Altice USA is one of the largest broadband communications and video services providers in the United States. We are a subsidiary of Altice NV, a convergent global leader in telecom, content, media, entertainment and advertising founded in 2001 by entrepreneur Patrick Drahi. We are driven by a philosophy to always challenge ourselves. We question everything so that we can find the best way forward for our customers. And in a world where continuous innovation is the only way forward, we are redefining the vision we have for our customers, enterprises, advertisers - and our people.
The Network Engineer will develop and execute detailed network designs, specifications and architectural plans for IP Backbone architectures in support of Suddenlink Business infrastructure. Designs include but are not limited to various BGP, OSPF, RSVP, LDP, and QoS architectures. Creates test plans; tests and validates functionality, management and performance for existing and new technologies supporting metro IP architectures. Designs include but are not limited to various BGP, OSPF, ISIS, LDP, QoS and MPLS-TE architectures. Designs and tests for IP service integration. Designs include various voice, video, and data over IP services that must function over the Suddenlink nationwide IP network. Determines, tests and validates code functionality to be used in the production network for all IP routers and various Ethernet switches across multiple vendors. Conducts equipment evaluations, equipment selection, pilot testing and network designs to ensure reliability and scaled expansion of the network. Makes specific recommendations and assists in implementation of plans that enhance technical operation, compliance with rules and regulations, and permit the deployment of new technology. Supports deployments of new IP services, systems, applications and architectures with installation, configuration, integration, evaluation, testing, documentation, and training. Performs design functions for Suddenlink Business products in HFC and On-Network fiber locations.
Performs engineering activities with specific knowledge and skills associated with the following technologies: IP Routing Protocols: OSPF, ISIS, BGP. IP Protocols used to deliver multicast traffic (IGMP, PIM). Multi-Protocol Technologies: LDP, RSVP. IP Protocols: TCP, UDP. Ethernet Technologies: gigE, 10 gigE, VLANs, 802.1Q (VLAN tagging), 802.1P (layer 2 QoS), VRRP, HSRP. QoS Capabilities: classification, marking, queuing, policing. IP Backbone capacity management. Core IP routing technologies and vendors, specifically Cisco and Juniper. IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting.
Partners with change management for impact identification, network validation, MOP creation and execution of activities. Defines and compile the methods of procedures and documentation to support personnel in the installation, maintenance and removal of network equipment. Provides detailed engineering support and consultation to other departments. Coordinates with regions to ensure the network is available and configured to exceed market demands. Facilitates communications with employees and other departments by holding or attending meetings, preparing reports, and participating on task forces. Applies best practices pertaining to router security design authentication, access-lists, and control plane protection. Proactively identifies ways to improve process and procedures; makes recommendations to management. Shares technical knowledge and skills with other team members to develop team members’ capabilities. Performs other duties and participates in special projects as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of 2 years’ experience is required. In lieu of a degree, applicable work experience may be required
• 1 year of experience working in IP engineering including the following: developing, authoring and maintaining detailed network designs & troubleshooting and diagnostics experience
• Requires working knowledge of IP networks
• Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills
• Excellent collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization
• Preferred experience includes: CCNA, ITIL certification, experience in network capacity planning and experience in telecommunications industry is desired
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Vet and maintain a drug-free and smoke-free workplace