Engineer I/II in Evansville, IN at Windstream

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Job Description

Job ID:20001731
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 Transport Engineering Solutions engineer is dedicated to improving the transport optical network by engineering and designing reliable solutions for our Ethernet and Transport customers.  In this position you will provide sustained engineering for the transport network supporting our Kenetic, Wholesale, and Enterprise customers.

Daily Responsibilities:
  • Engage engineering and operations teams within Windstream on a peer to peer basis and work issues to resolution 
  • Ability to run projects to completion.
  • Work closely with engineering and planning organizations to implement design changes within the network.
  • Customer interaction will be required at times.
  • Create method of procedures  and implement  maintenance activities when needed
  • Develop new and better methods to deliver our products with maximum efficiency and reliability.
  • Work directly with vendors for development of automation tools to identify reliability projects. 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:  

Associate Degree in a technical discipline and 4-6 years technical/telephony experience with 6 years directly related to the job; or 9 years of directly related telephony or network operations experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience required.


  • Configure transport network services from the ground up on Windstream network elements without assistance
    • 5 experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, Transport Services.
    • Conceptual understanding of 8032/31
    • Packet Optical provisioning/maintenance experience
    • Advanced knowledge of IP addressing/subnetting; Ethernet
    • In depth understanding of DWDM transport network services.
    • Industry Certifications relevant to Telecommunications (specifically Infinera, Cisco, Ciena, Tellabs, Fuji)
    • Advanced understanding of OTN technology
    • MEF certified or within 6 mos of hire.
  • Ability to perform daily tasks with a variety of computer applications, including MS Office applications (i.e. Excel, Access, Word, etc).
  • Self-motivated, team player.
  • Ability to work independently. Good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Good analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize projects
  • Ability to stay current with the technological developments in the telecommunications industry.
  • Strong communication i.e. clear confident verbal and grammatically correct written communication, ability to effectively host conference calls with multiple internal & external stakeholders.
Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities
  • Experience with the following equipment is preferred (3-5) years experience with at least 3 of the below)
    •  Fujitsu product line (7420,4500, 4100, FLM150, FLM2400)
    •  Lucent DDM2000, DMX
    • Alcatel 1648, 1640, 1603, 1631, 1630, 1671
    • Nortel OC48/Optera
    • Coriant/Tellabs 5500, 532, 7100
    • Cyan Z33/Z77,
    • Cisco ONS 15454, M6, CPT
    • Infinera
    • Ciena
    • Transmode
  • DWDM deployment experience
  • Ability to effectively direct field technicians and other personnel during troubleshooting and maintenance activities.
  • Ability to Project Manage and work with peer engineering organizations to accomplish your end goals.
  • Ability to plan and implement design changes within the transport network.


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.


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