Principal Network Engineer


Bethpage, NY, US, 11714

Brand:  Altice USA
Requisition #:  1912

Altice USA is a cutting-edge communications, media, and tech company. We connect people to what matters most to them; texting with friends, advertising that resonates, or binge watching their favorite show. Our differentiated approach centers around technologies that push the envelope and deliver the ultimate customer experience. We’re building a workforce that attracts and retains the best talent, not only to meet the needs of our customers, but that also reflects the diverse communities we serve. 

Job Summary

A principal engineer uses technical and administrative skills to oversee and complete engineering projects. Performs advanced engineering tasks or other special projects requiring original concepts, extensive experience, and expertise necessary for the operation of the data, video, voice, and security platforms. Has a management skill for facilitation of team actions for problem solving including conflict resolution to assure progress. Generally, works with wide latitude for autonomous action or decision. Management responsibilities include coordinating the activities of the design project staff which can include resolving engineering design and test problems, evaluating and approving changes and specifications. The principal engineer conceptualizes the initial implementation design specifications for each project. This involves working with other departments within an organization to establish user or customer requirements, project costs and resources. Along with the initial design of the project, a principal engineer also works on the design throughout the project. This individual will also be integral to support the key functions of the Infrastructure Engineering organization to maintain, operate and optimize key infrastructure components. Principal Engineer must have the ability to understand how technical solution/design contributes to the company financial aspects - capital and expense.


  • Works independently, performs engineering tasks with little or no precedence, acts as an advisor to supervisor/management.
  • Principal Engineer is responsible for overseeing production technology testing/interoperation, automation, new technology integration and scale
  • Develop and implement infrastructure automation process and procedure that can be replicated and scale to deliver our services.
  • Develop meaningful business continuity plans and methods for protection and recovery of infrastructure. Implement procedures that will enable critical infrastructure to recover in the event of a disaster or disruption
  • Represent the organization in outside discussions and technical forums
  • Develop ways or method to improve existing design or solution to improve reliability, provides better customer experience and improve cost structure - i.e. capital or expense savings
  • Contribute to the Company vision of being the industry leader in customer service through quality, commitment, courtesy, and teamwork
  • Works with multi-disciplined team members related to design, integration, deployment and maintenance of the voice, video, or data network platforms
  • Contribute to the technical understanding and promotion of new and existing and business requirements, solutions, and tools with respect to Altice USA services delivery system
  • Understanding product development cycle and practices with hands-on experience in building and verifying designs
  • Performs design related to products and systems including development of new products or updates to existing products
  • Coordinates with equipment vendors to ensure hardware and software meet requirements for testing and deployment
  • Review and modify vendor design and architecture to ensure digital video systems meet technical and business requirements.
  • Provides clear and concise recommendations and guidance, both written and verbal, to business and technology personnel
  • Performs other duties as requested by supervisor


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in engineering or related field, or related technical experience/certification
  • 12 years service provider technical experience
  • 10 years data center, Voice,video,security,and networking experience

Expert level knowledge:

  • Service Provider and Enterprise network infrastructure
  • Routing protocols - BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VXLAN/EVPN

Experience with:

  • Packet analysis and troubleshooting TCP/IP connections
  • Design and deployment of virtualized Data Center networks utilizing Cisco ACI
  • Nexus 9k platforms and VMWare integrations
  • F5 load balancer and Checkpoint firewalls
  • Linux system administration
  • Scripting–BASH, Python

Knowledge of:

  • Private cloud infrastructure–Openstack,VMWare
  • Containerization–docker, Kubernetes
  • Network design, architecture, security, protocols, and topology
  • CPE, including digital set-top middleware and applications
  • IPv4 and IPv6, IP routing, Ethernet, and Transport protocols

Ability to:

  • Communicate orally and in writing in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Perform duties in a fast-paced environment and ability to learn new technology
  • Communicate with all levels of management and company personnel
  • Isolate and troubleshoot failed equipment
  • Make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure

Altice USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds regardless of gender, race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.


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Nearest Major Market: Long Island
Nearest Secondary Market: New York CIty