Job#: 1368626

Job Description:

If you are interested in this role please send your resume to "Denni" at [email protected]

Position Description:

The Network Operations Center [NOC] Technician works in a Network Operations Control Center environment staffed 24x7x365. The NOC Technician 2 is an experienced NOC Tech postion capable of performing advanced levels of fault and performance management duties, including in-depth technical support and triage activities associated with all voice, data and video network elements and fiber transport facilities monitored by the NOC team, as well as all associated building safety, environmental and security alarms. Under minimal supervision, the NOC Technician proactively monitors all network elements and transport systems for fault and performance irregularities, and can independently identify and resolve complex network element or system failures through isolation, analysis and troubleshooting procedures. The NOC Technician 2 is also responsible for overseeing all planned change activities that take place during the planned maintenance windows. This position reports to a NOC Manager, requires strong interpersonal skills and routinely interacts with internal network, engineering and customer care support organizations, field operations, external service providers and equipment vendors during normal monitoring and event management duties and and trouble resolutions. Requires shift work supporting after-hours, weekends and holiday coverage.

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Principal Responsibilities:

Monitoring and event management of a national voice, data and video network and Tier I triage and technical support/troubleshooting of related network elements, such as: DWDM, circuit and packet switching, Frame Relay, T1, T3, SONET equipment, VoIP, GPON, microwave, fiber multiplexers, optical equipment, routers and customer premise devices.

Work closely with IP network, Switch and Fiber Transport engineers as well as Field Technicians and Outside Plant construction teams.

Utilize a number of different network monitoring tools and element management systems to detect and resolve service impacting events as soon as possible.

Primary point of contact for other Network Operations Centers.

Open and work technical support tickets for service impacting events involving 3rd party support vendors.

Act as liaison and provide a high level internal and external customer satisfaction.

Set up and manage outage/repair bridges to restore service back to normal operationg conditions as soon as possible. Engage and escalate to appropriate parties when needed.

Process equipment return and analysis request for failed hardware [RMA], including writing/documenting Reason For Outage Reports [RFO] as requested      

Maintain and comply with standard Company technical and administrative procedures

Answer inbound calls and open, update, close tickets for customer impacting events, outages and maintenances. This includes fully documenting ticket notes and closing tickets with Reason For Outage [RFO]

Compose and send FLASH notifications, alerts and emails informing wide audiences (including executives) of network outages, jeopardies and other service impacting events.

Other NOC related dutes as assigned, or requested by manager.

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Technical degree preferred, or equivalent work experience plus one or more relevant certifications required.

Relevant certifications include, but are not limited to: CCNA, JNCIA, Metaswitch, Ciena associate, SCTE-ISBE, ITIL, etc.

Knowledge of ITIL best practices including Monitoring & Event Management, Incident Management, Change Management and Problem Management processes helpful.

Years of Relevant Experience:

3+ years of demonstrated NOC Tech work experience

Core Competencies (Computer Skills, etc.):

Cisco/Juniper/Telco Systems/Ciena/ADVA/Mikrotik Router and or Switches, Microwave Radios such as Cambium/ NEC iPASOLINK/Bridgewave/SIAE Alfoplus/Ubiquiti AF24/Powerbeam, CBR/UBR/Casa/Arris cable modem termination system or CMTS , Telecom Switches manufactured by Northern Telecom DMS, Metaswitch, and Calix Gpon services. Video Devices manufactured by companies such as Motorola, Pace, Arris, TiVo; Digital Addressable Controllers (DAC), and other related gear associated with delivering Video and Telecommunication Services. Familiarity with third party portal access such as Equinix, Verizon, Juniper, Cisco, Lumen, Netflix Google Ciena ETC

Working knowledge of Windows OS and strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, etc.

Familiar with Google GSuite applications including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Meet, etc.

Experience with Incident Managemnet ticketing systems such as Request Tracker (RT), or Service Now.

Familiar with, and experience using Network Management monitoring Systems [NMS] such as IBM Tivoli/Netcool, Cacti, SevOne, etc. or equivalent NMS systems.

Ability to accommodate irregular scheduling to support business operations when required.

Sound computing skills

Developed oral and written communications ability across all platforms including phone, email, instant message, text, video meetings, etc.

Capable of reading and writing clear, concise technical reports and letters

Good negotiation and listening skills

Ability to prioritize and organize proficiently in fast paced environment

Reliable, Punctual, Dependable

Creative problem solving abilities

Ability to effectively manage to deadlines

Comfortable interfacing with all levels of organizational management

EEO Employer

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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

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Bethlehem, PA, US

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Date Posted:
August 29, 2023