• Network Specialist - Broadband Engineering

    Job Locations US-OR-Bend
  • Overview

    The Network Specialist position on the Broadband Engineering - Market team 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- 2+ years professional work experience.
    • 2+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.


    Network Specialist I:

    • Associate degree –OR- 2+ years professional work experience.
    • 3+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.


    Network Specialist II:

    • Bachelor’s degree –OR- 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 4+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.


    Senior Network Specialist:

    • Bachelor’s degree –OR- 4+ years professional work experience.
    • 6+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Other Qualifications:

    • Detail oriented
    • 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.


    BendBroadband delivers broadband, fiber connectivity, cable television, and telephone services to commercial and residential customers in central Oregon. Through its Zolo Media division, the company operates KBNZ-TV CBS affiliate, KOHD-TV ABC affiliate, COTV11 and offers multiple video advertising, local advertising and viewing options for Central Oregonians. Visit

    BendBroadband, part of TDS Broadband Service LLC, is part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom). Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people. Visit

    BendBroadband and TDS Telecom are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit


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