• Network Specialist - Broadband Engineering

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-UT-St George
    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 Cable Broadband Engineering team is a highly technical position responsible for technical leadership, mentoring, and completion of high-level design and final engineering of network solutions for Network Services led construction projects. These projects are run to implement a cable and video access infrastructure capable of delivering advanced products and services. The Network Specialist will function with varying levels of supervision. 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 network infrastructure.
    • Works with Architecture and Technology Development (Lab) resources to develop engineering use cases and validate the associated platform specific configurations.


    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 


    Is familiar with the following area and has subject matter expertise in multiple technologies:

    • RF Spectrum Management
    • DOCSIS 2.0, 3.0, 3.1
      • QoS
      • Service flows
      • Modulation
    • DOCSIS (CMTS) Platforms
      • Arris E6000
      • Arris C4(c)
      • Cisco UBR10k
    • Headend Combining/Optical Tx/Rx Networks
      • Including optical mux/demux
    • Optical Node Engineering
    • RF Video
    • Video Transport and EdgeQAM modulators
    • Video Acquisition/Distribution
    • Video on Demand
    • MPEG2/4 Video Processing and Ad insertion Platforms
      • Harmonic Pro-stream
      • Arris CAP 1000 / DM6400, Quartet
      • RGB BNP, MMC
      • Sencore
    • Set Top Box management
      • DAC6000
      • CASMR
      • OM/RPD
      • OOB/DSG
    • Packet cable/SIP Voice Infrastructure/Services
    • RFoG transport platforms
    • IP Routing (OSPF, BGP, Multicast/PIM, VRF)
    • Ethernet Transport/Switching
    • Broadband and narrowband access technologies including (but not limited to) GPON, EPON, DOCSIS, RFoG
    • IP network infrastructure hardware platforms (routers, Ethernet switches, Packet Optical, optical transport, Carrier/MetroEthernet, etc.) 


    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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