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Lead Network Engineer


Plano, TX, US, 75024

Brand:  Altice USA
Requisition #:  2393

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

Configuration, staging, functional testing, project scheduling, implementation, on-site functional validation, documentation, support hand-off, first, second and third tier QA / Development and Production support including after-hours and on-call responsibilities. Lead Network Engineers are responsible for the technical success of network-based projects. They oversee engineering and team-based efforts to validate proper implementation practices. They communicate project and policy related information to the customers as it relates to the given project. Additionally, Lead Network Engineers are responsible for leading team-based project efforts. They lead departmental and project-related technical meetings and are capable of multitasking across many diverse project activities. The Lead Network Engineer is responsible to design Local and Wide Area Network facilities/solutions, produce project plans, and install routing, switching and network solutions through constant interface with the customer and members of the team. They help ensure that cost-effective and efficient infrastructure environments are built to satisfy project requirements and business objectives. Lead Network Engineers routinely compare the installed solution performance against established performance objectives and measurements. They develop analysis plans and help perform tests for solution functionality, integrity, capacity and stress/load/performance capabilities. They also routinely participate in architecture projects and initiatives intended to continually improve and enhance the enterprise telecommunications infrastructure and the associated processes.


  • Provide strategic direction for technical projects including new designs, concept designs, and projects available for production.
  • Make training recommendations and facilitate technical training opportunities for resources within the department.
  • Be able to generate and validate ROI and budget calculations for network solutions.
  • Provide project insight and conceptual input for new project kick-off meetings.
  • Work with development/engineering manager to meet with customers to discuss project technical needs, service level agreements and implementation expectations.
  • Work with the support manager to set upgrade and maintenance strategies that take into account technology direction and ongoing enhancements.
  • Aid in the development of project plans, detailed task lists/description to network engineers for project design and implementation.
  • Work with network management tools to provide detailed analysis, forecasting and historic data to customers and team members as required by projects and support activities.
  • Develop test plans (test methodologies and strategies) for sand-box testing of proof-of-concept designs. Provide product/test plan demonstration to upper management.
  • Generate technical presentations of the results of design/sand-box testing and provide to management and/or present to upper management.
  • Participate in and adhere to all departmental/company policies, procedures, guidelines, recommendations, etc.
  • Appropriately respond to and successfully deliver any and all ad hoc requests made by the management team.
  • Participation in 24x7x365 on-call rotation.



  • Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years of relevant network design, configuration, and installation experience with a company(s) supporting 200+ router node networks; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years of experience; or equivalent experience
  • In-depth technical knowledge and extensive experience troubleshooting network technologies. Understand routing protocols (BGP/OSPF priority).
  • Previous experience in technical project leadership role
    • Structured cabling
    • Protocol encapsulation/translation
    • Switching infrastructure and protocols
    • Routing infrastructure and protocols
    • Routed protocols
    • Transport services (application and services)
    • End-to-end session management
    • Service distribution mechanisms Network management
    • Access services
    • Optical transport technologies
    • Network security and VPN components and practices
    • Network-based telephony transport and voice applications
    • Real-time delivery services
    • On-demand delivery mechanisms
    • Documentation / Whitepaper authoring
    • High-level and detailed presentation skills
    • Superb communication skills
    • Video distribution and transport technologies
    • Wireless technologies / transport
    • Project / resource time management
    • Superb writing and verbal skills

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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Pay is competitive and based on a number of job-related factors, including skills and experience. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in California is $104,022.00 - $166,435.00  / year. The starting pay rate/range at time of hire for this position in New York is $104,022.00 - $166,435.00  / year. For other locations, please inquire with your recruiter. The rates/ranges provided herein are the anticipated pay at the time of hire, and do not reflect future job opportunity.


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Nearest Major Market: Plano
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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