Architecture Design Engineer

Full Time United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village Posted 01/14/2021 Areas of interest: Design, Engineering, Field Operations, Systems Engineering Requisition Number: 273429BR EDS305
The Architecture Design Engineer will serve as the primary interface between Solutions Engineering, Sales Engineering, Advanced Engineering, Construction and Production Design teams to develop new complex HFC and Fiber designs, specifications and engineering solutions in the most cost efficient manner while adhering to Charter Communications’ and Charter Field Operations’ standards and specifications and package them for transition to a production environment. The Architecture Design Engineer will be expected to work across functional and organizational boundaries to lead new design initiatives and will work closely with these teams, Engineering, Technical Operations, Construction and Equipment Vendors to develop design solutions and processes to support new equipment specifications utilizing applicable Design theory.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: HFC & Fiber Network Planning, assist Advanced Engineering teams with the Vendor selection process, identify, develop and document Design Specifications and Process, develop and document QC Processes, facilitate Hub Collapses and other ISP initiatives within the Design Organization. Audit, document and maintain fiber transport capacity to include forecasting, planning and budgeting of future requirements. Provide solution design & costing to facilitate planning & sales and ensure overall Fiber Network documentation is maintained and accurate.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Engineer complex design solutions that meet customer required SLAs (Service Level Agreement) in a cost efficient manner.
  • Create and maintain accurate documentation / diagrams of all proposed designs, solutions and specifications.
  • Engage with contractors / external vendors (when applicable) in the design and deployment of network design solutions and specifications.
  • Create and maintain engineering design documents/diagrams supporting proposed solutions.
  • Develop processes to audit, document and maintain fiber transport capacity to include forecasting, planning and budgeting of future requirements.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of industry and emerging technology trends and share that knowledge cross-functionally with Sales, Engineering, Design, and Constructions teams as required.
  • Perform quality control checks on production designs and/or map digitizing as required, to ensure all drafting specifications and “HFC” and/or fiber loss budget design specifications are met.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of drafting tools such as, AutoCAD, Bentley, MapInfo, etc. and be able to apply drafting principles and knowledge as required.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with Inside Plant (ISP), Enterprise, Regional and Construction teams to ensure documentation of Headend, Hub, OTN, Inside Plant (ISP) Optics, etc. is accurate, maintained and visible across all teams requiring the data. Work with these teams to align on allocation processes.
  • Design and draft FTTP, EPON, WIFI (both public and managed applications), Small Cell, CTBH and/or HFC optical networks using multiple tools (Bentley, AutoCAD, etc.) and CATV standard terminology.
  • Perform research, planning, fiber route proposals and design duties for Hub Elimination to include billing updates and securing as-builts post move.
  • Know, understand and follow company policy.
  • Perform other duties as required to meet Corporate and Departmental goals and objectives – the needs of the business.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language
  • Proficient Spatial/GIS ability in applications such as MapInfo, ArcGIS, ESRI and Google Earth
  • Proven ability to lead projects / initiatives and interact professionally with leadership and cross-functional teams
  • Strong knowledge of capacity planning & management principles
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize and organize effectively
  • Must be able to demonstrate operational knowledge of an AutoCAD or MicroStation, Bentley COMMS based design software programs
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of Charter Communications’ drafting and design standards for Coax & Fiber design.
  • Advanced knowledge of data transport technologies including optical and HFC systems
  • Advanced knowledge of CWDM/ DWDM wavelength configuration and management, node segmentation, fiber deep and RFoG fiber networks including sheath capacity, and splice enclosure documentation in a fiber management system, such as, Bentley COMMS (Fiber Module), or other communication system fiber management systems
  • Knowledge of company products and services

Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
Knowledge of company products and services.
Budget preparation & management experience
Forecasting & trending experience
Working knowledge of SQL & database development

Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, Geographical Information Systems or related field or equivalent experience

Related Work Experience
8+ years HFC or Fiber Network design experience
3 + years Project Management experience
10 + years industry or telecommunications experience

Certifications and/or Licenses (Preferred, not required)
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training a plus (HFC Design, Spatial info, Bentley COMMS, Lode Data or GE Smallworld, NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E)

Office, field and lab environment

Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

Salaries depend on geography, experience, and education; negotiations begin at $55000

For more information on Spectrum’s benefits, please click here.
The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.

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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