Director, Network Planning


Connect Holding LLC

Charlotte, NC
Full Time
3y ago

Company Description

At Connect Holding LLC, we are reimagining how people live, work, play and connect by providing the highest-speed fiber optic internet experience in twenty states throughout the Midwest and South.

Backed by private equity firm Apollo Global Management, our vision is to accelerate the upgrade of copper to fiber optic technologies, bringing faster and more reliable internet service to many rural markets traditionally underserved by broadband providers, while delivering best-in-class customer experience.  

Be a part of the team that will make this vision a reality….designing and building a world class fiber network and creating a customer experience second to none.

And by the way, Connect Holding LLC is our name for now; stay tuned for our brand launch!

Learn more about what we're doing here!

Job Description

As Director, Network Planning, you will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will oversee a growing company's network architecture strategy, new product network and system design, integration, and deployment.

You will lead a team of innovative network engineers responsible for planning and implementing network extension and capacity augmentation, comprehensive fiber deployment using state of the art design and technology and the architecture of the company’s XGSPON, IP/Ethernet networks. You will coordinate workloads across the team and oversee on-schedule readiness of network evolution and upgrade. You will also provide direction to the field engineering team for network optimization and capacity management guidelines.

This is an exciting opportunity to truly be creative and own the process end to end. You will regularly present findings and recommendations to senior management regarding the roadmap for network architecture, strategic capacity plans and network design changes to support ongoing and new service world-class fiber network in America!

In this critical role, you will support access, transport, data networks, and voice and data service deployment both from a network and in home experience. You will utilize business intelligence, machine learning and other analytical tools, as needed, to support business operations. You will oversee network strategy and product selection to support aggressive FTTP network build across states. You will lead and manage the new product network, operations and system integration process. Finally, you will drive network element product evaluations, testing, and material selections.



  • 10+ years of experience leading and executing large scale, multiple, simultaneous business transformation and process changes.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Technology or Engineering
  • Prior experience in network planning, network operations, and network and system integration.
  • Organizational leadership and management experience in the communications industry.
  • Prior experience with planning or engineering of large multi-state wireline FTTP network builds.
  • Experience in RFQ, evaluation, selection, and performance management of network material manufacturers.
  • Advanced understanding of the application of wireline copper and fiber network technology.
  • Innovative and strategic thinker and decision maker.
  • Problem solving and execution skills in driving transformation and change.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal and customer service skills.


  • Master’s degree in Technology or Engineering

Additional Information


We aspire to contemporary ways of working.

We are committed to being a leader in defining a new way to work because we recognize the changing mindset of today's workforce.

We meet you where you are...wherever you are, by providing sensible remote and hybrid work arrangements.

Why? Because our purpose is to reimagine how people work, learn, play and connect!

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Our benefits and paid time off programs reflect our underlying belief in promoting overall wellness through physical, emotional and financial health.

We are committed to building a team as diverse as the customers we serve.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the center of our grounding belief in Being Real. When we bring our authentic selves to work, everyone is better as a result.

A diverse team helps us be fierce advocates for more accessible, inclusive and high-quality internet, because we believe doing so promotes equity in the communities we serve.

Connect Holding LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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