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Principle Network Engineer
Title:Principle Network Engineer
Location:West Point, GA


Point Broadband is currently seeking an engineer to join our Engineering and Architecture team that is focused on network automation and network intelligence efforts throughout the Service Provider environment. This person will be responsible for the design, development and implementation of our software defined infrastructure – including partnership with other technical areas to align on roadmap and vision. This role will drive the vision for our “self-driving” infrastructure goals and will work with team members to develop the roadmap to attain that vision. This position will need to partner with the subject matter experts across the teams to work closely with them to document use cases and requirements in support of automating the needs of those teams. This individual will also be responsible for collaborative work efforts with various teams to deliver timely and effective solutions that correspond with Point Broadband’s technology architecture direction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following but are not limited to:

  • Focus on developing platform for Zero Touch Provisioning and Zero Touch Replacement infrastructure.
  • Deploy and Build centralized tools to increase network visibility, alarm correlation and network state awareness.
  • Drive the Use Case development for infrastructure tooling, orchestration, and automation for technology services infrastructure at Point Broadband.
  • Looking toward a future of highly orchestrated and automated network deployment, participate in design and roadmap formulation of integrated solutions across the service provider network
  • Provide input into long-range networking requirements and operational guidelines, with a focus on automation and improving the performance and reliability of the network and the overall service.
    Partner with Technology teams (Architecture/Eng/Ops) to design next generation features and their impact on the network.
  • Formulating and implementing standards related to network hardware with respect to monitoring, management, automation and orchestration.
  • Help drive the vision of Point Broadband’s Self-Driving technology infrastructure.
  • Coordinate closely with architects and technology leads from other technology areas, while leveraging subject matter experts from any needed technical or business area.
  • Collaborate with members of the business, project teams and technical staff as needed to fulfill the responsibilities described above.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, system analysis or a related study, or equivalent experience
  • Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments
  • Project solution architecture experience

Experience/Skills Needed:

  • 5+ years scripting and developing software in languages such as Java, Python, Golan, Perl, Ruby or equivalent.
  • Experience working with or creating API’s and understanding data transport and serialization formats such as SOAP, XMLRPC, REST, JSON, YAML, etc.
  • Familiar deploying open source software
  • Familiar with streaming telemetry software such as Kafka
  • Experience with the automated deployment of network infrastructure – routers, switches, load balancers, in high availability, service provider or data center applications.
  • Understanding of infrastructure protocols (BGP, OSPF, ARP, VRRP, DHCP, TCP, UDP), IP addressing (especially IPv6), and application protocols (LDAP, SMB/AFP, SMTP, HTTP, etc.)
  • Strong familiarity with the state of network technology, and versed in virtualization, SDN, and similar constructs e.g. familiarity with Contrail, Nuage, and similar network virtualization frameworks.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to and learn new technologies both development framework and technology advancements.
  • Experience taking network technical requirements such as RFCs et al and turning them into functional use case requirements for delivery to developers for network tooling, orchestration, and automation outputs.
  • Motivation that is focused on long-term results
  • Applicant to be focused, goal driven, and possess an obsessive attention to detail
  • Applicant must be a team player who can motivate as well as provide coaching as needed
  • Must be able to work under pressure, along with demonstrating solid time management skills and demonstrate a winning attitude

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • regularly required to talk and hear
  • required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
  • required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
  • required to use close vision and be able to focus
  • travel to other offices may be required on an occasional basis
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