1+ months

Principal Data Center IP Architect

Cox Communications Inc
Atlanta, GA 30303
*Primary Location: *6305 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, GA, USA
*Division: *Cox Communications Inc
*Job Level: *Individual Contributor
*Travel: *Yes, 25 % of the Time
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Requisition Number: *210892
Cox Communications is searching for a Principal Data Center IP Architect to join the Data Center Engineering & Operations team. This role will be responsible for the design and contributing to the strategic evolution of the Cox Communications Data Center Network & Security. This role is crucial to the success of the Self Driven Data Center strategy and execution. In this role, the individual will be the subject matter expert in various areas of the Data Center IP Network & Security. A successful candidate will possess advanced skills in Design & Strategy leveraging in depth knowledge and experience working in Networking and Operations.


*The following are projects and initiatives that this role would contribute to, champion, and lead in most cases: *





- Model driven network programmability (DC Automation & Machine Learning)


- DC Streaming Telemetry, Analytics, and Intent Based Networking (Visibility & Network Health)


- Universal Security Policy (Standard Segmentation framework - Evolution of RISE/IRIS... alignment w/Security)


- Common Data Center SDN (alignment w/ED&O or CODE team) - Standardization/Best Practices


- IPv6 in the Data Center (driving DC vendors and partners on evolution of supporting IPv6 end to end)


- Holistic Protocol Machinery (Segment Routing and EVPN evolution in the DC)


- Network API for workflow automation (automate planned network changes)


- Edge Compute Evolution (impact to NDC and RDC as virtualization and compute is pushed closer to access platforms)





*Dept/Org Scope & Impact* - Recognized subject matter expert across multiple technical domains. Focus is on problems that have a direct effect on major segments or enterprise-wide business programs and results


Frequently called upon to apply/demonstrate mastery of existing and emerging technologies, practices, and processes


Exercises technical expertise in directing major projects or programs with full competency resulting in significant business impact on the company.


*Problem Complexity* - Performs leading-edge work for the professional field


Displays the highest level of technical and organizational critical thinking, analysis and problem-solving bringing successful resolution to high-impact, complex, and/or cross-department problems


Makes prompt, sound decisions when faced with complex and often contradictory alternatives that result in successful outcomes


Contributes to complex designs and/or problems outside of primary technical expertise and across organizational and managerial boundaries


*Autonomy *- Operates with extensive latitude for independent judgment. Situations may have little or no precedent provoking original concepts or approaches without guidance from others;


Collaboratively reaches decisions under conditions of uncertainty; requires evaluation of intangibles.


Negotiates technical issues with top level technical staff and senior leadership


*Knowledge* - Possesses extensive knowledge in primary discipline or technical/ scientific area


State-of-the-art knowledge of technologies, processes, and practices


Point of authority and/or source of technical/ scientific knowledge.


Primary contribution is in applying knowledge that has broad application & impacts company results (product, industry, professional, technical), rather than managing people.


*Influence/People Leadership* - Develops or engages/directs others in developing innovative solutions to important, highly complex strategic and operating problems


Champions innovative approaches and challenges existing approaches.


Cross-department considerations are expected


Provides oversight/mentoring to employees professional development, but does not have unilateral hiring or firing authority


May oversee the completion of projects or assignments, including planning, assigning, reviewing


*Industry Leadership* - Actively participates in industry events; identifies standards and policies via industry-wide committees.


Recognized contributor in professional field through original contributions to industry-recognized channels (i.e. publications, journals, speaking events, patents, receipt of awards). This recognized standing is consistently maintained through frequent contributions.


*Innovation* - Fosters and supports the creation of company impacting ideas and solutions.


*Strategic Vision* - Provides strategic oversight across multiple technical domains.


Regularly contributes to the development of long-term strategy crossing multiple functional areas.







Qualifications: *Minimum: *




* Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally, 10+ years of experience in related field; certification required in some areas

* 10+ years in architecture design, development and implementation (business, data, application and technical)

* 5+ years of experience security/network troubleshooting and diagnostics.

* 5+ years of experience with firewall and networking technologies from Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Arista, and Juniper Networks.

* 5+ years of experience with IP network design and management including recent experience with Cisco or Juniper implementations; as well as experience designing and implementing

* A sound knowledge of IT security best practice, common attack types, and detection / prevention methods.

* Demonstrable experience of analyzing and interpreting system, security, and application logs in order to diagnose faults and spot abnormal behaviors

* Expertise in designing and implementing complex IP routing scenarios (Including: Spanning Tree, EVPN, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, RSVP, & BGP).

* Experience in systems monitoring of large networks

* Experience developing scripts (ansible, python) for playbook automation, orchestration and/or data collection.

* Knowledge of SDN principles and technologies such as OpenFlow, Service Chaining, NFV, OpenStack, Controllers, Orchestration, SD-WAN, Intent Based Networking (IBN), etc.

* Experience in leading complex project execution teams, ability to clearly communicate requirements, delegate work activities, and provide clarity of goals and priorities in a manner that assures timely execution of projects.

* Demonstrated expertise of modern firewall, router, and switch architecture and network design (control plane and forwarding plane separation, switch fabric design, egress queuing, IP lookup algorithms, traffic engineering, protection mechanisms, and capacity planning).

* In depth understanding of TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6), RFC1918, and Carrier Grade NAT (CGN).

* Experience in data communications and networking standards (e.g., MEF, ANSI, IETF, IEEE.)

* Experience working with managers and customers, receiving requirements and converting them into actions

* Capable of collaborating and working closely with cross-functional teams - data scientists, engineers, business and solution architects and partners to identify gaps and structure problems.

* Confident presence in client facing situations, polished verbal and written presentations, effective interpersonal skills, and strong collaboration skills, to partner effectively with teams throughout organization






*Preferred: *




* Advanced degree (MS/MA, PHD) in related field

* Certifications desired include:


* Security: PSNSE, CISSP, CISM, CCSP

* Networking: JNCIE, CCIE, CCDE

* Cloud: AWS, Google (GCP)




* Vendor Familiarity: Cisco, Arista, Juniper, AWS, Google, Palo Alto Networks

* Experience working in Operations & Engineering

* Experience working in Capacity Planning and Load Forecasting a plus

* Experience as a Principal or in a Design role a plus

* Experience working with automation, playbooks, and software scripting a plus (Python, Ansible, and other languages)

* Experience working with complex data analysis a plus

* Experience with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) services a plus



Who We Are
*About Cox Communications*
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. Were dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

*About Cox *
We are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Posted: 2021-02-04 Expires: 2021-05-09

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