Data Planner

FairPoint Communications
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Job Description
Job Description: 

The Data Planner will design and maintain a robust data / broadband network.  These networks will include management, voice, data and signaling networks. Performs job duties consistent within safety, legal, and regulatory requirements; company standards, culture and business practices.  Acts with the highest level of business and personal ethical standards in all aspects of job performance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop detailed network and POP designs, optimizing existing network designs; documenting standards and training other team members
  • Project management, evaluation of new technologies to support and enhance core network functionality; Developing test plans and analyzing test results; Writing method of procedure documents;
  • Partner with marketing department to develop new service; Monitoring and Support of current network; Provide Tier 1-3+ tech support to Network Operations Center; On-call support;
  • Design, implement and manage engineering on multiple network element systems: Packet-mode/soft switches; Data/IP systems including Cisco/Juniper routers and switches, TDM and Ethernet based transport systems; and broadband access network elements (Metro-Ethernet, DSL, FTTH, NG/BDLC, etc.)

Additional Duties:

  • Interact with other departments/functions in identification and resolution of network troubles as well as assisting in setting standards and policies to avoid future problems
  • Meet Networking Engineering objectives and goals in relation to customer service objectives, service level agreements, and regulatory obligations
  • Assist in supporting 7x24 hour manager on-call requirements
  • Contributes to departmental activities and programs by accomplishing related tasks as needed.
  • The Switch Engineer reports to the Sr. Manager – Engineering & Planning.  They work closely with other network engineering and network operations groups, and local operations OSP engineering personnel. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Application of the listed technologies for an ISP environment is a plus
  • Advanced certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, JNCIP and JNCIE a plus; Intimate understanding of IP routing protocols including BGP, OSPF and ISIS
  • Good understanding of MPLS, LDP and RSVP; VPN technologies such as MPLS and IPSEC
  • Good understanding of layer 2 technologies specifically Ethernet, Frame Relay, ATM, PPP and SONET
  • Familiarity with the Tx (T1, T3 etc.,), the OCx (OC3, OC12 etc.,) carrier system and its operation and troubleshooting; as related to an ISP a plus
  • Basic understanding of VoIP including session border controllers and media gateways and their signaling types such as SIP, H323 and MGC
  • Basic understanding of QoS, Packet Capturing and Analysis and Firewalls
  • Understanding of advanced technologies such as L2VPN, VPLS, IPV6 and Multicast a plus
  • Advanced Windows/Linux/Unix System skills; Understanding of advanced operating system functions such as shell scripting and databases a plus
  • Basic understanding of network management technologies such as SYSLOG and SNMP
  • Understanding or experience with network management applications such as Tivoli Netcool, Harris and MRTG/RRD tool a plus.
  • Advanced understanding of various Cisco and/or Juniper hardware a plus
  • Hands on experience with Cisco12000GSR, 7500, 7600, Juniper M-series, ERX series and Cisco Integrated Services Routers a plus
  • Hands on experience with Cisco PIX/ASA, Cisco FWSM/IDS a plus
  • Hands on experience with Cisco 4500/6500 Series and other Cisco Catalyst switches a plus
  • Basic understand of AC and DC power in relation to installation of any of routing and switching systems
  • Experience with other Layer 2 and Layer 3 equipment providers

Required Education & Experience:

  • In order to accomplish the essential duties of this position, the incumbent must have a Bachelor’s degree or related, equivalent experience.
  • Five (5) years Data/IP, Switch and transport experience. 
  • Switch Routing and Translations experience.
  • Data provisioning and routing of SMS database & SCP database services
  • Must have and display interpersonal, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to perform in a rapidly changing environment
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and the work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The working environment is primarily that of an office environment.

FairPoint Communications reserves the right to change or revise duties and responsibilities as the need arises.  This document is not a written or implied contract of employment.

FairPoint Communications is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Application Information
Job Deadline: 
Monday, May 15, 2017
Employer Contact: 
Emily Pietrangelo
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Additional Job Information
Job Type: 
Full Time
Education/Training Requirement: 
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement: 
5 years