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NOC Technician I, II or III - 3rd Shift

Company: Astound
Location: Bethlehem
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionAre you a night owl? Astound Broadband is looking for the right person to join the overnight shift to support the vital mission of our 24/7 Network Operations Center in Bethlehem, PA. We offer competitive pay plus night/weekend shift differential

and 10-hour shifts with the same schedule every week.

Position Description
The Network Operations Center [NOC] Technician works in a Network Operations Control Center environment staffed 24x7x365. The NOC Technician is accountable for entry level fault and performance management duties, including 1st level technical support and triage activities associated with all voice, data and video network elements and fiber transport facilities monitored by the NOC team, as well as all associated building safety, environmental and security alarms. The NOC Technician proactively monitors all network elements and transport systems for fault and performance irregularities, and assists in the identification and resolution of less complex network element or system failures through isolation, analysis and troubleshooting procedures. The NOC Technician is also responsible for overseeing all planned change activities that take place during the planned maintenance windows. This position reports to a NOC Manager, requires strong interpersonal skills and routinely interacts with internal network, engineering and customer care support organizations, field operations, external service providers and equipment vendors during normal monitoring and event management duties and and trouble resolutions. Requires shift work supporting after-hours, weekends and holiday coverage.
Principal Responsibilities

  • Monitoring and event management of a national voice, data and video network and Tier I triage and technical support/troubleshooting of related network elements, such as: DWDM, circuit and packet switching, Frame Relay, T1, T3, SONET equipment, VoIP, GPON, microwave, fiber multiplexers, optical equipment, routers and customer premise devices.
  • Work closely with IP network, Switch and Fiber Transport engineers as well as Field Technicians and Outside Plant construction teams.

  • Utilize a number of different network monitoring tools and element management systems to detect and resolve service impacting events as soon as possible.

  • Primary point of contact for other Network Operations Centers.

  • Open and work technical support tickets for service impacting events involving 3rd party support vendors.

  • Act as liaison and provide a high level internal and external customer satisfaction.

  • Set up and manage outage/repair bridges to restore service back to normal operating conditions as soon as possible.

  • Engage and escalate to appropriate parties when needed.

  • Process equipment return and analysis request for failed hardware [RMA], including writing/documenting Reason For Outage Reports [RFO] as requested
  • Maintain and comply with standard Company technical and administrative procedures
  • Answer inbound calls and open, update, close tickets for customer impacting events, outages and maintenances. This includes fully documenting ticket notes and closing tickets with Reason For Outage [RFO]

  • Compose and send FLASH notifications, alerts and emails informing wide audiences (including executives) of network outages, jeopardies and other service impacting events.

  • Other NOC related duties as assigned, or requested by manager.

    Education/Training: Technical degree, relevant certifications or equivalent work experience acceptable. Knowledge of ITIL best practices including Monitoring & Event Management, Incident Management, Change Management and Problem Management processes helpful.
    Core Competencies:
    Cisco/Juniper/Telco Systems/Ciena/ADVA/Mikrotik Router and or Switches, Microwave Radios such as Cambium/ NEC iPASOLINK/Bridgewave/SIAE Alfoplus/Ubiquiti AF24/Powerbeam, CBR/UBR/Casa/Arris cable modem termination system or CMTS , Telecom Switches manufactured by Northern Telecom DMS, Metaswitch, and Calix Gpon services. Video Devices manufactured by companies such as Motorola, Pace, Arris, TiVo; Digital Addressable Controllers (DAC), and other related gear associated with delivering Video and Telecommunication Services. Familiarity with third party portal access such as Equinix, Verizon, Juniper, Cisco, Lumen, Netflix Google Ciena ETC
    Working knowledge of Windows OS and strong Microsoft Office skills including Word, Excel, etc.
    Familiar with Google GSuite applications including Gmail, Chat, Calendar, Meet, etc.
    Experience with Incident Management ticketing systems such as Request Tracker (RT), or Service Now.
    Familiar with, and experience using Network Management monitoring Systems [NMS] such as IBM Tivoli/Netcool, Cacti, SevOne, etc. or equivalent NMS systems.
    Ability to accommodate irregular scheduling to support business operations when required. Sound computing skills. Developed oral and written communications ability across all platforms including phone, email, instant message, text, video meetings, etc. Capable of reading and writing clear, concise technical reports and letters. Good negotiation and listening skills. Ability to prioritize and organize proficiently in fast paced environment. Reliable, Punctual, Dependable. Creative problem solving abilities. Ability to effectively manage to deadlines. Comfortable interfacing with all levels of organizational management

    Astound Broadband is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace, support, and thrive on each other's differences to maximize the experience of our teammates and our community. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.Qualifications
    EducationTechnical/other training (preferred)High School (required)
    Licenses & CertificationsCisco CCNA (preferred)
    • Organization (preferred)
    • Listening (preferred)
    • Written Communication (preferred)
    • Verbal Communication (preferred)
    • Computer (preferred)
    • Microsoft Office (preferred)
    • Google G-Suite (preferred)

      Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Astound, Bethlehem , NOC Technician I, II or III - 3rd Shift, IT / Software / Systems , Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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