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AT&T Principal - Automation Engineering (DIRECTV) in New York, New York

This is a REMOTE role. We are interested in candidates living anywhere in the United States!

DIRECTV is the subsidiary of AT&T delivering digital television entertainment services across satellite (DIRECTV), broadband (U-Verse), and over-the-top (AT&T TV) solutions. Our millions of customers and J.D. Power rank us #1 in customer satisfaction, and we are seeking to continue revolutionizing the video experience!

Our team is in the Finance Services group. Finance Services is a large organization that runs operations for billing, credit, collections, accounts payable, sales operations, fraud, and other similar functions. With tens-of-billions in transactions, this is a huge and complex operation. We're the Modernization and Analytics team that partners with all of those operational groups to (1) implement new technology to improve their efficiency and (2) use data science and analytics to drive core insights into the minds and behaviors of our users to help cultivate new initiatives that help us find and retain profitable customers.

This is an excellent time to join DIRECTV! We're running very lean, with flat organizations and substantial access to senior leaders - this role reports directly to an AVP (skip-level reporting structure). And we're reinventing the whole company. That means you're going to help us drive major transformational changes and rebuild the brand, culture, organizations, and strategy for the organization and company. We're moving fast and want to make real impact!

There are a few positions posted for this group. This role is for our RPA & Automation Engineer position. Your job is to work with the operational teams to identify opportunities for automation and robotics, build bots or find other ways to automate/streamline repetitive tasks, and maintain any automation scripts you write.

There are a lot of qualifications that may be valuable for this role. Most likely, nobody will have all of them, so don't worry! Here is what we think would be valuable:

  • Experience with SQL

  • Experience with some programming languages (Python, C++, Java, etc.)

  • Strong understanding of databases, database design, etc.

  • Experience working with a wide variety of databases

  • Experience partnering with operational teams

  • Experience building business cases

  • Experience identifying the biggest opportunities, understanding root causes, and creating solutions

  • Strong communication ability

  • Strong automation ability

Ultimately, you'll be responsible for working across Finance Services team to identify opportunities, determine root causes, and build automation solutions using RPA bots, basic scripts, improvements in existing software, process improvement, and/or restructuring data flows. The goal will be to create as much efficiency in the organization as possible!

This will be a very senior individual contributor role. We're excited to meet you and appreciate the interest in our team!

AT&T and TPG signed an agreement to form a new entity, DIRECTV, which will own and operate AT&T’s U.S. video unit consisting of DIRECTV (consumer and business satellite services), AT&T TV and U-verse TV (excluding U-verse network assets). When the transaction closes, the job you are applying for will become part of the New DIRECTV . Transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2021. Until closing, this role will be a part of AT&T’s U.S. video unit. For more information, please click here ( .

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