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Optical Operations Engineer III

Cox Communications
Atlanta, GA
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Company Cox Communications
Title: Optical Operations Engineer III
JobID: 1716043
Category: Engineering
Industry: Cox Communications, Inc.
Job Type: Full-time


Cox Communications is searching for a Optical Operations Engineer III who will be responsible for taking new transport designs from Sustaining Engineering through first office application. You will vet new designs from an operational perspective and participate in lab testing with Sustaining as needed. You will write procedures for first office application (FOA). You will participate in the FOA maintenance with the Implementation engineer to ensure success. You will also be responsible for holding sessions with Implementation engineers for training and knowledge transfer.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Create & maintain Operational documentation
  • Implement and tests solutions based on project scope and design/engineering specifications
  • Work closely with Transport Design Engineering during network assessment, capacity planning, network Design test and trial phase.
  • Write detailed Methods of Procedure for the implementation of maintenance activity
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of network platforms; Ensures network uptime and compliance with customer Service Level Agreements
  • Interfaces with other departments and markets to plan network upgrades.
  • Designs process and procedures to facilitate compliance with guidelines from internal (Cox) and external governing entities. Audits these processes to ensure efficiency, cost effectiveness, and overall compliance. Makes recommendations for and executing corrective measures as necessary.
  • Analyzes varied statistical data for trending, forecasting, and budgeting activities in order to provide assessment support for decision makers.
  • Contributes to the production of post mortems on events and outages in the Cox Data Network.
  • Shares technical knowledge and skills with other team members to develop team members’ capabilities.
  • Coordinates and leads discussions with other groups to make critical decisions as related to the Cox operational environment.
  • Anticipates future needs of operations group and suggest training and/or resources to meet those needs.
  • Makes specific recommendations and assist in implementation of plans that enhance technical operation, compliance with rules and regulations, and permit the deployment of new technology.
  • Manages projects with other teams to confirm delivery intervals, validate critical dates and milestones and ensure delivery of services stay on target.



  • 5+ years of experience required in related field (i.e. Transport Operations, Transport Design Engineering.); 3+ years of experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree.
  • Experience working in Long Haul DWDM Optical Transmission environment and DWDM network management systems
  • Knowledge of latest DWDM technologies (i.e. Infinera DTN-X platform, Nokia) as well as the latest Metro DWDM technologies (i.e. Cisco 15454).
  • Experience with communications test sets and methodologies, including bit error rate testing, protocol analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and OTDR.
  • Experience with equipment and DC power installs, site acceptance and commissioning
  • Required Travel up to 25%
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Excellent collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization


  • BS/BA in related discipline strongly preferred (i.e. EE, CS, etc.).
  • Experience in telecommunications industry desired.
  • Fluency in the Microsoft Office tools suite, particularly MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Word. Experience with Visio, MS Access and MS Project a plus.
  • Project management skills including Gantt charts or other control tools to manage large projects.
  • Experience in network capacity planning

About Cox Communications


Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

Organization: Cox Communications, Inc.

Primary Location: US-GA-Atlanta-6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing


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