AT&T Lead-System Engineer in Bothell, Washington

This Lead System Engineer position will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the data layer disintermediation strategy, data encapsulation for MicroServices, and Tech Devs 5G Strategy including architectural direction, consultation, guidance and overall technical expertise to DSO teams implementing these strategies across Tech Dev.

Responsible for translating business needs into technical solutions, and defining solutions to problems through reasoned application of information technology. Designs, develops, documents and analyzes overall architecture of systems, including hardware and software. Determines integrated hardware and software architecture solutions that meet performance, usability, scalability, reliability, and security needs. Coordinates design and integration of total system including subsystems. Researches and recommends technology to improve the current systems.

Nature of Contribution - Acknowledged technical authority within industry. Applies thought leadership and provides advice on multiple technologies and shapes the long-term direction of AT&T's products / services. Contributes through vision and has significant impact on future products, technologies and business strategy.

Knowledge - Seeks new knowledge and innovative methods across disciplines. Leverages subject matter/ industry expertise, and applies in-depth knowledge of company goals to contribute to business opportunities. Internal thought-leader on AT&T technologies.

Analysis and Problem Solving - Uses sophisticated analytical thought and judgment to solve most complex or unique problem. Develops integrated business solutions across organizations and models organizational standards for innovation.

Independence - Guided by organization strategy and objectives. Influences organization goals and objectives. Leads organizational inventions.

Contribution to AT&T Technology - Key contributor on products, services and/or infrastructure strategies that require complex or advanced conceptualization. Ensures products and services are aligned with customers' current and future needs and expectations. Directs projects of critical importance and works on next generation technologies and platforms.

Communication - Builds external alliances and is external technical spokesperson for company. Champions the execution of decisions based on the company's mission and values. Engages others to adopt a sense of urgency and problem resolution.

Required Qualifications -

  • 10 or more years related technical architect experience

  • Proficient in access and transport technologies (FTTx, xDSL, optical, aggregation, RAS, OTN, DWDM, etc)

  • Proficient in engineering cost estimates and economic analyses and models.

  • Well-versed in enterprise architecture/IT strategies

  • Proficient in specifying and evaluating architecture requirements for RFXs.

  • Knowledgeable in message and conference systems and networks (multiple media, notification, presence, unified communications, video)

  • Proficient in Network and Systems architecture (subsystems, interfaces, hw/sw dependencies).

  • Understands backward compatibility and future evolvability.

Desired Qualifications -

  • AS/BS/MS degree in Engineering, Information Systems or related technical field

  • Enterprise wide deployment planning and support for mission critical applications for major releases, both business and infrastructure related

  • Develops technical documentation on applications and systems

  • Project Management