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Sr. Telecom Engineer - SONET/DWDM

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Location: Christiana, DE, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 235619
Date Posted: Jan 17, 2022
Job: Information Technology - Staff

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


Provide deep technical design expertise to support delivery and maintenance of IT solutions related to SONET/DWDM communications. Specifically, provide technical leadership supporting the deployment and provisioning of SONET/DWDM infrastructure throughout the Exelon Subsidiary Companies in accordance with established strategy, architecture and fiber deployment. Act as the primary technical interface with the Utility business and engineering vendors to ensure solution complies with technical standards and architecture. Expected to work under minimal supervision.


Provide technical expertise and/or design engineering support for deployment and provisioning of SONET/DWDM infrastructure aligned with fiber construction. Contribute to project technical architecture design and development including establishing standards where none exists and maintaining on-going configuration and maintenance of installed solution. 40%    

Assist IT Architecture and Engineering community in planning the introduction of new technologies and/or identifying the most appropriate technology choices to accomplish goals based on the Management Model.  Ensure appropriate implementation and provisioning of approved standard SONET/DWDM technology and architecture to meet Business requirements. 15%

Maintain strong relationship working with the Utility business implementing the fiber construction project and on-going maintenance of fiber infrastructure. Interfacing with and managing vendor partners supporting the construction of the SONET/DWDM infrastructure. 20%

Identify and provide Business and IT data on IT trends and developments.  Participate in IT architecture review and standards setting. Lead the development of Design Standards, white papers, conducting presentations as needed to explain why a technology is being recommended by IT. 15%

Maintain technical knowledge and business acumen within own discipline or function. 5%

Provide performance evaluations, career development feedback, and recognition as required. 5%




- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and typically 5 to 8 years experience in various SONET/DWDM multiplexing provisioning of telecommunication technologies or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

- Experience working in a substation environment including detailed understanding of specific requirements and standards for SCADA and system protection communications.

- Experience in network management platforms

- Thorough understanding of OSI layers 1, 2 and 3

- Excellent communications skills- Able to effectively communicate highly technical information in non-technical terminology (written a verbal).

- Understanding of change management principles associated with new technology implementations.

- Strong organizational skills including the ability to develop a comprehensive configuration management program for fiber inventory and SONET provisioning.

- Understanding of project management principles


- Technical certification in Nokia (Alcatel Lucent) or GE JungleMux.

- Understanding of Wave Division Multiplexing technologies

- Experience in Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent), JungleMux and Channel Bank technologies and provisioning procedures

- Detailed understanding of NERC/CIP security requirements.


- Maintains deep knowledge of technology and its application across Exelon

- Promotes knowledge via seminars, presentations and publications within IT and Exelon

- Participates in technological innovation to drive new business opportunities and solve complex business problems

- Works under minimal supervision.

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