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Network Engineer/Architect (TDM & IP Voice and Data)

Location:Macon, GA
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Exempt
Benefits:Full Benefits Package
Employment Type:Full Time
Department:Engineering
Description:Birch Communnications is seeking a Network Voice and Data Architect to provide IP and voice (TDM and Digital) network design and engineering operations support for the Vice President of Network Engineering for an integrated voice and data IP network using VOIP soft-switch technology and Broadband loop carriers. The position will administer back office systems including DNS, Radius, Mail, EMS, and NMS, provide escalated Repair and NOC support, document designs, platform requirements, provisioning changes, and troubleshooting process and lab results.
Duties:Work with internal and external customers to understand current and future requirements and develop scalable and cost efficient voice and data network design and operating solutions.

Research and document new products and tools; interact with vendors on ongoing basis with vendors for the purpose of investigating new equipment and services and resolving pending platform challenges.

Perform complex engineering, design, implementation and maintenance tasks on the LAN and WAN.

Research, evaluate, and approve hardware and software solutions for complex problems; work with third party vendors to drive product roadmaps and feature enhancements.

Continually plan to ‘harden’ and expand the network and make recommendations to management on desirable additions and development.

Assist in the troubleshooting of highly complex network problems and act as a high level escalation point for Network Operations Engineers.

Testing, provisioning, operations and emergency response for ongoing VOIP network operations.

Overall responsibility for the operation and security of the IP networking environment.

Ensures system availability, redundancy, security, and performance of equipment and functions.

Design of Large Scale L2 and L3 Networks.

Document Network Architecture and Topology changes, and implement automated backup of configuration files.

Maintains DNS, SNMP, SMTP and related items.

Creates and maintains service provider security policies'

Provides internal management reports on system usage and violations.


Qualifications:College degree required; preferably B.S. in Computer Science, Networking or Electrical Engineering.

10+ years’ experience in engineering data center and IP backbone networks in a multi-vendor multi-protocol environment.

10+ years’ experience architecting networks based on T1, DS3, Fiber / Optical, DSL, Ethernet, ATM, Frame Relay, and Ethernet over Copper core, distribution, and access media.

7+ years’ experience designing networks for a VoIP Softswitch-based CLEC or ILEC with an integrated voice and data network.

5+ years’ experience integrating and managing DNS (internal and external), E-mail, and other hosted platforms.

Expert level experience with IP administration and management.

Expert level experience with Cisco Switches and Routers (experience with Juniper platform acceptable).

Expert level experience with designing with and managing protocols such as OSPF, BGP, ISIS, RIP, MPLS, LDP, etc.

Experience with Zhone, Occam (Calix), Hatteras, Adtran, and Actelis VoIP and Broadband platforms preferred.

Experience with services such as L2VPN, L3VPN, and VPLS preferred.

Experience with Database Design and Programming.

Experience with Network Sniffer Technologies and Capture Tools and Network.

Monitoring/Management systems required.





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