An excellent experience in designing telecommunication network hardware
Design Project Engineer (Former Employee) – Miami, Fl – October 1, 2015
This was a unique opportunity because I was able to utilize many new tools applicable to the telecom industry for AT&T. AT&T not only maintains and repairs the existing distribution lines but design and constructs new network lines for the expanding community: commercial, new construction developments, schools, industrial, residential buildings and others. Therefore, designing of the required new networks and to construct the necessary hardware, we would be those doing the onsite investigation of existing infrastructure and utilizing very specialized complex software to engineer the design and to access the existing network infrastructure and its capacity to compare with the new demand of service and determine expansion of service with the existing infrastructure is viable or if not, than to design and connect the new infrastructure and its load and design. The new design and construction has to be incorporated and attached to the existing database of plans for the framework and network mainframes. To do all the above, AT&T, to avoid the increased number of plant engineers, would outsource by contracting the engineering and design. The drawings required MicroStation software for the prints accompanied with very detailed specific steps to be followed and to be paid to also outsourced contractors. Thus, AT&T outsourced the engineering with reputable companies like Mountain, Ltd. Our positions were Outside Plant Engineers (OPE's) and Design Project Engineers (DPE).