We love getting to know other people who are just as geeked about optical fiber as we are. If you share our mission of wanting to help make sure everyone can share knowledge, make connections and do business at the speed of light, we should talk. And if you’re self-motivated, like to travel for work and want a job with great benefits, then we should definitely talk.

We offer competitive benefits including:

  • Work From Home
  • Generous Travel Stipend
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K matching program
  • Healthcare—including FSA and HSA

  • To Join Our Team:

    Please forward your resume for consideration to


    Network Optical Engineer

    We are currently looking for a highly self-motivated, experienced optical engineer to handle integration projects. And we want the best optical engineers out there—no matter where they live. Our advanced optical engineers help service provider, enterprise and state/local government companies address complex network implementation projects, with optical fiber solutions designed to exceed the performance and customer expectations of project timing and budget.

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Lead various aspects of KORE-TEK optical integration projects including planning, staging, integration, documentation and support of solutions for KORE-TEK’s customers
    • Collect information from customers and customer facilities
    • Provide high-level design and consulting services
    • Train customers on installed products and overall network implementation
    • Work closely with sales engineers to seamlessly transition projects from beginning to end
    • Provide consultative support and mentor other network engineers in major account opportunities
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Skills: 

    • Previous optical network integration experience, service provider experience is desired
    • 4+ years of experience with all Cisco 15454 (M2, M6, & M12) and NCS series products, experience with other vendors is desired as KORE-TEK is channel and vendor friendly
    • Experience with designing and updating Cisco optical networks using Cisco design tool CTP
    • Must have extensive knowledge with Cisco MSTP (DWDM) platform
    • Understand CD & PMD and its importance in designing DWDM networks
    • Be able to test 1G, 2.5G, 10G, 100G, Fiber Channel using EXFO or JDSU test equipment
    • Cisco Optical Specialist, CCNP, CCIP or CCIE (R&S, Security, Service Provider) certifications are highly desirable and/or preferred
    • Ability to work effectively, add value as a team member and assume a leadership role for the team
    • Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
    • Ability to learn, understand and articulate multiple service provider architectures, services and products
    • Ability to take direction and work within timelines
    • Excellent computer skills including the use of Visio and Microsoft Office applications
    • Ability to lift over 50 pounds
    • Ability to physically install any network components, wiring, connectors, etc.

    Time Requirements: 

    • Salaried position includes 40 – 50 hour plus work week
    • Must be dependable and able to work outside the normal Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM workweek
    • Extensive travel may be required at times
    • Residence in Minnesota is not necessary. Relocation is not required