Regional Fiber Planner

Regional Fiber Planner

Job ID: 2021-27683
Location:
6710 Hartford, Lubbock, TX

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. We’re not the only ones who have seen it; we’ve recently been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers as well as by the Human Rights Campaign, DiversityInc Magazine, and Cablefax for our diversity & inclusion program.

Job Summary

Provides systems engineering support for Altice Fiber Networks. Ensures Altice Fiber Networks will support the level of service and feature sets expected by our customers. Ensures all fiber documentation is accessible, organized, and understandable.

Responsibilities
  • Utilize existing and future fiber optic plant in a cost-effective manner, while maximizing revenue generation, integrity, and reliability.
  • Manage all modifications to the Altice fiber optic network, from initial design to final documentation, including, but not limited to:
    • Determining start and stop points for new fiber optic cable construction, determining fiber counts, and approving routes.
    • Providing, or assisting in, job costing.
    • Determining the need for, and specifying any and all fiber specific equipment.
    • Ensuring fiber optic cables are installed in a manner that minimizes risk of damage and is consistent with industry standards.
    • Planning and executing fiber splicing in a way that minimizes customer impact and follows all applicable guidelines.
    • Proofing and acceptance of fiber and splicing.
    • Providing final documentation to all necessary departments/personnel.
  • Conduct evaluation, cost analysis, selection, engineering and network design of optical equipment, including optical cable, termination systems, enclosures, optical splitters, optical filters, optical multiplexers and related peripherals.
  • Provide input regarding the evaluation, selection and procurement of fiber optic transmission and other network equipment.
  • Provide technical assistance to internal departments and organizations.
  • Assist in the establishment of, and adherence to network performance measurements and goals, as well as preventive maintenance standards.


Essential Functions
  • Build and maintain all Altice Fiber Network documentation, including, but not limited to:
    • Overall Fiber layout.
    • Splice closure matrixes.
    • MTC Logs/Preterm Diagrams, including lengths and losses.
  • Facilitate growth of Altice via B2B, Node additions, Interconnects, etc., while protecting the integrity and reliability of the Altice Fiber Network.
  • Supply practical solutions to Altice Fiber Network related business challenges.


Qualifications / Requirements/Experience
  • College degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum two years engineering experience.
  • Must have current, working knowledge of:
    • Fiber optic principles, both theory and practical.
    • Fiber optic design and architecture.
    • Fiber optic splicing, including use of splitters and filters.
    • Fiber optic test equipment.
  • Proven ability to build working relationships in cross-functional working groups.
  • Must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, including an ability to present and discuss technical, functional, and managerial information clearly and concisely.
  • Must be proficient in use of standard computer hardware and software systems such as Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Visio, Google Earth, database, and CAD programs.

Preferred Experience
  • Experience with testing, troubleshooting, and splicing fiber optic cables and equipment.
  • Leadership experience.

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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