Principal Engineer II - Video Operations

Greenwood Village, Colorado, Denver, 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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  • Job Level: Entry and Midlevel
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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.

Sandy, Sr Director, Software Development

Rewards

  • Work-Life Balance

    Regular hours and an emphasis on life outside the office

  • Paid Training and Professional Development

    Development programs and ongoing training to build skills and technical expertise

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid vacation, sick time, personal days, and holidays

  • Free and Discounted Services

    Access company products and services at little to no cost, where available

  • Leading Retirement Savings Plans

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

  • Comprehensive Health Benefits

    Comprehensive medical, prescription drug, dental, and vision plans

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Responsibilities

Date posted 05/03/2021 Requisition Number: 280828BR Location: United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village Area of Interest: Engineering, Information Technology, IT Management/Project Management, Network Operations, Systems Engineering Position Type: Full Time
JOB SCOPE

The Principal Engineer II is a multi-tier operations engineering, design development & solution deployment position. This role is responsible for identifying best practices and establishing Charter standards for the video transport and delivery infrastructure involving video services and driving consistent deployment of these design standards across Charter Communications serving area. This role interacts with the Video Design and Engineering, Product, Programming, Video Support Center & Video Operations Teams. The role is responsible for setting the technical architecture and development direction across a set of internal business applications, leading cross functional technical development teams, delivering business critical projects while maintaining high morale, managing the operational activities in an efficient and professional manner and ensuring all team targets are met as advised by Video Operations leadership.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for engineering activities that maintain and enhance the company's video acquisition (RF, IP and Fiber) systems.
  • Integrates communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations.
  • Provide leadership for testing new firmware, software, and hardware supporting Charter’s video solutions.
  • Construct test plans to validate functional, performance, and business requirements provided by product and engineering teams for video acquisition, processing, and encoding solutions.
  • Evaluate, select, and deploy new test tools and automation frameworks.
  • Study future technology developments and formulate associated testing strategies.
  • Provide timely and accurate information and status updates to functional leaders.
  • Provide day to day leadership, mentoring, and technical guidance to team members.
  • Develop and implement development standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Understand and define technical roadmap within Video Operations to ensure sound technical solutions.
  • Ensure projects are accurately estimated and delivered according to schedule.
  • Develop, design and implement electronic systems including audio, video and other multimedia equipment.
  • Work with the field on the implementation of video network related projects.
  • Work with vendors and Engineering to resolve issues and design flaws.
  • Performs other duties as requested by manager.
BASIC / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and / or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of engineering work experience.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience working within an Telecom environment.
  • Minimum eight (8) years of video signal acquisition, compression and transport experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of project management experience.
ADDITIONAL JOB QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with Video acquisition, transcoding/encoding, multiplexing, and modulation, using such equipment as: Cisco DCMs, Arris CAP/DM6400 Cherry Pickers, BMRs, BNPs, APEX1k-3k, IRDs and common cable CPE.
  • Advanced knowledge of Video Compression (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H264, HEVC, J2K, etc.) and Audio Compression (Dolby AC3, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, etc.).
  • Knowledge of IGMP, IP multicast, API, (BASH), VOD, IPTV, cloud encoding, packaging for live streaming (HLS).
  • Understanding of IP networking, TCP/IP protocols, Routing and Switching.
  • Experience with network and element management systems, Arris (DAC) and/or CISCO (DNCS) video delivery systems.
  • Experience in managing optical transport platforms service gateways (i.e. Cisco ONS, Infinera DTN / DTNx / Flex, Ciena).
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Solid knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Physical Media (Multimode Fiber, Singlemode Fiber, UTP, etc.), bridging, switching, routing, Ethernet and transport technologies and protocols.
  • Ability to work with and lead cross functional teams including; Product, Operations, IT, Care, etc.
  • Capable of self-managing time and priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience in improving Video Operations system metrics.


Salaries depend on geography, experience, and education; negotiations begin at $101600

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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