Lead Engineer - Emerging Tech

United States - Colorado - Greenwood Village
Posted 10 days ago
Main Location
Stamford, CT, United States
Responsible for prototyping solutions with a focus on integration into service commercialization. Works in a broad range of technology disciplines including embedded systems, software development, and IP networking. Participates in industry working groups such as Wi-Fi Alliance, Connectivity Standards Alliance, and IETF to understand emerging trends and propose new standards.

The candidate should be driven to understand how things work and capable of documenting and presenting that understanding. The candidate will develop proofs-of-concept and present exploratory findings. Mentors and provides technical guidance to junior engineers. Develops materials to illustrate technology concepts for senior leadership.

As a member of this group, the candidate will be afforded a great deal of latitude to choose technologies used for prototyping and expected to provide input on methods of evaluation. This role requires the ability to work as part of a small team as well as independently to innovate in emerging technology areas.

  • Actively and consistently supports all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.
  • Develop project architecture and design for solution prototypes.
  • Lead day to day engineering activities of internal projects, assign tasks, mentor junior engineers.
  • Develop solution prototypes and work with other teams to refine and create technology demos.
  • Socialize project architecture and design with external teams and vendor partners.
  • Rapid development of software prototypes in a variety of subject areas.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation.
  • Participate in technology demo presentations.
  • Creatively invent and customize solutions.
  • Collaborate with internal customers, technical and architecture teams to solve complex hardware/software problems.
  • Provide management with system analysis and feedback.
  • Influence system design by identifying and recommending design and requirements needs for enhancements.
  • Maximize the efficiency of the various systems by implementing, monitoring, testing and auditing new programs.
  • Participate in continuous performance improvement sessions to discuss opportunities to improve processes or standards.
  • Analyze and resolve in house application related problems by coordinating with colleagues to diagnose and fix operational issues, as well as consulting, advising and training on specialized features and functions.
  • Perform other duties as requested by manager.

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of existing distributed system and Internet application architectures
  • Ability to design prototype solutions, supervise implementation, and report on progress
  • Strong understanding of software defined networking principles
  • Experience developing software for SDN architectures such as OpenSync and Open vSwitch
  • Ability to work independently and ramp up quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to focus on deadlines and deliverables
  • Ability to work well with shifting priorities while maintaining organization
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Display professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion
  • Good understanding of quality assurance process, tools and methodologies
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC) and an understanding of software
  • design patterns and principles
  • Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system
  • Knowledge of Voice, Data, Video, Wireless technologies
  • Strong knowledge with technology (inputs, outputs, and processing flows), and ability to clearly communicate that knowledge

BA/BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, related field or equivalent combination of education and experience

Related Work Experience
7 years Systems analysis, or coding, testing and design,
or experience with software development methodologies,
or experience with network systems

Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
  • Ability to work with SCM systems such as Git
  • Experience in electrical assembly work and hand soldering
  • Hardware debugging with serial, JTAG, SPI, etc.
  • Understanding of challenges operating large-scale distributed systems
  • Experience working with AWS, OpenStack, or other cloud infrastructure technologies
  • Experience with infrastructure tools such as Docker, Chef, Puppet, or Ansible

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Lead Engineer - Emerging Tech