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Principal Engineer II - IP Video Delivery (Hybrid)

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Employer Provided Salary: $124,000-$220,000 Annually
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** This position is eligible to work in a hybrid work model (combination of in-office and remote days). **
Seeking an experienced systems administrator to support advanced engineering and operational responsibilities for Charter's STVA IP Delivery platforms. Will be responsible for operational and engineering activities that maintain and enhance the company's content delivery hardware, software and systems. Works closely with other network operations staff on system design, engineering, configuration and operation. Recognized as a technical and design expert. Leads design teams and advises team leaders.

  • Responsible for engineering activities that maintain and enhance the company's telecommunications and content delivery hardware, software, and electrical systems.
  • Design and deploy network protocols including TCP/IP, UDP, Anycast, BGP, and VLANs. Utilize staging/lab environment to validate test plans and configurations before service deployment.
  • Direct support in Maintenance window for new/critical deployments to ensure process and procedures are properly written and deliver the expected results
  • Develop test cases and use cases in efforts to meet business needs and enhance the customer experience as well as provide a high-level of engineering technical documents and support to operational personnel.
  • Ensure all technical integration, changes, standards and documentation are met.
  • Troubleshooting client streaming issues using packet capture tools including Wireshark.
  • Develop automation scripts for platform testing and deployment support.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or related field, and / or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of eight (10) years of overall engineering work experience
  • Minimum of eight (10) years of Systems / Server Administration of CentOS/Linux UNIX.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of Software Development experience, preferably in a DevOps model.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with either or both Chef/Puppet.


  • Advanced knowledge in AWS, Virtualization, Security and Routing architecture, and protocols
  • Advanced knowledge of micro services using Kubernetes/Docker
  • Advanced knowledge of log analysis tools like Splunk and ELK
  • Advanced knowledge in TCP/IP and the OSI Model
  • Advanced knowledge in using ticketing and software tools to support the current operations.
  • Advanced knowledge of network designing software, such as Visio
  • Ability to perform duties in a very fast-paced environment and ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Expert level knowledge and experience in the creation of original tools using one or more of the following scripting languages: bash, perl, python, ruby or go; python and ruby preferred.
  • Solid knowledge and ability to perform ABR video delivery analysis and effectively communicate data analysis results to leadership and group environments (verbal and written).
  • Deep level understanding of ABR Streaming methodologies, HLS, DASH (ts and iso) HSS (Smooth streaming)
  • Superior level knowledge of Digital Rights Management solutions for Charter's ABR video streaming solution
  • Extensive knowledge of Linux, Unix, Encoders, Packagers, Content Delivery Networks, control and back-office systems
  • Highly skilled Infrastructure knowledge (Raw Iron/bare metal, Steel Cloud, ElasticCloud, OpenStack, AWS)
  • Skilled at troubleshooting network issues using packet capture tools including Wireshark.
  • Preparing systems integration and test certification documentation and reporting, generating test reports, MOPs and bug reports.
  • High level knowledge in using ticketing and software tools such as: Remedy, Incident portal, Jira, Service Now etc.
  • Adept at mapping mid-stream altercations and additions to requirements to in-flight work and summarizing impacts.
  • Ability to operate independently with occasional oversite.
  • Travel as occasions demand to meet the business needs.
  • Prior experience working as project technical lead and a demonstrated history of training more junior technical staff.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills - Uses clear, concise, technically accurate language in describing events and challenges.
  • Assembles concise, understandable analysis and clearly identifies facts and opinion.


  • Certifications related to Splunk, Git, AWS and/or RedHat
  • Advanced knowledge of Chef, Ansible and Puppet
  • Skilled with Chef Cookbooks and/or Ansible Playbooks to automate configuration management.
  • Interface with Engineering and Tools Team to ensure Automation tools will still work with changes in software releases.
  • Use version control systems to maintain custom scripts/configs
  • Develop script to take advantage of published APIs to automate BAU manual.

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At Spectrum, employees don't just have jobs, they build careers. That's why we believe in offering a comprehensive compensation and benefits package that rewards employees for their contributions to our success, supports all aspects of their well-being, and delivers real value at every stage of life.

We offer competitive starting wages, with significant incentive compensation and annual earnings potential based on your role.

We are pleased to offer free or discounted Spectrum services to employees depending on where they live. Employees who live in a Charter service area can receive residential TV, high-speed internet and voice services and have access to Spectrum Mobile. Employees who live outside of a Charter service area can get our Spectrum TV Essentials package and have access to Spectrum Mobile services.

We're proud to provide employees with some of the best benefits in our industry and we're committed to keeping them affordable so you can keep more of your paycheck. For example, we put up to $1,500 into an account to help you pay for qualified health care expenses and 2023 will be the 10th year in a row where we’ve absorbed the full cost increase for medical, dental and vision coverage.

Our employees' financial well-being is just as important as their physical and emotional well-being. With our market-leading company match, for every $1 employees put into their 401(k), we put in $1 up to 6% of their eligible pay. On top of that, most employees receive an additional company contribution equal to 3% of their eligible pay into a Retirement Accumulation Plan.

We're proud of the ways our employees grow their knowledge. We help cover the costs, like up to $10,000 per year in tuition reimbursement, so you can focus on more important things, like your path to greater opportunities. With a dedicated focus on training and career development, employees can have confidence that day one is truly just the beginning.

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In-person revenue kickoff
Documented equal pay policy
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Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
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Hiring practices that promote diversity
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Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
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401(K) matching
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Spectrum offers discounts at specified per location daycares.
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Spectrum employees have plenty of on-site parking options including lots and a garage.
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We believe mentoring plays a vital role in career growth. We're proud of our mentorship program here at Spectrum.
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
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