Principal Engineer II

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.

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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.

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Date posted 04/13/2021 Requisition Number: 278735BR Location: United States - Colorado - Englewood Area of Interest: Information Technology, IT Management/Project Management, Systems Engineering Position Type: Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:Lead the research, development and design, and test carrier backbone topologies and technologies for implementation into the USA’s 2nd largest network.Create concept, architectural, design and requirements documents for all designed systems. Create test plans, implementation guides, configuration templates and methods of procedure as necessary that have multiple departmental scope including Border Gateway Protocol, Intermediate System to Intermediate System, Multiprotocol, Label Switching, and managed Extensibility Framework. Coordinate with other technical discipline teams, vendors, and manufacturers in the design development. Present design documents to other technology and leadership teams. Participate in review meetings to review designs developed by other technology teams to develop end-to-end solutions that work. Automate the process of qualifying and deploying new network services to production environment, and the integration and regression tests for core network components. Provide technical leadership within the areas of expertise and mentor junior engineers. Participate in one or more industry associations as a technical subject matter expert. Attend one or more conferences per year and may be expected to present at conferences. Author and present documents to peers and industry. Submits patent ideas on the behalf of Charter Communications. Work with lab equipment including equipment under test, Layer1 switches, network traffic generators, optical test equipment and multitudes of network monitoring software. Develop test suites and test cases, and run those test cases to test network equipment, functions, configurations, and interoperability.
Bachelor's degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field or related work experience and 7 years of experience working with TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6 and the OSI Model; routing protocols utilizing EBGP, IBGP, OSPF and ISIS in a large telecommunications service provider network. Must have 5 years of experience composing architecture, design and requirements documents to be used by other engineers; Multiple Subscriber Operator (MSO) company; developing test suites and test cases; planning and leading complex technical projects; performing architecture and design network solutions to solve computer business issues; utilizing industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Fiber (Multimode, Single mode, and UTP), Bridging, Switching, Routing, Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols; configuring and testing BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, MPLS, CGN, MAP-T, QOS, WDM, Netflow and SNMP. Possess computer networking industry advanced certifications including: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or Juniper Networks Certified Professional Enterprise Routing and Switching (JNCIP-ENT) or higher. 5% domestic travel annually (2-3 trips per year).

Salaries depend on geography, experience, and education; negotiations begin at $128,898

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The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

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