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Director, Application Architect & Data Engineering - Spectrum Enterprise

Company: Spectrum
Location: Charlotte
Posted on: July 22, 2021

Job Description:

At a glance:

  • Are you an experienced leader skilled at guiding application architecture and data engineering?
  • Can you commit to a role developing forward-looking technology plans for data curation, data governance and applications?
  • Do you desire an influential role guiding the progress of a technology leader?

Our company:

At Spectrum Enterprise, our goal is to foster an engaging work environment that encourages our team members to reach their full potential. We promote a culture of excellence that celebrates diversity, innovative thinking and dedication to consistently exceeding client expectations.

Spectrum Enterprise, a part of Charter Communications, Inc., is a national provider of scalable, fiber technology solutions serving America's largest businesses and communications service providers. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes networking and managed services solutions: Internet access, Ethernet access and networks, Voice and TV solutions. Spectrum Enterprise's industry-leading team of experts works closely with clients to achieve greater business success by providing solutions designed to meet their evolving needs. More information about Spectrum Enterprise can be found at


You accelerate revenue generation through the development of the vision for Spectrum Enterprise's applications and data. As the Director of Application Architecture and Data Engineering, you focus on developing future-looking technology plans that maximize our products and services. You excel at planning out detailed roadmaps for applications, data engineering, data curation and data governance. You identify roadblocks and overcome obstacles to complete projects using cross-functional communication and participation in line with company objectives. You thrive in an office environment guiding a team of engineers. You report directly to the VP of Architecture & Automation Strategy for goals and guidance.

Position benefits:
  • Competitive salary with a long-term incentive plan
  • 100% company match 401(k) up to 6%
  • Pretax childcare spending accoun
  • Paid holidays, vacation days, personal days and sick days
  • Employee discount on spectrum services where available.

What you will do:
  • Encourage company-wide excellence by supporting all efforts to simplify and enhance the client experience.
  • Develop and roadmap a forward-looking Spectrum Enterprise vision by collaborating with internal boundary partners and external vendors.
  • Continually monitor projects and initiatives to ensure business objectives are met while working with boundary partners to develop strategies and resolve roadblocks.
  • Enhance the client experience by working with boundary partners, such as Product and Engineering, to evaluate long-term application needs.
  • Improve applications by defining the application behavior while focusing on how applications interact with each other and users.
  • Meet Engineering requirements for applications through the evaluation of data consumed and produced by applications and working with the Data Engineering team.
  • Ensure application success by evaluating the interactions between existing and new applications, upgrades, databases and middleware and providing defined execution and resolution plans.
  • Mitigate risks by defining documentation repositories, programming languages and general framework around the Spectrum Enterprise application portfolio while ensuring compliance with all data privacy rules.
  • Serve as a technical expert to Engineering and Implementation teams to ensure the successful execution of projects.
  • Maximize team performances by providing training as required to internal and external teams.
  • Lay the foundation of future applications through an understanding and management of the dynamic nature of our business needs and partners.
  • Identify, design and implement internal processes to improve application architecture and data engineering, including the re-designing of infrastructure for greater scalability, optimizing data delivery and automating manual processes.
  • Build the required infrastructure to optimally extract, transform and load data from various data sources, including NEO4J and SQL.
  • Utilize the data pipeline and provide actionable insight into key business performance metrics, including operational efficiency and client acquisition, by building comprehensive analytical tools.
  • Work with Executive, Product, Data and Design teams to support data infrastructure needs while assisting with data-related technical issues.
  • Synthesize raw data and make it more useful by finding trends in data sets and developing algorithms.
  • Understand how to optimize data retrieval and how to develop dashboards and other visualizations to enhance stakeholder performances.
  • Inform boundary partners by monitoring and reporting useful data trends and conducting research for business questions.
  • Deploy sophisticated analytics programs, machine learning and statistical methods to deliver data to stakeholders while assembling large, complex data sets that meet business requirements.
  • Manage the availability, usability, integrity and security of data to identify ways to improve reliability and quality.
  • Ensure data is trustworthy and consistent by making available a specific database of records for all data fields that are replicated.
  • Harmonize all Spectrum Enterprise data through a collaborative process with stakeholders from the various business units participating.
  • Collaborate with the Data Engineering and Data Curation teams to ensure regulatory compliance, improve data quality and lower data management costs.
  • Establish data distribution policies by working with boundary partners and contract resources.

Required keys for success:
  • Eight or more years of leadership experience in a communications service provider environment.
  • Ten or more years of engineering work experience.
  • Expert in a wide range of application protocols, such as Python, SQL, Hadoop, NEO4j, JS, Agile and other standard full stack environments.
  • Extensive business process expertise with experience managing large complex teams and cross-functional relationships.
  • Knowledgeable of network and software systems related to designing, implementing and managing complex networks.
  • History of leading a diverse group with the ability to build and sustain strong working relationships across multiple functions within the Operations Support System (OSS), IT, Product and technology organizations.
  • Track record of developing, communicating and implementing strategies and tactics with the ability to manage and deliver against several initiatives simultaneously.
  • Prioritization and organization skills with the ability to make decisions and resolve issues while working under pressure
  • Experience consistently delivering a set of products that follow industry standards and best practices.
  • Demonstrated shared values and leadership consistent with Spectrum Enterprise values.
  • Dedicated to innovation, strong business ethics, diversity, quality and client-focused service.
  • Effective written and spoken English communication skills with all levels of an organization.

Your education:
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, information systems or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience (required).
  • Master's degree in business administration or a related field (preferred).
  • Industry and vendor-specific certifications (preferred).

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