OSP Telecommunications Engineer

Last updated 43 minutes ago
Location:United Kingdom
Job Type:Full Time

BusinessFunction Overview:

In alignment with our Microsoft values, we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment for all employees to positively impact our culture every day and we need you as aCO+I Datacenter OSP Telecommunications Engineer.

Microsoft’s Cloud Operations & Innovation (CO+I) is the engine that powers our cloud services. As a CO+I OSPTelecom Engineer, you will perform a key role in delivering the core infrastructure and foundational technologies for Microsoft's online services including Bing, Office 365, Xbox, OneDrive, and the Microsoft Azure platform. As a group, CO+Iisfocused on the personal and professional development for all employees and offers trainings and growth opportunities including Career Rotation Programs, Diversity & Inclusion trainings and events, and professional certifications.

Our infrastructure is comprised of a large global portfolio of more than 100 datacenters and 1 million servers. Our foundation is built upon and managed by a team of subject matter experts working to support services for more than 1 billion customers and 20 million businesses in over 90 countries worldwide.

With environmental sustainability and optimization at the forefront of our datacenter design and operations, we continue to grow and evolve as we meet the ever-changing business demands that hold Microsoft as a world-class cloud provider.

Do you want to empower billions across the world? Come and join us in CO+I and be at the forefront of the action!

#COICareers #Buildthecloud #ChangetheWorld #WeSeeYou #RepresentationMatters

As anOSP Telecommunications Engineer, you will contribute to building a world-class network infrastructure by working with networking hardware, Optical DWDM, and IP Networks spanning subsea, global, and metro fiber.  


As a successful OSP Telecommunications Engineer your performance objectives include: 

  • Empower a culture of safety, security, and compliance in all aspect of datacenteractivities
  • Outside Plant (OSP) optical Design, Planning and Engineering for new and existingregions
  • Communicate with all peers and departments toensureoptical designs meet Microsoft and Industry standards
  • Maintain accurate cable records andupdates
  • Approving vendor designs, conducting site walks, permitting, and performing quality assurance inspections.
  • Reading and understanding highway/road prints, be able to identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, and select routing required for work projects.
  • Performing on site construction supervision and inspection to ensure design specifications are met by the construction contractor. Further duties will include but are not limitedto:redlines, bore design, CAD, and make-ready analysis, field notes, pole survey, sonde conduit, locating, QC prints, butterfly drawings, and preparation of prints.
  • Optical fiber test results analysis for Microsoft’s metro, regional fabric, and long-haul networks are delivered adhering to MicrosoftStandards
  • Learn, live, and coach the One Microsoft culture and values.  Lead through change by bringing clarity, generating energy, and deliveringsuccess


Basic Qualifications:  

  • BS or BA degree in Engineering/IT/Telecommunications, orequivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience required in telecommunications construction management and/or or OSPEngineering
  • 8+ years of project management skills 
  • 1+ years’ experience with AutoCAD and GIS solutions
  • Willing to support a flexible, international travel schedule up to 20%

Preferred Experiences:  

  • Strong Project Management skills and critical thinking
  • Solid grasp and experience with workflow management
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, including financial analytics.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Organizational and time-management skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Experience with OSP construction, Telecom Architectural and Optical Transport
  • Experience with Network/optical engineering or photonics
  • Ability to read and understand High Level Network designdocumentation
  • College or university degree in related discipline (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, etc.) or15+ years of equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of SQL, Kusto, NoSQL, Python, JavaScript, Perl, TL1, SNMP, and Optical Element Management System
  • Certified Optical Network Associate (CONA)
  • Certified Professional Data Center Associate or equivalent

Background Check Requirements:

Ability to meet Microsoft, customer and/or government security screening requirements are required for this role. These requirements include, but are not limited to the following specialized security screenings:

  • Microsoft Cloud Background Check: This position will be required to pass the Microsoft Cloud background check upon hire/transfer and every two years thereafter

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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