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Sparklight Network Automation Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona


Join our team as a Network Automation Engineer. In this role, you will be developing software automation solutions for configuring and monitoring our networking devices, reducing manual tasks, and improving service delivery and reliability. It's an exciting time to join our team as we implement leading edge automation tools.

At Cable One, Inc. (NYSE: CABO), and our family of brands, we keep our customers and associates connected to what matters most. For our associates, that means: a thriving and rewarding career, respect for the communities where they live and work, a focus on health and wellness, an excellent work/life balance, and an open and inclusive workplace.

What this position does to contribute to the Company’s success

  • Develops, verifies and writes automation testing tools including CiscoNSO and Itential.

  • Proactively identifies opportunities for network operational teams to minimize or eliminate repetitive work through automation scripts.

  • Integrates internally developed Python scripts and 3rd party Python libraries with automation platforms.

  • Documents automation processes and workflows.

  • Participates in creating automation standards for configuring networking devices.

  • This position has the expectation and responsibility to take on other duties needed to help drive our Purpose, fulfill our Brand Principles, and abide by our Organization’s Values.


Please note: overall qualifications will be reviewed and an equivalent combination of education, certifications, and experience will be considered.

  • Associate's Degree AA or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. Additional experience or training may substitute for education.

  • 2 years minimum automating network configuration deployment using modern scripting languages (e.g. Python, PowerShell, JavaScript).

  • Documenting complex processes, split logically into subtasks, and turning into requirements for developers to implement.

  • Testing network infrastructure (e.g. routers, switches), Application Programming Interface(API) in lab/ Proof of Concept (POC) environments, documenting results, and working with vendors to address deficiencies.

  • Data Handling and Models Extensible Markup Language (XML), Yet Another Next Generation (YANG), Yet Another Markup Language (YAML), JavaScript Object Notation (JSON), Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF).


  • 3 years or more Configuring routers and switches in production environments.

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

  • Juniper Network Certified Internet Specialist (JNCIS).

  • Large network design including gathering business requirements, developing standards and best practices, and conveying design intent to implementation and support teams.

  • Designing network infrastructure deployment orchestration using inventory-backed processes, canonical design definitions, and no operator intervention in steady state.

  • Providing feature requests to vendors in a constructive and informative.

  • Flask or Node.js.

Core Competencies:

  • Committed: Values each and every customer, while working hard to keep their business and support our communities.

  • Helpful: Delivers support in the ways that are most useful to our customers and addresses their needs with expertise, respect, and empathy.

  • Proactive: Understand what our customers need, and actively works to make their relationship with use seamless, easy, and rewarding.

  • Personal: Knows our customers well, and tailors our communications and interactions to address their needs and expectations.

Benefits: Cable One appreciates the role our associates play to help the company grow, and in return an excellent benefits package is offered to our associates to recognize the importance of their contributions, such as:

  • Medical, dental, and vision plans – start when you start!

  • Paid time off (vacation, holiday, and personal/sick days)

  • 401(k) - 100% company match (match program starts after 1 year of service, up to 5% of salary)

  • Life insurance (self, spouse, children)/ business travel life insurance)

Plus other perks:

  • Tuition reimbursement (up to $5,250 on 1st year)

  • Up to seventy-five dollars a month towards cable and internet services

  • Annual community support to various organizations across the U.S.

  • Associate recognition & award program

  • Advancement opportunities

  • Collaborative work environment

  • Onsite fitness center

  • Food truck Tuesdays

Pre-hire processes: Cable One, Inc. is committed to keeping our associates and customers safe. Job offers are contingent upon the results of background, drug screening and reference check. Only after successfully passing these pre-hire clearances are individuals approved for hire and ready to start their successful and rewarding career.

Diversity lies in the communities we serve and among the associates who dedicate themselves to ensure our continued success. Here at Cable One, we believe it is our individual and unique talents, backgrounds and perspectives that, when combined, truly make us an unstoppable force. "Stronger Together" is not just a verbal cue, it is the motto that our associates live by, exemplify and embody each and every day. Cable One and all of its subsidiaries provide Equal Employment Opportunities to all individuals of different races, colors, creeds, national origins, genders, marital and veteran statuses.