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Principal Network Engineer



IT, Other Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Middletown, New Jersey

Middletown, New Jersey


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"I find it incredibly rewarding to be out and see customers enjoying a product I spent my time perfecting."


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Job Overview

Join AT&T and reimagine the communications and technologies that connect the world. We’re committed to those who seek to discover the undiscoverable and dare to disrupt the norm. Bring your bold ideas and fearless risk-taking to redefine connectivity and transform how the world shares stories and experiences that matter. When you step into a career with AT&T, you won’t just imagine the future – you’ll create it.

AT&T’s network infrastructure is the technological foundation for an extraordinary portfolio of mobile, and high-speed network services that bridge the Internet, Business and Entertainment worlds. Be part of a radical technological transformation of AT&T’s vast network & services.

The Network Infrastructure & Services group is looking for a network software engineer to support the next generation of software defined network, network automation and Intelligent Network Data Analytics.

Looking for self-motivated Individuals capable of solving complex problems at a big scale using independent analysis yet capable of collaborating with other domain experts. The right candidate can influence and mold other engineers across the organization to execute on a single vision.

The successful candidate’s key tasks and deliverables include:

  • Ideate, spec and present, new or improved high, and low-level architecture and designs for network-based capabilities or implementations.
  • Interface with Operations, Planning, Product and Data teams to understand and refine requirements and translate them to detailed software and network requirements
  • Oversee, organize, and lead software development for production systems.
  • Provide or contribute to design documents.
  • Participate or lead project meetings to report on progress, uncover/resolve issues, and ensure that the work product meets the needs of the service.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Informational Technology, Data Communications from an accredited university.
  • PhD in an approved field with 4 years of relevant experience or Masters in an approved field with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Bachelors in an approved field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Desired Skills:

  • Software engineering & development experience in Python, Java, JavaScript, or C/C++.
  • Strong experience with Cloud technologies and platforms, (e.g, KVM, Containers, Docker, Azure)
  • Use of data structures, algorithms, and design patterns. Knowledge of test-driven development, thread safe programing, best practices/tools for development
  • Designing and operating large networks in a service provider environment
  • Network protocols and technologies: IPAM, DNS, Routing (BGP, OSPF, IS-IS), GRPC, etc. at the protocol and implementation level.
  • Experience with frameworks such as ReactJS, bootstrap, node.js, Django.
  • Linux-based OSes (e.g., Ubuntu, Rocky Linux, Red Hat)
  • Knowledge of Relational database fundamentals, E-R diagrams, transactions, triggers, and stored procedures
  • Ability to write and support complex SQL using multiple JOINs, aggregation and windowing functions and work with different flavors of SQL and Database connectors.
  • Knowledge or experience with big data platforms and analytics tooling (Databricks, PowerBI, Snowflake)
  • Experience defining and developing APIs for service, provisioning and reporting
  • Data Science principles (data modeling, scrubbing, AI learning models, clustering)
  • Detailed system design and plan implementation through multiple iterations from concept to production.
  • Incorporate industry knowledge and customer needs into product roadmaps
  • Write code or scripts to analyze data or create prototypes and guide other developers.

Our Principal Member Technical Staffs earn between $144,000-$289,000. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
  • 401(k) plan
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Caregiver Leave
  • Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected
  • Adoption Reimbursement
  • Disability Benefits (short term and long term)
  • Life and Accidental Death Insurance
  • Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • Extensive employee wellness programs
  • Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

A career with us, a global leader in communications and technology, comes with big rewards. As part of our team, you’ll lead transformation surrounded by trailblazing industry leaders like you. You’ll be empowered to go above and beyond – making a difference through company-sponsored initiatives or connecting and networking through one of our many employee groups. And regardless of where you’re at in your career trajectory, you’ll be rewarded by the impact that comes with making a difference in the lives of millions. With AT&T, you’ll be a part of something greater, do incredible things and be rewarded with a chance to change the world.

Ready to join the #LifeAtATT? Apply today!

Job ID 2313697 Date posted 05/01/2023


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