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Network Specialist - CO Physical Engineering

at TDS Corporation

Posted: 5/21/2019
Job Reference #: 14120

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  • Job LocationsUS-WI-Madison | US-NH-Contoocook | US-TN-Mount Juliet | US-TN-Knoxville | US-MN-Monticello | US-UT-St George | US-OR-Bend
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit

    The Network Specialist (2E – 5E) position on the CAA Engineering team requires the ability to rapidly assess project requirements, and determine the optimum physical inside plant solution; balancing costs against central office, headend, or remote site constraints. Individuals will partner with other engineering, construction, implementation, and project management teams to respond quickly to incoming commercial individual case basis projects. The individual must be capable of creating detailed physical central office, remote site, and customer premise designs that meet the scope and requirements for the physical installation, power, and cooling of the commerical product to be delivered. Design and engineering work includes estimating costs quickly, and when necessary, producing detailed Engineering Package deliverables that drive the physical installation, powering, and cooling of the equipment and material. The CAA Engineering team is regionally based, and engineers are accountable and responsible for the Inside Plant records creation and updates for assigned companies and exchanges.

    CAA commerical products include, but are not limited to dedicated Internet access, Metro Ethernet services, and voice services. This position will also be responsible for the development of internal process, engineering standards, and the training and mentoring of staff on those processes and standards.

    *TDS can hire as a Network Specialist, Network Specialist I, Network Specialist II, or Senior Network Specialist based on relevant experience, skill set, and business needs.


    • Provide detailed designs and engineering for all physical Inside Plant aspects on individual case basis commercial customer product delivery projects
    • Participate in the design, engineering, and records maintenance for assigned companies and exchanges.
    • Collaboratively prioritize work as needed to handle Expedites and Jeopardy situations in a timely manner.
    • Partner with other Engineering teams to create a seamless Engineering function in the implementation pipeline.
    • Work with Technology Development to update and maintain Standards as necessary.
    • Manage the Engineering process and workflow for continuous improvement; monitor internal customer feedback and conduct internal review sessions to ensure engineering output is consistent and high quality.


    Required Qualifications

    Network Specialist

    • Associate Degree (or higher) –OR– 2+ years professional work experience
    • 2+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Network Specialist I

    • Associate Degree (or higher) –OR– 2+ years professional work experience
    • 3+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Network Specialist II

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) –OR– 4+ years professional work experience
    • 4+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Senior Network Specialist

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) –OR– 4+ years professional work experience
    • 6+ years experience in Voice/Data/Video networking.

    Other Qualifications

    • Very Detail Oriented
    • Central Office or cable Headend experience (Racking, cabling interconnect and management)
    • AC power, DC power, and grounding experience
    • Strong people skills and the willingness to be accountable for results.
    • Experience with Broadband access technologies.
    • Solid understanding of Transport technologies including SONET, ATM, Ethernet, POS, DWDM, WDM.
    • Knowledge and experience with process management and improvement techniques.
    • Strong organizational, coordination, written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to function in a team environment and individually.
    • A proactive approach to projects and issue resolution.
    • Ability to set own priorities as well as manage changing priorities for you and others and to handle several complex tasks concurrently.


    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.