Senior DevOps Engineer with Cablelabs


$115K - 130K a year

CableLabs is seeking a DevOps Engineer to support the management of a cloud-native lab environment. This individual will work closely with engineers from CableLabs and participating vendors to ensure that the CableLabs next generation headend has the needed configuration and functionality to support both internal CableLabs innovation projects and proofs of concept (POCs) as well as vendor's development efforts. The DevOps Engineer will be responsible for working with the various projects to determine new requirements and work with the vendors to come up with solutions and designs to support new capabilities. This individual must be comfortable in a lab environment and have strong problem-solving skills to analyze various hardware, software, and networking issues. This position focuses on the deployment of cloud-native solutions into a data center type environment, with a heavy emphasis on wired and wireless networking.

  • Support full lifecycle Kubernetes clusters on bare metal Linux servers and on public cloud platforms; Install, configure, monitor, and upgrade the Kubernetes environment and additional services (container storage including Ceph, monitoring, logging, etc.)
  • Configure networking equipment (routers/switches) and setup physical network connections including ethernet, fiber optics, and coax. Configure network routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, etc.), and DNS/DHCP. Debug networking issues is a must. Experience with dynamic routing preferred.
  • Support virtual networking utilizing Software Defined Networking (SDN), deploying Virtual Network Function (VNFs), Cloud Native Network Functions (CNFs), utilize Kubernetes OVN and SR-IOV; Configure different Kubernetes Container Network Interfaces (CNIs) including Multus, Calico, etc.
  • Work with vendors to deploy their cloud-native solutions into the lab environment.
  • Document and track detailed configuration of the lab environment
  • Support the underlying infrastructure to host cable and wireless components and virtualized/containerized applications that are associated with initiatives such as DOCSIS, 5G Core & RAN, Wi-Fi, and Fiber Optic transport technologies.
  • Demonstrate lab capabilities to internal and external parties as needed.
  • Plan for and produce work product of very high quality.
  • Treat Board, members, visitors, fellow employees and vendors with professional courtesy. Maintain positive attitude that promotes the Company's image.
  • Make appropriate use of CableLabs policies and procedures (See CableLabs Employee Handbook).
  • Make appropriate use of CableLabs safety policies and procedures (See Safety Manual).
  • Help other CableLabs departments meet goals and objectives. Share knowledge and cooperate with other departments.
  • Promote and enhance the Company's image.
  • Exhibit advanced organizational, communications and interpersonal relations skills. Exercise initiative in areas of responsibility.
  • Maintain, update, and improve job knowledge.
  • Cooperate with other staff to resolve conflicting work assignments for supporting employees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Expertise in running Kubernetes on a bare metal Linux environment is a must.
  • Experience with Red Hat OpenShift preferred
  • Experience with Git, Ansible and ArgoCD & Kustomize preferred
  • Experience with DevOps, GitOps, and Agile methodologies is a must.
  • Programming skills in Python, Unix scripting and familiarity with YAML
  • Experience in cable or telecommunication lab environments preferred but not required
  • Experience with edge compute technologies and Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) is a plus.
  • Experience with service orchestration systems is a plus.
  • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal, communications and planning skills required.
  • Willing to travel as needed.
  • Position is local to Louisville, CO with the flexibility to work from home when physical presence in the lab is not required to complete tasks.