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Senior DNS Design Engineer

Cox Communications Inc
Atlanta, GA 30303
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*Primary Location: *6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *Yes, 5 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *208477
Cox Communications is searching for a Design Engineer for the Network Automation and Shared Services team. This position is focused within the area of DNS with involvement in other critical network services. You will use a combination of skills in Operating Systems, IP Networking, Scripting/Development, Automation, and Service Assurance to support and enhance critical network services with both internal and external customers on Cox's nationwide service provider network. This will include but is not limited to the automation of troubleshooting/maintenance procedures, creation & development of dashboards for internal partners, and implementing "Event Driven" automation. We are looking for candidates who are creative, self-motivated, and driven as this position is afforded a great deal of autonomy to influence and grow the network services we offer.

*Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:*
Pro-active Network Service Design and Analysis to drive Reliability and overall Network Health.
Act as Technical SME regarding DNS platform behavior and issues from both a design perspective as well as an escalation point from Operations and Care.
Partner with application vendors and developers to understand platform performance drivers and optimize value.
Help develop deployment and operational strategy for platform monitoring and management. Software/Tools could include Python, Ansible, Scripting, Git, Elastic ( ELK ), Time-Series databases, Event Driven automation, Machine Learning, etc.
Strong troubleshooting and technical root cause analysis/resolution management skills of highly complex systems and network issues.
Low level interaction with network teams on IP routing and switching technologies & vendors, specifically Cisco and Juniper; IP Routing Protocols: ISIS, BGP; IP Protocols: TCP, UDP, ICMP; IPv4 and IPv6 subnetting; Ethernet Technologies: VLANs, 802.1Q (VLAN tagging), 802.1P (layer 2 QoS), VRRP, HSRP; Anycast, QoS Capabilities: classification, marking, queuing, policing.
Position will have the opportunity to work with the following partner domains of the Cox Network including: IP Routing, Applications Development, Business Network Services, Access Networks, Information Security, and others.



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

3+ years of experience with DNS/IPAM technologies (caching, authoritative, IP and namespace management, DNS-based security, etc.)

3+ years working knowledge of IP Networking and Protocols including TCP/IP routing and Network Architectures.

1+ year Automation/Scripting development work preferably in Python and/or Ansible.

1+ year experience leading projects or as a technical SME for matrixed projects in the domain of network services.

Strong familiarity and use of Linux OS and Systems Administration concepts.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to work as part of cross-functional teams.

Experience using and configuring bind, Nominum, or other major DNS platforms.

Excellent interpersonal, leadership, listening, written, and verbal communication and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout the organization.

Excellent presentation skills; ability to distill and present actionable information from complex research or analysis to both teammates and leadership.


BS/BA degree in related discipline (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical degree). Certifications: RedHat, CompTIA, LPI, etc.

Experience in systems and network analytics, data mining, and/or machine learning experience.

Knowledge of Bash, Python, Ansible, Scripting, DevOps, Git, RESTful APIs, JSON.

Linux platform/application admin experience.

Experience in telecommunications industry or large enterprise desired.


Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communicationsis committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions Cox Communications and Cox Automotive are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.
Posted: 2021-02-04 Expires: 2021-04-05
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