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Senior Network 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: *213871
Cox Communications is searching for an IP Engineer III to serve independently and as a technical lead to a team responsible for network and security engineering of the Cox National and Regional NextGen Data Centers, serving IT and Service Provider services. You will bring new data, networking, and security services, features, and capabilities to the Cox Data Centers, as well as perform network service design, automation development, and function as Tier IV escalation point for break/fix incidents. You will utilize deep and broad knowledge of Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 routing platform capabilities, technical standards, and industry trends & practices, to build and test technical designs that can be delivered to internal customers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


*Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions: *

- Create test plans, execute lab testing, develop low-level designs, lead field trials, support first office application (FOA) and transition to operations teams.

- Develops scripts or playbooks for automation of functional standards and requirements - to include, testing, configuration changes, metrics collection, and API referencing.

- Conducts equipment evaluations, equipment selection, pilot testing and network designs to ensure reliability and scaled expansion of the network.

- Supports deployments of new services, systems, applications and architectures with configuration, integration, evaluation, testing, documentation, and training.

- Provides detailed engineering support and consultation to other departments.

- Defines and compiles Low Level Designs (LLD), as well as standard methods of procedures (MOP) and documentation to support Operations in the configuration of network equipment.

- Collaborates with vendors for device lifecycle management activities to include hardware and software roadmaps and application of configuration best practices.

- Identify opportunities for improvements to existing designs & practices on an ongoing basis, drawing on new platform capabilities, industry standards, market demands, etc. Identify the business impact and value of these improvements.

- Effective written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. Experienced at writing technical proposals, processes, diagrams and other documentation.

Qualifications: *Minimum: *


- 5+ years of experience with IP network design and management including recent experience with Cisco or Juniper implementations; as well as experience designing and implementing complex IP routing scenarios (Including: Spanning Tree, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, RSVP, & BGP).

- 1 year or more developing scripts (ansible, python) for playbook automation, orchestration and/or data collection.

- Experience in leading complex project execution teams, ability to clearly communicate requirements, delegate work activities, and provide clarity of goals and priorities in a manner that assures timely execution of projects.

- Clear understanding of modern firewall, router, and switch architecture and network design (control plane and forwarding plane separation, switch fabric design, egress queuing, IP lookup algorithms, traffic engineering, protection mechanisms, and capacity planning).

- Understanding of RFC1918 and Carrier Grade NAT (CGN).

- Experience with MS Office, Teams, SharePoint, as well as MS Visio and other graphical development tools.


*Preferred*

- BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly preferred (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical degree).

- IT industry certifications a plus (i.e. CCIE, CCNP, JNCIE, JNCIP, CISSP, CEH, ITIL).

- Direct experience with Ethernet performance measurement tools.

- Understanding network domain segmentation, bridging services to management domains.

- Experience with the following scripting/programming languages: Python, Perl, PHP, shell scripts.

- Knowledge of virtualization platforms such as VMWare, Xen, KVM, etc.

- Experience with Unix/Linux

- Knowledge of SDN principles and technologies such as OpenFlow, Service Chaining, NFV, OpenStack, Controllers, Contrail, Orchestration, SD-WAN, etc.


Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is 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. Were 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.
Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](http://jobs.coxenterprises.com/life-at-cox/benefits/).
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: 2021-05-17 Expires: 2021-07-17
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