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Charter Communications/Spectrum Principal Engineer 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 the technologyplan 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 creating detailedtechnical requirements, working closely with vendors to drive them towardCharter s plans for evolving the broadband networks. An in-depth understandingthe existing MSOs DOCSIS and Fiber network architectures (Hardware andSoftware) and their key components is required to enable the selectedcandidate to analyze, evaluate, test and recommend architectural changesfor Charter s network evolution. The candidate must have have a strongbackground and understanding of key network elements from several vendors suchas CommScope, Cisco, Casa, Vecima, Ethernode, Falcon V Systems 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, 3.1The 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 development workwill only increase as the CLI slowly deprecates. More importantly thecandidate must have experience and knowledge of APIs or configurationprotocols and applications like Netconf.The Spectrum brand is powered and innovated by Charter Communications.Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equalopportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees andapplicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meetthe minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to

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