Contract Analyst - Washington, DC


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 215 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.

Process Requirements and Overview of Project Tasks:

Process Requirements:

  • Work across numerous teams and functions in order to prepare and maintain in-depth analysis, modeling, forecasting, and reporting of financial and business metrics
  • Develop understanding of fiber contracts including technical, geographic, contractual and economic features
  • Prepare presentations (internal and external) of financial and operational business results and analysis.
  • Responsible for business analysis and recommendations resulting from such analysis
  • Accountable for independently gathering key data and inputs from owners across the organization
  • Responsibility for gathering key information on the competitive environment and conducting analysis
  • Proactive and regular interaction with key stakeholders including Sales, Finance, Planning Field Engineering/Construction, and Legal
  • Continually update of group database(s)
  • Serve as a key resource to senior decision-makers in the area of lease acquisition.

Planned Projects for Fiber Group

  • Creating a Coordinated, Seamless Fiber Database—Drive the integration of the existing fiber database beyond leasing data to include engineering, location and competitive data all designed to enhance the ability of the engineering, finance and fiber groups ability to access strategic information for the benefit of designing the network and driving an optimization of costs.
  • Grooming Project—Oversee an analysis of the potential to renegotiate existing fiber ring and building laterals with an objective of trying to reduce costs on a recurring basis and improving the future position of the fiber rings for future business.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent Organizational Skills
  • Excellent Communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Access
  • General knowledge of finance and accounting theory / methods
  • General knowledge of contract structure and understanding of general legal terms and concepts
  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related discipline is required, MBA preferred

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.