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Network Specialist/Engineer – Access Networks – Lubbock, TX

2022-01-17T07:37:10-05:00January 17, 2022|Career Opportunities|

N-Com, a telecommunications engineering and consulting division of John Staurulakis, Inc. (JSI) in Lubbock, TX is looking for qualified individuals to join our team. N-Com offers a flexible and vibrant work environment, the opportunity to immediately apply theoretical knowledge in real-world networks, and opportunities for career growth and advancement.


  • Analyzing and designing Fiber-To-The-Premise (FTTP) access networks for ISPs
  • Implementing network designs for access networks and configuring equipment/related systems
  • Performing network upgrades and subscriber migrations
  • Configuring and testing Ethernet circuits
  • Directly working with ISPs to troubleshoot issues in access network existing networks
  • Documenting and diagraming networks, relevant processes and troubleshooting steps
  • Communicating technical concepts in clear and understandable manner
  • Keeping up with industry developments, new technologies and best practices
  • Improving knowledge and expertise through independent research, practice and industry accepted certifications


  • Proficiency with FTTP GPON/XGS-PON/NG-PON2 and Active Ethernet technologies
  • Understanding of networking concepts and IP networks
  • Understanding of Carrier Ethernet and MEF concepts
  • Hands-on experience with access equipment from vendors such as: Adtran, Calix, Nokia, DZS, and related element management systems
  • Experience with DSLAMs and multi-service access platforms is a plus
  • Network certifications are considered a plus
  • Proficiency with standard operations of Windows-based computers and Office product suite
  • Good oral and written communication
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Attention to details and good judgment
  • Desire to learn and apply what you learn immediately

Education and Experience

  • Requires 3-5 years’ experience of operating, troubleshooting and/or designing telecommunication FTTP access networks
  • Computer/Management Information Systems or similar bachelor’s degrees
  • Engineering or Computer Science degrees are required for the Network Engineer role

Job Type

  • Full time, non-supervisory
  • Some travel required
  • On-call duties may be required
  • Applicant must be authorized to work in the U.S. and not require sponsorship
  • This is an in-office position located in Lubbock, TX

Ready to talk to us? Send resume to kvelasquez@jsitel.com.

JSI Promotes Two Senior Engineering VPs

2022-01-04T14:31:21-05:00January 4, 2022|News|

Senior Ranks Expand in Response to Unprecedented Market Opportunities, Organizational Changes

January 4, 2022, Greenbelt, MD: JSI announced today the promotion of two senior members of the company’s industry-leading engineering team: Vance Gadd has been named Senior Vice President of Fiber Network Design and Implementation, and Tom Lewis has been named Senior Vice President of Broadband IP Network Design and Management, effective immediately.

“Vance and Tom are widely respected industry veterans, with several decades’ worth of experience between them,” JSI CEO Tasos Tsolakis said in making this announcement. “Our company is exceptionally fortunate to have two experts of their caliber under the same roof, particularly at this critical juncture when so many of our clients are trying to take advantage of the unprecedented state and federal resources available for the expansion and maintenance of broadband networks in the United States.”

Prior to this announcement, Vance worked for more than 34 years as a project engineer and then Vice President of Design/OSP Engineering at the premier engineering firm Mid-State Consultants, Inc., which was acquired by JSI in August 2021. Tom has 30 years of telecom engineering experience, and most recently, he served for 16 years as the Vice President of Engineering for N-Com, Inc., a full-service engineering firm focused on rural telecommunications companies, utilities, and government agencies, which JSI acquired in September 2020.

In their new roles, Vance will lead outside plant activities across all divisions of the company, and Tom will lead all broadband IP activities, while also working with other key members of the JSI team on product innovation initiatives.

Commenting on the two promotions, Tasos noted that these changes had been made not only to respond to the ever-increasing demands within the broadband market, but to further enhance JSI’s senior engineering ranks as two other members of the company’s engineering team begin different professional transitions of their own.

“Steve Kidd, President of Mid-State Consultants, has decided to officially begin his retirement on January 30, 2022, which he graciously agreed to postpone last year in order to lead the company through its post-acquisition transition period,” Tasos said. “During his tenure at Mid-State Consultants, Steve oversaw the company’s successful transformation into one of the undisputed leaders in outside plant engineering in the United States. We are grateful that he has agreed to continue providing advice on an as-needed basis, even after his official retirement date.”

“Also, Dennis Wisdom, President of N-Com, has decided to transition into a new role as JSI’s Innovation Leader for Broadband Services, effective January 1, 2022,” Tasos added. “Dennis has been the innovation engine behind many of N-Com’s leading IP network services products, so we are excited that he has decided to continue spearheading those efforts, while working with our team and our customers on a part-time basis.”

After transitioning into their new roles, Vance will continue to be based in JSI’s office in Nephi, UT, and Tom and Dennis will remain in the company’s Lubbock, TX office.

About JSI

JSI is a full-service consulting firm, providing financial, engineering, management, operational, regulatory, and strategic assistance to independent, community-based communications providers. JSI’s business knowledge, experience and proven success help its clients plan and realize long-term success and profitability. JSI has relationships with approximately 750 communications entities in 46 states and several US territories. Headquartered in Greenbelt, MD, JSI also has offices in AK, GA, HI, LA, MI, MN, NC, TX, UT, and WI. For more information, visit the JSI website at https://jsitel.com/.

JSI-MD Donates Gifts to Local Toys for Tots Program

2021-12-27T13:23:25-05:00December 27, 2021|News|

The staff of JSI’s Greenbelt, Maryland, office recently finalized their sixteenth annual toy drive for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which led to hundreds of gifts being donated to economically disadvantaged children in the area.

The annual holiday toy drive, which has become a long-standing tradition in JSI’s Greenbelt headquarters, is organized and operated in conjunction with the local Prince George’s County Police Department as well as the Prince George’s County Toys for Tots campaign. All gifts collected through the JSI toy drive are ultimately distributed to children in need in Prince George’s County, where JSI’s Greenbelt office is located.

This year, with the generous donations and support of numerous parties, the JSI staff was once again able to provide Toys for Tots with nearly a truckload of unwrapped gifts for children of all ages, including assorted toys, games, educational books and supplies, backpacks, and sports equipment, among other items.

First launched in 1947 by U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks, the Toys for Tots program is currently led by the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charity based in Triangle, Virginia. According to the Foundation, the principal goal of the Toys for Tots program is to deliver Christmas gifts, as well as messages of hope and joy, to America’s less fortunate children. To date, the program has successfully distributed more than 604 million gifts to over 272 million children.

For additional information on the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, or to learn how to support a local Toys for Tots campaign, please visit: https://www.toysfortots.org.

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