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Avangrid Senior Telecom Network Architect in Rochester, New York

LOCATION: Orange, CT, Augusta, ME or Binghamton, Rochester, NY

SALARY RANGE: The salary range is dependent on experience level ranging from $92,000 to $126,000 dependent on location and experience.

Job Summary

Operate as a senior technical resource responsible for DWDM and IP/MPLS system architecture, engineering, project management and documentation.

Lead packet transition efforts to migrate disparate technologies and networks into standardized DWDM and IP/MPLS deployments.

The OSG Telecom group integrates with groups both internal and external providing communication solutions for a variety of services and technologies.

Key Responsibilities

A senior telecom network architect provides guidance to the company to develop and deploy solutions ranging from optical to wireless across the Avangrid Networks footprint:

  • Acquisition, analysis, documentation, implementation, scheduling, and support of layer 1 to layer 3 communications hardware, software, and their facilities.

  • Resolve complex technical facility, hardware, and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools.

  • Manage and maintain up-to-date documentation and procedures that define the operability of telecommunication, routing, switching, and optical systems.

  • Identify and evaluate new technologies and products.

  • Monitor system performance and capacity planning by assessing reports and crafting recommendations for improvement.

  • Interface with engineering, field, and Network Operations Centers to ensure proper escalation procedures are in place for outages or degraded system performance.

  • Lead Telecom Request for Proposal (RFP) creation and renewal efforts.

  • Lead standardization efforts to establish processes and documentation for use by internal employees and external engineering/contracting firms.

  • Lead efforts to provide guidance, coordination, and training for teams.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or ten plus (10+) years of work experience in designing, configuring, managing, maintaining, and troubleshooting telecommunications networks.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of engineering and maintaining networks operating TCP/IP IPv4/IPv6, OSPF/IS-IS, BGP, and MPLS TE.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DWDM, IP/MPLS, ATM, Microwave and SONET systems.

  • Experience in DHCP, DNS, IP Administration, NTP, VPNs (DMVPN, SD-WAN), ACLs, Policy Based Routing,

  • Experience with network operating systems IOS, Junos, and TiMOS.

  • Experience in creating network standards and documentation.

  • Experience in Unix/Linux command line.

  • Experience in scheduling, development of task plans and progress reporting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of TCP/IP networking using IPv4/IPv6 routing.

  • Thorough understanding of MPS networking using LDP, RSVP-TE, SR, SR-TE, VPRN, VPLS, VLL, VPWS, EVPN, and VXLAN.

  • Thorough understanding of PTP, LDAP, RADIUS, TACACS+ protocols.

  • Proficient in network analysis fundamentals, robust troubleshooting skills, network performance analysis, and designing for high availability.

  • Experience in operating and designing MPLS and DWDM networks.

  • Experience in automation with Perl, Python, and shell scripting.

  • Experience in IT best practice frameworks (ITIL, COBIT) and Operational Excellence concepts or methodologies.

  • Cisco/Juniper/Nokia certifications.

  • Green Belt or above Lean Six Sigma Certification.


  • Growth & Continuous Improvement

  • Initiative & Change

  • Focused on Results

  • Customer Centric (internal and/or External)

  • Communication

  • Collaboration

  • Leadership (people managers/leaders)


AVANGRID is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. AVANGRID is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, gender, gender identification, gender expression, race, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or other characteristics or conditions protected by law.

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