Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0084
Post Date 7/11/2018
Title Network Engineer
City Whitehorse
Province/Territory YT
Closing Date 9/30/2018

Applications are now being accepted for a full-time position of Network Engineer located in Whitehorse, YT.

The Network Engineer is responsible for managing and optimizing Northwestel’s infrastructure resources as they pertain to the commercial video distribution network including capacity management, optimizing system performance and providing configuration intelligence to assist in proactively ensuring that adequate network and OSS (Operational Support Systems) capability is provided for current and future needs. This network is a shared resource and consequently must be optimized in cooperation with other services including, but not limited to, consumer internet access. In addition, this position provides technical support to ensure network needs are technically feasible, promptly and accurately addressed, tracked and planned through the close interface with Planning with input from Operations and all known business requirements. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES 1. Plan and manage capacity for the elements of the video distribution network. 2. Build engineering recommendations, and network deployment plans. 3. Complete designs, or participate in design reviews and provide input into cutover plans. 4. Provide technical support to field technicians as required. 5. Proactively support the management of operational problems through to solution, thus ensuring optimum utilization and performance of assets. 6. Asset optimization and repurposing. 7. Predicting and reporting assets replacement requirements based on age, ROI, capacity etc. – this includes ensuring that records are maintained for the various elements of the network to ensure accurate information is maintained. 8. Release Management, including patch management (or) coordination of patches. 9. Change management (overall coordination of change) on the assets being monitored. 10. The incumbent is required to keep abreast of new technologies and changes in technologies and identify their training requirements.


Relevant Engineering Degree with 2+ years of relevant experience and/or Technical Diploma with 4+ years or relevant experience

Advanced knowledge of Radio Frequency (RF) engineering

Advanced knowledge of Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networking

Advanced knowledge of Cable Head End technologies

Advanced knowledge of Cable internet technologies

Experience with SAP or an ERP preferred.



As a safety conscious COR™ Certified organization, we have an established and comprehensive safety program.  We expect all employees to participate in our organizational health and safety programs, adhering to all safe work procedures focused on continuous improvement.

Northwestel values diversity in the workplace and is committed to the goals of Employment Equity. We strive to achieve a skilled workforce that is representative of the population we serve, and as a Northern company, we are committed to the employment and career development of our Indigenous peoples. Candidates must clearly indicate on their application if they are an Indigenous person, a woman, a person with a disability, or a visible minority if they wish to receive hiring preference

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