Frontier Communications Video Network Architect in ALLEN, Texas

Video Network Architect is responsible for planning and engineering subscriber broadband networks for delivery of triple and quad play video services in Frontier’s Network. Focuses on the design, evaluation, testing, and implementation of service provider routing and switching technologies and equipment for the delivery of IP video services to consumers. Reports to Manager of IP Architecture.

Responsibilities: 40% - Plan, engineer, and document end-to-end video delivery networks and related technologies in response to Video system requirements. Author engineering documents such as High-Level Design (HLD), Engineering Guidelines (EGL), Provisioning Guidelines (PGL), and Method of Procedure (MOP) 25% - Develop test plans and test specific vendor equipment to meet requirements. Perform evaluations on new equipment. Create configurations for routers, switches, test equipment, and related systems in a Lab environment for purposes of establishing network-wide implementation procedures and guidelines 25% - Plan and support the deployment of video and content delivery services across the network. Train Operations staff on the monitoring and maintenance of the network. 10% - Respond to outages, handle escalations, and assist Operations in troubleshooting.

Handle Tier 3 on-call duties and provide off-hours support for maintenance activities.

Locations: Could sit in Everett, WA, Fort Wayne, IN or Allen, TX offices


Five or more years of broadband subscriber network experience.

Eight or more years of experience desired performing hands-on network design, configuration, and troubleshooting of broadband subscriber or carrier networks.

Two or more years in a broadband subscriber network technology or planning organization (i.e. network architecture, capacity management, deployment planning and FOAs, or evaluating and testing new equipment, technologies, or services for subscriber networks).

Two or more years of experience working with video delivery services in triple/quad play networks.

ISP Broadband (Telco/Cable/Satellite) experience is mandatory.

Strong Experience authoring network specifications and diagrams (Visio/Word/PPT)

Strong experience with Alcatel 7x50 Service Routers, switches, and supporting systems (7750, 7450-ESS, 5620 SAM)

Strong experience with SR-OS CLI configuration of subscriber management features for Broadband Network Gateways (BNG) / Broadband Remote Access Servers (BRAS)

Strong experience with SR-OS CLI configuration of Video Head-End (SHE/SHO/VHO) routing, switching, and multicast

Strong experience designing and configuring QoS/CoS for multi-play service offerings

Strong experience with service provider routing and switching protocols and technologies (BGP, OSPF, MPLS/VPLS, VRF/VPN, PIM, STP)

Experience working with IPTV or streaming video delivery technologies

Experience with PON or DSL access technologies

Experience with fault analysis using network traces or sniffer captures

Experience with methods for stress testing of networks and related equipment

Ability to define test plans and supervise testing

Ability to speak clearly and present technical material in front of an audience

Any of the following experience is desired/preferred: Experience with any other high-end routers and switches in service provider environments (Juniper M/MX/E, Cisco 6500/7600, ASR, Nexus, etc.) Experience with QAM-based cable systems Experience with TV middleware systems (Mediaroom, Medios, Rovi, etc.) BSEE, BSCS, BSET or 8 or more years equivalent experience in a technical/engineering field Any of the following technical certifications are strongly desired: Alcatel-Lucent SRC, NRS I/II, 3RP, SRA Juniper JNCIP/JNCIE-SP Equivalent certifications from an alternate vendor This position requires the candidate to maintain a valid state driver’s license. This position is not eligible for OT billing.

Job Location: ALLEN, Texas, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Tracking Code: 318634-798