Engineer, Network Engineering

Published
August 4, 2022
Location
Mount Laurel Township, NJ
Category
Job Type

Description

Comcast's Technology, Product & Experience 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. We offer a flexible working environment to balance the need to work independently wherever you choose, with days that require collaboration at one of our offices. Our roles primarily reside inside or around one of our Tech Hubs (Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, Denver, Austin, Silicon Valley, Washington DC/N. Virginia). Some roles can work virtual full-time if they are not near a Tech Hub, but that is dependent upon the needs of the position and amount of collaboration required.

Job Summary

The Technology, Product, Experience (TPX) organization works at the intersection of media and technology and our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products and next-generation technologies that transform the customer experience. The Comcast Network and CONNECTivity (CONNECT) organization is a highly agile, fast-paced, dedicated group at the forefront of change focused on innovating, building, and operating the best in class, most reliable access network for our customers.

Job Description

Do you like network engineering? Are you passionate about reliable and programmable networks? Would you like to work on projects with tangible impact?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 qualified 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.

As a Comcast Network Engineer, you will join an experienced team of engineers responsible for the infrastructure and core routing design of Converged Regional Area Network (CRAN). Additional duties will include performance engineering, real time analysis and optimization of the existing CRAN. Each Comcast CRAN combines the following services - high speed data, video, voice, and business services - onto a single converged IP infrastructure. Our network is comprised of approximately 15,000 routers, four vendors, and dozens of platforms supporting Residential and Business Services customers spanning 28 regional networks across the nation. The Network Engineer will interact with corporate, local and divisional management to provide support on an ongoing basis.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Engineering design and support CRAN services - high speed data, video, voice, and business services products.

  • Contribute 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.

  • Support and/or improve standard methodologies and procedures for network installation, maintenance and operation.

  • Implement Network Engineering plan of record including, business requirements, network strategy, project priority and financial budget plan.

  • Model network capacity for failure scenarios to proactively predict routing and topology changes.

  • Monitor network capacity, plan and implement market augments as needed.

  • Exercise good 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.

  • Communicate applicable design guidelines and provide guidance to regional markets to ensure compliance to network design standards.

  • Develops practices and procedures for network installation, maintenance and operation.

  • Develops and implements test and acceptance criteria for network elements.

  • Schedules equipment activations, customer-affecting network maintenance develops documents of customer networks for network users. Meets with potential customers, designs solutions, works with vendors on pricing and implements solutions that are adaptable to customer need changes.

  • Exercises judgment during incident management, site design, network configuration and network activation to ensure efficient use of funds and time.

  • Designs network site planning for multiple regional network sites.

  • Develops and maintains network element documentation and inventory. Maintains appropriate inventory or network spare equipment for rapid restoration.

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Solid grasp of IP routing and switching (ISIS, OSPF and BGP)

  • Strong scripting skills required, in any of the following languages: Python, Perl, Unix, PHP, and MySQL

  • Proficient in the understanding and practical application of programming the network versus configuring networks

  • Solid grasp of IPv4, IPv6, Multicast and QOS

  • Very organized individual with the ability to handle multiple project, lead and/or participate on multiple project teams

  • Proven business skills to interact with internal business units and external vendors

  • Additional experience in server-based technology, such as Microsoft and Unix is a plus

  • Prior network engineering and support experience. Generally, requires 5+ years of related experience.

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other technology related field

Other desirable skills not limited to:

  • Working with Open Source. Both as a user and community contributor.

  • Virtualization

  • Software Defined Networking, network automation, data-plane programming.

  • Familiarity with any of these or similar tools and systems: Quagga, Bird, FD.io VPP, FBOSS, Wedge, Cisco Lindt, Kafka.

  • Network telemetry, key-value & JSON document stores, time-series databases.

  • Distributed systems

About Our Perks & Benefits:

We are determined to create an environment where our employees feel valued, understand our business goals, and are motivated.

Here's a look at just some of the perks and benefits we make available to our US-based employees:

  • Medical & Dental

  • 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Generous paid time off

  • Life Milestones - from adoption assistance, childcare resources, pet insurance, and more, Comcast supports you at all life stages.

  • Courtesy Services - We offer all of our full-time employees in serviceable areas free digital TV and internet.

  • Discount tickets for Universal Resorts, including theme park tickets and onsite hotel rooms.

Learn more at jobs.comcast.com/life-at-comcast/benefits (https://jobs.comcast.com/life-at-comcast/benefits)

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, perform essential job functions, and receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.

Disclaimer:

This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

=== THIS POSITION IS INELIGIBLE FOR VISA SPONSORSHIP. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS ROLE, YOU MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES AND NOT REQUIRE SPONSORSHIP FOR EMPLOYMENT NOW OR IN THE FUTURE. ===

Education

Bachelor's Degree

While possessing the stated degree is preferred, Comcast also may consider applicants who hold some combination of coursework and experience, or who have extensive related professional experience.

Relevant Work Experience

5-7 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most, and should help you care for those who matter most. That's why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, that are personalized to meet the needs of your reality - to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary (https://jobs.comcast.com/life-at-comcast/benefits) on our careers site for more details.

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