• Network Specialist - Shared Services

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit


    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary 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



    A Network Specialist on the ISP Engineering-Shared Services team is a highly technical position responsible for the hardware and logical design, engineering, and cost estimations of network solutions for Network Services led construction projects. These projects are run to implement/augment the TDS core and transport networks as well as all shared infrastructure networks such as IPTV, VoIP, and WiFi. This position will also be responsible for the development of internal process, engineering standards, and the training and mentoring of staff on those processes and standards.


    *TDS can hire as a Network Specialist, Network Specialist I, Network Specialist II, or Senior Network Specialist based on relevant experience, candidate pool, and business needs.  


    • Develop standards-based high-level design and final engineering documents utilizing technology and hardware specific knowledge for Network Services led construction projects. Understands and follows established processes, and completes assigned work in accordance with established timelines and quality measures to Plan, Engineer, Implement, and Optimize TDS’s combined Voice/Video/Data/WiFi network infrastructure.
    • Works with Architecture and Technology Development (Lab) resources to develop engineering use cases and validate the associated platform specific configurations.


    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.


    Required Qualifications


    Network Specialist:

    • Associate Degree (or higher) –OR– 2+ years professional work experience
    • 2+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Network Specialist I: 

    • Associate Degree (or higher) –OR– 2+ years professional work experience
    • 3+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Network Specialist II: 

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

    Senior Network Specialist:

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


    Other Qualifications 


    Familiarity with some of the following areas and has subject matter expertise in multiple technologies:

    • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP stack
    • IP Routing (MPLS, OSPF, BGP, Multicast)
    • Ethernet Switching – LAN, Metro Ethernet, and Carrier Ethernet
    • Optical Transport - xWDM/ROADM
    • Microwave Transport
    • IP Video Acquisition and Delivery
    • VoIP
    • WiFi/Public WiFi design and engineering
    • Network infrastructure hardware platforms
      • Cisco
      • Nokia
      • Ciena
      • Metaswitch
      • Accedian
      • Adtran


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