Intern, Wave Planning Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area

Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, and colocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44 carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provides low latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their public cloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Eligibility

All internships are paid, full-time work experiences. The Zayo internship program begins on June 7* and formally ends on August 13*, 2021 (*start/end date flexible to academic obligations). 

 

Position Description

The Wave Planning Engineer Intern will be primarily engaged with assisting the Wave Capacity Planning organization with identifying network capacity needs across North America. This opportunity allows the intern to see the inner workings of a tier I service provider, while learning from some of the best engineers in the business. The intern will develop a background in capacity planning, specializing in hardware assets from multiple vendors such as Ciena, Infinera and Nokia.  This includes identifying capacity restricted network shelf adds, mux facility installations, spectral analysis, capacity migrations, monitoring/restocking inventory levels, capital budget review, etc. The role is technically oriented and works with multiple internal teams such as architecture, operations, sales and install. The intern will develop analytical skills to decipher network capacity, health and provide cost sensitive resolutions to keep the network in good working order. The ideal candidate is someone that has or is working on a telecommunications degree.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with field technicians to install fiber optic equipment

  • Work with core engineering team to decipher route spectral analysis and opportunities for network growth

  • Monitor and purchase inventory

  • Review capital projects

  • Initiate shipping orders

  • Work through large migration projects

 

Qualifications

  • Studying/degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Telecom or related major

  • Previous internship or employment experience in a technical environment a plus

  • Possess strong organizational and communicative skills, including oral, written, and listening

  • Familiarity with telecommunications concepts a plus

  • Proficiency with critical software systems like Google Earth, Microsoft Visio and Google Docs preferred

  • Eagerness to expand knowledge base in a technical role

 

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire technical knowledge of capacity planning and design standards

  • Gain exposure to telecommunications hardware across multiple vendors

  • Develop professional networks across a wide variety of functional groups 

  • Build experience interacting with a variety of stakeholders, including at leadership levels

  • Gain industry experience in telecom and an understanding of Zayo’s role in the telcom space

  • Strengthen critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills

Rewards

  • Upon successful completion, the intern should possess the appropriate prerequisite skills needed for an Associate-level capacity planning role

  • Gain an understanding of provisioning for multiple vendors

  • Learn from seasoned engineers

  • Competitive compensation

  • Excellent benefits including medical and 401 (k)

  • Pay: $18/hour

 

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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