Transport Engineer
Vertex Innovations - Bellevue, WA

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Design base station to MSC backhaul and interMSC transport using multiple vendors, both lit and dark services, microwave, and SONET technologies
  • Design network transport supporting type 2A and type 2B trunking as well as direct connect trunking with other carriers
  • Providing Circuit Facility Assignments for ordering of new cellular location circuits using least cost routing techniques
  • Provide network design using a thorough knowledge of SONET based applications including OC3 through OC192 ring configurations
  • Expertise working with Nortel, Cisco, or Alcatel-Lucent SONET equipment in both UPSR and BLSR configurations is essential
  • Supporting network projects such as cell build program, frequency carrier add growth, EVDO expansion, hardware conversions, Fiber to Cell initiatives, E911, Long Distance, and future IP based technologies
  • Tracking network projects as it pertains to the facilities team such as Path Diversification, Cost reduction Initiatives, Cell Availability Evaluations, Equipment decommissioning, Facility migration, etc.
  • Designs and maintains path, switch, and vendor diversity where economically justified; devises routing schemes as may be req'd to prevent blocked calls; analyzes traffic rearrangements associated with landline tandem rehomes and internal switch cutovers; and creates facility and equipment plans to accommodate the changes
  • Produces 3-year facility forecast to accommodate the trunk forecast and project equipment requirements for switches, microwave sites, and MSCs; and communicates capacity requirements internally to drive capital budget and planning for equipment and facilities
  • Negotiate with LEC, IXC and CAP carriers for service.
  • Required Skills:
    • Understanding of tariff regulations and ability to develop Excel models or manipulate Software to determine least cost routing is req'd
    • Microsoft Office Suites is essential
    • Experience with LIT and DARK, Micorwave, and SONET Technology
    • 2A and 2B Type Truking Experience
    • Network Design Experience
    Preferred Experience & Education:
    • Assoicates Degree
    • 2+ Years of Transport Expereince
    • LEC, IXC, & CAP Experience