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Network Engineer II - Network Planning Engineer

Dallas, TX

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Network Engineer II - Network Planning Engineer
Job Description
IBM Cloud has a global network that is deployed using cutting-edge platforms and we are looking for high quality, driven Network Engineers to join the Network Planning team within Network Engineering. This area of Engineering is responsible for the technical design, service implementation and network support of one of the world’s largest and most complex networks. This position is full-time and we are hiring engineers in Dallas, TX.
Responsibilities include:
Strategic network planning and market analysis for new PoP and/or Data Center deployments
Develop and maintain relationships with network carrier/provider teams
Work with carrier/provider sales and engineering teams to design, augment and manage network connectivity solutions
Develop Requests for Quote (RFQ) that will be used as part of carrier/provider selection for network service augments
Identify and recommend to Engineering Management “best solution” with the use of empirical data points that clearly illustrate commercial and technical advantages provided by one carrier/provider
Negotiate business and technical contract terms for network services (new contracts and renewals)
Review and analyze network capacity reports and develop solutions to manage those capacity requirements
Create and maintain network diagrams and support documentation
Manage the deployment of new network services, ensuring all deliverables meet operational expectations
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
At least 5 years of experience managing technology/networking-related projects
An ability to think critically and use a data-driven, analytical approach towards solving complex problems.
Experience with interconnectivity requirements within carrier hotels including unique patch panel types and port configurations, fiber cabling infrastructure, connector types, optical distribution frames, and splice trays
Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely, using written and verbal communication skills
An ability to multitask and communicate between multiple internal groups, external providers, and people of varying technical expertise
English: Fluent
Preferred Tech and Prof Experience
At least 10 years of full-time experience working in telecommunications networks with hands-on knowledge of carrier backbone networking
Experience with network engineering and transport systems, preferably in telecommunications networks
Experience with inside and outside plant fiber construction best practices (MPOE, diversity, riser construction, fiber testing, etc.)
A solid understanding of Layer 1 through Layer 3 network services and technologies, including Internet routing protocols, DWDM, GPON, and transport systems
Strong background working with spreadsheets, project management tools and network inventory management systems
Willingness to travel up to 25%
EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.
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