• turtle
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  • sunset-rocks
  • jelly fish
  • diver
  • Shark

Submarine Network Engineers

Ocean Specialists, Inc. is seeking Submarine Network Engineers to support development of international fiber optic cable systems. Qualified individuals will play a vital role in the establishment of cable systems serving existing and new markets. Previous experience as a network engineer with a submarine cable system owner or supplier is essential.

Job Functions

  • Support development of international submarine fiber cable systems from inception to operations
  • Draft technical specifications for submarine fiber cable systems
  • Evaluate and adjudicate supplier proposals
  • Provide technical input to purchaser’s project manager on a regular basis
  • Perform quality assurance on terrestrial and subsea plant
  • Specify cable landing station requirements
  • Oversee installation and testing of submarine terminal equipment
  • Act as Purchaser’s representative during test and commissioning of submarine cable systems
  • Develop maintenance plans for submarine cable systems
  • Develop operations procedures, provisioning plans, and service level agreements for submarine cable systems
  • Train and mentor Purchaser’s engineers in the planning, design, and operation of submarine cable systems


  • Must have current, long-term authorization to work and reside in the United States
  • Willing to consider alternate home office locations for exceptional candidates
  • Must be available to travel internationally for durations of one to four weeks

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in relevant engineering field, computer science, or physics
  • Ten years overall experience in optical transport networks
  • Three years experience in submarine cable networks
  • Three years experience with DWDM networks
  • Two years experience with SONET/SDH or OTN networks
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical recommendations to technical and non-technical staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in the English language

Other Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with 40Gb/s or 100Gb/s coherent detection transmission systems
  • Experience with packet optical networks, COE or MPLS-T
  • Experience with telecom network management systems
  • Quality Systems experience, including familiarity with ISO-9000 practices and procedures
  • Participation in major submarine cable systems projects
  • Conversational Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Observers (MMOs and PAM operators)

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. is interested in contacting qualified, experienced marine mammal and turtle observers for potential aerial and shipboard surveys.  These are temporary positions (hourly compensation with no additional benefits) that become available when we are awarded an MMO/PAM project. Objectives of projects can include:

  • Seasonal distribution and abundance;
  • Mitigation and monitoring of potential effects from oil and gas development and disturbance, including visual and passive acoustic (PAM) monitoring surveys during geophysical (seismic) surveys; and
  • Photography and photoidentification and cataloging.

Observers may participate in surveys at a variety of domestic and international locations. Depending on the survey, this position may require substantial time spent in the field. To be added to our MMO/PAM database, submit a cover letter with CV/resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
D. Hopler, CSA Ocean Sciences Inc.,
8502 SW Kansas Ave
Stuart, FL 34997

As a marine environmental consulting firm, Continental Shelf Associates has an established track record and extremely low employee turnover rate.  Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter with CV/resume and three professional references to dhopler@conshelf.com (electronic in the body message or attached is acceptable) or D. Hopler, Continental Shelf Associates, 8502 SW Kansas Ave, Stuart, FL 34997.

CSA is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, veteran or disabled status.

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