• Network Specialist - Broadband Engineering (Market Team)

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison | 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 come and talk to us at TDS. Our services empower customers to communicate more effectively every day.


    We are looking for a Network Specialist on the Broadband Engineering - Market team.  This position requires the ability to assess project requirements, and determine the optimum physical solution balancing costs against central office, headend, or remote site constraints. Individual will partner with other engineering, construction, implementation, and project management teams to respond rapidly to incoming projects. Individual must be capable of creating high level physical designs and estimating costs quickly, and when necessary, produce detailed Engineering Packages to drive the equipment and material installation. The Broadband Engineering – Market team is regionally based, and Market engineers are accountable and responsible for the physical inside plant engineering and records for assigned companies and exchanges, and may be asked to work outside of assigned regions based on project volumes. This team is focused on high quality engineering of the physical components of TDS Telecom Central Offices, cable headends, and remote sites.



    • Provide high level design and detailed engineering for all physical aspects on many types of projects, including estimated capital costs, and allocations of those costs when needed.
    • Manage the design, engineering, and engineering records maintenance for assigned companies and exchanges.
    • 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 other Engineering teams 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 

    • Central Office or cable Headend experience
    • Experience with fiber optic and copper cabling
    • Familiarity with AC and DC power equipment and HVAC implementations in both cabinet and building applications.
    • Experience with Broadband access technologies.
    • Understanding of Transport technologies including SONET, ATM, Ethernet, POS, DWDM, WDM.
    • Knowledge and experience with process management and improvement techniques.
    • Strong organizational, coordination, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to function in a team environment and individually.
    • Strong people skills and the willingness to be accountable for results.
    • A proactive approach to projects and issue resolution.
    • Ability to set own priorities as well as manage changing priorities for you and others and to handle several complex tasks concurrently.


    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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