Outside Plant Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Outside Plant Coordinator at The Ohio State University

Job Type
Posting Date
January 28, 2019
Location of Position

Columbus, OH

Company Summary

For 144 years, The Ohio State University's campus in Columbus has been the stage for academic achievement and a laboratory for innovation. It's where friendships are forged. It's where rivalries and revelry are born.

The university's main campus is one of America's largest and most comprehensive. As Ohio's best and one of the nation's top-20 public universities, Ohio State is further recognized by a top-rated academic medical center and a premier cancer hospital and research center. As a land-grant university, Ohio State has a physical presence throughout the state, with campuses and research centers located around Ohio.

Duties and Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Chancellor for the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the University System of Ohio, in accordance with university policies, goals, and objectives the Outside Plant Coordinator collaborates with OARnet staff on all aspects of design and maintenance of the OARnet fiber plant consisting of over 5,000 route miles of outside plant infrastructure. Coordinate with fiber vendors and contractors for existing and new spans. Provide consultation to OARnet member schools, affiliates and partners.

Manage fiber proposals, dark fiber IRU's, dark fiber bids, and other contracts associated with the OARnet dark fiber plant. Provide scope definition, engineering design review, and approvals for the OARnet fiber network. Prepare, manage and maintain project documentation, maps, CAD and KMZ drawings for all fiber routes, splice locations and vendor contacts. Attend customer and vendor meetings, perform site surveys and walk outs as necessary. Position is often required to be accessible via phone when not in the office and have Internet access to perform certain work assignments from home as well as for on-call and off-hour work requirements. Routine travel throughout the state is required.

Position Requirements


Interest in high-performance computing or modeling and simulation. Active on Github, Bitbucket, or other alternative. Experience doing software development with a team of developers.

Required Experience


Bachelor's degree in a computing, science, mathematics or engineering discipline, or combination of education and relevant professional experience. Proficient in Linux/UNIX user environment. Experience programming in a modern web programming language such as Python or Ruby, and ability to develop web applications with Ruby/Rails or Python/Django. Experience with automated web testing tools and usability assessment.  Good verbal and written communication skills.  Ability and clearance to work on export controlled projects.

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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.