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Fiber Optic Design Engineer

Full-time Employee


Job is in Columbia, MO. For the right candidate, and on site training we would consider remote.




$24-$48/hr, based on experience

Job Description

When You Join Our Team, You Will:

Work within a team environment
Generate designs for new projects based on customer requirements
Devise methods of improving existing designs from both a cost and functional perspective
Develop network designs using information provided by field collectors, customers, and Engineers to support field staking, permitting, contracting, and construction
Analyze information gathered to determine routing as the work requires
Maintain designs and drawings in FiberSmith’s document management system
Assist in developing accurate cost projections of designs to support decision making, contracting, and eventual construction
Become and stay knowledgeable on relevant products which may be applicable to customers’ needs in the opto-electric, laser and fiber optic fields
Provide services in a professional manner, adhering to all FiberSmith standards as identified and communicated in subsequent employee training
Generate field maps for use during staking and inspection
Create and update digital maps reflective of customer requirements
Run analysis on fiber routes and described network assets (e.g., homes within a given proximity to fiber plant)
Collect or oversee collection of data on points of interest in the field, including poles, foreign utilities, and other features as necessary, using Trimbles, Topcons, Ikes and similar units
Identify, meet and/or exceed client expectations within defined parameters related to delivery of services, quality, revenue, and sales goals
Develop and maintain technical competencies as defined by departmental management.
Perform other duties as required

To Be Considered, You Will Need:

Minimum high school diploma with 3+ years practical experience in OSP design, FTTH preferable, OR college degree and some applicable experience
Proficiency with GIS software, CAD, Arc, SQL
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
High degree of accuracy and attention to detail and accountability/organizational skills
Flexibility, innovation, troubleshooting, and problem solving
Project and team skills with ability to improve overall skill set and performance of team
Strong interpersonal, communication skills as well as customer and/or vendor interface experience both written and verbal demonstrating professionalism and initiative
Self-directed, ability to multi-task and manage priorities
Quick to learn with demonstrated ability to teach peers and other team members and/or assign work as necessary
Experience with Bill of Materials, Engineering Change Notices, and other Engineering documentation
Initiative and seeks career growth
Willingness to travel up to 10-15% for shows, job sites, etc.
Valid driver’s license and clean driving record


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About Us

The Fibersmith Company is making a difference! As the world becomes more connected, it is vital that every person has access to high-speed internet, and Fibersmith is working to make it possible. Our company creates the fiber optic network design that brings the world home; our skilled team members consult with clients to discuss their technical needs and work collaboratively to create solutions.

We are looking for experienced, capable Engineering Design Consultants, from consultant to senior consultant level, to provide our clients with technical solutions and engineering advice. Our success means more opportunity for you to grow your career!

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