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Lead System Engineering

Middletown, NJ

Join AT&T and reimagine the communications and technologies that connect the world. Our Consumer Technology experience team is delivering innovative and reliable technology solutions to power differentiated, simplified customer experiences. Bring your bold ideas and fearless risk-taking to redefine connectivity and transform how the world shares stories and experiences that matter. When you step into a career with AT&T, you won’t just imagine the future-you’ll create it.

The Lead System Engineer is responsible for translating the core architecture for business requirements into the final technical solution (consisting of platform, network, software, cloud, etc.) through functional, performance, and reliability analysis using engineering models and techniques, primarily through software development throughout the vertical stack. Defines designs; Provides technical enablement for application components and subsystems for an Application(s). Drives important design decisions for development team. This is an individual contributor role with no direct reports.

About the Job:

  • Elaborate the design and interfaces for specific components including
  • Define subsystems and their interfaces, allocate responsibilities to subsystems, understand solution deployment, and communicate requirements for interactions with solution context.
  • Align development teams to a shared technical direction and partners with those teams in elaborating the Solution and its interfaces.
  • Validate technology assumptions, evaluate implementation alternatives.
  • Establish critical NFRs at the solution level, participate in the definition of others.
  • Create and enable the Continuous Delivery Pipeline including: Participate in planning, definition, and high-level design of the system solution and explore alternatives
  • Develop the Architectural Runway in support of new business Features and Capabilities.
  • Work with portfolio stakeholders, Solution and Enterprise Architects, to develop, analyze, split, and realize the implementation of enablers;
  • Participate in project planning, system and solution demos, retrospective workshops.
  • Understand technical characteristics of and assist with architectural integration of external components, systems, and platforms.
  • Collaborate with financial analysts to define and validate system requirements.
  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance and audit activities.
  • Conduct data analysis and troubleshooting in support of financial reporting systems


  • Preferred Bachelor's of Science degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Science, Electrical Engineering, or Math; Developer nanodegree; or equivalent experience.
  • Requires 5-8 years of related experience.
  • Experience in building multiple versions systems addressing performance and scale.
  • Experience developing technical documentation on applications and systems. 
  • Requires Daily Office Presence (3-5 days a week) at one of the listed locations. Relocation assistance is not provided for this position.
  • Requires 5+ years of experience with SQL.
  • Requires 5+ years of experience with applications on public cloud platforms such as Azure, AWS, or GCP.
  • Requires 5+ years of experience in data analysis, preferably with financial reporting data.
  • Requires experience collaborating with business users in support of requirements engineering, documentation, or troubleshooting of system issues.
  • Requires occasional availability during nights or weekends in support of critical financial reporting windows
  • Requires Daily Office Presence (3-5 days a week) at the of the listed locations. No relocation assistance is provided.

Our Lead System Engineering earns between $128,400.00 - $192,600.00. 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.

AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry. We're developing new technologies to make it easier for our customers to stay connected to their world. Together, we’ve built a premier integrated communications and entertainment company and an amazing place to work and grow. Team up with industry innovators every time you walk into work, creating the world you always imagined. Ready to #transformdigital with us? Apply now!

Weekly Hours: 40

Time Type: Regular

Salary Range:  $128,400.00 - $215,800.00

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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