Lead Communications Engineer

Ashburn, VA, Asst. Supt. Technology Services Office
Oct 12, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
Full Time
This position plays a critical role as technology owners within the Department of Digital Information Infrastructure and Engineering team. The Lead Communications Engineer utilizes their skills, experience, and talent to recommend, design, implement, and support next generation technologies across the enterprise. The position will be responsible for primary technical ownership of communications technologies currently used in LCPS to include switching, routing, wireless networking, telephony, and unified communications systems.


The following information is intended to describe the overall nature and scope of the work being performed in relation to the position. This is not a comprehensive listing of all responsibilities or tasks; other work may be assigned when deemed appropriate:
• Develops strategies and collaborates with technical and non-technical staff on core infrastructure projects.
• Develops all appropriate processes to ensure the district gains maximum benefit from supported technologies.
• Designs and deploys new systems and enhancements to existing systems.
• Manages network, voice, and unified communication engineering projects and reports status updates to senior leadership.
• Measures effectiveness of existing core infrastructure systems and strategically design and implements improvements.
• Supports and implements technology within LCPS that includes switching, routing, wireless networking, firewall, internet content filter, telephony, and unified communications solutions from vendors including Avaya, Cisco, Meraki, Fortinet, and others.
• Builds process to ensure efficient support of all core infrastructure systems.
• Resolves complex network and voice engineering issues while working collaboratively with other departments.
• Resolves network and voice issues by applying outstanding communication, analytical, technical, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills to ensure all systems operate effectively and efficiently to maximize education opportunities for students.
• Monitors and tests system performance to include delivering of statistics and reports.
• Provides guidance to other technical staff.


• Bachelors• degree in technology field from an accredited university or college
• Five years• experience with developing and maintaining core infrastructure systems
• Experience servicing computer system and networks
• Proven working experience supporting core infrastructure systems to include wired and wireless networking (LAN/WAN), data circuit management, firewall management, and associated network monitoring tools as well as analog, digital, VoIP and UC solutions
• Ability to align core infrastructure projects and initiatives with division mission and goals
• Ability to conduct research into new technologies and determine fit for division
• Ability to train staff in the operation of data and voice networks
• Strong customer service, organization, and communications skills

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly talking. expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. The employee must possess normal cognitive abilities including the ability to learn, recall and apply certain practices and policies. Frequently sitting and/or remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Additional Details

Professional Salary Scale , Level 2

This is an Exempt position.
Reports to: Supervisor, Communications Engineering

The Loudoun County School Board is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, or genetic information in employment or in its programs and activities. LCPS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Assistant Superintendent for Department of Human Resources and Talent Development
Loudoun County Public Schools
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148

Tel: 571-252-1100

How To Apply

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Please be sure to upload the following:

• Three (3) current professional references (Name, phone number, email address). At least one reference should be a current supervisor or most recent supervisor.
• Resume
• Letter of Interest

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