Principal Software Engineer at AT&T in Austin
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Principal Software Engineer

Austin, Texas


Overall Purpose:

This role encompasses a technical leader who will research, design, and guide implementation of cloud technologies related to (but not limited to) Kubernetes community engineering, high service availability, container resiliency, production-ready cluster operations, hitless rolling upgrades, CICD infrastructure and deployment, container orchestration of complex platform and tenant workloads. This position will serve as a CI/CD Engineer responsible for platform CI/CD for Network Cloud Software Releases and Cloud Platform Organization leading emerging technology solutions to scale and extend Platform CICD from the platform up to the VNF/CNF layer to add greater value, repeatability, portability and scale.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • CICD lead engineer - Design industry leading deployment and certification solutions to deploy and certify the cloud.  Responsible for developing new automation processes to reduce deployment time and automate tasks
  • Serve as CICD point of contact for our organization
  • Evaluate vendor provided solutions
  • Design advanced CICD implementations to achieve faster and more efficient deployment processes
  • Develop resiliency solutions to prevent disruption to critical network functions
  • Code new pipeline automation to deliver faster and higher quality deployments
  • Participate in open source development and productizing of emerging technologies
  • Execute software deployment flows manually and develop resulting workflows in automation
  • Debug environmental and deployment issues in Cloud Stacks including within Jenkins, Kubernetes, Docker, and Kubernetes workloads
  • Develop and code Kubernetes declarative intent for software lifecycle management
  • Lead cross-team projects or single team projects of substantial technical complexity.  
  • Engages in the growth of others via teaching and mentorship
  • Participate in OpenSource community projects, relevant to above technologies
  • Provide robust testing to ensure quality code delivery
  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to lead technical projects and serve as a role model/mentor


Preferred Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, or Math; Developer nanodegree; or equivalent experience.


Typically requires 8-10 years experience. 

Required Skills:

  • Kubernetes 
  • GoLang 

Desired Skills:

  • Helm charting 
  • Python 
  • Docker 
  • Jenkins 
  • Ceph 
  • OpenStack 

Job ID 2121540 Date posted 04/16/2021

Associate Director Technology Development


Opportunity to work on cutting edge technologies.
Support for women in technical leadership roles.
Pride in diversity & inclusion with 12 Employee Resource Groups with 40k+ members.
Great benefits including 4+ weeks vacation, 6% salary match of 401k, paid maternity/paternity leave, financial support for adoption.
Flexibility to work from home or office in newly renovated collaboration zones.
Lots of opportunity to move around the company & work on new products.


Process heavy with lots of administrative overhead.

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