Principal Engineer I, Access Architecture

Englewood, Colorado

At Spectrum, everything we do relies on the innovative technology we create to simplify and enhance the customer experience. As Software Developers, we evolve and support the most critical of these programs and applications in a DevOps model. Resolving complex issues across a wide range of platforms and collaborating with world-class companies to do so, we keep the most advanced systems running seamlessly at scale. Our recommendations and solutions keep Spectrum technology moving forward as far as we can imagine.

  • Full Time
  • Job Level: Entry and Midlevel
  • Career Progression

Back to Job Navigation (Overview)

Success Profile

What makes you successful as a Corporate Software Developer?
Check out our top traits to see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Conceptual
  • Digitally Savvy
  • Tech Savvy
  • Logical

Back to Job Navigation (Success)

Quote

I took a short consulting contract 'just to see' what it would be like and fell in love with the people here. My team has an incredible focus on growth and a culture of learning. Our tag line is 'while (!perfect) { improve() }!' It’s exciting to be part of something larger than myself with a team to help carry out that vision. I’m still in awe of all the moving parts.

Sandy, Sr Director, Software Development

Rewards

  • Work-Life Balance

    Regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office

  • Paid Training and Professional Development

    Development programs and ongoing training to build skills and technical expertise

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid vacation, sick time, personal days, and holidays

  • Free and Discounted Services

    Access company products and services at little to no cost, where available

  • Leading Retirement Savings Plans

    100% match for every dollar you contribute, up to 6% of your eligible pay

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits

    Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans

Back to Job Navigation (Rewards)

Responsibilities

Date posted 09/28/2021 Requisition Number: 292818BR Area of Interest: Information Technology, IT Management/Project Management, Systems Engineering Position Type: Full Time
The Charter Technical Engineering Center (CTEC) facilities in Englewood, CO oversee the design and architecture of Charter’s multi-billion dollar network infrastructure. We investigate, select, develop, and integrate technologies and solutions that meet the needs of the company for short, medium and long term initiatives. This includes the delivery of the technology plan and future architecture for Voice, Video, Data, Optical, Commercial, Cloud, CPE, Network and Access.

JOB SUMMARY
The Access Architecture team is looking for a talented Principal Engineer I to join a dynamic team of highly experienced DOCSIS, Fiber and Automation Engineer working lab automation and field escalations. Job responsibilities will require technical leadership in key areas of the HFC DOCSIS and FTTH Fiber network design and architectures. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the legacy DOCSIS CMTS and Cable Modem platforms. A strong background and understanding of the EPON, OLT’s and ONU’s operations is required. Working experience and expert knowledge of CableLabs standards and specifications as well as other relevant standard bodies specifications is a must. The individual will be a key contributor to creating detailed root cause analysis, test plan, test plan results working closely with vendors to drive them toward resolution of defects. The candidate must have a strong background and understanding of key network elements from several vendors such as CommScope, Cisco, Casa, Vecima, Ethernode and Harmonic. This position will be responsible for providing guidance and directions for Engineers testing and configuration of multiple vendor products into Charter's networks. Hands on work in a lab or cable system environment are required to validate test plans and configurations before service deployment.
The individual will also support vendors with product and service requirements based on Charter business needs and internal customer requests.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Designs, implements, monitors, enhances and troubleshoots systems in assigned areas.
  • Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.
  • Tests and reviews system designs.
  • Provides Engineering Technical support and guidance to regional personnel and ensure all technical integration, changes, standards and documentation are met.
  • Mentors and guides the work of technical staff.
  • Reviews work plans and designs and advises on improvements.
  • Adheres to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.
  • Knows, understands and follows company policy.
  • Performs other duties as requested by manager.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
Basic knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Fiber (Multimode, Single mode, UTP, etc.), Bridging, Switching, Routing, Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols
Basic knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
Basic knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
Basic knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations.
Basic knowledge of network devices and basic network appliances
Basic knowledge of network designing software, such as Visio
Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
Ability to use personal computer and software applications

Education
Masters or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field or related work experience

Related Work Experience / Number Of Years
Engineering work experience / 5-10
Project management work experience / 5-10

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
Knowledge of company products and services
CCAP, DAA (Remote PHY, Remote MAC/PHY), FMA specifications
High-Split, High-Split Leakage Dection
DSG, BSoD, Packet Cable, Packet Multimedia (PCMM)
Device Provisioning, IP Flows
IPv4, IPv6
Profile Management Application (PMA)
CMTS Configuration
FTTx, EPON
Troubleshooting, packet capturing, network elements and CPE devices and the ability to diagnose issues is a MUST
Other emerging technologies

Education
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training preferred (Cisco, Juniper, Alcatel-Lucent, etc.)

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment
EGN601-CORP 292818 292818BR

Here, employees don’t just have jobs, they build careers. That’s why we believe in offering a comprehensive pay and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.

The pay for this position has a minimum of $107,600.00. The actual salary offer may be higher as we carefully consider a wide range of factors, including your skills, qualifications, experience and location. Also, certain positions are eligible for additional forms of compensation such as bonuses.


Our Commitment During COVID-19

Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

Get to Know Us

Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 95,000 individuals working together to serve more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Watch this video to learn more.

Who You Are Matters Here

We’re committed to growing a workforce that reflects our communities, and providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement. Learn about our inclusive culture.

FCC Unit: 13541 Business Unit: Corporate Controlling Establishment ID: Infrastruct Arch&Eng EGN601-CORP Apply Now Apply Later

Sign up for job alerts

Sign up to receive the latest career opportunities directly to your inbox.

Areas of interestEnter a location and a category, and click "Add" to create your Job Alert.

  • Information Technology, Englewood, Colorado, United StatesRemove
  • IT Management/Project Management, Englewood, Colorado, United StatesRemove

Spectrum employeeAre you currently a Spectrum employee?