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Principal-Product Development Engineer (Government)

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AT&T Global Public Sector is a trusted provider of private and hybrid 5G, and secure, IP enabled, cloud-based, network solutions to the Department of Defense.   We are dedicated to recruiting, developing and empowering a diverse, high-performing workforce that is passionate about what they do, committed to our shared values and dedicated to our customers’ mission.

Our Defense Team supports our Nation’s warfighters, providing, operating and assuring critical voice, video and collaboration services for the full spectrum of military operations.

AT&T has an opening for Principal-Product Development Engineer to support the AT&T Department of Defense team, in researching, designing, planning, developing and/or evaluating new, advanced network technologies by translating requirements or strategic business objectives into final product design.

The Principal-Product Development Engineerwill work within the DoD team and coordinate with Mobility and Access Architecture organization as a member of the Technology Realization team and have the responsibility for new product development and lifecycle within enterprise products and services.   This position requires the ability to lead multiple new product development requirements and Proof of Concepts through product development process from conception to launch and provide on-going support throughout product lifecycle. Specific responsibilities include developing requirements, leading development, and validation of technical design options against the business need, driving architecture design, managing project scope, schedule, and budget, and identifying and mitigating risks across all aspects of the project. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and lead multiple new Mobility, Wireline and Converged Access products, proof of concepts and services through product development process from conception to launch and provide on-going support throughout product lifecycle.
  • Develop project/product requirements and assist with end to end architecture and solution design.
  • Work closely with marketing teams, architecture teams, operations and in conjunction with a large complex cross functional support teams to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and successfully meet objectives.
  • Anticipate problems, complications, roadblocks, or issues that may impact the successful execution of the project plan; and identify and implement solutions to resolve.
  • Influence organization goals/objectives. Applies discretion to develop innovative solutions to problems without precedent.
  • Provides technical expertise to peers across the company.
  • Lead contributor on critical projects/technology initiatives and provide regular communication on project status to cross functional groups and management and Senior Leadership teams.

Required Clearance: Must be a US Citizen and possess or be able to attain government clearance

Position Qualifications:

  • Proven large scale technical program development skills - including project planning, project management, business case development and analysis, understanding of technical architectures, long term tactical roadmap and release management and planning.
  • Previous experience in writing product requirements and solution designs. Track record of continual delivery of products on time and on budget.
  • Must possess a high degree of influence and ability to impact team performance of cross functional groups, subordinates, peers, and senior management; including the ability to gain acceptance of others in sensitive situations.
  • Previous experience in managing vendors.
  • Previous experience in leading product testing.
  • Previous experience leading technical projects and working with engineers.
  • Requires 8+ years’ related experience, strong written and presentation skills.
  • Strong Product Development, technical project management and organizational skills
  • Ideal candidate is familiar with the telecommunications industry, wireless communications, and access technology.  
  • Engineering, Science or Math Degree preferred.

Ready to join our team? Apply today!


Job ID 2156693-1 Date posted 11/29/2021
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