Principal Engineer I - Core Systems
SPECTRUM
Greenwood Village, CO
JOB SCOPE

Responsible for engineering activities that maintain and enhance the company's video encoding (Linear and STVA/OTT) systems. This a multi-tier design/development & support role that interacts with Video Product & Video Operations Teams, CPE manufacturers, and Supply Chain to provide video solutions. The role is responsible for setting the technical architecture and development direction across a set of internal business applications, leading cross functional technical development teams, delivering business critical projects while maintaining high morale, managing the operational activities in an efficient and professional manner and ensuring all team targets are met as advised by Video Operations leadership.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide leadership for testing new firmware, software, and hardware supporting Charter’s video solutions.
Construct test plans to validate functional, performance, and business requirements provided by product and engineering teams for video acquisition, processing, and encoding solutions.
Evaluate, select, and deploy new test tools and automation frameworks.
Study future technology developments and formulate associated testing strategies.
Provide timely and accurate information and status updates to functional leaders.
Provide day to day leadership, mentoring, and technical guidance to team members.
Develop and implement development standards, policies, and procedures.
Understand and define technical roadmap within Video Operations to ensure sound technical solutions.
Ensure projects are accurately estimated and delivered according to schedule.
Develop, design and implement electronic systems including audio, video and other multimedia equipment.
Work with the field on the implementation of video network related projects.
Work with vendors and Engineering to resolve issues and design flaws.

BASIC / MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field, and/or equivalent work experience
Minimum eight (8) years network engineering experience
Minimum seven (7) years of experience working within an MSO environment
Minimum seven (7) years of video signal acquisition experience
Minimum five (5) years of project management experience

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS
Experience with Video encoding, transcoding/encoding, multiplexing, and modulation and acquisition, using such equipment as: MediaKind AVP2 & 4K, Muse, SPR & C2, Harmonic Prostream, Ion, Electra X2, 8K and XOS, Ateme Titan, Imagine Selenio and Selenio Flex, RGB VSG, Cisco DCMs, Arris CAP/DM6400 Cherry Pickers, BMRs, BNPs, APEX1k-3k, IRDs and common cable CPE
Advanced knowledge of Video Compression: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H264, HEVC, J2K, etc.
Advanced knowledge of Audio Compression: Dolby AC3, Dolby Digital Plus, AAC, etc.
Knowledge of IGMP, IP multicast, API, (BASH), VOD, IPTV, cloud encoding, packaging for live streaming (HLS).
Integrates communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations.
Understanding of IP networking, TCP/IP protocols, Routing and Switching
Experience with network and element management systems, Arris (DAC) and/or CISCO (DNCS) video delivery systems
Experience in managing optical transport platforms service gateways (i.e. Cisco ONS, Infinera DTN / DTNx / Flex, Ciena).
Solid knowledge of related industry specifications and standards IEEE, ANSI, Physical Media (Multimode Fiber, Singlemode Fiber, UTP, etc.), bridging, switching, routing, Ethernet and transport technologies and protocols
Ability to work with and lead cross functional teams including Product, Operations, IT, Care, etc.
Ability to self-manage time and priorities in a fast-paced work environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training (NCTI, SCTE, BCT/E)

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