Optical Engineer - Deployment Engineer

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Optical Engineer - Deployment Engineer
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Dulles,  VA 20041
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@Orchard LLC has been retained by one of the most important technology companies you’ve never heard of. They are responsible for the underlying networks supporting many of the innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile-stream your favorite show), as well as critical infrastructure that keeps us safe and serves critical missions. For more than 25 years, our client has been the global leader in networking strategy, and their technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the most advanced companies and government institutions in the world.
Our client has an immediate need for an experienced Optical Engineer with an active DOD Secret clearance to support Government clients with onsite physical installation, implementation, and configuration of Optical Transport technology. The role will require you to travel about 75% of the time to support government sites located in Maryland and Virginia, possibly Washington DC, and you will need to be located so you can drive to each of these areas.  
As the Optical Engineer – Deployment Engineer you will.
  • Conduct on-site physical installation, implementation, and configuration of Optical Transport products.
  • Work closely with our client’s teams, the client, and other stakeholders to understand customer’s needs and how to support their network architecture as the on-site, hands-on SME.
  • Leverage your understanding of SONET, DWDM, ROADM (and other (n)OADM configurations), OTN, architecture and provisioning and implementation.
  • Follow test plans for customer network architecture, and interoperability, ensure the functionality and security of equipment, and ensure equipment configurations are in place and working optimally as per design.
  • Follow implementation plans provided by Sales Engineers and provide engineering support in the deployment of customer network the proposed enhancements and modifications to include Layer-0, Layer-1, and Layer-2 processes and configurations.
  • Read/follow network diagrams, cabling guides, and signal flow diagrams.
  • Conduct manual manipulation and installation of varying products from SFP/XFPs (Pluggable) and occasionally to shelves (Up to 75lbs).
  • Manipulate fiber optic patches (Clean, Run, Replace, trace out/red light patches).
  • Read, understand, and utilize network diagrams, Signal flow diagrams, and detailed equipment specifications.
  • Provide weekly updates to varying internal and external contract stakeholders.
  • Learn new technology, and apply and share applicable knowledge to customers, stakeholders, and peers.
Your background will include.
  • Minimum 5 years of direct experience as a Deployment Engineer.
  • Active DOD Secret Security Clearance.
  • Knowledge and experience with Layer-0, and Layer-1, and familiarization with fiber optics to include ISP (patches and connectors) and OSP (fiber characterization and OTDR familiarity).
  • Experience with OTN, troubleshooting, technical writing, test plans, and EMOPs.
  • Experience with Ciena products preferred, or experience with Nokia/ALU, Infinera, or Cisco (Legacy 15454).
  • BS degree in Telecommunications, Networking, or similar technical field of study (Experience in related field in lieu of Degree (Min 5 years Exp in direct field).
  • Hands-on installation experience with Optical Transport products.
  • Familiarity with power installation (Certification a plus). Hands-on technical experience in telecommunications. Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Able to travel to 75%, mostly in Virginia and Maryland, some OCONUS Travel is possible. Must have a current and Valid passport.

If this opportunity is a good fit, or if you would like more information, please apply.

Established in 2010, @Orchard LLC, also known as, Talent Orchard has an exceptional reputation, providing staffing solutions to time-sensitive, talent scarcity issues to deliver better talent management ROI.  Our specialty lies in the critical area of program talent acquisition and resource management, not in one narrow skillset, but across many areas of technical and functional delivery. To learn more about our other exciting opportunities, visit our Jobs Page at www.atOrchard.com.

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