Southern California Edison Senior Network Engineer in Pomona, California

Job Description

ENHANCING OUR COMMUNICATION CAPABILITIES FOR WHAT’S AHEAD

Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on enhancing our telecommunication network, providing faster throughput and tools to help companies to move their information more seamlessly across our integrated optical, transport and data network.

About Edison Carrier Solutions

Edison Carrier Solutions, an organization of SCE, is a competitive local exchange carrier focused on the wholesale carrier and large business market offering high capacity special access services at 50 Mbps and above. Our customers are regional, national and international telecommunication carriers, cable television and satellite providers, wireless companies, internet service providers and large businesses.

Position Overview

The position will serve as the Senior Network Engineer within the Network Architecture/ Engineering and Operations division within Edison Carrier Solutions organization (ECS). The successful candidate will design, document, and manage the installation of new transport facilities in support of new customer orders requesting service. A primary focus of the Senior Network Engineer will be to focus on innovation, future trends, and new technological advances/ products in Telecom. The Network Architecture/ Engineering and Operations division partners with Tier 1 equipment vendors, including Nokia and Infinera, and Tier 1 Software Defined Network (SDN) technology vendors, as we transform our networks across SCE.

Typical Responsibilities

  • This individual will monitor the utilization of transport and fiber optic capacity and design new capacity as needed to accommodate network growth.

  • The individual will design, implement and support SONET, DWDM, and Data Network.

  • The successful candidate will meet with new and established customers in order to understand their technical needs, and will develop and communicate data network and transport solutions to meet those needs.

  • The individual will work with suppliers and vendors to explore how new technology might be incorporated into ECS network for more cost-effective utilization of network assets. The individual will negotiate with suppliers, contractors, and new transport customers to develop contracts in which the needs of all stakeholders are met.

  • The successful candidate will understand future trends in telecommunication technology and assist in the development of new product offerings based on current network architecture.

  • The individual will develop sound business cases to support recommendations to add new network technology in order to increase the product portfolio of ECS.

  • The successful candidate will serve as a resource for the resolution of technical issues regarding network equipment.

  • This individual will also perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Telecommunications, or similar technical discipline.

  • Twelve (12) or more years of telecommunications engineering experience.

  • Five (5) or more years of experience focusing in the design of optic-based transport networks employing SONET and/or DWDM technologies.

  • One (1) or more years of experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Desired Qualifications

  • MBA or Master's degree in engineering, telecommunications, or related technical field

  • Experience with Telecommunications Business Solutions (TBS) or similar Telecom database(s).

  • Experience consulting with customers, including experience analyzing client requirements, determining the scope of projects, and ensuring the successful implementation of recommendations. Direct Project Management/ Team Leadership experience. Project Management experience should include presenting complex and/or technical information to a wide audience, analyzing information and making strategic decisions/recommendations, and interfacing and collaborating with clients, peers, project personnel, and all levels of management to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in.

  • Ability to be versed on future trends and new technological advances and products in the telecommunications field.

  • Strong negotiating skills in order to negotiate successful outcomes with contracts of considerable monetary value and/or strategic significance with vendors, contractors, and carrier customers.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to interface with both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks and safety appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

Comments

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • The primary work location for this position is Pomona; however, the successful candidate may also be asked to travel to various Southern California Edison sites (Frequency of Travel: 10%).

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.