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Principal Engineer II - DNS Architect
Greenwood Village, Colorado  |  Hybrid
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Applied on July 1, 2022
Job Id #56854 Posted June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for advanced, cross-functional technical leadership and advisement of ongoing design, development, implementation, and operations of carrier-grade domain name system (DNS) platforms, customer premises equipment (CPE) activation, configuration, and operations platforms/applications and their associated operating systems, databases, and dependencies

Provide guidance and support in the development of projects at all system layers, including data sourcing and consumption, back-office and user application systems. Responsible for analysis related to business and corporate process, design, development and implementation of information technology systems, as well as consulting with project owners to resolve issues regarding operations, implementations, and system status. Research and recommend strategies for department direction on customer- and agent-facing systems, technical interfaces, and automated system solutions. Provide technical expertise on complex projects and research new technology for use by department. 10+ years of experience.

  • Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
  • Assigned complex and critical projects that involve several technical systems and constituents
  • Advanced design, implementation, monitoring, enhancement and troubleshooting of DNS and CPE systems
  • Analyze and revise existing system logic and documentation as necessary; advise on improvements
  • Validate and advises on DNS platform architecture and designs
  • Develop and curate scripts to aid in configuring, maintaining, and operating DNS and CPE platforms
  • Review and validate system designs
  • Mentor and guide other technical staff
  • Perform other duties as requested by manager

  • Ability to maintain and administer UNIX-based platforms, including performance tuning, package installation, patch management, network and server management tasks
  • Expert knowledge of troubleshooting tools (i.e tcpdump, netstat, iostat, traceroute, snoop)
  • Expert experience with carrier-grade monitoring applications
  • Expert understanding of LAN/WAN topology, network protocols (TCP/IP, FTP, NFS), switches and firewalls
  • Experience activating, configuring, and maintaining CPE per the DOCSIS, PacketCable, TR-069, and SNMP specifications
  • Expert comprehension and demonstrated application of knowledge of the IPv4, IPv6, DHCP, DNS, SNMP, and TFTP protocols
  • Advanced knowledge of development tools and frameworks including Shell, Python, Perl, Java, C/C++, TCL, PHP, Ruby
  • Master’s Degree in a STEM discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of Application administration work experience
  • 10+ years of OSS application work experience 
  • 10+ years of Systems administration work experience
  • 10+ years of Database support and development work experience
  • RHEL Certified Systems Engineer - RHCSE
  • Industry and vendor specific certifications and training preferred (Cisco, RHEL, MySQL, etc.)

Horizontal facilitates valuable and productive conversations between you and potential employers. We can assist you in growing your career by partnering you with employers that offer challenging assignments. For those that join the team, we offer competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, vision, and retirement. Check out all we have to offer and how you can become part of the Horizontal Talent Team. In compliance in compliance with state laws and regulations related to job posting requirements, the salary range for this role is $15.00 -$115.00 per hour (hourly rates in other locations could differ). This is not a guarantee of compensation, as final offer amount may vary based on factors including but not limited to experience and geographic location.

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