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Engineer III in Charlotte, NC at Windstream

Date Posted: 5/1/2019

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Job Description

Job ID:19001050

The successful candidate’s primary responsibilities include evaluation of both Fixed Wireless and Wireline technologies, evaluating hardware platforms, including but not limited to RAN, xDSL, GPON, XGS and NGPON2 hardware and software, as relates to a service provider. Responsibilities also include OSP fiber/splitter architectures and providing short- and long-term network and OSP engineering guidance.


  • Working knowledge of various Fixed Wireless technologies in licensed and unlicensed spectrum, Point to Point, Point to Multi-point, and Multipoint Mesh topologies, Capacities and Best Practices
  • Working knowledge of various Fixed Wireline technologies in both copper and fiber-based technologies, Capacities and Best Practices
  • Follow Industry trends and new technologies and incorporate them into a forward-looking 3-5-year Network development
  • Hands-on familiarity with radios, features, reach in different spectra, inter-operability with other network equipment, etc. and the ability to cable out and power equipment in a lab environment
  • Author detailed test plans
  • Design, Write, and Publish Reference Architectures to guide the evolution of the Fixed Wireless & Wireline Networks and products.
  • Write and Publish Technical Specification Documents (TSDs) that are vendor-specific and include provisioning and troubleshooting guidelines
  • Excellent documentation skills in writing and following published lab test plans for lab testing and certification of new and existing equipment
  • Work with Marketing, Engineering and Operational teams on new services and products
  • Utilize high level communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain productive working relationships
  • Promote positive change in the company’s business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature
  • Other job-related duties as needed/assigned

Job Requirements

Desired Requirements:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of Layer 2 / Layer 3 networking, protocols, design, implementation, and operation
  • Knowledge of 4G/5G technologies
  • Knowledge of open network platform work and network automation methods and standards in public telecommunications and service provider networks
  • Good understanding of the Telecommunications industry, in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment
  • Excellent analytical and project management skills
  • Strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical writing skills for documenting test plans, test results, certification and application guides
  • Ability to independently manage workload and intergroup expectations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data networking as applies to a service provider
  • Strong knowledge of accepted engineering practices
  • Strong computer software knowledge including Microsoft Office, MS Visio, Metasolv, and other custom planning tools.
  • Ability to stay current with economic and technological developments in the industry
  • Good working knowledge of various fiber splitter topologies

 Desired Experience:

  • 7+ years in a Network Engineering environment or related technical job field
  • 5+ years’ experience working for a Tier 1/Tier 2 Service Provider
  • 4+ years’ experience with Fixed Wireless engineering and network deployment

Minimum Education and Experience: 

College degree and 5-7 years’ experience or 9 + years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required. Desired Qualifications: Ability to stay current with the economic and technological developments.



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