Engineer 2, Engineering Ops (XNOC)

With Comcast in Philadelphia PA US

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Posted on January 02, 2019

About this job

Job type: Full-time
Role: System Administrator
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 10k+ people
Company type: Public



Job description

Comcast's Technology & Product organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer experience. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards.

Job Summary:

Responsible for operating, managing and supporting high profile Commercial customers and network services as well as associated infrastructure in a 7/24 environment. Examples of infrastructure include but not limited to routers, switches, CMTS, etc. Day to day operational responsibilities includes pro-active monitoring, isolation, triage and resolution of all network outages/impairments. Serves as operations support for various regions, vendors, internal/external organizations. Drives standardization and service focused instrumentation. Contributes to the command and control network related activities focused on restoration of outages, clear and concise communication across Comcast/Commercial customers and rapid restoration of network services. Works and directly leads external vendors, third parties, and associated fix agents, when necessary, to address issues across the network, peering arrangements, inter-operability issues, etc. Works with limited supervision and direction while executing associated functions and responsibilities. Follows all operational practices and independently determines/develops approaches for non-routine solutions. Receives general direction in area of focus.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Proactive/Reactive monitoring of Comcast's Commercial Network Core/Edge devices using various Element Management tools (Spectrum, Ericson Experience Manager, SevOne, etc) to isolate and troubleshoot all network related issues
  • Process all customer calls/emails and take ownership of issue until resolution
  • Troubleshoot network outages, network latency, or CPE failures
  • Directs third party agencies (i.e. AT&T, Verizon,) internal resources, and external resources while troubleshooting and resolving complex peer-to-peer or vendor/supplier troubles focusing on rapid restoration.
  • Advanced trouble-shooting skills. Entry-level design and development; cross systems technical knowledge; Subject matter expertise in one or more technical areas; demonstrates knowledge of technologies beyond core focus of initial study
  • Has a strong understanding of overall business needs and business areas, understanding applications while learning supplemental processes. Can create technical documentation (internal). Possesses strong analysis, design and implementation skills. Demonstrates ability to pick up key concepts and apply them to work. Demonstrates ability to analyze, troubleshoot, problem solve and provide input on decision making
  • Provides clear, crisp, and concise technical communication and coordination during large outage scenarios.
  • Able to identify conflict assessment as it relates to daily change management activities
  • Setup dispatch and troubleshoot issues with local field operations to resolve customer/network related issues
  • Direct efforts so as to maintain service Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) within regional or contractual standards
  • Advanced Knowledge of Networks:
    • Local Area Network (LAN)
    • Wide Area Network (WAN)
    • Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
  • Advanced knowledge of
    • Carrier Ethernet
    • Cell Backhaul
    • DOCSIS Standards
    • Ethernet over HFC
  • Advanced knowledge of network technologies on:
    • Open System Interconnection (OSI)
    • Layer 1/2 protocols
    • Internet Protocols IP
    • Routing Protocols
      • OSPF
      • MPLS
      • IGP
      • IGRP
      • E/BGP
  • Scripting knowledge
  • Open and update Tickets using:
    • Remedy
    • MetaSolv
    • Cramer
  • Good Analytical/Communication/Troubleshooting Skills
  • Ability to provide on the job training to new hires as and when required
  • Create processes and procedures for troubleshooting and ticket management as needed
  • Initiate root cause analysis (RCA) request, participate in RCA calls as needed, proof all RCA's prior to sending to leadership and provide feedback as needed
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work any shift including nights, weekends and selected holidays (variable schedule as needed)
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Job Specification:

  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Generally requires 2-5 years related experience

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