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Network Engineer
Ref No.: 17-25726
Location: Overland Park, Kansas

This position is remote in either Dallas, Texas or Kansas City Metro
¿ Partner with commissioning & integration deployment teams on new cell site builds & technology upgrade activities
¿ Develop backhaul network device configuration scripts
¿ Perform Commissioning & Integration activities on multiple backhaul solutions such as Dark Fiber, Microwave, and Satellite over Necklace, Ring, Hub-n-Spoke network topologies.
¿ Troubleshoot sites that do not pass integration testing and drive failure resolution
¿ Assemble site specific CIQ source data to auto-generate backhaul network device configuration scripts
¿ Provision network elements in database tool and applicable Element Management Systems as needed
¿ Ensure Microwave radio configuration MOPs are implemented correctly
¿ Complete Spirent QScope RFC 2544 and TWAMP connectivity test to actualize backhaul acceptance tasks
¿ Perform prerequisite task(s) needed to ensure that backhaul is ready and accepted.
¿ Support field implementation and performance troubleshooting efforts
¿ Escalate client problems according to established procedures but exercising judgment in the process
¿ Prepare, report, review test results/Methods of Procedure (MOP) documentation.
¿ Ability to plan and lead network maintenance windows

¿ University degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or 5 years equivalent work experience.
¿ Previous experience working in telecom network infrastructures, preferably with 3 or more years in the providing implementation and technical support of Microwave, Ethernet, and Dark Fiber Backhaul solutions.
¿ Experience configuring and deploying Microwave Radios, Cisco Routers, switches and firewalls in an IS-IS, MPLS, and BGP network environment
¿ Experience and understanding of some or all of the following areas: SONET, IP subnetting and layer 2/3 routing, DWDM, dark fiber services on Ciena & Cisco Optical platforms
¿ Strong demonstrated understanding and implementation of advanced routing protocols BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPLS, Layer 2/3 VPNs, BFD and IPsec
¿ Industry recognized certification such as CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE.
¿ 3 ¿ 4 years of experience in microwave design and development in a telecommunications environment
¿ Knowledge of all types of circuits ¿ Microwave, Leased Ethernet, Dark and Lit Fiber, MPLS, WAN, MAN, P2P, P2MP, etc.
¿ Hands of experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting the following Telecom Wireless Backhaul Network devices:
o IPAs: ALU/Nokia -7750, Cisco - ASR9010, Ericsson - SE1200 CSRs: ALU/Nokia - 7705 SAR-F,
o CSRs: ALU/Nokia -7705 SAR-8, Juniper - ACX2200/4000, Cisco - ASR901, ASR920, MWR2941, Ericsson - SP-210, SP-310
o EMS Platforms: SAMB, Service-On, Cisco Prime Network
o Microwave Radio Equipment: Ceragon Network, IP20C; Dragonwave HEMC; Fastback Networks
¿ Packet analysis and network protocol dissection skills, using tools such as Wireshark/Ethereal
¿ Knowledge and deployment experience of Quality of Service within a network
¿ Network analysis and management experience using TCP/IP, SNMP, DHCP, NTP, DNS, SSH, etc.
¿ Experience with provisioning CSRs/IPAs in vendor (EMS) Element Management Systems (Cisco Prime Network, ALU/Nokia Service Aware Manager (SAMB), Ericsson Service-On)
¿ Strong collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization.
¿ Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills

Qualifications (Nice to Haves, Not a Must)
¿ Scripting experience in Powershell, Python, Java, VBScript, Perl, Secure CRT, Excel, etc.
¿ Exceptional Excel Skills, specifically in use for project trackers and reporting:
¿ VLOOKUP formulas, Count and Sum formulas, Pivot Tables Creation & Management
Working Hours:
Normal working hours are standard Monday through Friday business hours. However, this position also requires participation in a 24x7 on-call shift rotations, after hour maintenance windows, and on-call weekend support.