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OSP Senior Design Engineer

Ensure the quality of our outside plant design

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General Info

Austin, TX. preferred, U.S. remote okay
Full Time
Community Networks
Reports to:
Dir. Emerging Networks

General Description

At Underline, we are driven by a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure. We work with communities across the United States to design, finance, and construct open-access fiber-optic networks. We believe these networks are the essential foundation for ultra-fast access to information, a competitive market for content and services, job formation and reskilling for workers, distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient modern infrastructure including responsible energy creation.

We’re looking for a full-time OSP Senior Design Engineer to join the Networks team. Our Networks team is focused on launching the projects to build, light, and operate open access community networks across the U.S. This team performs detailed engineering, construction, and costs analysis of each market, and works closely with community leadership to determine the most future-ready deployment for their infrastructure needs. At Underline you will be responsible for ensuring the quality of our outside plant design. This will require staying in good communication with our engineering and construction vendors, and providing guidance on network design and optimization.

Spend your time with us as we help support the vitality and resilience of communities. If you’re interested, please submit your application to Kyle Glaeser:

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow.  We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. 

We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.

Does this sound like you?

  • You are hungry, humble, and curious
  • You are an intrinsic self-starter and enjoy taking on new challenges
  • You want to be part of the early stages of a company where everything you build matters
  • You want a highly collaborative environment, comprised of diverse subject matter experts in networking, data center infrastructure, software development, and design
  • You care about building critical intelligent infrastructure to support community vitality and resilience 

What you'd be doing:

  • Review outside plant designs in both a GIS format and in construction prints
  • Provide design recommendations and critiques back to the engineering vendor
  • Keep up to date with engineering scope of work and provide feedback
  • Provide engineering updates to the Underline Networks team
  • Monitor project timelines

Experience we require:

  • 2+ years of FTTH design experience
  • Web based GIS FTTH design experience
  • Strong remote collaboration skills
  • Travel to 4 quarterly off-site company retreats is required

Bonus points:

Hiring Manager

OSP Senior Design Engineer
Kyle Glaeser
Dir. Emerging Networks

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