Assist ISP personnel with troubleshooting support and maintenance of network elements and connections required to support Charter's revenue generating networks. Work to provide enterprise-wide tiered support on converged distribution and access network elements and connections as needed. May provide support for moderate services and other products. Under moderate supervision, responsible for the delivery of high quality off-air, satellite, microwave, and digital transport programming up to the outside plant (point of demarcation from ISP facilities) utilizing, maintaining and installing a variety of optical and electrical interfaces including but not limited to coaxial cable, microwave, fiber optic transmission, CAT 6 to name a few typical technologies. This includes root cause analysis of all equipment associated with the Headend (HE), Hubs. On-call rotation required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
Perform network problem resolution.
Troubleshoot communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols.
Setup and operate legacy headend equipment including but not limited to signal processors, modulators, demodulators, IRD's and IRT's.
Install, maintain, and perform testing and required documentation of emergency alert systems.
Maintain required logs, records and other documentation in compliance with company and FCC (Federal Communications Commission) technical requirements.
Perform HE and facility Technical Quality Assurance (TQA) inspections; Ensure all cabling, equipment installation, power and cooling is in compliance with corporate TQA standards.
Maintain and support protocol compatibility standards, develops and implements network enhancements.
Work on projects / systems / issues of moderate to medium complexity surrounding network planning, configuration and optimization.
Work on one or more projects as a project team member, occasionally as a project team lead.
Analyze analog and digital channel level measurement and quality testing.
Perform all daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly testing and logging as outlined by ISP Playbook.
Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in Electronics/Technology or Sciences or equivalent work experience preferred
Professional level Network Certification preferred. 1+ year Headend Technician or electronics/network implementation experience. Must possess and maintain a valid Driver’s License and safe driving record.
Ability to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires.
Ability to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting as well as work with small components and wires to make cable connections.
Ability to safely use weight-bearing equipment (such as ladders) within the maximum limitations of that equipment.
Must accurately measure distances, using tapes or other measuring devices.
Must be able to read general system layouts from blue prints and system maps.
Advanced knowledge of RF and IP technologies.
Fundamental knowledge of Video Networking, IP and DOCSIS.
Advanced knowledge of HFC design and operational experience.
Advanced knowledge of optical test equipment (such as OTDR, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, Fiber Light Identifier, Optical Fiber Scope and Optical Power Meter).
Work in a 24x7, fast paced environment; work indoors in confined space, poorly ventilated areas such as attics, basements and/or crawlspaces; ability to walk over all types of terrain in all kinds of weather while carrying tools and equipment, including ladders and fully loaded tool belts Ability to perform job from high places (roofs); Ability to work while standing 50 - 70% of the time; Work and travel in inclement weather; Work performed near power facilities and electricity.
A little about us:
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products.