Telecom Engineer / Architect--Michigan

Company Name:
Ascension Health
Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) is seeking to hire a Telecom Engineer/Architect who will be responsible for telecommunications architecture, design, and escalation level support. As a Subject Matter Expert (SME) this new associate will use their knowledge of telephony systems, voice mail, backbone infrastructure. and conferencing systems to help design and install internal and external telecommunications networks. The position is based within a local Ministry but may provide other leveraged support to other Ministries within our enterprise organization.
Minimum of six years relevant telecommunications experience required
Experience within or across telecom vendor technologies with expert level knowledge in VOIP telephony technologies.
Must have demonstrated technical leadership, a record of successful projects and satisfied clients
Must be willing to live within one hour travel of the local health Ministry
Must have reliable transportation to support other local health Ministry sites for on-call and other duties as needed
Ability to take on-call duties
Bachelors Degree in computer/information sciences, telecommunications, business/MIS or related field from an accredited college is preferred
Telephony / Network certifications
Troubleshooting Procedures
Enterprise PBX and Key systems
LEC protocols
Trunking and Traffic
Paging Services
Voice Server Applications
This Telecom Engineer/Architect will:
Be able to function as a project manager and lead engineer for the telecom team.
Define telecom hardware, high availability/fault tolerance/redundancy, security, address management, software/firmware version, patch maintenance, and reporting standards.
Prioritize replacement or upgrade of existing non-standard hardware, firmware, and software, and tools.
Create , publish and maintain up to date and accurate telecom documentation and diagrams.
Calculate trends to forecast future capacity and telecom requirements with recommendations for future direction.
Test and evaluate telecom systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.
Ascension Health ( ) is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs last year, is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 122,000 associates serving in more than 1,400 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) is a subsidiary of Ascension Health Alliance, a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum and through innovation. AHIS has a clear vision to be a leader in delivering efficient and effective IT services, measured by meeting industry performance metrics; demonstrating agility and flexibility to adapt to changes in customers' needs and business models; and providing low-cost, high-value IT service attractive to potential customers outside the organization. AHIS has more than 2,300 associates, supported by various third parties, focused on providing value to our stakeholders. In 2012, AHIS was honored to be selected by _Computerworld_ as No. 55 on its Best Places to Work in IT list, and by _Elearning!_ Media Group/Aberdeen
This position is with AHIS; located within a specific local health Ministry within Michigan.
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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