Sr Software Engineer in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 10/5/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    4001 North Rodney Parham Road
    Little Rock, AR
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 7 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job ID:21005185

“Windstream is considered an essential business and we are HIRING NOW. As our company responds to COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, partners and communities is our top priority.”

About the Role:

The Senior Big Data and SDN DevOps position will be working in a fun, challenging, fast-paced environment using Agile methodologies to deliver solutions used to differentiate our products and services. This is an opportunity to be a driving force in our Big Data and SDN team. Projects include multi-domain service orchestration of our strategic services, closed-loop automation, and the ingestion, transformation, and analytics (including ML/AI) of a variety of data.  Our solutions are leveraged to differentiate Windstream’s customer/user experience.
We are looking for a highly motivated person to provide technical guidance to developers and architects, be an active participant in agile teams, and at times lead agile teams as a project manager.  Extensive experience with Python, Java, general data science, Linux command line tools, and graph solutions will be necessary to implement planned projects. This position demands a self-starter who is comfortable engaging business partners, architects, and developers to achieve goals and working across functional groups.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical oversight of Big Data and SDN scrum teams
  • Oversite of all Agile Project Managers in the Big Data and SDN program
  • Designing Big Data and SDN solutions with application architects
  • Manage projects to completion through coordination of cross-functional groups.
  • Manage work through Agile tools/methodology, collaborative repositories, issue tracking platforms, and wikis.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Essential Skills:

  • Extensive experience in software development and planning
  • Expert is Scrum/Agile methodology
  • Extensive telecommunications experience
  • Strong experience with Big Data technologies including but not limited to: Sqoop, Hive, YARN, Spark, NiFi, Kafka, HDFS, and HBase.
  • Strong experience with SDN technologies including but not limited to TOSCA and Netconf/YANG
  • Proficiency in SQL, Python, and Java.
  • Linux Sysadmin experience.
  • Drive to succeed and improve personally to add value to the role, team, and company.
  • Positive self-starter, relentlessly curious, resourceful, collaborative, and inventive.
  • Good team player and communicator.
  • Highly organized and meticulous.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with a variety of Relational databases including: Oracle, MySQL, Postgres, MS SQL Server
  • Background in JanusGraph, Apache Ranger, Apache Atlas, and graph-based solutions.
  • Networking understanding
  • Proficiency in Linux server administration
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Ensuring the quality of applications through unit testing.
  • Experience with use of and/or development against some or all the following platforms.
    • Azure DevOps
    • Confluence
    • Gitlab

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

College degree in a Technical or related field and 5-7 years professional level experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or 9 years professional level related Technical experience with 2-3 years supervisory experience for roles with supervision; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Technical experience required.

EEO Statement: Windstream is an equal opportunity employer. At Windstream, we celebrate the authenticity and uniqueness of our people and their ideas. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, protected veteran status, current military status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law, and to give full consideration to qualified disabled individuals and protected veterans. The diverse voices of our employees fuel our innovation and our inclusive culture. Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing.  401328