Demand for people skilled in managing large networks -- particularly the stability of telephony voice, data and wireless -- is on the rise.
That's especially true at Harris Corp., a Melbourne, Fla.-based communications and information technology company that supports the U.S. Navy's and Marine Corp's Internet network.
With more than 700,000 users who cannot go down, it's up to Harris employees to keep the network humming even at night and on the weekends.
"It's not typically a 9-to-5 job," says Michael Higgins, director of communications assurance. "What you really look for is someone is really enjoys the technology and is excited about it."
Those candidates are surprisingly easy to spot, he says: "During an interview, [you know] when someone's eyes light up when talking about the latest developments in optical switching or dense wave division multiplexing and they are excited about these new technologies."
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