Central Office Engineer - Washington, DC, Northern VA


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 Ethernet transport services. Cogent's facilities-based, all-optical IP network backbone provides IP services in over 204 markets globally. 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. Matching 401k and stock options are also included.


  • Specify, order and track space and power requirements at hub sites and collocation centers.
  • Calculate power needs for various equipment configurations.
  • Size and specify generator requirements, AC feeds, cables and transformers.
  • Coordinate power maintenance with field and network operations
  • Manage, track and optimize existing space and power inventory
  • Work with Network Planning to project and optimize space and power requirements at over 1000 sites globally.
  • Work with Real Estate managing vendors.
  • Work with Information Systems on specifying tools to manage space and power inventory.
  • Maintain proficiency in up-to-date technological developments in electrical power systems (AC and DC), cable management systems and equipment infrastructure.
  • Provide Coordination between field managers and main office on construction projects.



  • 5+ years experience with central office and/or data center infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of AC and DC power systems
  • Experience designing central offices, data centers and rack layouts.
  • The ability to travel 20% of the time
  • Project management experience.
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers, and drive project to completion


  • Experience managing vendors and carriers
  • Familiarity with telco operations
  • Successful project management experience
  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent experience, certifications, or training


This position is located in Washington, DC or Northern Virgnina. To apply, please submit your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Cogent is one of the world's largest Internet Service Providers, delivering high quality Internet, Ethernet and Colocation services to over 84,000 Enterprise and NetCentric customers. Cogent serves over 204 markets in 43 countries across its facilities-based, all-optical IP network.

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