Optical Network Engineer

 General Summary:

The Optical Network Engineer performs network transport engineering tasks for internal backbone network and customer orders including high level designs, equipment purchases, detailed circuit designs, provisioning of equipment and services, grooming circuits, capacity management, equipment deployment and installation, troubleshooting, and transport equipment support.

Education and Experience:

5 years of experience with an Internet service provider or enterprise-level network engineering.  Must be proficient with implementation, operation and design of ROADM/DWDM/CWDM optical networks.   Strong working knowledge and hands-on experience in designing, deploying and troubleshooting major carrier-grade equipment platforms from Juniper, Adtran, Cisco and others in a service provider environment.  Must possess a high proficiency with network routing protocol troubleshooting.  Must have thorough understanding of SONET, TDM, DWDM and CWDM protocols and standards.  Must have familiarity with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards.  Bachelor’s Degree in related field; or equivalent combination of education, certification and experience.  Cisco Certifications preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

Specific duties may include but are not limited to the following:
1) BTI

a) 700 and 800 series

i) Install BTI 700 and 800 series.
ii) Provision BTI 700 and 800 series using CLI.
iii) Provision circuit turn up using PSM, ProNX900 or CLI.
iv) Troubleshoot common circuit issues.

b) 7000 series

i) Install 7000 series node.

(1) Install chassis with -48Vdc power or with AC power modules.
(2) Install cards into chassis, understanding slot requirements.
(3) Stack multiple 7000 series chassis onto one SCP card for management.
(4) Turn up a 7000 series node.

(a) Provision the various cards and if a PVX is involved set up and understand switches. This may include creating a switch stack.
(b) Understand, engineer and provision Transponder and Muxponder cards. Bring up a transponder to transponder connection or create a ring using Muxponder cards.
(c) Understand, engineer and provision ROADM cards. Bring up a ROADM node and link a degree to another ROADM node.
(d) Provision an eservice using PSM or ProNX900.
(e) Provision a transport circuit using ProNX900.
(f) Provision an optical circuit using PSM or ProNX900.

(5) Troubleshoot common circuit issues.

c) Ring Structure

i) Engineer and provision nodes into a ring structure, with either MSTP or ERPS loop prevention.
ii) Troubleshoot MSTP or ERPS issues.

2) Cisco Sonet

a) Troubleshoot common circuit issues on Cisco ONS network.
b) Remove a Cisco ONS node from the network.
c) Add, delete, or change a circuit on the Cisco ONS network.

3) White Rock Sonet

a) Troubleshoot common circuit issues on White Rock network.
b) Remove a White Rock node from the network.
c) Add, delete, or change a circuit on the White Rock network.


a) Troubleshoot common DACS issues.
b) Replace a failed DACS card.
c) Remove a DS3 from service.

5) TA5000

a) Troubleshoot issues on the TA5000 ring.
b) Replace a card in the TA5000.
c) Provision and troubleshoot SHDSL circuits.
d) Troubleshoot, add, remove nodes from the TA5000 ERPS ring.

6) Have a basic understanding of networking.
7) ASR9K

a) Be able to perform customer turn up.
b) Be able to perform more advanced customer turn up.
c) Be able to perform more advanced provisioning tasks.
d) Turn up ASR9K DWDM circuits across the ROADM.
e) Install and remove cards from ASR9K.
f) Troubleshoot ASR9K issues with Cisco TAC if necessary.
g) Understand power requirements of DC powered ASR9K.

8) DC power structure.

a) Maintain health of existing DC power plant. Both at the Climax CO and at remote sites. This often requires working with contractors to have systems tested on a regular basis and schedule replacement of failed components as needed.
b) Determine power requirements of new DC installations or modifications.
c) Understand and configure DC rectifier systems. This includes ordering the equipment from a vendor and verifying installation.
d) Troubleshoot DC power system issues.

9) Be familiar with troubleshooting Optical, Ethernet and TDM circuits using a TBerd and OTDR.


Email resumes to:  HR@www.ctstelecom.com