Headend Engineer

SUMMIT BROADBAND INC - Orlando, FL (30+ days ago)

Summit Broadband is a leading fiber-optics telecommunications provider in Central and Southwest Florida, providing voice, video, data, and high-speed internet services to commercial and residential customers. We are an organization that value’s each employee’s contributions and encourages everyone to share their ideas. Standing out in the industry by providing superior products and exceptional customer service, this growing and dynamic high-tech company is seeking a Headend Engineer to join our team and grow with us.

Job Title: Headend Engineer

Report to: Headend Manager

Status: Full Time/Exempt

Location: Central Florida

Position Summary:
The Headend Engineer’s primary responsibility will be assisting with the management and maintenance of fiber optic transport and RF delivery networks for the company’s video and data products.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as SME (Subject Matter Expert) for HFC and RF optical transport networks
Work with fiber plant personnel to maximize use of existing and future fiber facilities
Continual development of an all-digital headend, including TVRO’s, equipment racking, provisioning, and testing
Create and maintain accurate documentation of existing and future hub site deployments to include physical and logical diagrams
Maintain a very high standard of wiring management from both a network and cosmetic perspective
Maintain integrity of forward and reverse combining networks at the headend and remote POP’s
Perform technical evaluations of emerging technologies to support our Technology Roadmap
Actively perform RF troubleshooting and training
Manage the CMTS’s from an RF perspective
Install, align and maintain headend based optical transmitters and receivers for the HFC network
Install and configure equipment for new product launches including GPON FTTH
Perform conversion of HFC to GPON FTTH properties
Complete FCC proof-of-performance, CLI testing as required and file necessary reports Bachelor’s Degree in an electrical engineering discipline or related technology field or equivalent industry certifications required
Seven years’ experience in a telecommunications signal processing environment
Two years’ experience in an IPTV or Cable headend/data center/central office environment
Understanding of IPTV, IP multicast, video codecs, and standards
Wiring and wire management skills mainly copper, CAT5/CAT6, Coaxial
Understanding of TCP/IP, and IP addressing.
Understanding of ASI, SDI, HDMI, RF splitters, Satellite bands
Experience with MPEG/TS Analyzers, packet capture software
Excellent communication and troubleshooting skills
Advanced Microsoft office skills including Visio
Must be able to pass criminal background check and drug test
Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
Position is based in Orlando, FL; however, moderate travel within Florida will be required
Summit Broadband is a drug and tobacco free workplace