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Requisition Number: 1761
Job Title: Network Design Engineer
Area of Interest: Engineering
City: Butler
State/Province: Pennsylvania
Positon Type: Full Time - Regular
Job Description:

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Armstrong Utilities, Inc. connected our first cable television customers in 1963, in Butler, Pennsylvania. Since that time, we have continued to keep pace with the technological advancements of this ever-changing industry.

Our first customers received nine channels. Today, Armstrong offers consumers hundreds of viewing options, High Speed Internet service, telephone service and a variety of business products, all over our state-of-the-art broadband network.

Throughout our more than 50 years in cable television, Armstrong has been a leader in innovation. Using fiber optics and advanced technology, our networks are designed to provide leading-edge services and high reliability.

Armstrong has always relied on the great people who work for us. Nationally recognized for customer service excellence, their dedication to the customer has kept us a leader in the industry.

Position Summary: 

The Network Design Engineer is a critical part of Armstrong’s IP Network Engineering team.  This position reports to the Director of IP Technologies and is responsible for a wide range of responsibilities in support of Armstrong’s evolving service provider network.  

The Network Engineer will support new designs and enhancements for Armstrong’s MPLS network, layer-3 routed network, DOCSIS and GPON last mile networks, DWDM (Dense Wave Division Multiplexing) transport network, and others.  This position will also have a significant role in the development of new service delivery methods, core network design modifications, and development of new technologies.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of IP Technologies, other network engineers, operations engineers, sales engineers, customers, vendors, technicians, various levels of management, and others.
  • Spearhead all DOCSIS, GPON/XGS-PON, and other last-mile delivery projects and be a continuous subject matter expert for these delivery methods. 
  • Generate Work Request materials that accurately, thoroughly, and efficiently detail all work to be completed by Technical Operations, System Operations, and others.  Strong focus on details and accuracy is a must!
  • Assist and guide Network Technicians and Operations Engineers in the installation, configuration, turn up, and modification of network equipment.
  • Develop and execute proof of concept testing procedures with no predetermined bias.
  • Participate in network planning and network deployment strategies.
  • Create and implement Methods of Procedure and project work plans.  Must have a strong focus on quality and network sustainability (99.999% up time).
  • Engineer network methods that are repeatable, scalable, and easily deployable across Armstrong’s network.  Must avoid one-off solutions.
  • Create detailed documentation of Armstrong’s network systems and topologies – new and existing.
  • Provide assistance to the Operations team for troubleshooting and repair of network systems and equipment.
  • Support Armstrong’s Network Management Systems and help with additions/modifications as needed.
  • Provide direction and guidance for policy and procedure creation related to Armstrong’s engineering Best Practices and network design.
  • Act as an ambassador and promoter of Armstrong and Armstrong’s products.
  • Other related tasks as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Qualifications:

 

  • 2 - 5+ years as a Network Engineer in a service provider environment or large enterprise environment.  Experience in network operations is a plus.
  • Four-year Engineering degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with DOCSIS and Cable Modem Termination Systems.  Preferably with DOCSIS 3.0, upstream channel bonding, Business Services over DOCSIS, and DOCSIS provisioning methodologies.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with GPON and passive optical network topologies.  Experience with related provisioning methodologies is a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with traditional telephone company last-mile technologies such as Ethernet over Copper and DSL.  Experience with related provisioning methodologies is a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Packet Cable Telephony and Voice over IP technologies.  This includes but is not limited to SIP trunks, soft switch feature servers, trunking gateways, and session boarder controllers.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with various networking standards and protocols such as MPLS, DWDM, SONET, OSPF, EIGRP, ISIS, iBGP, eBGP Ethernet, VLAN tagging, spanning tree protocols, DNS, DHCP, NAT, CGN, HTTP, FQDN, SIP, MGCP, RTP, and others.
  • The ability to work independently under minimal supervision – must be driven and be able to define work tasks based upon project goal and corporate objectives.
  • Must have strong communications skills – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment.  This includes the willingness and desire to share information, work collaboratively, and help others – both inside and outside of the engineering group.
  • CCNP-SP certificate (or equivalent) is preferred.

 

Compensation & Benefits:  

 

  • Competitive salary and benefits package

 

 

For immediate consideration, all qualified candidates should apply now! 

Armstrong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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