CBS Corporation Principal IT Systems Design Engineer in New York, New York

Principal IT Systems Design Engineer

REF#: 28529


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.


This Principal Engineer will serve as key team member to design and operationalize enterprise wide applications and the supporting infrastructure. In addition, responsibilities of this position will include development of designs, reference architectures, and standards for secure infrastructure across the enterprise.

The position is responsible for understanding and interpreting business and technical requirements in order to deliver solutions.

The Principal Engineer will:

  • Learn and understand the intricacies of the existing infrastructure.

  • Work with Project Team to ensure timeline delivery of enterprise wide projects.

  • Participate in documenting business and technical requirements.

  • Interpret business and technical requirements and translate them into capacity and capability requirements.

  • Deliver designs and engineering artifacts for construction by the implementation team and third party vendors.

  • Work with stakeholders and implementers (internal and third party) to deploy technologies.

  • Potentially lead and mentor other team members.


  • Work closely with analysts, strategists, business users and product management. Document related technical requirements. Quantify the impact of business and technical requirements on capacity, resiliency, and design.

  • Use business and technical requirements as well as impact analyses to develop requirements for future infrastructure needs.

  • Utilize monitoring tools and other resources to plan and implement changes and upgrades before they become critical or impact the business.

  • Design and implement new products and solutions to improve performance, service and cost.

  • Produce high level and detailed design documentation. Produce detailed engineering documentation and specifications for implementation. Participate in and develop requests for proposals, scope documents, and statements of work for network projects.

  • Assist in the DR planning of a multi-site Virtualization and Storage infrastructure along with DR planning for local sites where IT Infrastructure equipment is present.

  • Serve as a SME to diagnose and resolve problems on Windows Servers and VMware alongside application owners and team members.

  • Maintain an expert level of knowledge by maintaining certifications current, attending seminars and though other related activities.

  • Work with the IT Infrastructure team to ensure the quality of coordinated projects and business needs.

  • Work alongside internal team members, oversee consultants and act as liaison between IT staff and application owner to ensure project success.

  • Uncover and assimilate information about the CBS ecosystem. Identify gaps in this information and produce reports to facilitate the collection of any missing data. Collect and document missing information.

  • Mentor and lead other team members as required to satisfy department goals.


  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent.

  • Graduate Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly desired.

  • 8+ years’ experience of increasing complexity and responsibility in implementation, engineering, design, and architecture roles.

  • Expertise in information and integration architecture and technologies.

  • Experience in design and implementation of an enterprise data model, metadata solution and data management solution.

  • Practical experience with enterprise Order Management and warehouse solutions.

  • Proven ability to design, build and publish results of technology and Proof of Concepts.

  • Experience working with functional, development teams and technical teams to lead a matrix infrastructure organization.

  • Proficiency with design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and monitoring of core infrastructure including Server Hardware, VMWare, Networks, Storage, Windows and Linux.

  • Proficient in the use of Visio, PowerPoint, Word, Excel.

  • Scripting, automation, Perl, Python, Power Shell.

  • Proven ability to design, build and publish results of technology proofs and pilots.

  • Monitoring and logging tools and strategies for management and troubleshooting of issues in a fast-paced environment.

  • Self-motivated and able to grasp new concepts quickly comfortable and confident in an ambiguous environment.

  • Experience working in large enterprise networks.

  • Ability to work under pressure and interface with senior management.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a matrix team.

  • Strong leadership, communication and influencing skills.

  • Must be able to work with diverse project teams with members representing many segments and levels of the organization.





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