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Technology Development Program - Network Engineer

Dallas, Texas

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It starts with you

Shape the future with your passion for tech.

Network Engineering

Global connection

As a Network Engineer, you'll plan, build, and operate AT&T's advanced wireless and fiber networks. Impact 5G planning, fiber optic design, and more. Supported with technical and leadership development, you'll need skills in data analysis, programming, automation, financial acumen, and clear communication. Transform recommendations into data-driven decisions to drive AT&T's future.

Data Analytics

Trending up

Use your data analysis, AI, and machine learning skills to solve business problems, improve customer satisfaction, and drive savings and revenue. Optimize operations, enhance products, and preempt issues. Essential skills: data visualization, Python, R, SQL, and clear insight distillation. Make a meaningful impact!

Systems & DevOps Engineering

Development Operations

Join as a Systems & DevOps Engineer to drive our digital transition using SaaS technologies. Ideal candidates have coding skills and interest in both development and operations, including infrastructure management, system administration, and DevOps pipelines. Work with ONAP, ServiceNow, Salesforce, and Azure, focusing on automation. Cloud enthusiasts with network/database admin experience and skills in Java, SQL, HTML/CSS are welcome. Shape our digital transformation journey.

Software Engineering

Data stack

As a Software Engineer, you'll build next-gen tech solutions, translating user needs into designs, coding, testing, and iterating based on feedback. Daily team meetings ensure alignment. Proficiency in Java, Python, JavaScript, React, Angular, or Node.js is required. Join us to shape the future of technology.

Technical Business Management

Business Management

Join Agile teams to drive business and financial growth at AT&T with your tech expertise and leadership. Lead projects, develop use cases, oversee finances, analyze data, automate processes, and enhance customer experiences. Key skills: tech leadership, simplifying complex info, process automation, DevOps, and strong analytical abilities.

Network Engineering

Data Analytics

Systems & DevOps Engineering

Software Engineering

Technical Business Management

The Disciplines

Together, we'll identify the discipline that best aligns with your interests.

Technology Development Program

Dive into a full time or internship program that’s more than a role—it's a launchpad for your career in technology. The Technology Development Program offers a chance to develop your technical expertise and widen your professional circle through varied rotational assignments within AT&T. Choose from our five diverse roles designed to unleash your potential and find your ideal career path.

Why You'll Love It Here:

  • Impact & Innovation:

    Your ideas and work will revolutionize our services and the way the world communicates.

  • Rapid Career Acceleration:

    Transition from student to tech pro through hands-on, high value projects that support America's top broadband and 5G networks.

  • Community & Support:

    Gain lifelong mentors, join a network of peers, and thrive in a culture of collaboration and innovation.

  • Culture & Connection:

    AT&T’s culture pillars promote serving customers first, moving faster, acting boldly, and winning as one.

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Greater Metro Areas:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Dallas, TX

*Location availability is dependent on track selection

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  • The 10-week internship and 3-year full-time program offer participants the opportunity to unravel the complexities of the industry, build a solid foundational knowledge, and evolve into future industry leaders.
  • Start Dates: Interns begin in early June, while full-time employees start in mid-July.
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  • Full Time: Possess a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM* field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) before the start date. Internships begin in early June, and full-time positions start in mid-July. Candidates must have completed their four-year undergraduate or graduate STEM degree by these times.
  • Intern: Rising senior pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM* field (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math).
  • *Inclusive of degrees meeting federal STEM classification codes
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  • Your initial assignment is tailored to your abilities and interests, and as you advance, you'll have the freedom to shape your future, guided by a deeper understanding of the company and your own evolving passions and insights.
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Job Overview

Job Description:

Technology Development Program

At AT&T, you’ll be empowered to create real change in an ever-expanding, connected world. Your impact will be felt no matter how your work translates to our core goal of serving customers and transforming lives. We’re fueled by a passion to provide innovative solutions and driven to connect the world in meaningful ways.

Our Technology Development Program (TDP) is focused on accelerating your career, transforming you from a student to a highly skilled technology professional. As a member of TDP you will be immersed in our culture of impact, innovation, and collaboration as you work on high-value initiatives providing one of the best overall wireless and 5G networks in America. You will also gain membership into a network of mentors, supporters, and a group of highly motivated peers like yourself, enabling you with an organic support system to launch your career into the future. It is a collaborative environment rich with opportunities designed to help you strengthen your capabilities and reach your fullest potential.

TDP includes roles as a Software Engineer, Data Analyst, Technical Business Manager, Systems & DevOps Engineer, and Network Engineer.  At this point in time, we only have remaining opportunities for our Network Engineer title in Dallas.

