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DWDM Network Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.

Position Description

This position is responsible for understanding DWDM technologies by creating innovative solutions to address delivery services to customers. The engineer plays a key role in building future network design and manages all products and services to deliver leading edge, state of the art solutions on time and at cost. The ideal candidate will have a desire to foster strong relationships with all internal business units and provide assistance in making engineering standards and product specifications more efficient. This role will also create targeted plans from simple customer orders to complex network designs. They will assist in future network design based on the overall budget and help schedule the completion based on requirements, etc. This position works closely with the Operations and Field Services Team to provide input in timely completion of projects.


  •  Assist in the development of a Capital budget; provide budgetary details related to customer forecast and network upgrades. Manage capital associated with projects according to plan, develop reports, and provide weekly updates.
  • Engineer and design solutions, which can include public and private telecommunications networks.
  • Specify, evaluate, and recommend the procurement of telecommunications hardware/software products and services.  Evaluations include technical and detailed economic analysis..
  • Project manage network installation projects consisting of telecommunications equipment, systems, and services; develop operating procedures; train operating personnel; and provide on-going technical support.
  • Manage network capacity and utilization based on engineering and technical guidelines established by engineering requirements of the network.
  • Interface between Sales and Zayo customer service to manage the order process with quality service.
  • Record and track all aspects of customer circuit in conjunction with the customer order to meet requested service dates.
  • Develop and recommend strategies to address specific telecommunications, connectivity and related customer service needs.
  • Provide tier III technical support to customers and other work groups.  As the system expert, has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the assigned systems, including its design basis, vendor equipment, operating characteristics, and required maintenance.
  •  Assist in standardization for configuring customer and network equipment. Provision new circuits, routers, and other network equipment as required providing customer service.


  • BA or BS degree highly desirable, or equivalent telecommunications experience.
  • Minimum of three years of telecommunications network circuit design and/or fiber optic networks or other comparable networks.
  • Strong understanding of DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology.
  • Thorough understanding of the fiber optic networks and associated electronics.
  • Significant knowledge and experience of various telecom products (example: Infinera, Ciena, Cisco, Fujitsu) as well as design alternatives.
  • Demonstrated communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and provide technical direction to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of G Suite and Salesforce a plus.
  • Ability to work under minimum of supervision and ability to be an integral member of a team.


  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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