DTI Lead Telecommunications Technologist

Open to Department of Technology & Information Employees Only

Recruitment #040819-MUAD51-110300

Summary Statement

The principal responsibilities for the Lead Telecommunications Technologist include overall strategic and technical management of a world class Telecommunications Team, which focuses on value-adding initiatives, technologies, processes, policies and procedures. Promotes leading-edge thinking and develops innovative and best practice IT strategies for systems that are aligned with government practices. Inspires and motivates staff by being a catalyst for creative problem solving, solution generation, implementation and teamwork.

The Lead is responsible for the full life cycle of enterprise-wide telecommunications solutions, forecasting and developing an enterprise infrastructure and provides the foundation for highly functional and stable systems. The selected individual will have high expectations of accomplishment and extraordinary strategic and technical knowledge and people skills.

The Lead Telecommunications Technologist will report to the Telecommunications Team Director.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  • Candidate must have 8 years’ experience and expert level skills in VMware, ACI Network Infrastructure, SDN and Automation Tools (ie Chef/Ansible).

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for DTI Lead Telecommunications Technologist:

Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training.

  • Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, with emphasis in Computer Science, Information Systems, Telecommunications, or a related field.
  • Possess a minimum of 8 years senior engineering leadership in Telecommunications (operations, design, and implementation).
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' experience developing detailed technical and functional requirements. 
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' experience analyzing and deciding among alternative solutions to current and anticipated IT needs with emphasis on identifying creative solutions to IT problems within applicable constraints.
  • Possess a minimum of 5 years' experience with LAN/WAN/Telephony fundamentals, including knowledge of Network Operating System functions and Information Security issues, best practices, policies and standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory fingerprint based criminal background check administered by the Delaware State Police is required as a Condition of Hire.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. DTI participates in E-Verify. DTI does not provide employment-based sponsorship.


To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at www.delawarestatejobs.com.


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