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Verizon Optical Transport Engineer in Houston, Texas

What you’ll be doing...

Our Wireline Core Equipment Engineering organization provides detailed network solutions leveraging our state of the art global transport network consisting of Ultra-Long Haul (ULH), SONET, OTN Mesh, and Metro Access. In this role, you will be designing, engineering, and deploying optical transport solutions to augment the Metro Access component of this global network. You will be part of a fast paced environment focused on both immediate delivery to our customers and the long term evolution of our network.

  • Collaborating with planning, provisioning, standards, and sales teams as well as equipment vendors on network and customer solutions.

  • Partnering with field operations and other implementation organizations to obtain information such as space, power, and fiber availability required to complete project engineering.

  • Creating install specifications (ISPECS) and applicable diagrams and drawings required for installation, turn-up, inventory, and configuration of Metro transport equipment deployed into our network.

  • Developing project Bill of Material (BOM) and placing orders for network equipment, rack, and hardware requirements.

  • Defining cable requirements, creating cable running lists, and ordering all cables.

  • Ensuring all engineering documentation is accurate and up-to-date.

  • Ensuring work meets all applicable engineering, financial, planning, and operational standards.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Associate’s degree or two or more years of work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Experience performing detailed engineering and creating technical documentation.

  • Knowledge of Tellabs 7100, Nortel 5200, Fuji 9500, Fuji 4500, Fuji 4100 and/or ROADM technology.

  • Strong knowledge of both Outside Plant and Inside Plant facilities and characteristics.

  • Experience installing telecommunications equipment.

  • Experience with Excel, Word and other MS applications.

  • Experience using CAD based software tools.

  • Ability to multitask, partner across organizations, and proactively address issues in a fast paced, high volume environment.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent time management skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.


Verizon will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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