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Network Optimization Specialist

Network Optimization Specialist

Location: Boulder,CO     Department: Engineering

Job Number: MR-1122

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Network Optimization Specialist                                                           

Boulder, CO


Reports To: Manager of IP Network Optimization


Company Description

Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) provides communications infrastructure solutions, including fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure to the world’s leading businesses. Customers include wireless and wireline carriers, media and content companies, cloud providers, finance and professional services and other large enterprises. Zayo provides customers with flexible solutions and self-service through Tranzact, an innovative online platform for managing and purchasing bandwidth.

Position Description

This position is responsible for Network Optimization initiatives for IP and Ethernet networks that are driven by Real Estate Forced Relocations, ISP Cost Savings, PG cost Savings, Network Modernization and Access Cost Reductions.  You will be responsible for analyzing and auditing traffic on existing network/device, design new path, traffic migration and updating database.              

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Planning – Internal review of project to see cost and potential optimization at order/service level.  Existing equipment and new equipment, migration path.
  • Engineering – Physical and logical audit of the circuits, notate database logistics
  • Engineer capacity details, such as router port, cross-connect, metro/in-building dark fiber
  • New circuit design and documentation
  • Create statement of work, create internal order forms (via Salesforce.com)
  • Operations -Create MOP, Schedule MR by contacting customer by phone or email
  • Secure internal resource NCC and Local Field Operation to get assistance in circuit migration
  • Update status and progress in salesforce on a daily and regular basis
  • Verify and update project documentation
  • Implementation and migration to complete optimization
  • Disconnect equipment
  • Update Database to complete the project

Knowledge, Skills , and Abilities Required:

  • Detail oriented, quality driven, self-directed, and self-motivated team player
  • Familiar with fundamentals of IP routing and switching, including BGP, DNS, IP address management
  • Flexible schedule to support after-hours maintenance operations
  • Proficient with Juniper Routers & Switches (hands-on) and/or Cisco Routers & Switches (hands-on)
  • Direct and recent experience troubleshooting router connectivity in a complex routed network environment
  • Direct and recent experience using a router CLI to provision IP/Ethernet services
  • Familiar with fundamentals of provisioning fiber based circuits in a datacenter environment, including patches, cross-connects, risers, and backhaul
  • Experience working in a team within a complex and fast paced environment
  • Good problem solving skills with the ability to focus on the salient facts in order to resolve an issue
  • Experience organizing multiple, time sequenced tasks across several concurrent projects
  • Experience with Junos and Cisco IOS XR is must
  • Familiar with Google docs & sheets, email
  • Good communication skills – verbal and written


  • Two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Two years of experience in the area of IP routing and network engineering
  • Preferred Certification – JNCIA, CCNA


  • Competitive compensation
  • Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance
  • Fitness membership discounts
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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