Field Engineer - Frankfurt am Main, Germany


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 215 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. 


  • Connect customers to the Cogent network at the Cogent Points of Presence (POP)
  • Fiber optics network field activity, Long haul and metro on Transport and Routers
  • Implementation of long haul and metro network augmentation, coordination and installation
  • Work with Network Planning to provide Field perspective
  • Work with Cogent NOC solving problems on the Cogent network
  • Organize projects with contractors and internal staff


Work outside Frankfurt am Main area 30% of time, rest of time a mix between field work in the Frankfurt area and hhome office. Daily attendance at a Cogent office is not required. More than 3 years experience on telecommunication networks.

  • Required
    • Working knowledge of telecom infrastructure
    • Experience in the use of optical test equipment, including power meters, OTDRs and OSAs and interpretation of test results
    • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills
    • High-energy individual with interpersonal skills to work effectively with others, motivate peers and drive project to completion
    • Field experience in DWDM / SDH / IP networks
    • Good English level
  • Desired
    • Experience managing vendors and carriers
    • Successful project management experience
    • Technical school degree

This position reports to the Field Engineering Manager of the region.

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Cogent Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer.