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Network Implementation Engineer III

at Lumen in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

About Lumen

Lumen connects the world. We are igniting business growth by connecting people, data and applications – quickly, securely, and effortlessly. Together, we are building a culture and company from the people up – committed to teamwork, trust and transparency. People power progress.

Lumen’s commitment to workplace inclusion and employee support shines bright. We’ve made the Newsweek 2024 Greatest Workplaces for Diversity list and achieved a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for the fifth consecutive year. Plus, we’re the top employer in the communications and telecom industry, ranking 12th overall across all industries in The American Opportunity Index.

We’re looking for top-tier talent and offer the flexibility you need to thrive and deliver lasting impact. Join us as we digitally connect the world and shape the future.

The Role

The Network Implementation Engineer III role on Lumen’s Fiber Quality Assurance (FQA) team performs fiber test results analysis for DWDM system deployment, Dark Fiber customer contracts, and New Construction. Results review is meticulous, technically complex, and requires mature critical thinking skills. The candidate, if selected, will be part of a six-member team including the Lead Engineer. Due to the subject matter and work assignments the candidate must be trainable, adaptable, and able to work independently or within a team. Prefer notable experience using OTDR, power meter, & fiber characterization test equipment with the ability to analyze test results, troubleshoot out-of-spec issues, and make recommendations to Field teams for repairs. The candidate must be able to visualize the components of the fiber under test, issues found, necessary repair actions, and convey these both in written and verbal form. The candidate, if selected, will train until ready and then given daily work tasks, projects, and ongoing responsibilities within the FQA team. Must possess consistent and accurate mathematical, professional written and verbal communication skills. Maintain positive interaction with Internal and External customers and maintain open conversation with all company departments and customers.

The Main Responsibilities

+ Train and assist Engineers and Field teams on Lumen fiber test methods and analysis.

+ Collaborate with internal teams on projects, fiber performance, contract specifications, and network recommendations.

+ Partner with senior FQA Engineers internal Architecture and Engineering teams to ensure Lumen’s network standards are met.

+ Adhere to Lumen fiber test standards when analyzing or working with Field teams and contractors.

+ Ensure FQA team service level agreements & metrics are meeting 90% on time performance (OTP).

+ Elevated proficiency with OTDR testing and results analysis, EXFO FastReporter 2 and 3 post-analysis software, MS Excel, fiber network construction, and comprehending contract specifications.

+ Provide consultation to Engineering and Field teams for fiber selection, relocations, and restorations.

What We Look For in a Candidate

Required

+ Assoc degree or equivalent education and/or relevant experience.

+ 8+ years related experience in telecommunications, engineering, or network planning or equivalent.

+ Knowledgeable and able to work in appropriate systems and Microsoft Office.

+ Fluent on current approved products and technology.

+ Work with Planning, Operations, and all internal and external customers.

+ Maintain positive interaction between all governing authorities.

+ Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Compensation

The starting salary for this role differs based on the employee’s primary work location. Employees typically do not start at the top of the range, though compensation depends on each individual’s qualifications.

Location Based Pay Ranges

$63980 – $85300 in these states: AR, ID, KY, LA, ME, MS, NE, SC, and SD.

$67340 – $89780 in these states: AZ, AL, FL, GA, IN, IA, KS, MO, MT, NM, ND, OH, OK, PA, TN, UT, VT, WV, WI, and WY.

$70710 – $94270 in these states: CO, HI, MI, MN, NV, NH, NC, OR, and RI.

$74070 – $98760 in these states: AK, CA, CT, DE, DC, IL, MD, MA, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA.

As with the pay range variety that’s based on the region of a country, specific offers are determined by various factors such as experience, education, skills, certifications and other business needs.

What to Expect Next

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page. Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions

Requisition #: 333152

Background Screening

If you are selected for a position, there will be a background screen, which may include checks for criminal records and/or motor vehicle reports and/or drug screening, depending on the position requirements. For more information on these checks, please refer to the Post Offer section of our FAQ page (https://jobs.lumen.com/global/en/faq) . Job-related concerns identified during the background screening may disqualify you from the new position or your current role. Background results will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Equal Employment Opportunities

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The job responsibilities described above indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to include a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities for this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on evolving business needs and conditions.

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Job Posting: JC258861136

Posted On: Apr 25, 2024

Updated On: May 23, 2024

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