OSP Fiber Engineer

Job#: 2016048

Job Description:

Below is the full job description, if interested in applying for this position please email a copy of your updated resume and the best time to connect over the phone to Louie at [email protected]  
Client: Lumen
Job Title: Outside Plant Fiber Engineer
Contract Type/Length: Long Term Contract until 2025
Hourly and Salary Pay Rate Range: $48.07-$56.73 and $100,000-$118,000
Required Clearance: At least a Secret clearance if you have an active Top Secret it would be ideal.
Interview Process: One step interview with a four person panel. (The panel will not make a final decision for 7-10 days)
Hours of Operation/Location/Hours of Operation: 40 hours per week with 75% travel throughout USA and at least three weeks on the road.

Daily Responsibilities:

  • Cable labelling.
  • Create a deployment plan.
  • Run Inter and Intra bay fibering.
  • Understanding RFC testing requirements.
  • Perform Outside Plant Installation responsibilities.
  • Identify materials and tools required to support the task.
  • Design site cable tray systems, cable paths and conveyances.
  • Directly interface with Lumen’s customers, and other Lumen groups.
  • Provide engineering assistance for ISP and OSP installation teams.
  • Troubleshoot the issue and make recommendations to the field for repairs.
  • Produce Engineering Design Packages (EDPs) for ISP or OSP installations.
  • Update network drawings using MS Visio and other software-based applications.
  • Understand and adheres to Federal, customer site and Lumen policies and practices.
  • Perform government asset inventory audits and updates on government owned property.
  • OTDR, power meter and CD+PMD test equipment with the ability to analyze the test results.
  • Understand or an aptitude to learn how to develop estimates for project schedules and budget.
  • Performs testing of DS-3 through OC-768 as well as ethernet bandwidth circuits using Bit Error Rate Testers.
  • Test and accept plan using Lumen corporate standards, best commercial practices, and Lumen customer site standards.
  • Conduct surveys to determine ISP or OSP build requirements for incorporation in Lumen proposals to their customers.
  • Perform survey work, schedule planning and implementation, quality control of construction and as-built drawings, review construction inspection reports and redline changes.

Technical Skills:
  • CD+PMD testing.
  • Power Meter testing.
  • Creative problem solver.
  • Highly professional and motivated.
  • Proficient in electronic file management.
  • Ability to multi-task under limited supervision.
  • Professional written & verbal communication skills.
  • OTDR test analysis post testing analysis of .sor or .trc files.
  • Must be able to Travel more than 75% of the year nationwide.
  • Proven results in building strong peer-level relationships.
  • Strong MS Office applications, databasing and Visio software experience.
  • Working knowledge of Lumen network systems and databases is required.
  • Familiar with Operations Maintenance & Provisioning of DWDM and Ethernet system.
  • Field experience working with fiber splicing, installing optical network elements, installing optical circuits.
  • Experience coordinating network installation activity, test and acceptance using corporate best practices.
  • Possess understanding of Layer 1 and Layer 2 network topology to include fiber, power, ISP, OSP, equipment, signal flow, etc.
  • Ability to perform a wide spectrum of assignments requiring alternative analysis, innovation and judgment based on standards.
  • Assume responsibility for contributing to the success of major or multiple projects and is periodically called upon to make decisions.
  • Professional interaction skills with Lumen’s customers and management and the ability to relate technical issues to Lumen’s management.
  • Working knowledge of fiber transmission standards, SDH, SONET, ATM, switch, routers, GPS, power, network management, O&M procedures, configuration management, and project management processes and procedures.

Education and Experience (desired):
  • BICI RCDD certification desirable.
  • 8+ years in Outside Plant construction techniques.
  • 8+ years Provisioning and Commissioning P-OTN systems.
  • Knowledge of Lucent, Ciena/Nortel, Infinera and Cisco equipment.
  • Knowledge of optical dispersion and experience with dispersion testing.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications installations standards required.
  • Experience with optical equipment, SONET and wavelength division multiplexing.
  • Experience reviewing and analyzing solicitation documents and developing solutions.
  • Knowledge of telecommunications test equipment, operation, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to redline as-built drawings and update and create Engineering Design Packages (EDPs).
  • 8+ years in completing full FC testing and analysis for the purposes of deploying modern DWDM communication systems.
  • BS in Telecommunications or equivalent work experience (8 years’ experience in telecommunications O&M, installation, and engineering).


EEO Employer

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EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

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.

Employee Type:
Contract

Location:
Herndon, VA, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
February 14, 2024