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Interconnect Engineer

Company: Verizon
Location: Southfield
Posted on: August 17, 2019

Job Description:

What you'll be doing...

You will be part of a team that works with the latest technology to provide our customers access to our many network components including 5G systems. As a member of the team you will be responsible for providing complete technical oversight and project management for multiple transport network expansion projects. These initiatives will require a skill set including, router knowledge, dark fiber, and microwave network design.


  • Technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the Verizon Wireless (VZW) Network or Microwave point-to point or point to multi-point installations.
  • Working closely with OEM Vendors, 3rd party DF/Lit providers, and internal teams to identify the best Value (quality, time, and cost).
  • Managing the vendor selection, contract negotiation, RFP and ongoing relationships.
  • Partnering with VZB and the One Fiber team to deliver all solutions in a timely manner.
  • Maintaining an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets, plant, FDP panels, and IRU contract management.
  • Handling microwave design/review, regulatory filings as well as implementation management.
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of multi-million dollar projects, including establishing business cases, and developing and managing budgets, procurement and bill payments.
  • Interfacing constantly with higher levels of the management team across various organizations as part of the process of managing all facets of large, complex infrastructure deployments.
  • Regularly working with other group's forecasts to ensure equipment growth projects meet expectant demands in support of the company's objectives.
  • Handling vendor management responsibilities, including engineering/design, managing budgets, procurement, and complete project management ensuring objectives are met in accordance with stated timelines.

    What we're looking for...

    You'll need to have:

    • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
    • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
    • ALU/Nokia router configuration experience.
    • Working knowledge of Optical transport systems.
    • A valid driver's license.

      Even better if you have:

      • A degree.
      • Experience in the cellular/ telecommunications industry in a Transport engineering role.
      • CCNA certification.
      • Knowledge in CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, and Fujitsu.
      • Knowledge with Dark Fiber vendors, their organizational processes and standards, as well as their network portfolio maps.
      • Experience in Microsoft Office Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Project.
      • Experience with PSTN traffic reporting tools, and least cost routing.
      • Experience with SevOne traffic data collection system or another traffic statistics reporting package.
      • Experience with Atoll or Pathloss for microwave design.
      • Experience troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.
      • Proven track record of quality decision making.
      • Strong organizational and planning skills.
      • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
      • Ability to be self-motivated, show initiative, and capability to work independently.
      • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
      • Ability to be highly productive and pay close attention to detail.
      • Knowledge with engineering and engineering economic principles.
      • Knowledge and experience in two or more of the following platforms and/or technologies:


        • DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena 6500 and Fujitsu 9500.
        • ALU/Nokia 7705 & 7750 routers. Cisco 920, 903, 5501, 540 routers.
        • Micro Semi Edge Grand Mater experience.
        • PSTN traffic engineering including E911 and SS7.
        • Digital Communications including: Fiber and Ethernet.
        • Wireless voice and data service including: EVDO, CDMA, and LTE.
        • Microwave experience including: Aviat, NEC , ALU/Nokia MPR9500.
        • Test equipment experience including: JDSU & EXFO, spectrum analyzers, and path analyzers.

          When you join Verizon...

          You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

          Equal Employment Opportunity

          We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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