Network Operations / Service Assurance Support II

Cox Communications
Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 03, 2024
Apr 08, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
The primary responsibility of the Service Assurance Technician II is to provide advanced technical support by functioning as a part of a 24x7x365 operations environment.

This is a highly specialized support organization that is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a Service Provider. This role requires the use of applied technical knowledge and practical experience to resolve complex issues. This role will be responsible for correlating incoming tickets, proactively discovering trends or issues impacting a greater customer segment and then extrapolating that data to determine if these events are tied to a larger incident.

This role requires a high degree of proficiency with the incident management process as they will be expected to manage fix agents, boundary partners and leadership communications during an extended event. This role will also require familiarity with incident management, change management, problem management, and other ITIL processes. This role assists with change conflict mitigation, knowledge management and other ITIL process and documentation needs.

The Service Assurance Technician II must be a motivated team player that can see projects to completion, work independently, and be willing to assist other staff in areas not specific to their duties. Excellent communication skills are expected as the role will require the ability to translate technical issues for both technical and non-technical audiences.

Primary Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Must be able to work shifts as assigned in the 24/7 operations.
  • Functions on a 24-hour call-in basis in the event of serious incidents, as required.
  • Provides advanced technical support, customer and product support and problem resolution for the Cox network encompassing residential, Cox Business and Enterprise platforms and services.
  • Monitor network and other infrastructure traffic and performance while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction by providing services fully compliant with the Service Level Agreements (SLA) and minimizing impact on customer service and driving restoration of these issues.
  • Resolve incidents within defined time and escalate unresolved incidents to appropriate fix agents.
  • Manages internal phone queues to assist with live troubleshooting in accordance with defined service level agreements.
  • Track, re-direct and escalate the workflow of incidents to subsequent support levels as needed to restore/repair incidents.
  • Validate operational success of deployments/maintenances.
  • Comply with established Change Management and Incident Management processes.
  • Performs as Incident Commander for outages as required, to ensure effective and timely communications and coordination of resources (e.g. Technical Support Office, partners, customer) and required notifications.
  • Responsible for completing After Action Reviews post service affecting (Critical, Major) or high visibility events.
  • Validates network or other infrastructure redundancy through ongoing testing as necessary.
  • Open cases with hardware vendors and drive for solutions within required SLAs
  • Applies advanced skills to resolve complex incidents independently.
  • Adherence to applicable legal, regulatory and security policies



  • High School Diploma/GED and 3 years' experience in a related field. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as any level degree/certification beyond a HS diploma/GED in a related discipline; or 5 years' experience in a related field
  • Troubleshooting experience with telecommunications related technologies (e.g. HFC, video, voice, data, transport, IT and other related equipment)
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant protocols (e.g. SIP, MCGP/NCS, SS7, DHCP, IP Networking, and Telephony Switching Platforms)
  • Advanced knowledge of relevant tools/analyzer programs (e.g. Hammer XMS, Wireshark, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail


  • Familiarity with element management systems for data and transport equipment
  • Familiarity with monitoring and ticketing systems
  • Familiarity with Event/Incident/Problem/Change Management processes in MSO environment
  • Bachelor's degree in technology field, electronics, or a minimum of two to four years of experience supporting high-availability services in an ISP, Enterprise, or MSO Network Operations environment.
  • Two years of experience with Event/Incident/Problem/Change Management processes in MSO environment
  • Two to five years of experience in Technology field along with technology certifications
  • Displays expert level written, oral, problem solving, interpersonal, leadership, presentation, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout the organization.
  • Provided general guidance/direction training junior level personnel.
  • Demonstrated peer leadership capabilities.
  • Understanding of routing protocols (i.e. BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, TCP/IP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA) or Alcatel Lucent Technologies (ALU) certifications, Linux, SYS Admin
  • Experience troubleshooting RF networks with a focus on tracking and resolving issues.
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco, Juniper, Motorola data products and/or Alcatel-Lucent, Infinera, and Fujitsu transport products
  • Hands on technical experience with PBX systems with working knowledge of terminology, and processes associated at a vendor level maintaining one of the above types of systems.
  • Must be able to understand & interpret networking and architectural diagrams including the roles and responsibilities of routers, load balancers, firewalls, DHCP server (TFTP/KDC/TOD), IP addressing/sub-netting.

USD 28.08 - 42.12 per hour


Hourly base pay rate is $28.08 - $42.12/hour. The hourly base rate may vary within the anticipated range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate's knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include commission (annual, monthly, etc.) and/or an incentive program.


Employees are eligible to receive a minimum of sixteen hours of paid time off every month and seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

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