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Engineer III-Planning in Greenville, SC at Windstream

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    301 North Main Street
    Greenville, SC
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
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Job Description

Job ID:18003651

Architecture and Technology, Service Architecture, Engineer III position

Job Description:

•         Analyzes requirements to meet demand and performance of products, systems and/or data.

•         May perform engineering design evaluations which will include cost-effective utilization of materials.

•         May design, develop, test and implement all components, equipment, and software within the functional area of the organization.

•         Provides technical leadership and direction in area of expertise for engineering staff.

•         Enhances operations and maintain reliability of systems.

•         May perform administrative work relating to projects and assignments.

•         Acts as technical consultant within and outside assigned department in area of expertise.

•         Promotes positive change in the company's business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature.

•         Works on problems of diverse scope.

•         Exercise full understanding of practices, policies and procedures.

•         Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

College degree and 3-5 years’ experience or 7+ years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required. Vendor/Professional certification is considered a plus.


Minimum Requirements:


•         In depth understanding of telecommunications industry; in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment. In depth knowledge of accepted engineering practices with emphasis in Software Defined Networking, Routing & Switching and Security technologies. Computer software knowledge to include Linux System Administration, Python microservice development, Bash scripting, Cloud computing concepts, Custom Planning Tools and Databases. Good analytical skills; the ability to prioritize projects; good oral and written communication skills; self-starter; mission oriented and good interpersonal skills. Good project management skills.


Desired Qualifications:

•         Ability to stay current with the economic and technological developments in the industry. Some experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Openstack and Gitlab.

•         The candidate must be able to perform the following key job functions:

•         Engineering Strategy - Collaborate with Marketing & Network Architecture on how to leverage existing network capabilities that can be revenue generating, feature requests with partner vendors for product enhancements, new vendor analysis and network expansion capabilities as a result of market analysis.

•         Definition and Design – The product is directly related to the network/equipment capabilities. Work with peers in Architecture & Technology team to determine the full capabilities, what we want to include, work around limitations and finalize the features to be offered to our customers. Identify ICB capabilities/features that we may want to offer to customers on ad-hoc basis.

•         Testing and Trials – Participate in testing vendor solutions and code revision varieties to determine the most stable/reliable solution. Assist with running the final selection through internal/external trials to proof in features, overcome lab limitations and work with real world scenarios.

•         Customizing the Design – Work in conjunction with Business Units to define primary customer implementation scenarios. Ensure the technical requirements are gathered at the right stages and designed according to the engineering standards.

•         Implementation of the Design via IT and Engineering Systems: Take the defined requirements above, work with IT and engineering systems to get them implemented. Also, document all technical requirements; work with Business Units, process organization and IT to finalize the mechanism on how technical attributes get passed through the process.

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.


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