Headend Tech



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Frederick, MD - Professional - (USA) 7470 New Technology Way (Professional) MD Frederick , MD 21703

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Headend Technician


*This is a FT Direct Hire position

Do you bring 4+ years of CATV, Broadband or Networking experience? Does your experience include advanced knowledge of RF and IP technologies, HFC design, as well as optical test equipment (such as OTDR, Optical Spectrum Analyzer, Fiber Light Identifier, Optical Fiber Scope and Optical Power Meter)?

In this position you will:

* Troubleshoot communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols.

* Setup and operate legacy headend equipment including but not limited to signal processors, modulators, demodulators, IRD's and IRT's

* Responsible to analog and digital channel level measurement and quality testing along with periodically testing of equipment and quality of signal throughout the network.

* Install, maintain, and perform testing and required documentation of emergency alert systems.

* Under supervision, be responsible for the delivery of high quality off-air, satellite, microwave, and digital transport programming up to the outside plant (point of demarcation from ISP facilities) utilizing, maintaining and installing a variety of optical and electrical interfaces including but not limited to coaxial cable, microwave, fiber optic transmission, CAT 6 to name a few typical technologies. This includes the installation, construction, operation and repair, with root cause analysis of all equipment associated with the Headend.

Qualified candidates will bring:

* 4+ years of CATV, Broadband or Networking experience

* IT certifications in Linux, servers, etc.

* Expertise to differentiate between different sizes and colors of wires and to make cable connections in tight spaces by bending, reaching, twisting as well as work with small components and wires to make cable connections.

* Basic understanding of the newest telephony technology and configurations

* Working knowledge of Windows-based Personal Computers including experience with Windows based applications including Microsoft Office suite products, CADD, Outlook and Internet. Comfortable with Agile and traditional development methods.

* Skill in using small hand and power tools.

This position comes with:

* A generous salary

* A complete benefits package

* An opportunity to work close to home