Network Engineer

As a Network Engineer, you will spend your time partnering with the group responsible for the architecture, engineering, and operation of AT&T’s outstanding wireless and fiber-based networks. You will be creating, communicating, and implementing plans for voice, video, and data technologies to take AT&T to the next generation of automated self-managed networks. This group is our boots on the ground, and the foundation of AT&T’s business and legacy. By providing you with a wide breadth of technical and leadership experiences, connecting you with our strongest managers, along with exposure to executive leaders, our focus is to develop the technical leaders of tomorrow’s network. In this role you may be planning future cell locations for the latest Wireless 5G network, managing high-capacity router network growth, or creating the optical fiber build plans that enable broadband to stream video. To do this you will be analyzing data, working with vendors, and transforming information into a story, plan, and status, you can communicate to cross functional teams and leaders to help drive key decisions and keep complex projects on track.

Network Engineers are curious and multiskilled. Desired skill sets for this role include the ability to be comfortable with at least one programming language; data analysis techniques for data retrieval, manipulation, and visualization; a good understanding of automation fundamentals; knowledge and understanding of financials; and the ability to translate technical details into common terms.

So, what qualifications are we looking for in a candidate? We are looking for someone of integrity with excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all levels of internal and external leadership. You are a go-getter that likes to get your hands dirty. You are not afraid of a gritty experience and are hungry to overcome challenging situations. We value results-driven self-starters who can work effectively in multi-disciplinary environments throughout cross-functional teams. You will also need to be naturally curious about the many innovations being fostered at AT&T every day and be a lifelong learner.

Key requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree or higher in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Inclusive of degrees meeting federal STEM classification codes.

Our Technology Development Program managers earn between $87,200 - $130,800 yearly. Not to mention all the other amazing rewards that working at AT&T offers. Individual starting salary within this range may depend on geography, experience, expertise, and education/training.

Joining our team comes with amazing perks and benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision coverage

• 401(k) plan

• Tuition reimbursement program

• Paid Time Off and Holidays (based on date of hire, at least 23 days of vacation each year and 9 company-designated holidays)

• Paid Parental Leave

• Paid Caregiver Leave

• Additional sick leave beyond what state and local law require may be available but is unprotected

• Adoption Reimbursement

• Disability Benefits (short term and long term)

• Life and Accidental Death Insurance

• Supplemental benefit programs: critical illness/accident hospital indemnity/group legal

• Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)

• Extensive employee wellness programs

• Employee discounts up to 50% off on eligible AT&T mobility plans and accessories, AT&T internet (and fiber where available) and AT&T phone

It starts with you. Apply today.

By applying for this opportunity, you may be considered for other AT&T technical roles within the Technology Development Program at other AT&T locations throughout the US.

AT&T will not sponsor applicants for work visas of any kind for this position.

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state, & local laws.

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Dallas, Texas

It is the policy of AT&T to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AT&T will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities

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Dallas, Texas

It is the policy of AT&T to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, AT&T will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Job ID R-29194 Date posted 06/28/2024
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Invested in your satisfaction and continued success.

We take care of our own here (hint: that could be you). Our benefits and rewards mean we cover some of your biggest needs with some of the coolest offerings. We already think we’re a pretty great place to work. We’re just trying to rack up some bonus points.

Let’s start with the big one: Your work gets rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits. It really does pay to be on our team.


When it comes to priorities, we know family tops the list. For the moments that matter the most, you'll be there for them, and we'll be here for you.

Family Leave

Paid Time Off

Our people have class. Literally. We can help you out on approved education costs with our tuition assistance plan.


Here’s another reason to breathe easy: You and your family get access to excellent medical, dental and vision insurance options.

Insurance Options

Wanna make your friends really jealous? You’ll get discounted access to the latest and greatest AT&T products and services — plus other awesome items, like tickets to live events.


You strike us as an over-achiever (don’t worry, it’s a compliment). Our training and development programs are your ticket to expert status in your job.

Training & Development

When the day comes that you get some much needed R&R (not that you’d ever want to leave #LifeAtATT) you’ll know your future is set with the AT&T Retirement Savings Plan (ARSP).


Give back to your community and connect with colleagues through social and team-building events, and annual paid time off for volunteer efforts of your choice.

Community & Team Events

Wellness resources and incentives to help you prioritize your health and wellbeing and be your best self inside and outside of work.

Total Wellbeing

Our Hiring Process

What to expect

Submit Application

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Final Hiring Steps and Staying Connected

Relax and enjoy the rest of your semester! What's next? We'll send you info on your program.*Within 90 days from your start, you’ll complete background and pre-onboarding.

Start Date

Interns usually start in the first week of June.

Full-Time Start Date

This position usually start in mid-July.
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  • Technical Assessment

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  • Prescreen interview

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  • Technical interview

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  • Behavioral Interview

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  • Offer

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*some steps may vary based on your technical track of choice

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