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Sr Engineer (Remote)
Summary: The candidate is recognized as a lead planning engineer within the Network Optimization group with overall responsibilities to create or enable the creation of all tactical plans in support of the Network Optimization initiative. The initiative’s focus is the exit or consolidation of network POP locations to reduce Windstream’s leased network costs. The candidate will analyze each network element in a target site and determine group ownership. With ownership assigned, the individual will be asked to develop an overall scope of work with the necessary actions needed from ISP/OSP/IP/IT/Voice/Kinetic/Transport to complete a site or leased fiber exit. This scope of work will then be released to the Network Optimization Project Management Team to coordinate and track the efforts. The Sr Engineer will also be asked to develop and release those plans associated to their background. That could include writing plans to remove or migrate network elements and its constitutes to the designated receiving site. The Sr Engineer will work across teams to finalize an element’s plan and ensure the plan is documented. The Sr. Engineer will support the implementation teams until the effort is complete. The candidate must possess strong telecom skills that cover a broad range of equipment and be able to work across teams to create a holistic exit plan. This position is the owner of all plans necessary to exit a location and to ensure the implementations teams have sufficient information to enable the exit of the target site. Responsibilities: - Independently works to define plans for all equipment within a target site - Accurately scopes and breaks down work for each plan - Primary planning interfaced for each assigned project - Resolves complex problems and serves as a resource to other team members to facilitate resolution of issues. · Work across multiple lines of business and departments to develop a project scope and business case to optimize each opportunity - Create a business case for each project and gain approval · Transition plans to implementation teams and assist as needed - Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to mature the process. · Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Minimum Requirements: · College degree in Engineering or a related field and 4+ years professional level experience; or 8+ years professional level experience. · Strong understanding of optical/TDM transport networks and how they’re constructed. Preferred: · Strong independent work habits · Working knowledge of ISP, OSP and IP equipment · Highly adaptable, motivated by challenges · Strong writing and documentation skills · Familiarity with industry database and management systems. Our Benefits: - Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance Plans - 401K Plan - Health & Flexible Savings Account - Life and AD&D, Spousal Life, Child Life Insurance Plans - Educational Assistance Plan - Identity Theft, Legal, Auto & Home and Pet Insurance - https://windstreambenefits.com Windstream DEI&B Statement: Connecting people in a world of infinite possibilities. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and the inclusive, equitable culture we are building fosters belonging and empowers each one of us to create amazing customer experiences. Our Employee Resource Groups: · WinVets – Veteran Employee Resource Group · WOW – Women Employee Resource Group · WINPRIDE – LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group · WBPN – Black Professional Resource Group · WARG – Ability Resource Group · LaFamilia –Hispanic Resource Group About Us: Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, small businesses, enterprise organizations and carrier partners across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice, and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul