Northwest Fiber is about to become one of the largest internet providers in the Northwest region. If you are ready for an opportunity to shine with your engineering expertise – join us as a Billing Applications Engineer III.
The Application Engineer III is a senior level position considered to be a prime administrator and operator of all the specific applications that are used in IT for Billing & CABS.
What will you be doing? The engineer is expected to be on a 24/7 on call rotation along with the other members of the team as to ensure 5-9’s (99.999%) uptime for any and all applications. The engineer needs to be extremely knowledgeable about the inner workings of all the applications they are prime, as well as communicating that knowledge to the other team members of the applications team. The candidate is expected to communicate closely with the development teams as well as the server admins to ensure that applications are functional, usable, and reliable for use by the entire company. The engineer that will fill this role will be expected to stay up to date on all vendor based version upgrades, patches, releases, and changes to the core applications that they administer as well as creating MOP’s for rolling out any changes into the production systems.
Maintain and operate applications that are classified as Billing & CABS applications
Communicate issues to vendors for out of the box applications and form a functional plan on implementing fixes and troubleshooting the application
Document and inventory the status quo of integrated applications including external system calls of applications
Become a subject matter expert (SME) on Billing & CABS applications
Write “how to” documentation for operating and administering applications
Ensure that security requirements on all Unix / Linux servers are being adhered to
Communicate changes and recommendations to improve efficiency in applications and systems
Create MOPs and execute changes within the production environments
Identify dependencies between applications and OS level packages as well as troubleshoot problems with those interconnections
Work with cross functional groups and organizations to develop tools and solutions from use cases and requirement documents
Performs other duties as required to support the business and evolving organization
Mentor and train lower tier engineers to increase their technical ability and experience
What skills and experience do we require?
At least 5+ years of engineering and application experience working with development teams and system admin teams
At least 3+ years working in a large, geographically distributed server architecture
At least 3+ years of experience working with development teams for functional requirements on distributed server systems running internally developed applications
At least 3+ years of experience working for large telecommunications companies
At least 3+ years of networking experience with focus on server interconnections
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar field
Ability to travel up to 50% - 70% at times
Ability to be on call in a 24/7 server environment
Experience in doing large scale software upgrades and versioning changes across multiple servers
Ability to communicate effectively across multiple large organizational structures
Northwest Fiber (NWF) recently entered into an agreement to purchase Frontier Communication’s northwest operations (WA, OR, ID, and MT) – the transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2020. What this means is that we are about to become one of the largest internet providers in the Northwest region.
The leadership team of this Northwest Fiber successfully built up Wave Broadband which sold in 2018 for 2.4 billion dollars so, they know what it takes to make this new opportunity a success. Be a part of their success and feel a sense of accomplishment and pride in your work – apply today for immediate consideration!
Diverse Workforce / EEO:
NWF recognizes and strongly supports the benefits of a diverse workforce and strives to provide a culture that recognizes the unique contributions of each of our employees. NWF requires a drug test, background check, employment and education verification as conditions of employment. NWF is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, and the presence of a non-job-related handicap or disability, or any other legally protected status.