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Sr Principal Architect - NFV & Cloud
Englewood, CO

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Job Description

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.

Job Summary:

Responsible for engineering activities that maintain and enhance the Charter datacenters. Works closely with network engineering staff on system architecture, design, configuration, proof-of-concept testing, and documentation. Proposes and implements system enhancements, including software and hardware updates that will improve performance, reliability, and scalability of the network. Creates strategic roadmaps for cloud, containers and legacy networks. Links short-term business needs to long-term network-wide roadmap needs to meet and converge business objectives with long term cloud strategy, with an eye to the 3 to 5-year plan for the network nationwide. Requires advanced technical and design skills, as well as solid technical writing skills and oral presentation skills. Collaborates with the design teams and advises team leaders. Mentors network engineers and fosters an environment of collaboration and knowledge growth among team members.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

Provides subject-matter expertise regarding network planning, technical architectures, models, and standards.

Defines, designs, implements, monitors, enhances, evolves, and troubleshoots systems in assigned areas.

Analyzes and revises existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary.

Participates in industry standards boards/organizations.

Mentors junior engineers within the organization.

Participates in strategic network architecture sessions.

Reviews work plans and designs and advises on improvements.

Adheres to industry specific local, state, and federal regulations, as applicable.

Knows, understands and follows company policy.

Performs other duties as requested by leadership.

Required Qualifications:

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write and speak the English language to communicate with employees, customers, vendors, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner

Expert level knowledge of containers

Advanced knowledge of kubernetes architecture and operation

Understanding of current limitations of CNIs

Working knowledge of cloud-native based network functions

Expert level knowledge of linux based operating systems

Advanced knowledge of data modeling

Basic knowledge of Python (read language, prefer ability to write python)

General understanding of Orchestration/SDN products, technologies, architectures, and vendors

Familiarity with network device configuration and management (Juniper, Cisco) with NetConf network configuration protocol and YANG data modeling

Expert knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Fiber (Multimode, Single mode, UTP, etc.), Bridging, Switching, Routing, Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols

Expert level knowledge in network and/or systems architecture

Master 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


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

Related Work Experience Number Of Years

Engineering work experience 16+

Preferred Qualifications:

Skills /Abilities and Knowledge:

Knowledge of company products and services

Working Conditions:

Office environment

EOE Race/Sex/Vet/Disability

Charter is an equal opportunity employer that complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO Is the Law poster:

Charter is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different.

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