From Jersey to California
The 10 Coolest Job Openings in Telecom
Nov. 6, 2008 (Vol. 29, No. 22)
Could you resist a “!!$$Hot Telecom Manager Position$$!!”?
DAS Enterprises hopes not, and foregoes the traditional lack-of-symbols-in-a-job-description rule in an attempt to grab your attention. However, if you aren’t tempted by dollar signs and exclamation points, maybe a big chunk of cash or a beachfront office will jump off the page at you. It’s true – despite the rocky economy, telecom managers are still in demand.
Voice Report pored over 50 current job openings to find the 10 absolute coolest available telecom manager positions. If your job is getting to you – or your current employer starts downsizing – you might want to check these out:
A Big Fat Paycheck
• Make a Sharp Decision to Earn More: If you don’t mind relocating to New Jersey, you could be earning from $130,000 to $145,000 a year! Sharp Decisions has a job opening for a global telecommunications manager, and if you have at least 10 years of experience and have a highly technical background, you could land the highest paying gig among those found in our job search. Get more info here.
• Old-School Bling: If you want to work in higher education, the computing and telecommunication services director position at Kansas State University might be a good pick for you. You’d serve as the university’s senior technology infrastructure manager, and would oversee approximately 50 professionals and a multi-million dollar budget. Make $115,000 to $130,000 a year, and revisit your college days! Get more info here.
• Howdy, Paycheck! With the salary Clearpoint Technology Inc. would pay you to be its telecom manager, you would be able to afford a top-notch cowboy hat to wear around your new home in Houston. In addition to the $115,000 to $130,000 salary, Clearpoint lures applicants with a “vibrant, fun work environment populated by loyal staff members who care deeply for [their] clients and contractors.” Get more info here.
An Exciting Place to Live and Work
• A Day at the Beach: Stressful day at work? Chill out with an ocean dip at sunset! Take the telecom position in Carlsbad, Calif., and say hello to a year-round vacation. Your responsibilities? Oversee telecom services, implement and maintain Internet connectivity, and leave the beach long enough to make it into the office. Get more info here.
• Sin City: If you don’t mind living where “whatever happens stays,” consider the telecom manager position for Clearwire Corporation in Las Vegas. This network-design-centered position would put you in charge of planning and implementing upgrades to the internal communication networks, products and infrastructure. If you’d never tire of the chaos that is Vegas, this might be the job for you! Get more info here.
• Hello, Hills! Is it possible for you to run into Jerry Seinfeld on your lunch break at your current job? If star-gazing would brighten your day, consider working for a non-profit in Los Angeles. You would work with both telecom and Windows administration. You’d even be giving back; the company specializes in “addressing the needs of senior citizens through a community setting environment.” Get more info here.
• Kiss Cold Weather Goodbye: If you dread dragging yourself to work on cold winter mornings, consider relocating somewhere that skips winter altogether! Working as a telecom manager in Boca Raton, Fla., you’ll be just minutes from the coastline. If you have 7 or more years of experience and are familiar with Avaya equipment, you could be headed to sunny Florida … that is if you don’t mind living 10 minutes from your parents! Get more info here.
An Out-of-the-Ordinary Job
• Radio Broadcasting in the Capital City: It doesn’t get more exhilarating than working for a 24-hour, 7-day-per-week broadcasting operation. As the radio maintenance and telecommunications manager for the Broadcasting Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., you would be a first-line supervisor in radio maintenance, as well as provide direct supervision and guidance to the technical staff. In addition to the benefits of being a federal employee, you’d make about $83,000 to $108,000 a year. Get more info here.
• Help Sick Children: There are not many places you can work where you’d have as much of an impact as at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. You’d help plan and design future infrastructure, as well as manage technical staff and implement new network and telephony initiatives. Get more info here.
• Have the Business World at Your Fingertips: If you are looking for an exciting, fast-paced job environment, look no further than the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Hailed by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the “World’s Best Places to Stay,” according to the hotel’s Web site, the hotel is at the pinnacle of world business travel. As assistant manager of telecommunications, you would have responsibilities in supervising, finances and general management. Get more info here. (