Starry: National Network Operations Manager

About Starry:

Starry is reinventing the way people connect to the internet. Our mission focuses on two things. First, were making the experience of accessing the internet simple, transparent, and delightful. Second, were bringing that experience to underserved communities around the world. We approach our mission with a cutting-edge wireless technology, customer service designed to delight, and a culture of innovation and intellectual curiosity.

Who were looking for:

Starry is seeking an experienced Network Operations Manager to join our growing team. You will operate and protect our fiber, wireless, routing, and IP transit assets for national backbone, regional backhaul, and last mile networks. Starry prides itself in handling the entire customer experience for internet delivery to the end user, from the consumer friendly Starry Station Dual Band 802.11ac router, which was designed in-house, to custom networking equipment allowing us to deliver gigabit speeds over existing in-home cabling, to custom in-house designed point to multi-point wireless system for the last-mile delivery of gigabit capable wireless from a pre-5G system to a residential dwelling.

This position will ensure the continuity of the bits flowing from one end to another without restriction and assist in restoring service as quickly as possible when an issue does occur.

This position is full time, Wednesday to Sunday, and work from home; however, you must be based in one of the following areas: California, Massachusetts, New York state, New Jersey or Washington D.C.

Who you are:

  • You work quickly, independently, and with great attention to detail
  • You are committed to providing consistently high level of support, going above and beyond in every incident and each interaction you have with Starry internal stakeholders because you care deeply about representing our brand and team
  • You have a high degree of personal tact and the ability to synthesize complex technical scenarios to a distributed team of Engineers and Field Technicians
  • You have strong knowledge of hardware, routing, switching, and networking equipments

What You'll Do:

  • Participate in the 24/7 support of the Starry network, serving as first point of contact for any network related event and ensuring each event is brought to resolution and any appropriate remedial work is scheduled and completed
  • Serve as primary point of contact for internal teams on complex/escalated technical issues related to the Starry network
  • Monitor network infrastructure and resolve and/or escalate events in real time, escalating when necessary and managing incidents and events to resolution
  • Drive reductions in MTTR, incidents and events striving for preemptive and preventive actions wherever possible
  • Identify issues in the network from automated reporting that impact as little as one customer, and own the fix process end-to-end
  • Remotely support teams in the field during bring up and maintenance of equipment
  • Create and manage schedule of Analysts supporting the network 24/7
  • Maintain schedule of outstanding, ongoing, and upcoming internal and external maintenance
  • Ensure network monitoring software is always up to date with recent additions to the Starry Network (configuring, adding new devices, etc)

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of NOC or troubleshooting customer service experience working with telco/ISP/cable networks, complex technical services, or for a SaaS company
  • Excellent network layer 1-3 experience
  • Proven IT experience in managing professional networks and related devices, tools, and processes
  • Strong people and project management skills
  • Basic Linux system knowledge
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco and Cisco-like devices
  • Ability to work from home in a quiet, dedicated space as well as occasional travel to our downtown Boston office
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the position such as bustling about, standing, bending, or sitting for the duration of your shift

Bonus Points if

  • You've worked at an Internet Service Provider and constantly wanted to tear all the systems you used apart and build something better. Specifically, you have experience working in a NOC or other network support related role.
  • You're as comfortable working in a terminal as you are in a GUI.
  • You write scripts to handle repetitive tasks (or you have a desire to learn how!).
  • You've used ticketing, issue tracking, and project tracking softwares such as Zendesk and Jira.
  • You love new technology, IoT, and have a large library of devices in your home.

We work hard, so we take care of each other and try to enjoy ourselves along the way. We have:

  • Premium medical, dental, and vision coverage with no employee contribution required
  • Life insurance and short & long term disability insurances with no employee contribution required
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Happy Interneting!

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.

Starry, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, creed, color, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, veteran status, military status, application for military service or any other class protected by state or federal law.
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