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Sr Network Engineer Optical

Company: Crown Castle Inc
Location: Melville
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Sr Network Engineer Optical - P4

Company Summary:

Crown Castle is the nation's largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand-connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we're the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is a Fortune 500 company, publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of -$100B.

Position Summary

The Sr. Network engineer will support complex projects and act as a primary technical resource responsible for accomplishing the engineering tasks associated with these projects. He/she will also act as the technical lead and project manager for smaller-scale projects, responsible for the completion of all related work on time and within budget. The engineer is also responsible for developing and maintaining internal engineering documents and procedures around network configuration, client configuration, network management, and service level design.

Essential Job Functions

The specific skills include:

* Significant design and implementation experience with ROADM/DWDM/CWDM technologies
* In-depth knowledge of DWDM and ROADM platforms from multiple vendors to include Ciena, Cisco, and/or Nokia.
* Must have a thorough understanding of OTN, SONET, SDH, TDM, DWDM, and CWDM protocols and standards.
* Must have familiarity with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards and Ethernet standards.
* Technical writing skills sufficient to support the team in the creation of design documents, procedures for engineers to follow, best practices, and technical diagrams.
* Strong planning, time management, and organizational skills
* Desire to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks with minimal direct supervision
* Design and execute backbone network growth, reconfiguration, upgrade, and optimization projects
* Commissioning of hardware in support of network growth and expansion
* Complex network troubleshooting & support
* The individual must possess and employ the highest ethical and business standards and always conduct himself/herself with the greatest degree of professional integrity in accordance with the B3 principles
* The individual must be detailed oriented and possess the desire and ability to work in a collaborative environment, occasionally in a mentorship role with less experienced team members.
* Ability to perform duties outside of normal business hours as required


* Bachelor's degree in a Science / Technology field or equivalent professional experience, education, and/or training

Experience/Minimum Requirements

* 4+ years of experience in telecommunications
* Considerable experience in a service provider environment and carrier-grade engineering in an optical network.


* Technical certifications from Ciena or Nokia optical platforms
* Direct experience on major platforms deployed in the Crown Castle Fiber network
* Scripting and Automation in a JSON environment. Knowledge of bash, python, XML, YANG/NETCONF desired
* Ability to work in a UNIX systems environment (BSD, Linux, Solaris, etc.)

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: Sr Manager Network Engineering

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

Working Conditions: This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week). There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that requires up to 25% travel.

Additional Information: Crown Castle is a federal contractor and the COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment by your start date to comply with Executive Order 14042.


Keywords: Crown Castle Inc, New Haven , Sr Network Engineer Optical, IT / Software / Systems , Melville, Connecticut

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