Network Planner (FTTH)
Fully Remote

Essentia is seeking an experienced Network Planner to lead the strategic planning and implementation of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) greenfield networks. This role will coordinate with internal engineering staff to create schematics within customer design parameters. Ideal candidates have experience working in high-growth environments. 



  • Leading the planning of FTTH networks to align with customers’ strategic goals while accounting for capacity tracking, type of electronics, and fiber count.
  • Creating feasibility designs for project areas.
  • Completing data preparation.
  • Generating High-Level Design (HDL) and Low-Level Design.
  • Conveying complex technical topics into layman terms while under time constraints.
  • Meeting deadlines, tracking activities, and managing time in accordance with priorities.
  • Working seamlessly with Senior Leadership and cross-functional teams.
  • 5+ years of experience in planning large fiber networks utilizing a diverse set of technologies and vendors.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred (in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Math).
  • Knowledge of telecommunications network design, including industry practices, policies, programs, and standards.
  • Experience with GIS-based mapping systems, including ESRI and Google Earth.
  • Familiarity working with AutoCAD, ADTRAN, and Calyx equipment.
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple priorities at one time while meeting deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication (both written and verbal) and customer service skills.