Field Engineer - Amsterdam, Netherlands


Cogent Communications is a multinational, Tier 1 facilities-based ISP, consistently ranked as one of the top five networks in the world and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol CCOI. Cogent specializes in providing businesses with high speed Internet access and point-to-point transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 219 markets located in North America and Europe. Since its inception, Cogent has unleashed the benefits of IP technology, building one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks in the world. This network enables Cogent to offer large bandwidth connections at highly competitive prices. Cogent also offers superior customer support by virtue of its end-to-end control of service delivery and network monitoring. Cogent offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package that takes effect within 30 days of employment. 


  • Responsible for network field activity on Cogent network in The Netherlands and Belgium and Cogent owned datacenter in Amsterdam
  • Installation of Network Elements within Cogent Communications locations.
  • Turn-up and test new customer circuits, document and communicate changes
  • Implementation of Long haul and Metro network
  • Management of contractors and providers
  • Familiar with Lone Working and able to adapt
  • Work with Network Planning and Provisioning to provide Field perspective to network deployment as well as to provide expertise in deployments.
  • Maintain proficiency within the telecommunications infrastructure, fiber, CWDM and DWDM technologies.
  • Able to work in a safe manner on the power distribution, showing competence around safe working.


Travel 30% , 5+ years experience on telecommunication networks.

  • Required
    • 5+ years of field experience in DWDM / IP networks
    • Experience in the use of optical test equipment, including optical power meters (OPM – OLS), OTDRs and OSAs, and interpretation of test results
    • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills
    • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers, and drive project to completion
    • Experience on daily operations of a Datacenter (Diesel Generator, UPS, HVAC)
    • Speak English
  • Desired
    • Project management experience
    • Driving License

This position reports to the Manager of Field Engineering.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.