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Electronic Designer - Telecom

Vancouver, WA, US


JOB TYPE: Contract, FullTime

Title: Electronic Designer 3

Specialty: Technical Lead: Technical Circuit Information Systems

Job #: 9234

Due Date: 2019-09-26

Location: Vancouver, WA

Job Length: Multi-year opportunity with a full benefits package

Position Overview:

This position will support Client s Telecommunications Network and Support Engineering organization (TENN) located in Vancouver, Washington. This position provides engineering expertise, assisting project managers and other engineering personnel in implementing projects supporting field maintenance crews and operations, and other related design and engineering activities. Most of the work this position does at a sitting/standing desk in an office environment. This position will serve as a Technical Lead Electronics Designer 3 within TENN.


Technical Lead: Technical Circuit Information System (TCIS) duties:

Facilitate responses to TCIS emergencies within two business days.

Facilitate responses to other TCIS queries within two weeks.

Assist new TCIS users in learning how to use the different functionality in TCIS based on their user account role assignments.

Identify, troubleshoot, and document issues in TCIS as they arise and report information to Client Manager.

Provide recommendations to TCIS software developer about Client requirements with existing and new issues as well as equipment requests for TCIS. Assist Client Manager with changes necessary to keep activities within regulatory compliance.

Assist Client circuit design team members by providing recommendations on ways to troubleshoot circuit issues using underlying transport circuits and devices used as Carrier and Resources.

Review the circuits, devices, cards, ports, and templates in TCIS for uniformity and consistency according to the Naming Convention and Procedure documents. Provide recommendations on issues that are identified and update documents as needed.

Notify the Client circuit design team of TCIS related issues and updated documentation as needed. Report information to Client Manager.

Core Electronic Designer duties:

Compiles technical results in summary form such as tables reports, and graphics to support engineering staff.

Provides input into the development of, and maintains the Telecommunications Circuit Information System (TCIS) Database or a similar management tool.

Drafts and prepares conceptual plans of service for assigned projects.

Coordinates plans of service with stakeholders, and implements plans for assigned projects.

Assists in development of standards for planning and design documentation, of new equipment and technology.

Prepares and processes work statements. May be requested to assist other staff with development of work statements.

Drafts and prepares modifications of design drawings.

Provides technical support to construction, operations and maintenance personnel.

Assists in the development of detailed methods of procedures to design, and track construction status.

Reviews communication circuits on PRD (project requirements diagram) and provides recommendations for potential errors and conflicts in infrastructure design and circuit routings.

Assists in developing documentation to track SONET nodes, radio hops, and STS-1 tunnels found on communications network.

Reviews and analyzes data directly from SONET and Ethernet multiplexer equipment.

Drafts and prepares designs and implements systems, network configurations and network architecture including hardware and software technology, site locations and integration of existing technologies. Submits all draft materials and recommendations to appropriate Client manager / personnel for review, consideration and acceptance / approval.

Drafts and prepares detailed network specifications, including diagrams, charts, equipment configurations, and recommended technologies.

Maintain TENN planning files as well as the official files so circuit documentation is accurate with approval of Client personnel.

Provides recommendations on procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of communications hardware and software.

Participates in network architecture and design review and provides recommendations for network design issues.

Communicates technical information verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical users.

Provides project / task updates (oral or written) as requested by the Manager.

Provides quality assurance reviews for circuit design projects of peers and provides technical feedback for items such as cross connection reports, port and port channel assignments, correct card naming, schematic views, functions, end point connections, etc. Alerts Client manager of any noted concerns or potential issues.

Prepares assignments and updates for digital address information used by relay devices.

Assists Hardware Engineers with TCIS circuit review procedures.

Assists with TCIS training efforts.

Drafts training material for TCIS or similar circuit management tool.

Provides technical design assistance to junior Electronic Designers and others in the group, as requested.

Acts as Subject Matter Expert for two or more pieces of telecommunications hardware, such as IDF blocks, VF Jackfields, channel banks, NMS alarming, digital radios, multiplexer equipment, patch panels, etc.


Education & Corresponding Experience:

20 years combination of education, certifications and/or work experience in a technical/engineering environment or related field is required.

A degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or a closely related field is preferred.

o With an applicable Associates degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (or closely related field), OR equivalent degree/certification from a technical institute, OR 2 years work/experience in a directly-related military technical field, 18 years of experience is required.

o With an applicable Associates degree in Electronic Engineering Technology (or closely related field), OR equivalent degree/certification from a technical institute, AND 2 years work/experience in a directly-related military technical field, 16 years of experience is required.

NOTE: Completion of applicable Military Technical Training schools/programs should be included in the Education section of the resume and should detail the coursework that is applicable to this position. Education programs should include electronic circuit theory; digital systems design; MW, UHF, VHF radio operation and troubleshooting; fiber design, installation and troubleshooting; and other non-ABET accredited courses in engineering.

Experience should include considerable experience in a technical environment; MicroStation or similar directly-transferable experience.

Required Technical Skills & Experience:

1 year of experience in a technical/engineering environment.

1 year of experience successfully leading a technical/engineering team.

3 years experience with preparing detailed circuit routing plans for telecommunication circuits.

2 years experience with infrastructure required to meet the varying requirements for a circuit s class of service.

3 years experience with transmission and operational telecommunications systems.

3 years experience with transport core and edge products and management tools, including Cisco ONE, Cisco routers and switches, and Alcatel equipment.

3 years experience with engineering standards, serial and interoffice circuits, and network equipment while data basing the inventory and design systems.

3 years experience with telecommunications backbone infrastructure connectivity.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

Knowledge of the class of service requirements necessary to route both analog and digital communication circuits of various types, including voice, SCADA, transfer trip and other circuits used on transmission systems.

Ability to develop detailed methods to create circuit documentation and Statements of Work with details for installing the new circuits and retiring the old circuits.

Pre-Employment Requirement: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment screening that may include drug testing, background/criminal check, and if applicable, must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

About ieSolutions:

Founded in 2002, ieSolutions is recognized as one of the largest locally owned Talent Staffing Services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. We deliver our best each day to provide Reliable, Fair, Collaborative and Compassionate services to our customers, candidates, and employees.

Collaborating with our customers, we augment their workforce with technical and administrative talent. We provide information technology, engineering, operation, technician, analyst, project management and administrative talent to our clients throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Our employees receive a competitive compensation package which includes health benefits, disability insurance, access to a 401k plan, paid-time-off and a continued professional development/education benefit.

ieSolutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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