Charter Communications is America’s fastest growing TV, Internet and voice company. We?re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at the intersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essential communications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in 41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of Charter’s business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.
The Advanced Engineering department resides in the Charter Technical Engineering Center (CTEC) facilities in Englewood, CO and oversees the design and architecture of Charter’s multi-billion dollar network infrastructure. We investigate, select, develop, and integrate technologies and solutions that meet the needs of the company for short, medium and long term initiatives. This includes the delivery of the technology plan and future architecture for Voice, Video, Data, Optical, Commercial, Cloud, CPE, Network and Access.
As a Principal Engineer in the Access Architecture team, the selected candidate will be responsible for Charter’s Network Evolution (Path to 10G) architecture and its key elements. Job responsibilities will require technical leadership in key areas of the DOCSIS network architecture, cloud-based platforms, software architecture, evaluating, testing, performing Proof of Concept (PoC) work and making architectural recommendations. The individual will be a key contributor to creating detailed technical requirements, working closely with vendors to drive them toward Charter’s plans for evolving the broadband networks. An in-depth understanding the existing MSOs DOCSIS and Fiber network architectures (Hardware and Software) and their key components is required to enable the selected candidate to analyze, evaluate, test and recommend architectural changes for Charter’s network evolution. The candidate must have have a strong background and understanding of key network elements from several vendors such as CommScope, Cisco, Casa, Vecima, Ethernode, Falcon V Systems and Harmonic. This position will be responsible for testing and integration of multiple vendor products into Charter’s networks. Hands on work in a lab or cable system environment are required to validate test plans and configurations before service deployment.
The individual will also support vendors with product and service requirements based on Charter business needs and internal customer requests. The position requires strong technical skills working knowledge in the following technology areas:
– Unix/Linux Kernel knowledge regarding virtualization and containerization
– LXC, KVM, vSphere, OpenStack
– CNI as defined by CNCF
– Expert in some Scripting language; Python, PHP, Perl, Ruby
– Expert working with APIs; REST/SOAP
– Expert working with configuration applications/protocols; Netconf, RESTconf, Ansible, YANG
– Strong understanding of web services DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, 3.1
The selected candidate should also have working experience and a good understanding of:
– CCAP, DAA (Remote Phy, Remote MAC/Phy)
– DSG, BSoD, Packet Cable
– IPv4, IPv6
– FTTx, EPON
– Other emerging technologies
– SDN/NFV, NETConf, YANG
– Openstack, VMWare on UCS, IPDR, CA Certificate
Main FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:
Deep systems knowledge as well as experience hosting applications in the cloud are required. Creating Cloud Native applications is a plus as development work will only increase as the CLI slowly deprecates. More importantly the candidate must have experience and knowledge of APIs or configuration protocols and applications like Netconf.