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ULH Route Planner - OTN Mesh Planner Verizon
Plano, TX

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About Verizon

Job Description

What you'll be doing...

As our Ultra Long Haul (ULH) Route Planner, you will be responsible for defining, engineering, and resolving network capacity requirements for Verizon's ultra-long haul transport network. You will utilize high capacity next generation light wave and wave division multiplexing technologies to meet network services capacity, vulnerability, diversity and growth requirements.

* Performing equipment engineering, developing specifications for installation, turn-up, inventory, and configuration of equipment.
* Issuing purchase orders, creating diagrams/drawings, and ensuring vendor delivery.
* Providing diversity analysis for internal groups in support of future customer orders, mesh network growth, and converged core data networks.
* Monitoring and optimizing ULH network segments. Performing wavelength rearrangements as needed to reduce stranded network capacity. Researching and deactivating unused network systems.
* Researching and identifying ULH segments in need of overbuild due to future expiration of fiber/cable/conduit/property leases, network growth, requests for network diversity, and decommissioning of legacy DWDM platforms.
* Providing strategic support for Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) expansion.
* Coordinating with COE and leased vendors for space/power, leased cable segments.
* Coordinating with contracts to acquire leased cables/conduit. Coordinating with OSP to build and splice owned fiber assets.
* Coordinating with real estate to acquire properties for building regen shelters as needed to support fiber path.
* Forecasting and prioritizingtwelve or moremonths forecast of network builds to capital planning and detail multi-year programs for DWDM platform decommissioning.
* Supporting Global Transport Network Operations Center by identifying planned maintenance events on leased and owned cable routes as well as providing ad-hoc restoration for priority systems in the event of cable outages.
* Coordinating with lease contracts organization, capital planning, engineering, project management, operations/RCAT, and internal management to provide reports to detail project progress and identifying areas where attention is needed to progress projects

What we're looking for...

You'll need to have:

* Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
* Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

* A degree.
* Experience in creating new ULH builds/system design.
* Experience with capacity management for OTN mesh network and ULH systems.
* Experience in Ciena equipment, particularly the 6500
* Experience moving from one ULH system to another (currently undergoing a system migration)
* Experience with engineering, planning, and/or Operations knowledge, especially with Local and Long-Haul Telecommunications networks.
* Knowledge of PC and software application including Windows and MS Office.
* Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple, often conflicting priorities to their successful completion.
* Excellent verbal and written skills for inter-organizational communications to both internal and external partners.
* Experience making independent decisions based on policies, practices and project requirements
* Four or more years of experience in the telecommunications industry.

When you join Verizon...

You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

About Verizon

Verizon Communications (formerly Bell Atlantic) is a company providing communications, information, and entertainment products and services.

135000 employees

1095 6th Ave

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