Data Center Engineer in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 7/30/2022

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    1519 South Bowman Road
    Little Rock, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    7/30/2022

Job Description

Job ID:22003749

About the Role:

We are looking for a qualified telecommunications central office or data center technician to provide on-site support within a telecommunications service provider lab environment.  The ideal candidate has experience in installation, setup, and maintenance of routers, switches, servers, fiber-optic cables, Ethernet cables, and other equipment commonly found in telecommunications central offices and data centers.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide on-site support to remote users for installation, cabling, and troubleshooting activities
  • Monitor day to day performance of network equipment and servers and engage in troubleshooting problems as required
  • Run hardware diagnostics and replace failed components in a timely manner
  • Upgrade computer components including CPU, memory, hard drives, and Ethernet adapters
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot network issues
  • Maintain inventory and recommend purchase of supplies such as cables, rack screws, lugs, power terminals, connectors, tools, and test equipment
  • Keep accurate records of installed equipment and cable termination locations
  • Keep accurate work logs of work performed
  • Develop effective working relationships with internal customers and external contractors (electrical, HVAC, etc)
  • Stay current on telecommunications and data center trends, and advise on procurement of new equipment

Do You Have?

  • 2 years’ experience with installation and management of a telecom central office or data center inside cable plant
  • Experience with installation and testing of category 5 and category 6 UTP cables
  • Ability to climb ladders, as well as lift materials and equipment
  • Firm knowledge of proper tool usage and safety including but not limited to battery operated drills, band saws, cable cutters, wrenches, screwdrivers, bit-drivers, cutters, and crimpers
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to solve technical problems
  • Ability to show initiative, and to work individually or as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a noisy data center environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently, and prioritize effectively in a potentially stressful environment

Even Better:

  • Bachelor’s degree in telecommunications, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or information technology
  • 5 years’ experience with installation and management of a telecom central office or data center inside cable plant
  • Experience in data communication system analysis, troubleshooting, and repair
  • Experience in working with -48VDC power plant and power distribution infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the theory and application of data networking protocols such as Ethernet, IPv4, and IPv6
  • Experience with installation and testing of inside-plant fiber optic cables, including single-mode, multi-mode, simplex, duplex, and multi-fiber optical cables
  • Understanding of telecommunications industry or knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines
  • Knowledge of accepted engineering practices, computer software, analytical skills including the ability to prioritize projects

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans
  • 401K Plan
  • Health & Flexible Savings Account
  • Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans
  • Educational Assistance Plan
  • Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance
  • https://windstreambenefits.com

About US:

Windstream Holdings, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S.

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Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

College degree and 0-2 years related experience or 4 years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required.



EEO Statement: Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.