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Network Specialist - Inside Plant Engineering (Microwave)

Company: TDS Telecom
Location: Saint George
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


The Network Specialist on the ISP Engineering-Shared Services (Microwave) team is a highly technical position responsible for the hardware and logical design, engineering, and cost estimations of network solutions for Network Services led construction projects. These projects are run to implement/augment the TDS core and transport networks as well as all shared infrastructure networks such as IPTV, VoIP, and WiFi. This position will also be responsible for the development of internal process, engineering standards, and the training and mentoring of staff on those processes and standards.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employer for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women.


  • Develop standards-based high-level design and final engineering documents utilizing technology and hardware specific knowledge for Network Services led construction projects. Understands and follows established processes, and completes assigned work in accordance with established timelines and quality measures to Plan, Engineer, Implement, and Optimize TDS's combined Voice/Video/Data/WiFi network infrastructure
  • This position will include engineering responsibility for ISP Engineering-Shared Services microwave radio network engineering projects. Extensive microwave knowledge and experience is highly valuable; including site acquisition and permitting, site engineering and construction methods, unlicensed and licensed spectrum, and FCC/FAA filing processes. This role is responsible for engineering all licensed and unlicensed microwave paths, specifying technical requirements, coordinating vendor resources and will work closely with Architecture and Technology Development resources to develop engineering use cases and validate the associated platform specific configurations


Required Qualifications

  • Associate's degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years' professional work experience
  • 2+ years' experience in Voice/Data/Video networking
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and insurance

Other Qualifications

  • Microwave Transport Technologies (Licensed/Unlicensed)
  • Microwave site acquisition
  • Governmental Filing Processes
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP stack
  • IP Routing (MPLS, OSPF, BGP, Multicast)
  • Ethernet Switching - LAN, Metro Ethernet, and Carrier Ethernet
  • Optical Transport - xWDM/ROADM
  • IP Video Acquisition and Delivery
  • VoIP
  • WiFi/Public WiFi design and engineering
  • Network infrastructure hardware platforms
  • Nokia
  • Ericsson
  • Mimosa
  • Other Wireless Platforms
  • Cisco
  • Ciena
  • Metaswitch
  • Accedian
  • Rad
  • Adtran


As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for Full-Time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, click here!

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

Keywords: TDS Telecom, Saint George , Network Specialist - Inside Plant Engineering (Microwave), Other , Saint George, Utah

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