Fiber Network Planning at Zayo

| Greater Denver Area
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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, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

The Fiber Planner will be responsible for planning and recommending capital dollar spend to support network augments, network overbuilds and network hardening. This position requires use of Inventory Systems to determine fiber burn rates and traffic patterns. The Planner will create strategies to rectify excessive splice entries and abnormalities in the fiber network. The Fiber Planner will evaluate the existing fiber network for traffic patterns and formulate express and local routing via splicing plans at every major network intersection. The Planner will be responsible for program managing the hardening efforts to reduce outages and splice entries. 

The Planner will also be responsible for creating and supporting Standards in the fiber network. This position requires constant and close interaction with Fiber Engineering, OSP PMs, Field Operations and Sales at the regional market level. 

Works under limited supervision, both independently and within a team environment. No direct supervisory responsibility. This is a complex position requiring extensive knowledge of the fiber network, fiber engineering, routing, and capacity management. Mistakes and/or failure to adequately perform job duties will have a direct and immediate impact on customer satisfaction and a direct impact on revenues and operations. Position impacts the largest company asset, the fiber network. Success enables the ease of implementation, reduction in install timing, cost and network outages. Frequent internal contact occur with all levels of employees, including senior management. Project Manage multiple projects and deliverables at once. 


  • Understanding the Fiber Network 

  • Build a strong relationship with Zayo’s Outside Plant workforce, work closely with them to understand pain points and future network needs. 

  • Work with Zayo Sales, Sales Engineers and Program Managers to identify, analyze, document, and design fiber network solutions to address customer needs. Provide options and recommendations that balance network impact and costs with optimized network configurations and customer requirements. 

  • Managing and Implementing Fiber Network Solutions 

  • Develop, communicate, and manage network planning / hardening effort for the intended audience with appropriate level of details in a consistent and accurate manner. 

  • Manage work to meet network and customer commitments. Involvement in prioritization of work, escalation of issues, and development of contingency plans. Facilitate meetings and work sessions where necessary to keep the project on time and on budget. 

  • Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools. 

  • Anticipate Future Fiber Network Requirements 

  • Using database tools in GESW, ESRI and Salesforce, anticipate fiber route exhaustion and develop a plan to supplement capacity along highly utilized routes. Develop plans to move network connectivity from splice case to Pops where logistically feasible and economically practical. 

  • Drive improvement in future customer implementation costs, timeframes and network quality. 


  • Experience effectively gathering solution requirements through interviewing, observing, listening, facilitating design sessions and demonstrating analytical skills 

  • Experience communicating information, both verbally and in writing, in simple, clear, unambiguous and concise language; understandable to a wide audience with broad technical and non-technical backgrounds. 

  • Experience in analytical and problem solving abilities. 

  • Experience in GIS platforms such as ESRI and GE Smallworld. 

  • Experience designing and configuring optimal fiber networks with a focus on customer experience and minimal customer impact.

  • Base salary range: $75,500 - $100,650

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) - Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary AIP which is based on the performance of the Company, an employee’s business segment, and the individual employee

  • Sales Incentive Plan - Full-time Zayo sales employees are also eligible for discretionary incentive cash compensation through our Sales Incentive Plan

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, 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 security to our employees and their families.

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 sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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.
Pet 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.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical 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 Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
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 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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