South Central Power Company, Ohio’s largest electric cooperative, is seeking an individual to fill the position of Fiber Network Engineer.
What you will be doing…
This role will be responsible for designing, developing and maintaining networks, software, systems, and equipment necessary to deliver quality fiber based GPON broadband service. Responsibilities include:
Recommend, specify, install, configure, and maintain equipment essential for delivery of high-quality broadband voice and data services over a passive optical network up to the outside plant (point of demarcation from ISP facilities) utilizing a variety of optical and electrical interfaces. This includes the installation, construction, commissioning, operation and break-fix remediation, with root cause analysis of equipment associated with Headend (HE), Central Offices (CO) Point of Presence (POP) and Customer Premise Equipment (CPE.)
Participate in corporate and local engineering initiatives and projects, including product development, vendor and equipment evaluation
Performs back-office tasks to properly provision and document the deployment of network elements in management database
Investigates and resolves network quality, reliability, and interference issues.
Perform Head End (HE) and Central Office (CO), Point of Presence (POP) facility inspections; Ensure cabling, equipment installation, power and cooling is compliant with standards.
Recommend, install, configure, and maintain performance and alerting tools to assess availability and performance of network and systems to maximize reliability.
Utilize automation tools to configure networks and systems as efficiently as possible.
Install, and maintain backup and availability solutions for all technology related to broadband service.
Maintain security of communication networks and systems including virtual operating systems and applications.
Maintain required logs, records, and other documentation compliant with Company, regulatory and legal requirements.
Monitor service provider industry developments, enhancements, and regulations to ensure that Company processes and products are current within the industry.
This is a 1099-Independent Contractor position, so you will be responsible to track and pay your own taxes and healthcare needs. The contractor position is able to work remote and will be require travel to South Central Power’s facility or to meet with a potential vendor 2 to 3 times per month.
What the job requires…
High school diploma or equivalence certificate in addition to proficiency in a broad range of computing technologies, enterprise systems management, enterprise network management and application of technology solutions, typically attained through a bachelor’s degree in computer systems and network systems or computer information systems and three or more years of experience, or equivalent experience/education.
Functional proficiency with Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
Detailed understanding and experience with GPON and XGS-PON
Functional proficiency with Local and Wide Area Networking equipment, Virtual Operating Systems, Firewalls, Passive Optical Networks, and other related technologies.
Competent with DNS, DHCP, IPAM, TCP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, BGP, OSPF, Netflow, Syslog, SNMP, Radius, CWDM, DWDM Optical Transmission and other related protocols.
Functional proficiency with networking and ISP technologies such as routers, switches, telephony, VoIP, QOS, SSL, VLAN, BGP
Functional proficiency in Network Commissioning and Implementation, with demonstrated past experience in (GPON) network standup.
Competent with the architecture and maintenance of complex service provider enterprise networks and data centers.
Competent in business security, continuity and disaster recovery best practices.
Competent in risk management as related to position.
Ability to interpret network design maps/drawings & CAD designs.
Strong experience with Auto CAD and VISIO.
Strong computer skills and working knowledge of databases preferred.
Competent with position-specific software, applications, and equipment.
Competent with Microsoft Office products and general office equipment.
Valid Ohio driver’s license and reliable transportation.
Other Technical Certifications a plus (i.e., FSNA, CCIE, CCIA, CCNA, CCNP, JNCIE etc.)
Good communication (verbal and written) and listening skills.
Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
Self-motivation, adaptability, and ability to meet deadlines.
EEO – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Apply today by reaching out to Jeni Huber; Talent Recruiter - South Central Power Office: 740.653.4422 | Email: Huber@southcentralpower.com
South Central Power Company is a member-owned electric cooperative serving more than 120,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 24 Ohio counties. We maintain more than 12,000 miles of energized power lines. The Cooperative is a private enterprise owned and operated by the people it serves. The members elect an 11-member Board of Trustees that govern the co-op. The Board establishes policies, reviews co-op activities, and makes needed decisions. They hire a President and CEO who in turn hires a staff of employees to carry out the policies and operate and maintain the co-op’s lines and equipment.
In 1998, South Central Power Company became a Touchstone Energy Cooperative allowing us to be identified as part of a nationwide alliance of independently owned and operated electric cooperatives under a single brand identity. As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, South Central Power Company has recommitted itself to principles we’ve operated under for years: integrity, accountability, innovation and community spirit.
Cooperatives of all types and sizes abide by seven unifying principles, which differentiate them from other types of companies. Those principles are: Volun...tary & open membership, Democratic member control, Member economic participation, Autonomy and independence, Education, training and information, Cooperation among cooperatives, and Concern for community.