NOC Engineer

Champaign, IL

Department: Network Operations Center (NOC)

Position Summary:

The NOC Engineer will troubleshoot distributed network routers, switches and wireless equipment as well as video Head Ends (receivers, amps and dishes). Coordinate upgrades of equipment at locations. Provide phone support to field technicians and resident escalations. Monitor and analyze protocol / video communication to determine issues. Assist in design reviews for the new technologies. Escalate site outage issues to appropriate parties and communicate outages with customers and property staff. The NOC Engineer provides procedural guidance, training, and support to all members of NOC.

Engineer plan, design, troubleshoot network routers, switches, and wireless equipment. Coordinate upgrades of equipment at locations. Make design changes to meet best practices and set standards. Monitor and analyze protocol communication to determine issues. Assist in design reviews for the net technologies. Handle all escalated issues that NOC personnel are unable to resolve.

Functional areas of this position include, but are not limited to: Responding to support inquiries and demonstrating knowledge of and confidence in Pavlov Media’s Products and Services. Answering incoming calls and maintaining set goals for service levels. Motivating and inspiring agents to follow up and complete cases, service calls, outbound calls, and the tracking of open issues. The NOC Engineer, working closely with the other NOC staff members as well as the NOC manager excels in training, learning, assisting, and supporting the goals of the team members and company.


Primary Responsibilities:

NOC Engineer Leadership:
  • Engineer plan, design and set standard practices for NOC implementation.
  • Configure network hardware (Cisco, HP, D-Link and Wireless Access Points).
  • Install and maintain Video Head End and customer premise equipment.
  • Perform Move / Add / Changes on Cable and Satellite (Dish Network, DirecTV).
  • Diagnose equipment and address configuration on hardware and software issues (Transponders, Modulators, Channel Guide, and Community Channel).
  • Perform installation, service and maintenance for devices (Network and video).
  • Work within a ticketing and work order system.
  • Resolve issues to meet SLA requirements and escalate if necessary.
  • Work with Telco’s to turn up circuits (T1, DS3, Metro-E).
  • Phone support with field technicians, escalated residents and property staff to resolve issues.
  • Communicate changes, outages to appropriate contacts and customers.
  • Produce and update documentation to process, drawings and monitoring system.
  • Fields questions from Field Technicians, NOC Technicians and Tier1 agents.
  • Works with resources to fix any issues the NOC Technicians and Tier1 agents may encounter.
  • Motivates others by leading by example in a team environment.
  • Coaches, shares information, and will provide feedback on a consistent basis.
  • Review processes and recommend changes to improve the overall effectiveness / effiiencies. Maintain departmental knowledge resources.
  • Provide weekly / monthly reporting on cases and services calls if requested.
  • Maintain familiarity with all products and services offered and properties supported.
  • Helps agents develop an understanding of competitor products and services and effectively describe key differences.
  • Take the lead on special projects and perform additional duties as needed.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective troubleshooting skills and the ability to use them.
  • Assist customers and agents in support of services.
  • Meet assigned goals for calls answered, call length, and call quality.
  • Adhere to defined quality guidelines for customer communication.
  • Maintain a customer focus to ensure customer satisfaction and retention.
  • Identify and escalate any issues with products and services that impact customer acceptance, satisfaction or retention.
  • Assist with upkeep on training materials and process information for NOC agents.

Customer Support:
  • Provides direction in procedure and product support guidance to our customers, Tier1 agents, and NOC Technicians and create call logs and update all cases within the established timeframe.
  • Accepts escalated customer issues that may come from other NOC agents.
  • Resolves or escalates customer issues or questions within the established and acceptable timeframe. Monitors NOC work queues for volume/accuracy.
  • Responds to telephone calls, emails and faxes within the established response standard.
  • Maintains ownership of issues and follows through on all customer issues until those issues are properly closed. Assists other NOC agents in doing the same.
  • Escalates unsolvable issues to appropriate functional groups.
  • Enters services and procedural information into the dedicated NOC shared resources for use by other Pavlov Media employees.
  • Keeps technically abreast of all Pavlov Media products and services, bug fixes, software releases, and troubleshooting methods.
  • Provides additional shift coverage when required.
  • Assists with training sessions for customer and employees; mentors other Pavlov Media employees whenever possible.
  • Communicates with Property Staff providing outage updates, requesting power confirmations, providing office support and working with them on escalated resident issues.

Communication/Other:
  • Works site/device down issues and escalates to appropriate functional groups when needed.
  • Escalate competitive or service related issues to inside sales team or management when appropriate.
  • Communicates changes and outages to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Ensures efficiency and conformity in operation through effective communication with all Pavlov Media staff.
  • Participates in Corporate continuous improvement initiatives to enhance client service, efficiency, and profitability.
  • Participates in selected corporate meetings, conferences, conference calls, and planning.
  • Lead selected corporate meetings, conferences, conference calls, and planning as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Requirements and Minimum Education Level:

    Educational Requirements and Desired Experience:
    • 1-2 years of experience of LAN configurations (Cisco, HP, D-Link, AP’s)
    • 1-2 years of experience in troubleshooting of QAM, LBand, SMATV
    • One or more years of support or leadership experience desired.
    • Experienced knowledge of LAN and WAN networks, TCPIP networking, DNS, DHCP and HTTP.
    • Understanding of Television Products, including cable television, satellite television and IPTV is desired.
    • Familiarity with VOIP Telephony is desired.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista or Windows 7/8), Macintosh, Adobe Acrobat. PC hardware and Microsoft Office Suite applications.
    • Periodic overnight travel may be required.
    • Shifts are subject to change based on business needs, and employee standings in regards to shift bids. Seniority for shift bids is based on employee’s work performance then date of hire with the company. Working some weekends and holidays required.
    • Minimum 1 Year experience as NOC Technician 3

    Certifications Required:
  • A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • Mikrotik Intro Networking, Mikrotik Security, Mikrotik Routing, Mikrotik VPN
  • Ruckus Training (Internal)
  • Ruckus Solutions Engineer (WiSE)
  • Switch Training (Internal)
  • CCNA
  • GPON
  • MTCWE
  • CWNA,CWDP
  • RHCSA
  • ICCR
  • LPIC-1, LPIC-2

Physical/mental requirements:
  • Sitting for extended periods of time while at a desk or in meetings.
  • Hearing and visual acuity within normal range.
  • Manual dexterity to operate a keyboard, calculator and telephone system.
  • Ability to lift up to 25+ pounds.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated servant-leadership skills
  • Excellent Communication skills (strong verbal and written required).
  • Exceptional listening skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues to non-technical users.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Teaming skills.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Computer skills.
  • Superior Customer Service Skills: Professionalism, People Skills and Phone Etiquette.
  • Ability to easily adapt to changes in processes, procedures and priority.
  • Ability to read, analyze, summarize and interpret general IT periodicals, journals and technical procedures.