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AT&T Principal Member of Technical Staff (FirstNet) in Oakton, Virginia


This Principal Member of Technical Staff role is in the AT&T FirstNet Technology organization in AT&T Business. The AT&T FirstNet Technology organization is responsible for the end-to-end architecture, planning, design and execution of the AT&T FirstNet network and services.

Job Responsibilities

The selected candidate for this position will be the E2E technology solution owner for various next generation mobile communications capabilities for public safety, including traditional AT&T consumer services such as VoLTE, Messaging, Video, PMC, Mobile Edge Compute etc. as well as new LTE/5G mobility capabilities specifically for first responders. A special area of focus for this role is cyber security areas across products, services, infrastructure, networks, and/or applications while providing protection for AT&T, our customers, and our vendors/partners.

  • Working closely with business partners to identify the requirements, identify synergy and/or gaps, and help business to define feature sets and propose phase approach, as appropriate.

  • Provide detailed architecture solution & design relative to business needs and requirements.

  • Engaging with vendors to secure commitments to requirements, scope, and pricing

  • Coordinate with engineering and development leads to prioritize and schedule

  • Engage with CSO to ensure compliance to FirstNet security requirements. Works with senior team members on various projects relating to the protection of devices, customers, assets, data, information technology, and networks.

  • Develop test strategy/test cases and coordination of test execution.

  • Document device and application environment requirements

  • Support release validation activities including activities related to maintenance release, new device introduction, planning meeting and managing next iteration of solution

  • Analysis, of complex security issues and the development and engineering activities to help mitigate risk. Analyzes various hardware and/or software solutions recommending purchases and identifying modifications to fit AT&T FirstNet cyber security needs and that of our managed services teams.

  • Support forward looking research, planning and strategy to strengthen our stance against future cyber security threats and enhance our mitigation techniques and technology solutions. Areas of work in this area include, but are not limited to: Cyber Incident Response, cyber product testing, cyber risk & strategic analysis, cyber research, cyber awareness & training, cyber vulnerability detection & assessment, cyber intelligence & investigation, cyber networks & systems engineering, cyber security application testing, cyber digital forensics & forensics analysis, cyber software assurance, cyber business operations & support, cyber application development & testing, cyber operational support, cyber IoT planning & testing, cyber policy & requirements & standards

  • The position will lead large teams of diverse technical SME’s to design the best solution for service leveraging AT&T existing assets yet meet time to market needs. Position is required to lead team to consensus for determining a solution when multiple options exist.

Education Requirement: PhD in an approved field from an approved university with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience or Masters in an approved field from an approved university with a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or a Bachelors in an approved field from an approved university with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Experience: Typically requires 5-8 years’ experience. Expert Level Proficiency in the following:

  • Individual must have mobile network systems engineering/solutions architecture experience and candidate must be familiar with all aspects of LTE/5G wireless network including but no limited to the following: RAN Network, Packet Core Architecture, Policy Architecture, IMS Architecture, E911/CALEA, Devices and Application. Candidate must have strong technical depth and expertise in the following:

  • Evolved Packet Core (EPC) and 5G Next Generation Core (NGxC)

  • E2E Services / EPC & Next Gen Core Services (e.g. VoNR, ..) experience

  • Wireless and Access System Architecture experience

  • Mobile Device and Application Architecture

  • Mobile Network Security

  • CyberSecurity

  • Knowledge of best practices for Application Programming Interfaces

  • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and technical leadership

  • Teaming skills, experience in effective teaming, and ability to lead teams. Candidate must have ability to balance and prioritize work and work independently and as part of a team

  • Hands on experience with technology integration

  • Background in data analytics and management are beneficial

  • Operating Systems and Environments

  • Business case analysis and justification

  • Product and Service Design & Development

  • Make data-driven decisions

We expect employees to be honest, trustworthy, and operate with integrity. Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status.