Central Office Technician

Atlanta, GA


We are looking for a Grooms Tech to work on our project in Atlanta GA, who will be primarily responsible for performing Remote Logical Grooms of Transport Circuits from old to new paths. 

This project will be for a duration of 4-6 months.


  • Pre-configure new circuit ports and logical cross-connections.
  • Pretest new logical circuit paths.
  • Resolve design discrepancies with the Planner.
  • Perform Remote Logical Grooms of Transport circuits from old to new paths – comprehensive experience with a wide variety of network equipment required.
  • Validate grooms are successful with no outstanding alarms – [this is where the rubber meets the road].
  • De-provision old circuit path and ports.
  • Location remote anywhere, though strong preference Tulsa given most customer points of contact will be at the Lumen/Level 3 Tulsa office.
  • Minimal travel once up to speed, though initially high as the person comes up to speed.


  • Five years or more of telecommunications experience with 3/1/0 cross-connect systems, various telecom network elements, Central Office practices, network/circuit engineering, circuit provisioning, wiring standards, TL1, and circuit troubleshooting. 
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills are necessary.
  • Working experience with Lumen and Verizon is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of DWDM, IP grooms, and provisioning.
  • Experience in working remote logical grooms of transport circuits.

Technologies & Equipment:

  • DCS – Lumen 5500, 532L, NGX, Alcatel Lucent 1630, 1631, 1633, DACS II, DACS IV, ECS1, CS1L, TDAX, TURIN Access Navigator
  • SONET Transport – Alcatel Lucent DMX, Lambda Unite, FT2000, DDM, 1680, 1603, Cisco 15454, 15600, 15310, Ciena 5410, 5430 Core Director, Nortel S/DMS OC48, OC192, NTDX, NEC 2400, Hitachi 4100, 5192, Fujitsu 4500, 2400, 150, 600, Adtran MX280. 
  • Metro/ Long Haul DWDM – Tellabs 7100, Adva (FSP3000-RE7), Infinera (DTN), Alcatel (1830), Lucent (WES, OLS 400G, 800G), Ciena (4200, K2), Cisco (15800), Ekinops (C200, C600), Hitachi (AMN 6100), Huawei (OSN3600), NEC (Spectral Wave 16), Nortel (LH 1600/DT), Movaz (Ray Express)
  • IP (Routers & Switches) - Tellabs 88xx, Cisco (ASRs (9001, 9010, 920-24SZ, 4SZ), ME3600, ME3400, 1924, 2811, 2911, 2960, 3550, 3750, 4506, 5300, 5505, 5509, 6503, 6506, 6509, 7206, 7206, 7507, 7609, 10008, 12410, 12416, 4900M), Juniper (M40, M120, M160, M320, MX240, MX480, MX960, T640, 5100, 4300, EX Series, QFX Series), Foundry: Networks Bigiron 4000 Ethernet Switch, Fastiron X-Series Switch, SuperX Switch, MLX-32, NETIRON XMR 16000, Alcatel (7710 , 7750, OS6850, PE300), Overture (5008-930, 5122-930, 5260-930, 5262-930, 5410-015, ISG 140, ISG 180, ISG 2200, ISG 5000, ISG 5100, 1400)

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