Engineer I/II Fixed Wireless in Lombard, IL at Windstream

Date Posted: 10/28/2020

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    999 Oak Creek Drive
    Lombard, IL
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Job Description

Job ID:20003302

Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and well being of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority!

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities include design and planning of Fixed Wireless circuits, circuit activation, network and customer support, evaluation of Fixed Wireless technologies, as relates to a service provider. Responsibilities also include testing new features and services and providing short- and long-term network engineering guidance. 

  •  Monitor, maintain, configure and troubleshoot Cisco and Juniper routers/switches 

  • Monitor, maintain, configure and troubleshoot fixed wireless backbone 

  • Level 2/3 Fixed Wireless and/or network troubleshooting 

  • Working knowledge of various Fixed Wireless technologies in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, Point to Point, Point to Multi-point, and Multipoint Mesh topologies,  

  • Network Capacity Planning  

  • Support installation and configuration of network equipment 

  • Support planning of new customer connections and Fixed Wireless market builds 

  • Test and accept new network equipment and/or services 

  • Maintain service documentation, logs, preventative maintenance records, and trouble tickets 

  • Write and Publish Technical Specification Documents (TSDs) that are vendor-specific and include provisioning and troubleshooting guidelines 

  • There is an ‘on-call’ rotation that you will be expected to participate in once trained 


Job Requirements

Desired Requirements 

  • College degree and/or 5 years equivalent related Fixed Wireless/Network Engineering/technical experience. 

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Layer 2 / Layer 3 networking, protocols, design, implementation, and operation 

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP routing and protocols (BGP, OSPF, ISIS, subnetting). 

  • Strong knowledge of Layer2 network protocols (STP, VLANs, Ethernet, LACP). 

  • Experience with Cisco IOS and/or Juniper JunOS troubleshooting and configuration. 

  • Experience with fixed wireless broadband (point-to-point, point-to-multipoint) is preferred. Willingness to learn is a requirement! 

  • Good understanding of the Telecommunications industry, in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment 

  • Experience with Linux (esp. Fedora/RedHat/CentOS) is preferred. 

  • Strong computer skills in a Windows PC/Server LAN environment. 

  • Excellent analytical and project management skills 

  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills 

  • Strong technical writing skills 


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, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. 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.