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Zayo Group Network Planning Engineer in Boulder, Colorado

Company DescriptionZayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactfulcompanies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society.Zayo's 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensivemetro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo'scommunications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private datanetworks, wavelengths, Ethernet, dedicated Internet access, andcolocation services. Zayo owns and operates a Tier 1 IP Backbone and 44carrier-neutral data centers. Through its Cloudlink service, Zayo provideslow latency private connectivity that attaches enterprises to their publiccloud environments. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media,tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.Position DescriptionThe Network Planning Engineer is responsible for creating optical transportcapacity solutions to support delivery of managed wavelength services.Projects may encompass greenfield builds, capacity augments, grooms ordecommission of circuits/systems. Budgetary and engineering skills will beused to support various stakeholders (i.e. Business Units, Engineering,Operations, Tier III, Field Services and Architecture) in the servicedelivery process. A successful candidate must possess a strong desire to learnoptical transport technologies, define and communicate standardizedspecifications, and thrive in a fast-paced cross-functional organization. Anaptitude to prioritize tasks and timelines, while building strongrelationships are attributes we seek in qualified applicants.ResponsibilitiesDevelop capital budget requests; source equipment vendor quotes, createproject budget and submit for approval. Create and submit purchaserequisitions associated with network infrastructure projects. Manage andreport on capital associated with ongoing network infrastructure projects.Design, engineer and recommend hardware solutions to support networkcapacity augments and greenfield system builds. Produce engineering designpackages to support implementation of network infrastructure. Generate circuitand/or system groom plans and site/system decommissioning projects asrequired.Procure quotes and define designs for optical fiber circuits, space, powerand telemetry. Submit intercompany requests to Fiber Solutions todesign/build optical fiber spans, and to ISP for procurement of spaceand/or power.Evaluate and specify hardware/software/services fortechnical/cost/timeline feasibility. Work with equipment vendors andinternal technical leadership (i.e. Architecture, Tier III, NCC,etc.) to confirm support for proposed solution. Analysis of multi-vendorinteroperability and evaluation of standards-based versus proprietarysolutionsServe as network infrastructure point of contact; conduct and attend projectcalls, support Infrastructure Engineering by providing technical oversightthroughout project completion. Facilitate creation of standard processes andspecifications to improve efficiency and timely service delivery. Provide andattend technical training as needed.Track, manage and report onnetworkcapacity utilization(channel/slot/port) using network documentation databases. Create litchannel/slot capacity assignments in documentation databases and systems tofulfill capacity requests.Query production network elements and management systems as needed to validateavailable channel/slot/port capacity. Provision logical services anddocument reservations in production network management systems and databases.Assist engineering and service delivery teams in locating availablechannel/slot/port capacity.Interface between equipment vendor(s) and Zayo stakeholders as needed tovalidate technical specifications, hardware and software interoperability,and hardware delivery timelines.Facilitate cross-functional communications amongst team members to fostertimely resolution of project obstacles.QualificationsMinimum Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering,Computer

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