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Charter Communications/Spectrum Principal Engineer - Access Cloud And Systems Architecture in Englewood, Colorado

Company Overview:Charter Communications is America's fastest growing TV, internet and voicecompany. We're committed to integrating the highest quality service withsuperior entertainment and communications products. Charter is at theintersection of technology and entertainment, facilitating essentialcommunications that connect 24 million residential and business customers in41 states. Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding theirexpectations is the bedrock of Charter's business strategy and it's thephilosophy that guides our 90,000 employees.The Advanced Engineering department resides in the Charter TechnicalEngineering Center (CTEC) facilities in Englewood, CO and oversees thedesign and architecture of Charter's multi-billion dollar networkinfrastructure. We investigate, select, develop, and integratetechnologies and solutions that meet the needs of the company for short,medium and long term initiatives. This includes the delivery of thetechnology 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 selectedcandidate will be responsible for Charter's Network Evolution (Path to10G) architecture and its key elements. Job responsibilities will requiretechnical leadership in key areas of the DOCSIS network architecture,cloud-based platforms, software architecture, evaluating, testing,performing Proof of Concept (PoC) work and making architecturalrecommendations. The individual will be a key contributor to creatingdetailed technical requirements, working closely with vendors to drive themtoward Charter's plans for evolving the broadband networks. An in-depthunderstanding the existing MSOs DOCSIS and Fiber network architectures(Hardware and Software) and their key components is required to enable theselected candidate to analyze, evaluate, test and recommend architecturalchanges for Charter's network evolution. The candidate must have have astrong background and understanding of key network elements from severalvendors such as CommScope, Cisco, Casa, Vecima, Ethernode andHarmonic. This position will be responsible for testing and integration ofmultiple vendor products into Charter's networks. Hands on work in a lab orcable system environment are required to validate test plans andconfigurationsThe individual will also support vendors with product and service requirementsbased on Charter business needs and internal customer requests. The positionrequires strong technical skills working knowledge in the following technologyareas: - 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 - Strong understanding and working experience with software containerization(i.e., Docker, Kubernetes)The selected candidate should also have working experience and a goodunderstanding 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 CertificateMain FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION:Deep systems knowledge as well as experience hosting applications in the cloudare required. Creating Cloud Native applications is a plus as developmentwork will only increase as the CLI slowly deprecates. More importantly thecandidate must have experience and knowledge of APIs or configurationprotocols and applications like Netconf.Salaries depend on geography, experience, and education; negotiationsbegin at $90600For more information on Spectrum's benefits, please click .The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise andSpectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Ch