Engineer II/III in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 7/1/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    11001 Executive Center Drive
    Little Rock, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    4 to 6 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID:19002042

The Transport Engineering Solutions organization is dedicated to improving the transport optical network. In this position you will provide sustained engineering for the transport network engineering teams and support the Transport Network.

  • Configure transport network services from the ground up on Windstream network elements without assistance
    • 5 experience with installing, configuring, troubleshooting, Transport Services in a Transport NOC/Provisioning environment.
    • 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 DMX
    • Overture/Hatteras
    • Alcatel 1648, 1640, 1603, 1631, 1630, 1671
    • Nortel OC48/Optera
    • Coriant/Tellabs 5500, 532, 7100
    • Cyan Z33/Z77/Z22
    • Cisco ONS 15454, M6, 4200
    • Infinera DTNX
    • Ciena 6500, 5142
    • Transmode
  • Planning and Implementation experience designing diversified transport solutions
  • DWDM deployment experience
  • Ability to effectively direct field technicians and other personnel during troubleshooting and maintenance activities.

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.

•     Awareness of IP and Transport network changes

•     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

•     Work with Vendors in regards to troubleshooting issues that arise on the network 

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.

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.