The Director, Engineering Lab provides leadership and oversight to the organization as it relates to the Engineering Lab. This role will drive the effective daily operations of the lab and testing environment for WOW! and will be directly responsible for leading engineers, budgeting, complex problem solving and are ultimately accountable for the overall productivity and effectiveness of the Lab.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:
Lead a team of lab and WOW! engineers who build, operate and maintain the development and production lab instances.
Manage and oversee all daily lab operations facilities and infrastructure with support from Head-End team.
Ownership of lab strategy, roadmap, and execution of resultant plan for the evolution and increased capabilities of the lab.
Ensure technology and feature alignment that supports POC, end to end validation and testing of the WOW! product portfolio.
Drive testing processes in partnership with the WOW! QA organization.
Manage and develop lab budget to ensure effective and efficient use of capital.
Work with engineering and technology teams to plan the build, deployment and accessibility of lab infrastructure for all teams with support from the Engineering Program Management organization.
Manage the security of network and infrastructure resources within the lab environment.
Provide oversight and work with vendors and outside contractors to ensure logistics of incoming and outgoing equipment with support from WOW! administration.
Manage onsite work teams, and lab accessibility for vendors and WOW! teams with support from Engineering Program Management
Maintain and foster relations with key partners and vendors, turning broad corporate objectives into strategic partnerships
Provides input on contracts relating to lab operations to upper management and/or legal
Ultimate owner of KPI's and performance standards for the Lab
Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BS in computer science, information systems or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
10 years of experience leading and managing a team
Minimum 10 years' experience as an engineer or manager in the Cable/MSO industry
Expert knowledge Service Provider networks with an emphasis on DOCSIS, MPLS, BGP, OSPF protocols and last mile access technologies
Experience with Optical networks (PON, DWDM, SONET)
Experience with SDN and NFV
Experience with CICD and DevOps
Experience with Data Center and/or Head End environments including facilities, power, and HVAC
Experience with Video distribution networks (IP and/or Analog)
Experience with IP Telephony networks
Knowledge of QA and test automation best practices
Knowledgeable with Scrum/Agile
Able to interpret and convey complex information while being an influencer
Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts and guide SMEs to resolution when sufficient data and information may not be available
Able to create a team environment that is high performing and works at a high velocity
Strong organization skills and detail oriented
Ability to communicate effectively and professionally within and outside of the organization
Experience with software development, scripting and other automation methodology
Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
regularly required to talk and hear
required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork
required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder
required to use close vision and be able to focus
frequently required to sit, stand, bend at the knees and waist
some travel may be required
WOW! is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Religion/Gender Identity employer