and provide broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250, 000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300, 000-route-mile international transport network. Our client is headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana.
• TOP SKILL SETS: o Basic knowledge of telecom planning o Have fiber optic knowledge • Interview process: phone or Skype; might have Onsite Planner who sits at the CTL location do in-person interviews as well • Work schedule: M-F, 8 – 5 p.m. – typical 40 hours a week • Type positions: contract position
The OSP/ISP Planning Engineer will fulfill a non-supervisory role within the CenturyLink Core National Strategic Planning organization. The position will participate in and ultimately support the development of detailed Distribution POP evolution plans in support of the National Core Fiber Network including but not limited to all elements of the core backbone network as well as subtending metropolitan networks in major cities where CenturyLink has a presence. The output of the work will be a planning package that is directed to a field/design engineering team for implementation of the plan(s) through the procurement and installation of necessary network OSP/ISP transport equipment. Technical skills for the position include basic relevant engineering and /or planning experience in areas including interdisciplinary network OSP, transport, SONET, wave division multiplexing, central office common systems (power, common terminations, office infrastructure, alarms). Additional requirements include knowledge of network transport planning processes and associated data analysis principles including capacity management. A basic knowledge in one or more of the areas is needed as well as some practical technical experience working in the related function. A further responsibility of the position will be the judicious management and creation of all capital and expense budget approvals associated with the assigned project manifested through a monthly current estimate of expenditures on each funding package created. This position will reflect a high level of professionalism in all activities and will exhibit a correspondingly high work ethic. Handles generally short term projects, 1-6 months, and may involve some project management skills and leadership. Competent computer skills. Skills specific to the OSP/ISP Planning Engineer include accomplished written and verbal communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, patience in aiding less-experienced individuals as well as practical negotiation skills. 4-6 years experience
Blackstone Staffing Services is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements digital transformation solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Staffing Services has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in IT staffing and place both technical and creative talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
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