Engineer III, Transport Engineering

General Communication   •  

Anchorage, AK

Industry: Telecommunications


Less than 5 years

Posted 36 days ago

Engineer III, Transport Engineering will design, implement, and support the company’s region wide Transport Engineering Network which includes; DWDM, ROADM, Optical, SONET, Ethernet, M&C, DACS and Synchronization systems. Collaborate with other departments to ensure the delivery of a reliable and scalable network while meeting business and customer’s needs. Provide expert level engineering knowledge and mentorship to internal and external customers.

Position’s Customer(s): All GCI business units and some external customers.

Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position:

  • · Transport Engineering Design, Implementation and Documentation
  • · Proof of concept, lab work, service architecture and site surveys
  • · Capital Project Planning and development
  • · Effective Communication and collaboration
  • · Project reviews and updates
  • · Tier 3 & 4 network support

Additional Job Requirements: At a senior engineer level, will be expected to perform highly complex and diverse design, plan, deploy, and support the company and department’s business strategy. Must be able to make independent engineering decisions and provide technical direction for resolution. Receives clear direction on assignment objectives, complex features, and possible solutions. Supervisory assistance is provided on unusual problems. Must have the ability to effectively communicate day in and out with peering teams and customers. Be a collaborator, a team member and willing participant in meetings, scheduled calls and one on one sessions. Ability to mentor junior engineers and technicians. Your day to day work will include but will not be limited to design, implementation and support of the company’s region wide Transport Network Systems.

Essential Duties for this position:

  • • Transport Engineering Design
  • • Transport Engineering Implementation and Documentation
  • • Capital Project planning and development, Technical lead in support of project engineering roles on strategic projects/deployments, project reviews and updates.
  • • Effective Communication and Collaboration and function as Tier 3 & 4 support

Job Qualifications:


  • • A very high-level knowledge of standard engineering practices that support space and power
  • • Demonstrated successes in design, implementation and support of DWDM, ROADM, Ethernet, SONET, GPON and DACS technologies
  • • Excellent time management skills to manage complex projects on time and within budget
  • • A high level of experience with TCP/IP and routing protocols
  • • Highly intuitive analytical, strategic, critical thinking, and interpersonal skills are necessary
  • • Microsoft Office tools expert; Excel, Word, Outlook and Visio
  • • Ability to work collaboratively together towards a common goal
  • • Self-directed and motivated, highly focused on the company and departmental goals
  • • Creative and innovative problem solver
  • • Strong use of interpersonal skills, creativity and communication in all forms
  • • Strong knowledge of fiber loss and characterization resolutions
  • • Highly evolved Metasolv database solutions creato
  • For the degreed engineer, minimum three years’ experience of relevant and progressive technical experience within a telecommunications industry.
  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree Electrical / Mechanical / Telecommunications or similar Engineering programs.
  • In addition to minimum experience required, education may be substituted with relevant experience on a year for year basis.
  • Certifications: Industry specific certifications are highly valued.
    • o Professional Level - Cisco: CCNA, MEF CECP, vendor specific SONET, Ethernet and ROADM design certifications

Reporting Relationships:

Position reports to: Senior Manager Transport Engineering

Number of Direct Reports (if applicable): N/A

Physical Requirements: Visual acuity necessary to utilize a computer monitor throughout the course of a normal workday. Ability to perform repetitive keyboarding activities and operate general office equipment. Must have the ability to communicate orally, both in person and over the telephone.

Working Conditions: Work is performed at company’s headquarters during a normal 40-hour workweek and may require additional hours to meet project goals or deadlines. Occasional travel for business and training purposes is required.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities within the Anchorage area is required.

EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.