Telecommunications Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO

Posted: 04/21/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -042023-16769

Job Description

Telecommunications Engineer

Location: Colorado Springs, CO

Industry: Dept. of Defense

Salary: $95k-$100k + 10% yearly bonus

Employment Type: Direct Hire

Clearance: Active Top Secret required


  • Minimum of 5+ years experience with SONET based, long-haul and metro transport networks, next-generation DWDM wavelength systems, SDH networks with SNCP rings, DCCS cross-connect systems, and/or Ethernet, VPLS, IP, MPLS
  • 7+ years of applicable work experience
  • Cisco CCIP, CCDP, CCNP certifications, Juniper or ALU data networking equivalent preferred
  • Flexibility with regard to work levels and shift accommodation is imperative.
  • Ability to relate technical issues to management and Government personnel, interfacing in a professional manner with management and customers.
  • Strong working knowledge and experience on DWDM Layer 1, Metro Ethernet, and IP communications (IPv4, IPv6, routing protocols)
  • Technical knowledge and experience in contemporary technologies (e.g. MPLS, TDM, Ethernet, eLAN-eLine, TCP/IP, BGP, QoS, IP, etc)
  • Previous experience with broadband and/or narrowband circuit maintenance, testing and restoration, provisioning databases and circuit activations
  • Previous experience with routers, IP protocols, configurations, interfaces are strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with Transport platforms (i.e. Nortel, Cisco, Ciena, Lucent, and Tellabs) and Data platforms (Cisco, Juniper, Adtran)
  • Must have an active Top Secret Clearance


  • Perform circuit and equipment/network restoration, recognize potential jeopardy conditions.
  • Management of circuits (T1 - 100Gb, Ethernet & IP), perform testing and activation of new network circuits as well as long-haul, metro and international optical networks.
  • Work very closely with Federal government network operation centers (NOC) customers for all demand and scheduled maintenance to conform to customer network management requirements and protocols.
  • Analyze network troubles, assess performance data and develop design optimization plans accordingly
  • Coordinate and track return material authorization (RMA) requests, including vendor interface to obtain RMA authorization requests and completion of RMA submittal forms
  • Analyze, test and repair Layer 2/3 network problems. Ensure services conform to customer mandated SLAs for latency, packet loss, jitter, throughput. Ability to test using standard protocols, as well as Iperf and Brix platforms
  • Interface with fiber vendors, telecom providers and other entities on complex technical matters.
  • Participate as a Lead/SME to select customers to participate in regular customer meetings, procedural reviews, audits, and other functions
  • Review and interpret electric data processing (EDP) and as-built engineering documentation

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