Optical Engineer

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #663
  • Salary: $110,000.00

FirstFour Staffing is looking for an experienced Optical Engineer for a top client in the telecommunications industry.



  • Facilitate and monitor network redundancy
  • DWDM test plans, tunneling, and acceptance criteria
  • Proof of concept testing and validation of the network design in the lab/field
  • Technical analysis and implementation of new platforms, software and hardware upgrades
  • Design transport network involving DWDM and OTN switching, automatic failover, and traffic prioritization
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Analyze product and technology strategies and develop solutions.
  • Equipment maintenance documentation, procedures, and plans
  • Monitor network performance, availability, and utilization
  • Adapting and operating at strategic levels of both business and technology



  • Service provider IP engineering
  • Routing and switching
  • Product and technology strategies analyzation
  • Identify technology opportunities, create solutions
  • Telecom networks design procedures and operations
  • Expert level – TCP/IP, DNS, VPN’s, and MPLS.
  • Working knowledge -OTN, TDM, and DWDM networking.
  • Cisco, Juniper, ALU, Ciena, and TDM Equipment
  • Network management tools proficient (Solar Winds, Cacti)
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work on-call rotations, after hours, and to travel when needed