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Sr. Networking Engineer - Aviation (Project)

Job ID: 31962
Department: Technology Department
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Fiber Optic Implementation and Collaboration, including initial planning, design, implementation, turnover, and support. Oversight is required to ensure that the Aviation fiber infrastructure is properly installed, documented, and maintained to support the fiber transformation of Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK airports. The project includes oversight of fiber deployment, testing, and turn-up of each airport's optical infrastructure. Under the direction of the Infrastructure Manager, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing fiber deployment in duct banks, conduit, and other fiber paths throughout the facilities
  • Managing the documentation of fiber cable strands in a database and validating accuracy
  • Documenting fiber optic designs and maintaining design documents of various phases of fiber conduit changes
  • Surveying existing fiber optic cabling to determines current strand usage, cable utilization, and additional deployment needs
  • Tracking timelines for phases of airport terminal and facility/building changes to ensure fiber connectivity/availability to all operational systems
  • Perform operational support on an as-needed basis
  • Driving to multiple facilities as requested/required
  • Planning, creating, and modifying detailed designs in support of new networks and Moves/Adds/Changes to existing networks
  • Performing site surveys, validating customer and system requirements, and proposing network solutions to meet the functional requirements
  • Determining space, environmental, cabling, uplink, and logical connectivity needs
  • Understanding future facility plans and how new projects would integrate with long-term designs
  • Creating task lists and assisting with project planning steps as well as effort levels
  • Generating and executing implementation plans to deploy functional systems
  • Identifying project risks potentially impacting implementation, timeline, and technical success of each design and deployment effort
  • Perform implementation of network infrastructure solutions
  • Updating and presenting project status to departments, management, project managers, and others as needed or requested
  • Adhering to network hardware, software, design, process, and deployment standards and contributing to their development and refinement
  • Interfacing with departments, individuals, teams within the Technology Department, service providers, vendors, end users, key stakeholders, and other parties
  • Support of off-hours work as requested/required
  • Capability to lift and mount/rack network equipment as necessary for the implementations

Additional Notes:  This is a Project Position




Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Experience as a manager, leading a technical networking group of administrators / engineers or leading technical networking project teams for a minimum of two (2) years
  • Experience as an individual contributor of hands-on network engineering / deployment work for a minimum of four (4) years
  • Excellent written and oral communication (In English) required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study plus 2-4 years of experience required.  3-6 years of experience in Networking Project Management may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Excellent Microsoft tools skills – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Positive mental attitude and excellent teamwork as well as leadership skills

Technical experience and capability in the following areas:

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks
  • Capability to plan, design, coordinate, implement, configure, test, and activate core networking technologies in a production environment
  • Capability to design and implement networking solutions across various disciplines
  • Proficient in network design concepts including TCP/IP, routing (EIGRP and BGP), and switching
  • Proficient in Cisco routers and switches, including configuration, troubleshooting, and management
  • Proficient in network monitoring technologies including SNMP, Syslog, NetFlow, sFlow
  • Capability and flexibility to work on a variety of network management platforms and tools
  • Capability with network monitoring tools including Prime, Solarwinds, and Riverbed
  • Proficient in current voice, video, wireless, optical, and data networking
  • Understanding of Dynamic Host Configuration (DHCP) services, Domain Name Servers (DNS), endpoint profiling/posturing, and IP address design/management
  • Knowledge of load balancing and application networking
  • Capability with wireless networking, access points, controllers, and 4G for network redundancy
  • Knowledge of authentication technologies and servers including ACS and Cisco ISE
  • Knowledge of Cisco Call Manager, Cisco IP phones, and VoIP technology
  • Knowledge of unified communications technologies and SIP
  • Knowledge of video transport, encoding/decoding, and multicasting technologies
  • Knowledge of optical network technologies including OTN, CWDM, DWDM, and ROADM
  • Capability to operate/manage networking technologies deployed within the infrastructure
  • Capability to work in various locations onsite at facilities and remain mobile, productive, functional, and reachable

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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