Madison, Wisconsin


The HFC Designer I generates broadband system designs in the most cost-effective manner while maintaining Charter Communications’ and the department’s standards and specifications. Under direct supervision/guidance, prepares and maintains detailed engineering and design drawing files and schematics using Computer Aided Design (CAD) or other spatial or GIS software platforms. Works closely with cross-departmental boundary partners; Tech Ops, Construction and Engineering in the facilitation of design/engineering services providing necessary information, including strand maps, design maps, BOMs, charts, graphs, and sketches of vertical details, and provide SOWs in a timely basis. Helps develop and maintain Charter Communications; broadband HFC design and digitizing standards.


Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience. Design basic HFC broadband plant extensions utilizing various design software programs. Utilize various CAD/GIS software programs (Bentley, Spatial, AutoCAD, and Smallworld) to digitize base, strand, coax, fiber designs, fiber splicing documentation and BOMs in accordance with the Charter Communications digitizing standards and specifications. Conduct engineering change orders to ensure that all related work is complete and accurate and all related documentation is acquired and routed properly. Perform quality control checks on field mapping, field notes and/or map digitizing to ensure all specifications are met. Provide technical guidance and QC of contractor work in support of existing specifications across various architecture concepts. Document and digitize construction as-builds for project reconciliation as required.

Contribute to project coordination and perform administrative functions by maintaining associated records, providing reports as necessary and processing related invoices. Schedule work assignments, monitor project work flow and maintain accurate weekly production reports. Make copies of system prints or engineering documents as required. Maintain digital plotter, engineering copier/scanner and other departmental equipment. All other duties as assigned.


Required Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Ability to read, write, speak and understand English Well-versed in HFC architectures, HFC Network Design Specifications and symbology Understanding of CATV standards and terminology, HFC, Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) and Passive Optical Network (PON) architectures Basic knowledge of CAD/Spatial applications such as MicroStation/BentleyComms, Spatial, AutoCAD and/or Smallworld design and digitizing software programs Ability to handle multiple projects at one time with accuracy Working knowledge of MS Office such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint Must have strong computer skills Must have good verbal and written communication skills Must be able to manage multiple priorities

Required Education

High School Diploma or equivalent education and experience College level math (algebra, trigonometry, calculus) or demonstrated analytical ability preferred

Required Related Work Experience and Number of Years

Drafting/design experience or coursework - 1+


Preferred Skills/Abilities and Knowledge

Preferred Education

Preferred Related Work Experience and Number of Years


Must be able to work a flexible schedule Office and field environments


Physical Requirements

Mental Requirements


Charter Communications is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability

EDS100 330440 330440BR

Madison, Wisconsin

Spectrum's Product and Services are powered and innovated by Charter Communications, Inc. the leading broadband communications company in the United States. Our company provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including Spectrum TV™ video entertainment programming, Spectrum Internet™ access, and Spectrum Voice™. Spectrum Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. The advertising sales and production services are sold under the Spectrum Reach™ brand. News and sports networks are operated under the Spectrum Networks brand.   Our commitment to serving customers and exceeding their expectations is the bedrock of our business strategy and it’s the philosophy that guides our more than 95,000 employees. Your next career can be as impactful as your last one. As a veteran or active military service person, you have the skills, talent, and training to make a difference at Spectrum. More than 11,000 veterans have already found a home at our advanced TV, Internet, Voice and Mobile company. You can find yours, too, in areas like Technical Operations, Field Operations, Network Operations, Construction, Engineering, Sales, and more. When you join us, you join a company dedicated to you and your success.  

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