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Lead Network Engineer (Routing & Switching)

Company: Altice USA
Location: Gladewater
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewWe are Altice USA; a family of businesses that includes Optimum, Optimum Mobile, Optimum Business, A4 advertising, Cheddar, and News12. Our common goal is connecting our customers to friends and family, shows they love, advertising that resonates and news that matters. We're building a workforce that thrives on collaboration, inclusion, and innovation. We hope connecting you to a potential role is just the beginning.ResponsibilitiesConfiguration, staging, functional testing, project scheduling, implementation, on-site functional validation, documentation, support hand-off, first, second and third tier QA / Development and Production support including after-hours and on-call responsibilities. Lead Network Engineers are responsible for the technical "success" of network-based projects. They oversee engineering and team-based efforts to validate proper implementation practices. They communicate project and "policy" related information to the customers as it relates to the given project. Additionally, Lead Network Engineers are responsible for leading team-based project efforts. They lead departmental and project-related technical meetings and are capable of multitasking across many diverse project activities. The Lead Network Engineer is responsible to design Local and Wide Area Network facilities/solutions, produce project plans, and install routing, switching and network solutions through constant interface with the customer and members of the team. They help ensure that cost-effective and efficient infrastructure environments are built to satisfy project requirements and business objectives. Lead Network Engineers routinely compare the installed solution performance against established performance objectives and measurements. They develop analysis plans and help perform tests for solution functionality, integrity, capacity and stress/load/performance capabilities. They also routinely participate in architecture projects and initiatives intended to continually improve and enhance the enterprise telecommunications infrastructure and the associated processes.Responsibilities

  • The Lead Network Engineer is required to:
    • Provide strategic direction for technical projects including new designs, concept designs, and projects available for production.
    • Make training recommendations and facilitate technical training opportunities for resources within the department.
    • Be able to generate and validate ROI and budget calculations for network solutions.
    • Provide project insight and conceptual input for new project kick-off meetings.
    • Work with development/engineering manager to meet with customers to discuss project technical needs, service level agreements and implementation expectations.
    • Work with the support manager to set upgrade and maintenance strategies that take into account technology direction and ongoing enhancements.
    • Aid in the development of project plans, detailed task lists/description to network engineers for project design and implementation.
    • Work with network management tools to provide detailed analysis, forecasting and historic data to customers and team members as required by projects and support activities.
    • Develop test plans (test methodologies and strategies) for 'sand-box' testing of 'proof-of-concept' designs. Provide product/test plan demonstration to upper management.
    • Generate technical presentations of the results of design/sand-box testing and provide to management and/or present to upper management.
    • Participate in and adhere to all departmental/company policies, procedures, guidelines, recommendations, etc.
    • Appropriately respond to and successfully deliver any and all ad hoc requests made by the management team.
    • Participation in 24x7x365 on-call rotation.Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree and 8+ years of relevant network design, configuration, and installation experience with a company(s) supporting 200+ router node networks; or 6 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent experience.
      • In-depth technical knowledge and extensive experience troubleshooting Cisco, Checkpoint, Juniper, Riverbed, and F5 hardware and software.
      • Previous experience in technical project leadership roleGENERAL
        • Structured cabling
        • Protocol encapsulation/translation
        • Switching infrastructure and protocols
        • Routing infrastructure and protocols
        • Routed protocols
        • Transport services (application and services)
        • End-to-end session management
        • Service distribution mechanisms Network management
        • Access services
        • Optical transport technologies
        • Network security and VPN components and practices
        • Network-based telephony transport and voice applications
        • Real-time delivery services
        • On-demand delivery mechanisms
        • Documentation / Whitepaper authoring
        • High-level and detailed presentation skills
        • Superb communication skills
        • Video distribution and transport technologies
        • Wireless technologies / transport
        • Project / resource time management
        • Superb writing and verbal skillsAltice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.Altice USA, Inc. collects personal information about its applicants for employment that may include personal identifiers, professional or employment related information, photos, education information and/or protected classifications under federal and state law. This information is collected for employment purposes, including identification, work authorization, FCRA-compliant background screening, human resource administration and compliance with federal, state and local law.Applicants for employment with Altice will never be asked to provide money (even if reimbursable) as part of the job application or hiring process. Please review our Fraud FAQ for further details.

Keywords: Altice USA, Longview , Lead Network Engineer (Routing & Switching), Engineering , Gladewater, Texas

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