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Senior Network Specialist - Outside Plant GIS Engineering & Construction

Company: TDS Telecom
Location: Madison
Posted on: October 12, 2019

Job Description:


Overview


TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS(R)) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000(R) company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

A Senior Network Specialist - Outside Plant GIS Engineering & Construction is a highly technical position who will be responsible for completing large, complex network design, engineering, configuration, and operational tasks and projects on TDS's combined voice/video/data network infrastructure. This position will provide subject matter expertise in multiple network technologies and will integrate multiple, diverse technologies. A Senior Network Specialist will proactively drive improvements to processes and standards across Technology and Service Delivery. This position will have significant interaction with vendors, will assist in escalations, and will mentor other team members. A Senior Network Specialist will successfully lead large project teams and will assist management in analyzing the business impacts of technology decisions, often presenting results to senior management.


A Senior Network Specialist / Network Specialist II will perform these duties in one of the following Network Services functional areas:

  • Network Infrastructure Planning
  • Network Architecture
  • Network Architecture, Design & Technology Assessment
  • Network Engineering
  • Data Network Engineering
  • Technology Development
  • Operational Readiness
  • Network Translations
  • Circuit Design
  • Network Design
  • Configuration Management
  • Advanced Technical Support
  • Service Activation
    *TDS can hire as a Network Specialist II or Senior Network Specialist based on relevant experience, candidate pool, and business needs.


    Responsibilities

    • Understands and follows established processes, and completes assigned work in accordance with established quality measures to Plan, Engineer, Implement, Optimize or Operate TDS's combined Voice/Video/Data network infrastructure.
    • Makes use of quality improvement techniques, and drives organizational/team process/standards improvement.
    • Mentor co-workers on essential TDS network technologies, processes, network equipment, and products.
    • Utilizes vendor contact in accordance with TDS contractual obligations. Understands and initiates appropriate level of vendor use.

      Qualifications


      Required Qualifications

      Network Specialist II:
      • Bachelor's degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years professional work experience
      • 4+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.
      • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and insurance.
        Senior Network Specialist:
        • Bachelor's degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years professional work experience
        • 6+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.
        • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and insurance.
          Other Qualifications

          Is familiar with the following area and has subject matter expertise in multiple technologies and their inter-workings:
          • Broadband and narrowband access technologies including (but not limited to) POTS, xDSL, T1, DS3, PRI, BRI, WiFi, WiMAX, PON, OCX.
          • Transport technologies including (but not limited to) SONET, ATM, Ethernet, POS, DWDM, WDM.
          • Voice Switching technologies including Legacy TDM and Softswitch technologies.
          • TCP/IP technologies including (but not limited to) routing and routing protocols (e.g., OSPF, BGP, etc.), subnetting, multicast, tunneling, bridging, MPLS, IP quality of service, traffic engineering, VoIP and IPTV.
          • Power Concepts associated with AC and DC power equipment and HVAC implementations in both cabinet and building applications.
          • Customer premises equipment including (but not limited to) Routers, PBX, Handsets, set-top boxes, home wiring concepts.
            Additional Skills:
            • Able to lead a cross-functional group to work complex network issues/projects.
            • The ability to manage changing priorities for yourself and others and to handle several complex network tasks concurrently. Able to set priorities.
            • Scope of responsibility is primarily set by employee based on management direction and department strategy.
            • Able to lead diverse individuals/teams. Able to interact and work with others as part of a team and remove barriers to the team's success.
            • Proactively identifies complex issues and is able to lead cross-functional groups to resolve. Has the knowledge and skills to escalate issues when appropriate. Possesses expert knowledge of internal processes and tools and drives changes when necessary.
            • Ability to analyze technological solutions to meet business needs.
            • Ability to lead change.
            • Excellent organizational and written/verbal communication skills.
            • Excellent presentation skills. Able to present concepts to senior management.
            • Able to represent TDS at industry functions.
            • Positive attitude and company focus are required.
            • Requires software knowledge and skills in business and office applications, such as spreadsheets, database applications, word documents, network drawing tools, basic network applications (telnet, FTP Client, FTP Server) and basic Unix tools.
            • The ability to make timely decisions.
            • The ability to organize priorities (self and others) to achieve maximum performance cost effectively.
            • Basic mathematical and statistical analysis.
            • Knowledge of business analysis tools (including, but not limited to cost-benefit analysis, NPV, IRR)
              Benefits:

              As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.

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