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Principal Engineer I - Video Tools and Automation

Greenwood Village, Colorado; Denver, Colorado

Spectrum’s growth and success in the ever-evolving technological landscape are built on the sophisticated innovations and service reliability our Network Operations groups provide. Our Operating Model focuses on maintaining operational excellence and reliability of Spectrum’s network to enhance our customer’s experience. The Network Operations environment is based on our Key Laws of Focus which values accuracy, resiliency and response time.

Video Operations cultivates our dynamic video ecosystem, ensuring video delivery from source to screen. Working groups are dedicated to creating and harnessing cutting-edge streaming and data technologies to enhance and entice the user experience. We engineer and operate a complex, nationwide infrastructure all in an effort to sustain a maximum uptime and availability for all of our video services.

  • Full-time
  • Job level: Entry to Senior
  • Travel: Occasional

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    We support continuing education for personal and professional growth.

  • Retirement Savings/401(k)

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

  • Health & Welfare

    Medical, prescription, dental and vision plans, plus AD&D insurance at two times your pay and assorted life insurance options.

  • Discounted Services

    Discount on Spectrum Services where applicable (restrictions apply).

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    Paid vacation, sick time, personal days and holidays.

  • Professional Development

    Programs and ongoing training to build skills and technical expertise.


Position Type: Full Time Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado, Denver, Colorado Date Posted: Date posted 07/23/2021 Areas of interest: Information Technology, IT Management/Project Management, Systems Engineering Requisition Number: 286973BR EGN601-VIDEO JOB SCOPE

Leads in the planning, design, development, implementation, and execution of innovative application and platform solutions designed to support new or existing Video Operations business initiatives. Projects are usually of considerable complexity and require a strong knowledge of development tools and a general understanding of Video technologies and problem statements. Works in all the phases of a project and review work of less experienced team members/peers. Performs maintenance and provides technical assistance/leadership and advice on existing software solutions. Subject matter expert for the solutions and systems our team develops.

  • Leads in the planning, design, development, implementation, and execution of innovative application and platform solutions designed to support new or existing Video Operations business initiatives
  • Set project and task priorities, create solutions to complex problems, assign work and deliverables to junior engineers, translate technical to non-technical, ensure you meet team deliverables, and provide mentoring and development opportunities to junior staff.
  • Design, develop and deploy solutions that are robust, scalable and that bring operational awareness and video device automation visibility to unique platforms within the Video Operations space.
  • Build and deploy automated solutions and dashboards for video devices, that are intuitive and easy to understand by platform owners, using various source data options and complex business logic.
  • Quickly understand unique and complex platform architectures, identify areas of automation or solutions that platform owners can be benefited with.
  • Work closely with internal customers on requirement gathering and clarification to identify opportunities.
  • Maintain and support the existing tool catalog – prioritize and scope features and new products based on customer input and technical direction.
  • Identify, prioritize and reduce technical debt while meeting tool development deliverables and timelines.
  • Participate in code reviews & architecture discussions
  • Influence infrastructure, deployment, and development environment decisions to best support the team.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and / or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of network or software engineering experience
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience creating solutions for operational tools and dashboards in the OSS/BSS space, or in platform or network management.
  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols, concepts and Services (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP, OSI network layers, DNS, DHCP)
  • Expertise with tools like Gitlab/Bitbucket, various IDEs, Jira, AWS, Splunk, Elastic (ELK Stack)
  • Proven ability to digest complex asks and provide technical and software solutions to measure and report on real-time issues and performance analysis.
  • Experience in designing solutions that improve operational and situational awareness. (Dashboards, websites, data processing, translations, user interfaces, big data)
  • Expertise with code repositories, development frameworks, programming languages such as, but not limited to Ruby, Python, Node.js, JavaScript, jQuery, Vue.js, Java, Shell scripting.
  • Knowledge of database development, optimization and troubleshooting (Mongo, PostgreSQL, Hadoop, Oracle, Cassandra etc.)
  • Demonstrated complex problem-solving skills, as well as, the ability to multi tasks and quickly pivot to changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action with sustainable solutions
  • Able to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and is accountable to the tasks assigned.
  • Knowledge automating video devices (Encoders, Packagers, IP Devices, STBs) in the video space
  • Special consideration if experience is within the video delivery ecosystem. (i.e. encoding, encryption, transport, packaging, VOD, SDV, OSS, etc.)
  • Technical understanding of linear and IP video delivery systems
  • Automating video deployment systems
  • Exposure to Software design patterns and principles
EGN601-VIDEO 286973 286973BR

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 $90,600. 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.

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