Principal Technologist - Infrastructure Solutions
Charlotte , North Carolina
October 19, 2017
This role will combine expertise in technical disciplines (e.g. data center infrastructure, application workflow design, web services design, database design, virtualization, security, etc.) as well as business functions.

This position is responsible for designing solutions, implementing IT ecosystems, and collaborating with product owners. Provide technical leadership on complex projects and research new technology for use by the department. The Principal Technologist will devise strategies regarding IT standards, design best practices, availability, and platform scalability.

Must have excellent communication skills including writing, listening, and verbal. Capable of translating technical topics to business sponsors and executives. Interpersonal communication skills are necessary in order to lead and partner with all areas of day-to-day operations.

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Provide leadership, technology expertise, direction, coordination, and consultation for new and existing products and solutions
  • Create and drive solutions in alignment with the Company's overall vision and business goals
  • Works with the team to define standards and frameworks with regards to Compute, Storage and Networks
  • Promote use of innovative new technology and best practices for Business Units or Enterprise-wide new product and solution initiatives
  • Design systems fit for purpose, performance, availability, scalability, recoverability and security
  • Lead additional IT resources as needed to fulfill the demands of the role
  • Conduct research focused on identifying emerging technology solutions that reduce costs, increase efficiencies, provide more value, provide more capabilities and reduces risk
  • Assess requirements and recommend solutions that meet business needs in alignment with IT standards and strategic direction
  • Communicate best practices by giving presentations, working with project teams, and authoring content aimed at educating others about standards, strategies, and otherwise defined procedures
  • Participate in complex cross-domain and cross-functional matrixed project teams to implement solutions in a highly collaborative manner
  • Partner with security teams on data classification reviews, security risk assessments, and security best practices during new application implementations
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language to communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of infrastructure technologies and concepts
  • Ability to demonstrate lateral thinking required to solve complex technical problems
  • Ability to collaborate well with others to solve problems and actively incorporate input from various sources
  • Ability to apply knowledge to coach and mentor others
  • Ability to build consensus across interdisciplinary environments (technical teams, and client domains
  • Ability to schedule and lead technical meetings with Subject Matter Experts
  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast pace environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Ability to demonstrate working knowledge and experience with Waterfall and Agile development methodology
  • Advanced knowledge in compute, storage, infrastructure architecture, protocols and network topology
  • Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
  • Advanced knowledge of network devices and network appliances
  • Advanced knowledge of data management and storage appliances
  • Advanced knowledge designing and understanding Dataflow Diagrams using Visio or similar tools
  • Advanced knowledge of at least two web server platforms (Apache, IIS, Nginx, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of at least two application server platforms (WebLogic, WebSphere, Tomcat, JBOSS, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of at least two database server platforms (Oracle, MySQL, MSSQL, MongoDB, Hadoop, etc.)

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, MIS, Engineering or related field or related work experience, Master’s Degree preferred

Related Work Experience
  • 10+ years experience developing, designing, and configuring systems and/or applications
  • 6+ years project-based work experience
  • 3 – 5+ years experience working in Telecommunications industry
  • Technology agnostic and experience working with multiple technology stacks

Skills /Abilities and Knowledge
ITILv3 Foundations Certification
Knowledge of company products and services

Office environment
20% job related travel

A little about us:
Spectrum is the nation’s fastest growing TV, internet and voice company. We’re committed to integrating the highest quality service with superior entertainment and communications products.

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