NOC Technician III | Houston, TX

    The NOC Technician III is primarily responsible to provide real-time service and user support for VSAT Customers in the Energy, Mining, and Maritime industries that use our remote-based technology systems.  Monitors and manages the IT infrastructure and proactively addresses network issues as they are discovered and not waiting for notification by the client.  As needed performs troubleshooting, escalates problems when appropriate, and communicates service interruption information.

    To be successful in this role, incumbents must be able to quickly resolve Tier 2 and Tier 3 issues with the client in a high quality manner, or be able to reasonably elevate issues to Engineering as deemed appropriate and in an efficient manner.

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    Major Responsibilities

    Monitoring the Network

    • Monitor Network Monitor System(s) for faults and alerts and respond to problems according to provided documented procedures.
    • Open, update, and close Trouble Tickets, including information in the Accounting, Equipment, Document Area, Contact Information, and Assets tabs as needed.
    • Provide timely and detailed documentation in ticket system.
    • Create, respond, and escalate tickets as necessary to the proper support groups.
    • Ensure compliance with system procedures.
    • Troubleshoot the global beam-switching iDirect network, identifying and resolving remote issues.
    • May lead the efforts with field technicians and local management to assist in the resolution of equipment and/or network level outages.
    • Maintain and upgrade current IP network and satellite hardware.
    • Systems administration including setting  up  user  accounts, passwords  and  privileges  on  IP  PBXs,  client  portals, web  filter/firewalls,  NMS
    • Document and testing of VSAT, IP and IP telephony system installations as required.

    Customer Service

    • Assist in the resolution of support issues to decrease downtime and to bring about high levels of satisfaction to each customer.
    • Work with service providers and with management to ensure resolution of escalated technical problems.
    • May lead and mentor junior members.
    • Provide on-call 24/7/365 support for production systems, services & infrastructure
    • Will act as technical liaison between the customer, service providers, and management in order to ensure proper service levels are being met.

    Knowledge/Skill Requirement

    • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office suite.
    • Good understanding of cultural sensitivities in the areas of work
    • Network equipment, routing or switching experience
    • Cisco training – CCNA or CCNP qualifications preferred.
    • Training in IP routing, switching, security and VOIP is preferred.
    • Exceptional customer service skills driven to exceed customer expectations.
    • High level of experience with iDirect satellite networks, to include building global option files. Beam-switching experience required.
    • Experience with Network Access Technologies including iDirect, Comtech SCPC and Carrier in Carrier technologies
    • Experience with Satellite Link budgets, RF analysis, and coverage areas
    • Knowledge and familiarity with iDirect DVB-S2
    • Knowledge and familiarity with Automatic Beam Switching, iDirect, Newtech, Comtech a plus
    • Stabilized antenna systems experience, specifically with SeaTel and Intellian systems.
    • Detail oriented individual with proven ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks concurrently and within deadlines.
    • Ability to offer creative solutions and resourceful problem solving skills.
    • Energetic self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must have flexibility of working extended hours, weekends, holidays, on call and in remote and harsh environments.
    • In addition to independent qualities, the ability to work well as part of a regional/global and virtual teams across multiple geographies/vertical markets.
    • Well organized, effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
    • Ability to promote and encourage teamwork and to implement and maintain company standards at all levels to ensure the highest level of service for our customers.

    Education & Experience

    Education Requirements

    • Recognized technical qualification or relevant experience. (In U.S., Associates Degree in IT, Telecommunications, Communications is preferred or equivalent military education and experience.)

    Working Experience

    • 4+ years’ experience working in a Network Operations Center.
    • 4+ years’ experience with iDirect and/or stabilized antenna systems.
    • All necessary Certifications achieved.

    Other Requirements

    Working Conditions/Physical Elements

    • Ability to lift in excess of 20lbs and pass a physical exam as required.
    • Flexible work hours to support the department as needed.

    Travel Requirements

    • N/A

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