Available in the Field Engineer marketplace are experts with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) skills, which is a mix of voice, video, and knowledge on one network. VoIP allows people to make telephone calls over broadband Internet connections rather than analog landlines. A VoIP engineer designs, tests, installs and maintains both local VoIP systems in business and large networks that cover entire regions.
VoIP Engineers use their experience with computer science, digital audio hardware, and VoIP software to install cutting-edge technologies. They also work with information technology (IT) professionals and system administrators to explain the functionality of VoIP. Many industries employ VoIP engineers to complete telecommunications work on a full-time or contract basis.
How Does VoIP Work?
Experienced VoIP engineers develop programs that convert speech and audible sounds into digital signals called codecs. These codecs condense audio into data packets and send these packets through an IP network to translate the packets back into sound at the other end of the connection.
VoIP endpoints use international telecommunication union (ITU) standard codecs viz. G.711 (standard for transmitting uncompressed packets) or G.729 (for compressed packets). ITU-T.38 is used for sending faxes over VoIP or an IP network in real time.
VoIP network Engineer job responsibilities include dealing with all engineering assignments for VoIP enterprises, planning technology roadmaps, designing all VoIP/IP-PBX telephone devices along both internal and external requirements for an organization. Also, the VoIP Engineer will be required to keep SLAs for all organizational IP telephony applications.
Engineers coordinate with technicians and execute installation along with relocations of several technology solutions within the network.
VoIP engineers analyze customer requisite for advanced services and coordinate with companies and develop suitable voice solutions for clients.
Usually, VoIP Engineer job duties differ in many organizations. However, a standard VoIP Engineer job description includes the following attributes to complete the organizational objectives:
- Plan the specified designs per customer’s requirements and deliver quick enterprise solutions.
- Provide support for SIP- and TDM-based software installations with enhanced media gateways.
- Troubleshoot voice services for all LAN and WAN hardware components, and configure correct communication media segments.
- Perform lab testing, design, and architecture work.
- Track competent working multifaceted projects.
- Ensure compliance to infrastructure standards.
- Analyze the customized product in association with the third party, if needed, for enhancing the VoIP network services.
- Plan the network capacity for the system, and perform troubleshooting on the existing network.
- Implement research technologies, and evaluate the work of the support technician.
- Monitor IP and PBX servers for their functionalities.
How Can You Become a VoIP Engineer?
Although there are no set requirements, an essential degree in the relevant field will give a boost to your career. A degree in computer science and networking lands you in this IT arena.
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) voice
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)-Collaboration (Cisco)
- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – Collaboration
- Avaya Certified Associate (ACA)
- Avaya Certified Expert (ACE)
- Avaya Certified Implementation Specialist (ACIS)
- Avaya Certified Solutions Architect (ACSA)
- Avaya Certified Solutions Specialist (ACSS)
- Avaya Certified Specialist (ACS)
- ShoreTel Solution Architect (SSA) -
- ShoreTel UC Advanced Support Engineer - Tier 2 (UCAE)
- ShoreTel UC Support Engineer - Tier 1 (UCSE)
- ShoreTel UC System Installer (UCSI)
- ShoreTel UC System Programmer (UCSP)
VoIP engineer salaries are no less than any other IT field job. As per Payscale on an average, the VoIP Engineer salary ranges from $47,500 to $112,610 per annum, based on the experience level.
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