HFC Designer III

  • Spectrum,
  • Greenwood Village, CO
Architecture, Assembly, AutoCad, Broadband, CAD, CAE, Database, Excel, GIS, Hardware, Management, Microsoft Word, Networks, Oracle, PC, Process Engineering, Project, Project Management, Research, RF, Specification, SQL, Supervision, Telecom, UPS, Windows, Windows 7
Full Time, Full Time
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Client Reference Code: 235889


The HFC Designer III generates system design in the most cost effective manner while meeting Charter Communications' and the department's standards and specifications. Under limited supervision, prepares and maintains detailed design drawings, schematics or specifications, typically using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Works closely with design originators (e.g., engineers, designers) to resolve design details or discrepancies, or to prepare drawings of unusual, complex, or original designs, which require a high degree of precision using CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) or CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) equipment. Creates, modifies and controls detailed two and three dimensional parts and assembly drawings from engineers' and technicians' sketches, plans, written and verbal instructions. Develops and maintains drafting standards and procedures. Evaluates and recommends purchase of CAD/CAE-related computer hardware and software. May work with system management including file maintenance, backup and storage.


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience.

Design complex extensions and complete small system redesigns, in accordance with the appropriate design specifications

Utilize PC design software programs to complete forward & reverse system "RF" design work

Utilize PC CAD software programs to post Fiber Designs, in accordance with the Charter Communications' standards and specifications

Process engineering change orders to ensure that all related work is complete, accurate and all related documentation is acquired and routed properly

Perform quality control checks on field mapping notes and/or map digitizing to ensure all drafting specifications and "RF" design specifications are met

Add up footages that are associated with field mapping notes, digitizing routing maps, and design maps while differentiating between aerial and underground plant as required

Serve as technical liaison for construction and technical operations group by providing necessary information to construction or maintenance personnel, on a timely basis, including strand maps, design maps, BOMs, prepares charts, graphs, and sketches of vertical details and SOW documents in various formats

Independently research and recommend build network specification files related to HFC and passive based architecture

Project a perception of influence to cross-boundary partners while troubleshooting network performance and outage support in support of construction restoration intervals. Additionally assert team leadership in direct technical expertise for construction and technical operations on OSP-Design M&Ps, roles, expectations and architecture

Complete special projects as assigned

Contribute to project coordination and administrative functions by maintaining associated records, providing reports as necessary and processing related invoices

Maintain back-ups for the Design Department's servers

Provide training regarding design computer programs and design department procedures and specifications

Build and/or critique design profiles to ensure that all specifications have been entered properly and that all program generated design outputs are complete and accurate

Make detailed computations to determine scale, layout and accurate placement of new land base information

Create complicated Fiber Splicing Matrixes for projects

Schedule work assignments and monitor project flow and status

Maintain accurate weekly production records

Design and draft FTTP, EPON, and/or HFC optical networks using multiple tools (Bentley, AutoCAD, etc) and CATV standard terminology

Document as-build updates for project reconciliation

Review Design considerations for both short term and long term needs in relationship to node sizing, powering, and addressing

Draw accurate routing conclusions that reflect cost estimate for the availability request

All other duties as assigned


Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English

Proficient Spatial/GIS ability in applications such as MapInfo, ArcGIS, and Google Earth

Must be able to manage multiple priorities

Must have ability to work closely with other departments and be able to represent all of the Design Department's policies and procedures

Must have strong understanding of an Oracle Database including the ability to perform queries

Must be able to demonstrate operational knowledge of an AutoCAD or MicroStation, Bentley COMMS based design software program

Must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Visio and Project applications programs

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge of computer operations, file management, Windows 7 or more recent version

Demonstrated a strong understanding of CATV drafting and design standards and other analytical abilities

Must have an excellent understanding of Charter Communications drafting and symbology standards for Coax and Fiber designs

Successful completion of the following training: SCTE - Broadband Telecom Center Specialist (BTCS) Course & Certification and SQL Essential Training for Databases

Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Project management and organizational skills

Requires excellent analytical, problem solving and trouble-shooting skills

Must exhibit a thorough understanding of Charter Communications services infrastructure related to network topology and architecture

Must have a valid driver's license with a good driving record

Expert knowledge in the operation and use of all design applications such as Bentley and MapInfo

Able to interpret all designs and applicable documents across all platforms and architecture concepts

Knowledgeable on business partners' components to be supported and/or influenced by OSP-Design

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications

Proven ability to lead projects, train co-workers and interact professionally with leadership and cross-functional teams

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion to apply business analytical trending support of departmental/company goals

Ability to manually calculate link loss


High School Diploma or equivalent education and experience

College level math (algebra, trigonometry, calculus) or demonstrated analytical ability preferred

Related Work Experience

Drafting/design experience or coursework - 5 years


Must be able to work a flexible schedule

Office and field environments
Job Code : EDS110 HFC Designer III Nonexempt


Department: Engineering, Graphic Design
Dice Id : appblok
Position Id : 3247_235889BR
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