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Network Facilities Engineer I

Company: Cox Communications Inc
Location: West Warwick
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Location: 9 JP Murphy Hwy, West Warwick, RI, USADivision: Cox CommunicationsJob Level: Individual ContributorTravel: Yes, 5 % of the TimeSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobRequisition Number: 224377At Cox, we're forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we're looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.Cox Communications is searching for a Network Facilities Engineer I. This role plans, engineers, designs and supports Access network requirements for Technical Facilities. Provides Access network solutions with a concentrated focus on the HFC/Access network. Responsible for the selection, testing and documentation of Access network solutions ensuring engineering standards and practices are aligned with company/industry standards and specifications.Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Creates Scope of Work (SOW), approves MOP, DMOP work packages for Access Network augmentations and maintenance pertaining to electronic equipment installation, cable routing, etc.
  • Creates test plans; tests and validates functionality, management and performance for existing & new technologies pertaining to Access Network devices.
  • Conducts basic equipment evaluations, equipment selection, pilot testing and architect designs to ensure reliability and scaled expansion of Access Network devices.
  • Assists in preparing engineering cost analysis to optimize return on investment.
  • Assists in implementation of plans that enhance technical operation, compliance with rules and regulations, and permit the deployment of new Access Network technology.
  • Supports deployments of new services, systems, applications and architectures with installation, configuration, integration, evaluation, testing, documentation, and training.
  • Provides detailed engineering support and consultation to other departments.
  • Works with vendors to ensure equipment is installed and operating properly and resolves problems.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure Access Network equipment is available and configured to meet or exceed project demands.
  • Facilitates communications with employees and other departments by holding or attending meetings, preparing reports, and participating on task forces.
  • Plans, designs and supports standard routine Access Network associated solutions inside Technical Facilities.
  • Works closely with Fiber Design team, Field teams, and operations teams to design a full end-to-end Access Network experience with focus on Technical Facilities.
  • Performs design functions in the Inventory Management System (IMS) for network resource consumption in technical facilities.
  • Establishes Access Network standards and specifications in collaboration with vendors and industry standard bodies with compliance oversight.
  • Selects, tests and documents Access Network associated solutions establishing engineering standards and practices aligned with company and industry, standards and specifications.
  • Assists in developing and evaluating Access Network test and monitoring solutions for existing and next generation Access Network electronics.
  • Tests and validates new Access Network products.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with Cox Engineering, Architecture and other business partners in the development of a strategic HFC/Access Network plan that aligns with overall business priorities.
  • Assists with development and implementation of a Tier 5 support model that aligns with Engineering and Operational requirements.
  • Defines and compiles procedures and documentation for support personnel to follow in support of day-to-day operations of the technical facilities.
  • Tracks and resolves escalations as appropriate.Qualifications:Minimum
    • Where permitted by applicable law, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S. based job. (Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.)
    • 1 year of experience in related field (i.e. Engineering, Technical or Facility Operations or related) or academic equivalent training or projects.
    • Requires knowledge of transmission, switching, powering, grounding, mechanical, and cabling, RF signaling and technical facility installation practices.
    • Excellent collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization.Preferred
      • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly preferred (e.g. Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or similar technical degree).
      • Certifications: NRS, CCENT, Network+, RCDD
      • Experience with Documentation (e.g. GR-1275)
      • Experience in telecommunications industry desired
      • Demonstrated troubleshooting and diagnostic capabilities
      • Working knowledge of iConnective (formerly Telcordia) specifications, equipment cabinets, fiber management, fiber distribution bays, fiber splice enclosures/cabinets, ladder racking, isolation, grounding, fiber storage.
      • Fundamental knowledge or one or more of the following areas: budgeting, RF, telecommunications infrastructure, iConnective and BICSI specifications, planning.
      • Working knowledge of various manufacturers telecommunications equipment

        Who We AreAbout Cox CommunicationsCox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.About CoxWe are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

Keywords: Cox Communications Inc, Warwick , Network Facilities Engineer I, Engineering , West Warwick, Rhode Island

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