Engineer II-Network Automation in Little Rock, AR at Windstream

Date Posted: 10/8/2020

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    4001 North Rodney Parham Road
    Little Rock, AR
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Job Description

Job ID:20003128

Responsible for improving Kinetic customer experience by leveraging and creating software solutions to automate resolution of repetitive and complex network challenges. A qualified candidate possesses an extensive knowledge of databases, network monitoring applications, and software development strategies to facilitate an automated detection and remediation solution running in a robust hybrid-cloud environment.  Both front-end and back-end development will be required.  Must be able to work with and participate in a feedback loop with Engineering, Business Intelligence, Field Operations, NOC and repair verticals, and IT teams to devise and implement cost-effective, performance-improving strategies and solutions. Experience with telecommunications equipment and automation within a carrier grade network is preferred. 

This position will be part of a team responsible for improving the customer experience through expedited resolution and long-term stability via analyzing service impacting events, automation development, tools improvement, and network reliability efforts.

Additional responsibilities:
  • Maintains broad understanding of the network infrastructure
  • Write clean and maintainable code, learn on the fly, and stay up to date with the latest technologies
  • Navigate legacy code bases: refactoring old code, applying new design patterns, using best practices are a must
  • Develop monitoring processes for all services, network performance, network maintenance, facilities management, and overall network performance/reliability
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Consistent exercising of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance 

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

College degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6 years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required.

  • Software development in a linux-based environment
  • Extensive experience developing applications using OOP principles in Java, Perl, or Python
  • Experience with CI/CD deployment methods & version control
  • Working-knowledge of Web APIs: SOAP, REST, and JSON RPC
  • Working knowledge of IP Networks, including layer2/layer3 technologies
  • Ability to create web-applications with PHP, Javascript, CSS, and HTML, or using other common web-frameworks (Bootstrap, Django, etc)
  • Experience with multiple database types, including graphing/NoSQL/timeseries
  • Experience with big-data applications such as HIVE, Hadoop, and Kafka
  • Ability to develop high-performance & scalable applications with concurrency, asynchronous programming, and high-availability
  • Network monitoring via SNMP, telnet, and SSH
  • Recommending cost-effective improvements to existing processes or solutions to new challenges
  • Analyzing fault trends and providing solutions to mitigate
  • Establishing and maintaining documentation of internal processes and procedures
  • Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with peers in other organizations
  • Preparing documents and automation for equipment settings and procedures
  • Deployment of next generation telecommunications services

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, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability and veteran status. 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.


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