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Principal Engineer II - Video Delivery

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Full Time Greenwood Village, Colorado, Denver, Colorado Posted 10/31/2022 Business unit: Corporate - CCL - CORPL Areas of interest: Engineering, IP Management, Systems Engineering Requisition Number: 322511BR EGN701
Company Overview
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest-growing mobile provider and leading internet provider. Our tech teams create, develop, and operate leading connectivity products serving nearly 100 million users and 500 million devices. We connect people to what’s next.

This position is eligible to work in a hybrid work model (combination of in-office and remote days)


Responsible for design and engineering of cloud-based video technologies enabling video processing, storage and delivery components supporting the Spectrum TV application. Works closely with technical operations staff on system design and configuration. Advanced technical and design skills. Collaborates with the design teams and advises team leaders.

Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Assigned complex and critical projects that involve several technical systems and constituents.

Duties include working with a team of advanced engineers whom support the development, integration, test, and troubleshooting of various technologies which support Charter’s mobile/web video delivery, cloud infrastructure and encryption/DRM solutions for production deployment and engineering labs.

Participate in creating architecture, specifications, and test plans for production product deployment.

Work cross-functionally with Product, Engineering, Project Management, and Operations teams.

Provide subject matter expertise in most of the following areas and have knowledge and some experience with the rest; public/private CDNs, IP networking, Cloud DVR, encoding technologies, packaging, DRM, origin solutions, VOD, DRM and Cloud infrastructure technologies.

Provide analysis, specifications and test plans in support of various advanced engineering and development projects to include, but not limited to: availability, elasticity, scale, performance, security and control for private/public/hybrid cloud system architectures.

Direct the evaluation and test of new hardware platforms and technologies to provide implementation and design documentation.

Mentors and guides the work of senior technical staff.

Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Strong inquisitive nature and ability to work well with vendors and internal stakeholders to drive to solutions.

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

Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly

Experience with public clouds; AWS, GCP, Azure etc

Experience with private cloud technologies; virtualization and containerization, OpenStack, OpenShift, Kubernetes, Rancher, VMware, SDN, Automation, Chef, Ansible

CDN architectures for live and VoD video distribution

CDN cache/proxy technologies such as NGINX, Varnish, Apache traffic server, etc and optimization for low latency/high bandwidth packet transfer

Modern service delivery networks – IP v4/v6 Networking and ABR streaming protocols such as MPEG-DASH and HLS

Developing scripts and tools for system automation, performance benchmarking and exercising various APIs. Some software development process experience with some coding experience is required

Various Web technologies such as HTML/Javascript, Web Services, HTTP/S webservers.

IP anycast addressing and BGP routing

Storage technologies and interfaces such as block storage, file storage, object storage, CEPH, S3, NFS, SWIFT

Expertise in evaluating hardware platform performance capabilities (storage i/o, network i/o, processing i/o)

MVPD networks and systems for delivering Linear and VoD services is a plus

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Advanced knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Fiber (Multimode, Single mode, UTP, etc.), Bridging, Switching, Routing, Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols
Advanced knowledge in network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
Advanced knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations.
Advanced knowledge of network devices and basic network appliances
Advanced 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

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

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years
Engineering work experience - 10-15
Project management work experience - 10-15

Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Knowledge of company products and services

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

Office environment - hybrid 3 days in office/2 days remote
EGN701 322511 322511BR

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 salary range of $120,700.00 to $213,900.00. The actual salary offer will 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.

Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile and Voice, Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 93,000 individuals working together to serve more than 32 million customers in 41 states and keep them connected to what matters most. 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. EOE, including disability/vets. Learn about our inclusive culture.

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