Network Planning Engineer

| Greater Boulder Area

Company Description

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

The Network Planning Engineer is responsible for creating optical transport capacity solutions to support delivery of managed wavelength services. Projects may encompass greenfield builds, capacity augments, grooms or decommission of circuits/systems. Budgetary and engineering skills will be used to support various stakeholders (i.e. Business Units, Engineering, Operations, Tier III, Field Services and Architecture) in the service delivery process. A successful candidate must possess a strong desire to learn optical transport technologies, define and communicate standardized specifications, and thrive in a fast-paced cross-functional organization. An aptitude to prioritize tasks and timelines, while building strong relationships are attributes we seek in qualified applicants.

Responsibilities

  • Develop capital budget requests; source equipment vendor quotes, create project budget and submit for approval. Create and submit purchase requisitions associated with network infrastructure projects. Manage and report on capital associated with ongoing network infrastructure projects.
  • Design, engineer and recommend hardware solutions to support network capacity augments and greenfield system builds. Produce engineering design packages to support implementation of network infrastructure. Generate circuit and/or system groom plans and site/system decommissioning projects as required.
  • Procure quotes and define designs for optical fiber circuits, space, power and telemetry. Submit intercompany requests to Fiber Solutions to design/build optical fiber spans, and to ISP for procurement of space and/or power.
  • Evaluate and specify hardware/software/services for technical/cost/timeline feasibility. Work with equipment vendors and internal technical leadership (i.e. Architecture, Tier III, NCC, etc.) to confirm support for proposed solution. Analysis of multi-vendor interoperability and evaluation of standards-based versus proprietary solutions is required.
  • Serve as network infrastructure point of contact; conduct and attend project calls, support Infrastructure Engineering by providing technical oversight throughout project completion. Facilitate creation of standard processes and specifications to improve efficiency and timely service delivery. Provide and attend technical training as needed.
  • Track, manage and report on network capacity utilization (channel/slot/port) using network documentation databases. Create lit channel/slot capacity assignments in documentation databases and systems to fulfill capacity requests.
  • Query production network elements and management systems as needed to validate available channel/slot/port capacity. Provision logical services and document reservations in production network management systems and databases. Assist engineering and service delivery teams in locating available channel/slot/port capacity.
  • Interface between equipment vendor(s) and Zayo stakeholders as needed to validate technical specifications, hardware and software interoperability, and hardware delivery timelines.
  • Facilitate cross-functional communications amongst team members to foster timely resolution of project obstacles.

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or 2-5 years relevant telecommunications engineering experience.
  • Knowledge of optical fiber technical specifications, testing and link engineering fundamentals.
  • Experience with DWDM network architectures (i.e. FOADM/ROADM/PON/fixed and flex grid) and signal flow.
  • Familiarity with telecommunications service protocol structure and testing (i.e. Ethernet/OTN/SONET/SDH/SAN).
  • Proficiency on a minimum of (2) optical transport platforms (i.e. Ciena, Infinera, Nokia, Cisco, ADVA, Fujitsu, etc.).
  • Understanding of telemetry (DCN) network design, IP subnetting and routing protocols (i.e. OSPF).
  • Experience with data center and carrier hotel connectivity and telecommunications facility environments.
  • MS Office application capabilities required (i.e. Excel/Visio/Word) and programming/scripting skills preferred.
  • Written and verbal communication/negotiating skills required toward technical/non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while being a constructive contributor to a team

Rewards

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness Membership discounts
  • Generous time off policy including paid parental leave
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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
Open door policy
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
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.
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.
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
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.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Shuffle Board, Video Games.
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
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.
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
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Mentorship program
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