Principal CRAN Network Engineer
Location:
Mount Laurel , New Jersey
Posted:
October 19, 2017
Reference:
167714

Comcast's Technology & Product organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards.



Job Summary:
Be a part of a team of engineers leading innovation in network programmability for one of the largest Internet Service Providers in the world. As a member of a team of highly experienced engineers, accountable for the design, development and availability of Comcast's Core Network, you will challenge your technical skills and be a part of uncharted territory in network innovation.
The Comcast T&P Principal CRAN Network Engineer for the Core Integration Team will primarily be responsible for the infrastructure and core routing design of all Converged Regional Area Networks (CRANs). Additional duties will include advanced performance engineering, real time analysis and optimization of the existing CRAN. Each Comcast CRAN combines the following services voice, video, data and business services-onto a single converged IP infrastructure.


Job Responsibilities:
Engineering design and support CRAN services across the nation.
Lead efforts to automate internal processes and tools in order to improve overall consistency in routine engineering task execution.
Drive towards an environment and architecture where programming networks can replace a model of traditional network configuration.
Develop and/or improve best practices and procedures for network installation, maintenance and operation.
Lead the Network Engineering plan of record including, business requirements, network strategy, project priority and financial budget plan.
Demonstrate leadership in the development and planning for the roll-out of future hardware and software versions of CRAN/Commercial network devices.
Create and document all high-level and detailed network designs.
Model network capacity for failure scenarios to proactively predict routing and topology changes.
Monitor network capacity, plan and implement market augments as necessary.
Exercise sound judgment during site design, network configuration, and network activation to ensure efficient use of funds and time.
Participate and/or lead assigned interdepartmental technical projects.
Provide On-Call support, as necessary, focused on isolating and resolving network outages.
Communicate applicable design guidelines and provide guidance to team to ensure compliance to network design standards.


Skills/Experience:
Strong scripting skills , in any of the following languages: Python, Perl, Unix, PHP, and MySQL
10+ years of hands-on IP router/switch/telephony customer premises equipment
7+ years of documented experience in IT design and support.
Aptitude and experience with programming the network versus configuring networks.
Strong understanding of the high level design criteria for managing large data/voice communications networks in a decentralized environment
CCNP/JNCIP or CCIE/JNCIE certified or equivalent on-the-job experience
Expert understanding of IP routing (ISIS and BGP) and switching (Ethernet).
Specific knowledge of Cisco and Juniper routers, especially ASR, MX, NCS and 7600 series is preferred. Broad knowledge of Cisco and Juniper configurations.
Expert understanding of IPv4, IPv6, Multicast and QOS
Advanced knowledge of MPLS.
Extremely organized individual with the ability to manage multiple project, lead and/or participate on multiple project teams
Solid business skills to effectively interact with internal business units and external vendors.
Additional experience in server based technology, such as Unix/Linux is a plus


Job Specification:
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other technology related field
- Generally requires 11+ years related experience.



Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex or any other legally protected category.


A little about us:
Comcast brings together the best in media + technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and online experiences.

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