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Entergy Telecom Transport Engineer in The Woodlands, Texas

Telecom Transport Engineer

Date: Jan 17, 2023

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC

The preferred location for this position is Little Rock, AR. Other locations within Entergy’s service territory may be considered – LA, TX, MS, or AR

This role will be filled as an IT Consultant Sr or IT Consultant depending on the candidate's qualifications or experience

Job Summary/Purpose

Responsible for telecommunications transport microwave systems strategy and architecture development, and execution of microwave system design and projects. Leads microwave technical systems integration with other telecom transport areas and addresses interface issues including cyber security, systems management, and monitoring tools, and development of system design documentation.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Act as a lead on information technology initiatives affecting Entergy’s telecommunications resources.

  • Work closely with business leaders to understand the direction and corporate road map in order to develop an appropriate telecommunications strategy to support business goals.

  • Work with telecommunications engineering verticals to architect solutions that effectively address business needs, availability and supportability requirements. Assist in the development of Telecommunications engineering standards and practices, in coordination with engineering units throughout Entergy’s organization.

  • Participate in the selection of telecommunications technologies and products.

  • In conjunction with program management and engineering, develop the telecommunications technology road map and investment plan, and participate in communication of the plan to technology and/or business management.

  • Maintain familiarity with applicable regulations and ensure compliance with applicable requirements, regulations, procedures, and specifications. Subject matter expert with regards to 6 GHZ spectrum. Ensure employees, contractors and vendors operate in compliance with Energy’s safety regulations and practices. Ensure proper follow-up in compliance with Human Performance procedures by creating Condition Reports, conducting causal analyses and pursuing Corrective Action, as required.

  • Utilize applicable change management methodology to assure effective implementation of changes. Develop and revise procedures as required. Maintain familiarity with and follow operating procedures.

  • Analyze proposed and actual projects in terms of equipment, software and personnel costs.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Advanced degree is a plus.

Minimum experience required of the position

IT Consultant Sr: 7+ years of relevant IT experience required. Concentrated experience with microwave transport systems is a plus.

IT Consultant: 6+ years of relevant IT experience required. Concentrated experience with microwave transport systems is a plus.

Preferred Experience:

  • Data/Transport Engineering experience in designing, developing, configuring, implementing, and automating telecommunications and data networks and systems across diverse vendors. With at least five years focused on architecture, design and planning of Microwave Transport systems in the 6 GHz frequency range across both TDM and IP implementations.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Preferred: Strong knowledge of microwave transport systems, microwave path design tools (Pathloss), FCC regulations, Packet based Transport, Layer 1/2/3 Networking, and interfacing techniques with legacy TDM systems.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Be able to maintain a valid Driver's License, TWIC card or other applicable required license, background check, or ID.

Preferred:

  • PE ( Professional Engineer Registration)

  • Microwave vendor certifications

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Primary Location: Arkansas - Little Rock Arkansas : Little Rock || Louisiana : New Orleans || Mississippi : Jackson || Texas : The Woodlands

Job Function : Information Technology

FLSA Status : Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code : NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings : 1

Req ID: 110328

Travel Percentage : Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please clickhere (https://jobs.entergy.com/content/EEO/?locale=en_US) to view the EEO page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) 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 Company’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/manual/fccm/2l-equal-opportunity-clauses-and-other-requirements/2l00-equal-opportunity) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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