Telecom Engineer - Optical Network Design

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    6 days ago

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Signature Consultants is seeking a Telecom Engineer - Optical Network Design for an opportunity with a client located in Raleigh, NC.


  • Review the fiber path availability and optical budgets (sources: Fusion, OSP, OSP engineers)
  • Provide carrier transport engineering and designs for backhaul making use of private optical, microwave, cellular, and 3rd party circuits
  • Complete high-level ring design based on available fiber paths and where the ring connects to the existing optical network. Determine if this can be an overbuild or needs to be a hot cut
  • Verify DC availability for each site (sources: Fusion and power engineer)
  • Verify rack space availability for each site (source: Fusion)
  • Review circuits that need to be migrated. Determine which circuits can be converted to Ethernet and plan accordingly
  • Verify material required for project has been ordered. If not, order required material (sources: Maximo, product owner)
  • Create/Update design drawings and write construction packages
  • Create Ciena 39xx configurations
  • Identify Ciena 6500 eMOTR configuration changes necessary to connect to new ring
  • Write IT Install Plan if hot cut is required
  • Support Field Services remotely as they turn up new ring (Tools: Site Manager and OneControl)
  • Build G.8032 ring (Tool: OneControl)
  • Upgrade 39xx software as needed (Tool: OneControl)
  • Create backup task if required (Tool: OneControl)
  • Turn ring over to provisioning


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Network Engineering, Engineering Technology degree (or equivalent)
  • 5 years of related Telecom Engineer experience and Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (or equivalent)
  • 10 years direct Telecom experience with Carrier Optical Engineer and/or Provisioning
  • Minimum of 5 years direct experience with Carrier Optical Engineer and/or Provisioning
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Direct hands-on experience with Ciena 39xx, 6500, OneControl, Alcatel Lucent DMX, SEL Icon and IMux carrier optical equipment
  • Direct hands-on experience with Cisco routers and switches, Opengear and NetGuardian management/monitoring devices, and Cambium/Nokia microwave devices
  • Direct hands-on experience with Telecom UPS & DC Plant systems including Eltek, Vertiv, Powerware, and Delta
  • Fundamental knowledge of Agile methodology, Kanban, and Jira
  • Experience with Remedy tools and processes

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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