WindStream Communications Engineer III-Planning in Greenville, South Carolina

Architecture and Technology, Service Architecture, Engineer III position

Job Description:

· Analyzes requirements to meet demand and performance of products, systems and/or data. · May perform engineering design evaluations which will include cost-effective utilization of materials. · May design, develop, test and implement all components, equipment, and software within the functional area of the organization. · Provides technical leadership and direction in area of expertise for engineering staff. · Enhances operations and maintain reliability of systems. · May perform administrative work relating to projects and assignments. · Acts as technical consultant within and outside assigned department in area of expertise. · Promotes positive change in the company's business strategy through achievement of customer specific objectives and technological innovation of practical and profitable nature. · Works on problems of diverse scope. · Exercise full understanding of practices, policies and procedures. · Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work.

Education and Experience: College degree and 3-5 years’ experience or 7 years equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience or a combination of education and related Engineering/Technical experience required. Vendor/Professional certification is considered a plus.

Minimum Requirements:

· In depth understanding of telecommunications industry; in depth knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment. In depth knowledge of accepted engineering practices with emphasis in Software Defined Networking, Routing & Switching and Security technologies. Computer software knowledge to include Linux System Administration, Python microservice development, Bash scripting, Cloud computing concepts, Custom Planning Tools and Databases. Good analytical skills; the ability to prioritize projects; good oral and written communication skills; self-starter; mission oriented and good interpersonal skills. Good project management skills.

Desired Qualifications:

· Ability to stay current with the economic and technological developments in the industry. Some experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Openstack and Gitlab. · *The candidate must be able to perform the following key job functions*: · Engineering Strategy - Collaborate with Marketing & Network Architecture on how to leverage existing network capabilities that can be revenue generating, feature requests with partner vendors for product enhancements, new vendor analysis and network expansion capabilities as a result of market analysis. · Definition and Design – The product is directly related to the network/equipment capabilities. Work with peers in Architecture & Technology team to determine the full capabilities, what we want to include, work around limitations and finalize the features to be offered to our customers. Identify ICB capabilities/features that we may want to offer to customers on ad-hoc basis. · Testing and Trials – Participate in testing vendor solutions and code revision varieties to determine the most stable/reliable solution. Assist with running the final selection through internal/external trials to proof in features, overcome lab limitations and work with real world scenarios. · Customizing the Design – Work in conjunction with Business Units to define primary customer implementation scenarios. Ensure the technical requirements are gathered at the right stages and designed according to the engineering standards. · Implementation of the Design via IT and Engineering Systems: Take the defined requirements above, work with IT and engineering systems to get them implemented. Also, document all technical requirements; work with Business Units, process organization and IT to finalize the mechanism on how technical attributes get passed through the process.

Primary Location: *US-South Carolina-Greenville

Job Category: Engineering

Requisition ID: 18003651

Other Locations: United States

Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.