OSP Design Engineer

  • Redmond, WA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Job Description

Who We Are:

We are Nexius, and we’re using the power of curiosity, excitement and intelligence to shape the future of communications. Every day, our talented team members are working with communications providers in 25 countries, designing and building their networks to accommodate new customers and new services, and providing strategic services and business intelligence to help them make smart decisions that keep their businesses competitive and growing.

Network operators partner with our Network Deployment group for its continuous, ahead-of-the-curve innovation, and progressive approach to building networks that advance schedules, reduce costs, and increase quality of service.  Our delivery teams leverage state-of-the-art software and automation tools, such as AccuV, providing unequaled consistency, accuracy, and visibility. 

Who We're Looking For:

Nexius is currently hiring an OSP Design Engineer in the Seattle, WA Metro Area.

What You'll Do:
  • Acceptance and interpretation of Field Notes and instructions from construction personnel for the build-out of fiber optic outside plant facilities/network to include OSP underground or aerial path and ISP within customer premises and entering into NDS, other GIS systems, and CAD.  
  • Create the detailed design and narrative for fiber cable and associated infrastructure in deployments aerial or underground fiber to homes, business, multi-dwelling units and network access points.
  • Create / update fiber details in NDS and other GIS software system which may include BOM, engineering codes used by customer/carriers and the creation of drawings, elevations, and diagrams used by construction personnel. 
  • Use high-level planning objectives and standards and produce work orders, job prints/maps, materials list, permit applications and method of procedure documentation for the procurement and construction of outside plant fiber optic networks.
  • Coach and train other engineers.
  • Interface with and respond to customer, field and construction inquiries and change requests, and completion of as-built documentation.


The Qualities You Possess:
  • Great communication skills and fresh perspectives
  • Enjoys working with a great team of internal and external customers
  • Strong work ethic to navigate a variety of daily responsibilities and seeks to find solutions prior to presenting problems
  • Persistent, do what it takes to get it done, attitude
  • Progressive thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit

The Skills and Background You'll Bring:
  • Telecommunications Outside Plant Design, Engineering and Construction experience; must have a full understanding of outside plant installation and maintenance technician activities as well as customer
  • Experience and understanding of NDS, GIS and CAD software with an emphasis on outside/inside plant telecommunications systems
  • Able to work within the Pacific Time Zone core hours with the team if working remotely 
  • Meet customer demand for quick turnaround times
  • Assist in Pre-Fielding information by gathering data and screenshots from NDS prior to construction walks and aiding in CAD creation if performed outside of Nexius
  • Train and assist internal employees and contractors contributing to the NDS Engineering efforts for all programs
  • Combines proven technical skills with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to successfully deliver over the course of the deployment cycle
  • Understands the importance of responsiveness and is accountable to that standard
  • Project Management and issue resolution
  • Knowledge of NEC Codes
  • Knowledge of Building infrastructure (fire rated and load bearing walls)
  • Experience with CAD software applications for engineering design, workflow and order management
  • Familiarity with Rural Utilities Service (RUS) specification of units of work, specifically 515a-d
  • Experience with various fiber cable technologies, including blown fiber, Corning Flex-Nap, and various PON solutions and architectures
  • Experience with fiber optic testing standards, equipment and processes
  • Experience with Aerial and Underground fiber cable design
  • Availability for routine travel to local job sites for field engineering, site survey and auditing purposes
  • Ability to periodically travel to company, customer and construction sites within the USA
  • Periodic air travel will be required
Please Note: This job description is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills and due to the changing nature of the job is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice. This position is exempt based on the FLSA laws. Nexius uses E-verify and third party background check services during the hiring process.


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