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Principal Engineer I - National Backbone Capacity Planning and Management

Date posted 12/04/2018 Requisition Number: 231426BR Location: United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village Zip Code: 80111 Area of Interest: Engineering/Technical Operations, Information Technology Services, Telecommunications Position Type: Full Time

Responsible for providing guidance and direction to the National Backbone Capacity Planning team on capacity planning, forecasting and implementation as required to support growth and to ensure a seamless reroute of traffic in the event of network failures. Responsible for ensuring the timely implementation of capacity augmentation projects, reporting, network compliance and capital budgeting. Works closely with technical operations staff on system design and configuration. Recognized as the technical and design expert. Leads design teams and advises team leaders.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Ensure required reports are timely, accurate and complete
  • Assigned the most complex and critical projects that involve several technical systems and constituents
  • Designs, implements, monitors, enhances and troubleshoots systems in assigned areas
  • Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary
  • Identify and develop procedures to help streamline processes within the Backbone
  • Provides a high level of 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 senior technical staff
  • Reviews work plans and designs and advises on improvements
  • Adhere to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable, and know and understand and follow company policies
  • Perform other duties as requested by manager
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field or related work experience
  • 8 years of engineering work experience
  • 2 years of project management experience
  • 5 years of working in a Network Engineering environment
  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment, learn new technology quickly and use personal computer and software applications
  • 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, as well as knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols (ISIS, BGP, MPLS and network topology, TCP/IP and the OSI Model.
  • Service Provider operations experience
  • Experience with Capacity Planning, Forecasting and Capital Budgeting
  • Experienced in maintaining confidentiality
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations, network devices, basic network appliances, and network designing software, such as Visio
  • 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
  • Knowledge of company products and services
  • Industry and vendor specific certifications/training and scripting capabilities (Cisco WAE / Python / Perl)
  • Office Environment


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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