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IP Planner

Department name: Information Technology
Business unit: TOPS
Position ID: J0323-0023

A little about us

What we do at Shaw matters - in a world where being connected has never been more critical, we bring the best wireline and wireless technology and solutions together to create exceptional customer experiences. Every day we help millions of Canadians live their best-connected lives through the strength, capacity and combined power of our Fast LTE and Fibre+ networks.

At Shaw we say we’re brighter together, and we believe it’s the diverse mix of brilliant people here that really makes us shine. When you join our team, you’ll see we are so much more than just a company. Shaw connects you with limitless opportunity, an incredible culture, career development and a great benefits package. We are a friendly, collaborative group, and we have a lot of fun finding new ways to delight our customers.

Come dream bigger and brighter with Shaw.

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an IP Planner to join our Access team. This position is responsible for understanding a large Ethernet and IP network consisting of routers and switches from Cisco and Nokia being the most widely deployed technology and by creating innovative solutions to address optimization and consolidation network opportunities.
Applicants must have at least 2 years of working experience with Nokia and/or Cisco routing equipment and be knowledgeable on common Ethernet and IP protocols to include VPNs, VPRN, VPLS, MPLS and Spanning Tree. Candidate must also be an effective communicator working closely with Network Engineering, Tire-2 support, field operations and network deployment team. Please note this role will be sporting the Freedom Mobile portfolio.

A typical day

• Provide design & E2E connectivity IP plan for 3GPP, LTE & upcoming 5G network.
• Analyze existing extensive IP network, find optimization opportunities and develop IP plans for traffic migration to fiber based MPLS backbone.
• Prepare detailed IP Engineering design & configurations scripts for install and commission of Cisco/Nokia Carrier grade routers.
• Analyze existing network architecture and make recommendations for improved L2, L3 VPNs, VPRN VPLS, e-pipe, OSPF, IS-IS, SR-MPLS & BGP routing technologies.
• Maintaining private and public IP address for the network elements and develop expansion of IP based infrastructure in telecom network environment.
• Create short- and medium-term proactive capacity plans for development of IP & Ethernet network infrastructure.
• Design, engineer and recommend hardware solution to support growth and capacity augment.
• Work as a part of a team as well as be able to perform as an individual with minimal supervision.

Your skills/experience

• Knowledge of the following Transmission and TCP/IP standard telecommunication practices and technologies is must:
o Ethernet Switching
o IP Routing
• Knowledge of 3GPP (IMS/LTE/UMTS/HSPA) wireless standards, QoS, including end-to-end signaling and traffic flows and interworking with RF
• Distinguished knowledge of IP design including TCP/IP, VPN concepts in IP/MPLS multi-vendor environment, Nokia and Cisco routing/switches, network management
• Minimum a bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking / Engineering
• Preferred Certification –CCNA & CCNP (NRS-1, NRS-2 will be considered as added qualification)
• Confident with logical diagram, presentation and communication skills

Other details

• This position requires the successful completion of a criminal and credit background check
• The successful candidate will be hired and based at our Freedom Mobile location in Toronto, ON.

Posting closing date: March 31, 2023

At Shaw, we believe diversity and inclusion are integral to the continued growth and success of our entire company. We believe diversity and inclusion enhances our Company’s culture and creates a sense of belonging where people feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work. This in turn promotes innovation through harnessing the variety of experiences, thoughts, and perspectives our employees have to offer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, or any other identifying characteristic.

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.