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Lead Network Engineer

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Cox Enterprises, Inc.

Atlanta, GA

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Lead Network Engineer','180185','','Cox Communications','!*! 

Cox Communications is searching for a Lead Network Engineer IV for the Cox National IP Backbone network. This position will be the Lead IP Engineer for ensuring operational readiness of new Backbone deployments and implementation along with the leading voice for driving change within the monitoring and management of the Cox IP Backbone. You will work within the areas of Pro-active network health and reliability, NOC enablement, Operational Readiness of Engineering Projects, and technical root cause analysis/resolution. In addition, you will use Automation/DevOps to improve both the efficiently and accuracy of how Cox manages and monitors its network. This will include but not limited to the automation of both troubleshooting and maintenance procedures. Looking for candidates who are self-motivated and driven as this position is afforded a great deal of autonomy to create their vision of how the future of Cox Network operations will look. Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

Pro-active Network Analysis to drive Network reliability and improvements on how Cox manages network health.

Act as Technical lead on Backbone projects in order to drive operational readiness of new deployments in coordination with both Design and Implementation Engineering.

Partner with network vendors to understand and exceed network SLAs by driving operational efficiencies along with better visibility into the state of the network.

Lead the backbone operations strategy for utilizing automation and other Next-Gen software/tools for network monitoring and management. Software/Tools could include Python, Ansible, Scripting, DevOps, Git, Gerrit, Linux, Virtualization technologies(Openstack/KVM), Splunk

Strong troubleshooting and technical root cause analysis/resolution management skills of highly complex network issues.

Core IP routing technologies & vendors, specifically Cisco and Juniper; IP Routing Protocols: OSPF, ISIS, BGP; Multi-Protocol Technologies: MPLS, LDP, RSVP, RSVP-TE; multicast Technologies: (IGMP, PIM, MVPN); IP Protocols: TCP, UDP, BFD, IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting; Ethernet Technologies: VLANs, 802.1Q (VLAN tagging), 802.1P (layer 2 QoS), VRRP, HSRP; QoS Capabilities: classification, marking, queuing, policing.

Position will have the opportunity to work within the following related areas of the Cox Backbone including: Transport/Optical, Business Network Services, Network data analytics, DataCenter Networks / NFV – Network Function Virtualization( Openstack / Open Contrail ). ','','','!*!Minimum:

5 years of experience required in related field (i.e. Engineering.). 3 years of experience required if candidate possesses a related advanced degree (MS/MBA or above).

3 years troubleshooting and diagnostics.

3 years of experience developing, authoring and maintaining detailed network designs and documentation (i.e. JG3-Engineering Work Packages, Systems or Network Requirements Specifications, Systems or Network Design Documents, Network Whitepapers, Network or Systems Statements of Work)

1 year experience leading projects to enhance operational readiness and Network reliability

Extensive Working knowledge of IP networks.

Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills.

Excellent collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization


BS/BA degree in related discipline (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical degree). Certifications: CCNP/CCDP, JNCIS/JNCIP

Experience in network capacity planning

Knowledge of Python, Ansible, Scripting, DevOps, Git, Gerrit, Linux, Virtualization technologies(Openstack/KVM), Splunk

Experience in telecommunications industry desired. ','!*!About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and','Cox Communications, Inc.','US-GA-Atlanta-6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE','','Regular','Individual Contributor','Day Job','','Yes, 5 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Lead Network Engineer

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Cox Enterprises, Inc.
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Company Profile
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $16 billion and approximately 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications (cable television distribution, high-speed Internet access, telephone, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Cox Media Group (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers and advertising sales rep firms); and Cox Automotive (automotive-related auctions, financial services, media and software solutions). The company's major national brands include, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim, and Valpak.

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