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Sr Telecommunications Engineer

Date:  Nov 7, 2019
Job ID:  463
Location: 

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.

 

PSE's IT Infrastructure team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Telecommunications Engineer position!

Job Description
  • Provides the planning, design, acquisition and implementation of the company’s telecommunication and transport network services.
  • Evaluates business requirements to develop and implement solutions.
  • Conducts project planning, cost analysis and vendor comparisons. Performs  analysis to determine best configuration of systems.
  • Responsible for telecommunications and transport networking hardware and software to ensure availability, performance and supportability.infrastructure related to telecommunications  including related hardware and software to ensure availability, recoverability, performance, integrity and supportability through production support of existing network, and development and implementation of  enhancements.
  • Provides advanced customer support for new and existing telecommunication system.
  • Plans and executes telecommunication designs, configurations, or enhancements to new and existing existing telecommunication services.
  • Researches, recommends and designs new technologies, new configurations and enhancements to existing telecommunication networks., providing consulting advice to customers on the capabilities of the network environment.
  • Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.
Job Responsibilities
  • Engineers and designs complex telecommunications infrastructure and transport networking infrastructure, services and interfaces to external networks.
  • Specifies, designs and implements large or complex network systems.
  • Proficiently applies IT methods, professional knowledge and PSE standards and practices to complex tasks and situations.
  • Selects appropriate design standards, methods and tools, consistent with agreed enterprise and solution architectures and ensures they are applied effectively.
  • Adheres to industry and corporate security and compliance best practices.
  • Works with project manager management to develop realistic work estimates, financial budgests and project schedules. Participates in mid- to long-term telecommunication systems planning.
  • Takes responsibility for understanding for understanding client requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and problem resolution.
  • Leads implementation and deployment efforts on intermediate projects.
  • Provides cost/benefit analysis on intermediate projects.
  • Provides advice on technical aspects of system development and integration (including requests for changes, deviations from specifications, etc.) and ensures that relevant technical strategies, policies, standards and practices are applied correctly.
  • Conducts studies and performancePerforms network analysises and recommends changes.
  • May function in a lead capacity within department and represent department in workflow and escalation discussions with others.across teams in workflow and escalation discussions.
  • Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and updates records as required. and provides assistance and mentoring to others.
  • Reviews others’ systems designs to ensure selection of appropriate technology, efficient use of resources, and integration of multiple systems and technology.
  • Create templates and tools to be used for transport networking planning and design configurations.
  • Ensures internal and external security as well as adherence to compliance standards.
  • Participates in evaluation of vendor proposals.
  • Deploy networking services to remote sites utilizing leased and private telecommunications infrastructure.
  • Updates or creates documentation based on work performed. Assist in the transition from legacy (TDM) transport to packet based transport.
  • Responds to unfamiliar, undefined, unexpected, or unstable situations with the professionally prescribed standard response.
  • Effective in relationships with business partners, professional peers, and other team members.
  • Monitors the market to gain knowledge and understanding of currently emerging technologies.
  • Works with IT professionals and managers, primarily within own department.
  • Coaches less experienced IT/telecom professionals.
  • Operates under general direction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in related discipline. or similar degree and 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • 5 years of technical telecommunications experience.
  • Minimum of threefive 3 years of experience in related planning, analysis, configuration, installation, management, and coordination workrelevant telecom or network design and build experience.
  • Ability to manage Manage projects, including schedules, resource allocations and budgets.
  • Experience leading and participating in internal and external teams.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex systems, solve problems, and multi-task.
  • Knowledge and experience with IT infrastructure, MPLS, data, voice, Telco, concepts, practices and proceduresExperience with copper and fiber optic cabling and related standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of subject matter within telecommunications, with a basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • MS Office skills.
  • Willingness to learn and take on new and challenges.
Desired Qualifications
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Certificationprocess knowledge
  • Nokia or Cisco Networking certifications
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General Radio/Telephone Operators License, or equivalent certificateExperience working with specific equipment such as but not limited to Noka 7705 SAR, Nokia 1830 DWDM, Aviat Eclipse and Coriant/Infinera DNX
  • Python or other scripting language
  • Linux and Windows OS background
  • Experience using Wireshark or other packet capture tools for analysis and troubleshooting
  • Experience working with SCADA and Teleprotection systems
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification
  • Experience in engineering, design, construction, operation and maintenance of various telecommunication systems.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and PSE budgeting and planning process. 
  • Basic understanding of PSE electric and gas infrastructure and field practices of utility electric and gas infrastructure and field practices.
  • Financial analysis capability to assess feasibility of projects and decisions.
  • Knowledge of electric distribution and transmission infrastructure. 
  • Knowledge and experience utilizing taskissue tracking systems and processes (REMEDY, Visio, ISR’s, Budget process, Change Control, and PSE Cable Management Database).
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of the following:
    • MPLS architecture and supporting protocols such as IGP and label signaling (LDP and RSVP)
    • MPLS service architecture to include VPWS, VPLS and VPRN
    • Traffic engineering with constraint based routing in MPLS
    • BGP routing protocol
    • Working knowledge of precise network synchronization (TDM and packet)
    • Working knowledge of QOS principles and implementations
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with OSI Model Layers 1, 2 and 3
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with IT infrastructure, TDM, IP, MPLS, data, voice and leased telco
  • Hands-on experience with telecommunications networking design and equipment configuration to include but not limited to: routers, switches, DACS, channel banks and microwave radios
Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams.  Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873.  Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.

 

At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.

 

Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job. Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.


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