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Network Architectural and Design Test Engineer

Company: Comcast Corporation
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Make your mark at Comcast -- a Fortune 30 global media and technology company. From the connectivity and platforms we provide, to the content and experiences we create, we reach hundreds of millions of customers, viewers, and guests worldwide. Become part of our award-winning technology team that turns big ideas into cutting-edge products, platforms, and solutions that our customers love. We create space to innovate, and we recognize, reward, and invest in your ideas, while ensuring you can proudly bring your authentic self to the workplace. Join us. You'll do the best work of your career right here at Comcast. (In most cases, Comcast prefers to have employees on-site collaborating unless the team has been designated as virtual due to the nature of their work. If a position is listed with both office locations and virtual offerings, Comcast may be willing to consider candidates who live greater than 100 miles from the office for the remote option.)Job SummaryResponsible for designing, implementing and managing the use of Comcast's National Converged IP Network. Designs and develops updated network infrastructure in support of one or more business needs. Ensures a balance between tactical and strategic network technology design solutions and considers end-to-end business problems within and outside the enterprise. Develops and produces converged network best practices and ensures architectural guidelines are utilized. Acts as a key contributor in a large complex environment. Determines and pursues course of action necessary to achieve results. Frequently leads teams on specific projects providing broad direction and expertise. Usually determines own work priorities. Acts as resource for colleagues with less experience.Job DescriptionThe 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.About the Team:

  • Certify core hardware and software for all Regional Area Networks and our Backbone
  • Template creation for core and edge services for residential and commercial services
  • Lab testing for new services and designs for core configuration and core automation
  • Commercial service architecture and documentation/oversight
  • Janus (new core design) functional testing, service testing, template creation, automation QA, and migration testing/documentation
  • Provide inter-organizational direction for engineering groups like Network Engineering, DPE, X-Labs, and SNPWhat You'll Do:
    • Provides configurations and technical leadership as a primary technical resource on Internet Protocol (IP) router network technologies (BGP, OSPF, ISIS), traffic flows and overall end to end network communication.
    • Performs a variety of highly complex analytical duties in network design and IP services for network optimization and produces fundamental and detailed designs for implementation.
    • Analyzes traffic engineering data to forecast network capacity requirements for efficient network designs and overall cost reductions.
    • Performs technical training for regional engineers and operations/engineering (XNOC) groups on current and future technology.
    • Develops test and acceptance criteria for IP networks and provides technical direction for network problems.
    • Maintains the configuration and supports the engineering design life cycle with proper documentation ensuring that all detailed designs adhere to network standards.About an Ideal Candidate:
      • This individual should have strong knowledge of the OSI layers and practical hands-on experience with routing and switching protocols, MPLS, ethernet technologies, optical networking, and network device hardware/software.
      • This individual should be familiar with developing and following test plans as well as understanding criteria for test success.
      • This individual should be familiar with IXIA traffic generator and testing procedures with the product. They should also be able to develop ways to dynamically use the tool for automated test runs.
      • This individual should have practical knowledge of large enterprise network implementations and how to replicate potential failure scenarios within that service delivery environment.
      • This individual should be highly organized and capable of leading projects from end to end while driving to meet key deadlines. -
      • This individual should have knowledge of JIRA, Confluence, and be capable of reporting to PMO on status of project based on agreed upon delivery dates and -sprints.
      • This individual must possess a multifaceted skill set, be adaptable, a quick learner, and willing to be matrixed into different roles frequently.
      • The preferred skills for this candidate are familiarity with -OpenConfig, Yang data modelling, JSON, XML, -Xpath -XSLT, NETCONF, Python, Jenkins, -Github, Robot, VNF, NFV, VPN, VRF, BGP, Linux, -FreeMarker -script and template development, network device configuration at layers 1-7 of the OSI model, network service architecture, -gNMI -and -gRPC -path development.Qualifications:
        • Deep knowledge and practical experiences of IP/MPLS/Ethernet network technologies protocols, -implementation -and operation, such as BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, and MPLS (LDP, RSVP-TE, MP-BGP).
        • Prior experience surrounding Ethernet and IP Service (Ethernet Private Line, Private LAN, Dedicated Internet, IPVLN, Internet, and Managed Router).
        • Extensive background in design and deployment of complex data networks in the Midsize and Enterprise Market highly preferred.
        • Strong understanding of IPv4, IPv6, Multicast and QOS.Additional "Nice to Have" Skills:
          • Strong knowledge of Nokia, -Ciena, Cisco and Juniper routers. Broad knowledge of -Ciena, Cisco and Juniper configurations is a -plus.
          • It is desirable to have experiences in Optical and or Cloud networking, along with L2 and L3 VPN's.
          • Good experience in Ethernet/MEF standards and products, architecture, and integrations with OSS 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 Reasonable AccommodationWe 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 an accommodation.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.Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.This is a Comcast Engineer 3 level role.Comcast is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.EducationBachelor's DegreeWhile 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 Experience5-7 YearsBase 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 on our careers site for more details.

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