Sr Telecom Administrator
Kendall College - Baltimore, MD

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Laureate Education is seeking a talented Sr. Telecom Administrator to support its growing worldwide operations. As part of the Network Engineering Team, this individual will be central to the design, planning, management, and support of its contact center and voice operations. Tight integration with other Operations groups provides for an excellent working environment to grow and expand your knowledge and experience. The selected candidate will be someone who can be an architect for the future of Laureate Telecom, as well as someone who does not hesitate to roll up their sleeves to get an issue resolved.

Responsible for the overall management and the day-to-day operational support for phone systems at key Laureate sites within the US and Europe.

Provide expert level analysis and troubleshooting for the Cisco Unified Communications platform, and associated products and technologies. These include Call Manager, Unity Voice Mail, Outbound Dialing, Work Force Optimization, and Web Chat.

Manage vendor relations

Plans, designs, implements, and supports changes to the environment

Execute regular maintenance and recommends, plans, and implements enhancements as needed

Create, update, and execute failover plans to maximize customer service.

Conduct site analysis ; implement efficient and cost-reducing ideas

Interact with all levels of the user community and feel comfortable dealing with executives
Experience/ Education

Strong Telecom Administration and Support experience with over seven years required.

Cisco Unified Communications and Contact Center experience mandatory.

Previous experience supporting an Avaya Contact Center environment is a plus

At least two years in supporting a Cisco Contact Center environment

Excellent Call center and Reporting background

Experience with VoIP and IP Telephony systems

Troubleshooting of hardware and software issues

Infrastructure experience and certifications a plus (CCNA-Voice, etc.)

Team Oriented - able to work well with others inside and outside of the Telecom group

Flexible - able to learn and grow with the business, adapt to new business needs and tasks, and to deal with ambiguity

Leadership Skills - able to direct and lead others

Self-starter with a positive "can-do" attitude

Relationship Management with telecom vendors and carriers

Ability to teach and train others, including end user sessions and training of Helpdesk staff.

24x7 on-call support as required - Ability to work off-hours for planned and unplanned events ; flexible schedule

Strong communications skills (written and verbal). Must be comfortable dealing with individuals in all levels of the company, and be able to communicate technical issues to business units and management.

Problem-solving ability (troubleshooting, resourcefulness).

Ability to recognize and respond quickly to critical matters.

Attentive to detail and reliable

Skill in organizing and motivating resources

Able to multi-task and prioritize appropriately, understanding team and project priorities

Able to travel up to 10% of time

Strong customer service skills.

BS or equivalent experience required.

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