• Network Specialist - Broadband Systems Engineering

    Job Locations US-UT-St George | US-UT-St George | US-WI-Madison | US-CO-Denver | US-NM-Carlsbad | TBD-TBD-TBD
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    Are you up looking for the challenge and excitement of meaningful work with a growing and expanding organization? Then talk to us at TDS. Our services empower customers to communicate more effectively every day.


    We currently have a full time position for an Network Specialist on the Broadband Systems Engineering team.  


    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. In 2018, TDS was recognized in Forbes list of America's Best Employers for Diversity. The TDS family of companies, which includes TDS Telecom, is listed at 190 out of 250 top employers in the U.S.


    The Critical Systems and Infrastructure  team requires the ability to assess Infrastructure (Space, AC/DC Power, Battery,  Cooling, Racking, etc.), and  determine the optimum solution balancing costs and site priority and resiliency requirements.  The Individual will partner with Architecture,  OSP,  BSE,  and other teams to respond rapidly to incoming projects to support network initiatives. Individual must be knowledgeable about the current state of the TDS network and its capabilities, and must be aware of ongoing efforts to upgrade the network, and have a clear understanding of the facility required to support these programs and products. Individual must be capable of creating high level designs and estimating costs quickly, and when necessary, produce detailed Engineering Packages.  This position requires demonstrated in-depth to expert level knowledge of AC and DC Power systems,  Generators and ATS,  Grounding and lighting arresting,  DC Battery Plants,  Uninterruptable power systems,  Air conditioning, Steel superstructure and overhead racking, and space management, and the ability to creatively solve problems within the code and standards that govern them.


    Please note that we can hire this position as a Network Specialist - Senior Network Specialist, depending on skills / experience.


    • Provide high level and detailed design and engineering input for all types of projects, including estimated capital costs, and allocations of those costs when needed.
    • Collaboratively prioritize work as needed to handle Expedites and Jeopardy situations in a timely manner.
    • Select and support and manage internal engineering contractors and external engineering vendors.
    • Partner with OSPE to create a seamless Engineering function in the Implementation pipeline.
    • Work with vendors to obtain quotes and issue purchase orders as necessary.
    • Work with Technology Development to update and maintain Standards as necessary.
    • Manage the Engineering process and workflow for continuous improvement; monitor internal customer feedback and conduct internal review sessions to ensure engineering output is consistent and high quality.


    Required Qualifications 

    Network Specialist

    • Associate degree or higher and 2 + years work experience in Voice/Data/Video networking OR 4 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Network Specialist I

    • Associate degree or higher and 4 + years work experience in Voice/Data/Video networking. OR 6 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.


    Network Specialist II

    • Bachelor's degree or higher AND 4 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking OR 8 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking


    Senior Network Specialist

    • Bachelor's degree or higher AND 6 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking OR 10 + years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking


    Other Qualifications 

    • CATV Headend experience
    • Experience in the following:  encoding, combiner plants, cmts management, multicast, Ethernet routing switching and transport
    • Telecom Central Office experience
    • Tier 3-4 Data Center experience


    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


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