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Technology Development Program

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We offer the possibility of four different disciplines: Software Engineering, Network Engineering (Full Time Only), Data Analytics, and Technical Business Management.

Once you apply, keep in mind you may be considered for all four disciplines. We’ll work together to determine what discipline will work best for your interests.

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The Disciplines

Software Engineering

Design, code and demo the latest and greatest features – all with a focus on the end user. We’re looking for someone who can share a fresh perspective with their team. So, be ready for real-world problem solving with some of our biggest products. Past teams have even worked with Software Defined Networks, Domain 2.0 and our evolving entertainment platforms.

Data Analytics

Got big ideas? We’ve got one of the world’s largest data sets - the only thing missing is you. Right now our most talented thinkers are sifting through the noise to find new solutions. If you join them, then we’ll set you up with hands-on training and the opportunity to make an impact. Add it all up, and your odds of a successful career are looking good (we did the numbers).

Network Engineering

Become a technology leader of AT&T’s wireless and fiber-based end to end network. You will work with our experts and strongest leaders to learn what it takes to design, build, and run the networks that make our connected world possible.

Technical Business Management

Oversee resource allocation, analysis and more to help your team achieve its milestones. That means being a leader who can work with both management and tech teams, keeping projects on track and translating technical details. You should be able to share ideas both on the page and in person. And above all, bring your passion for all the cool things happening here.

How It Works

  • Greater Metro Areas: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Middletown, NJ; San Ramon, CA; St. Louis, MO
  • Program length: 24 - 36 months
  • Start dates: January and July
  • Benefits: Competitive salary package with annual company performance incentive eligibility and comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, and vision choices to name a few. Learn more about our benefits we discuss in our virtual webinar here.
  • Degree: Bachelor’s or higher in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math)
  • Greater Metro Areas: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Middletown, NJ; San Ramon, CA; St. Louis, MO
  • Program length: 10-12 weeks during the summer
  • Start dates: June
  • Competitive salary with stipend eligibility and subsidized medical, dental, and vision choices
  • Degree: Current student pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math).

Technology Development Program and Internship

Dallas, Texas

At AT&T, technology has the power to make the impossible possible. Around here, we help family, friends and neighbors connect in meaningful ways every day. Our 5G network is live for consumers and businesses across the country. We’re also building FirstNet, the nationwide network that enables first responders and public safety officials to stay connected in times of crisis. Our robust and growing fiber footprint provides gigabit speeds to nearly two million customers. Innovation powers all that we do and as part of our team, your next big idea could be our newest innovation. Here’s your opportunity to combine your passion for technology and connecting the world through top-of-the line communications to transform our company and your career. Wouldn’t you like to know what it’s like to develop life-changing ideas?

Our Technology Development Program is focused on transforming college students into skilled technology influencers. You’ll work on high-value projects and initiatives for a Fortune 10 company that shapes the future of everything from connectivity to entertainment. You’ll also be part of a strong network of mentors and learn alongside a group of highly motivated peers like yourself. It’s a collaborative environment full of opportunities designed to help you strengthen your capabilities and reach your fullest potential.

As part of our program, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for one of the following roles:

Software Engineer

As a software engineer, you’ll work autonomously in small agile teams to build out next-generation technology solutions for projects such as 5G, Open-Source Initiatives, Software Defined Networking, Microservices, Automation and Cloud solutions. You’ll interpret a description of a software feature from an end user's perspective, determine the best designed solution, code and method to test. You’ll also demo the user story solution for the software's product owner, gather their feedback and make any needed adjustments. You’ll participate in daily meetings to communicate their progress and impediments with their team as well as to divide up new user stories. If you’re passionate about coding, we’re the place to be! Our preferred languages and frameworks include Java (derivatives), SQL (derivatives), NoSQL, Python, React, Angular, Node.js, JavaScript, Cloud Computing, and HTML/CSS.

Data Analyst

As a data analyst, you’ll use your knowledge of artificial intelligence, machine learning and automation to breakdown business problems, analyze data and guide improvements. Your efforts will help influence customer satisfaction and generate millions in potential savings and revenue. Your solutions could influence everything from fleet optimization, customer equipment issues, energy efficiency and content analytics and marketing – often before the problem ever occurs. With ongoing skill development and collaboration with some of the brightest minds in the field, you’ll be poised to make your mark. This is your chance to gain experience and stand out. With your know-how and access to one of the largest data sets available, you’ll make an impact and develop meaningful data-driven insights to inspire continuous innovation. Desired skills for this role include strong written communication and code readability, ability to use data structures and algorithms in the development of data analysis scripts and processes, knowledge and expertise in analyzing and/or designing code using programming languages such as Python, R, Java, and SQL, effectively translate technical terms to others, ability to plan and execute big data management and analytics, and knowledge of technical troubleshooting approaches, techniques and tools.

Network Engineer

As a network engineer, you’ll spend your time in the Technology Development Program with the group responsible for the architecture, engineering, and operation of AT&Ts outstanding wireless and fiber-based networks. You will be creating, communicating, project managing and implementing plans for voice, video, and data technologies to take AT&T to the next generation of automated self-managed networks. By providing you a wide breadth of technical, leadership, and supervisory experiences and pairing you with our strongest managers and exposure to executive leaders our goal is to develop the technical leaders of tomorrow’s network. In this role you may be planning future cell locations for the latest high capacity Wireless 5G network or managing the high-capacity router network growth plans or optical fiber build plans that enable streaming video. To do this you will be analyzing data, working with vendors, and transforming information into a story, plan, and status, you communicate to cross functional teams and leaders to help drive key decisions and keep complex projects on track.

Technical Business Manager

As a technical business manager, you’ll guide our transformation and growth by leading technical projects, developing use cases, analyzing data sets, creating data visualizations, and developing strategies that extend across technology organizations. Your analytical skills and technical knowledge will help you assess strategic business plans, evaluate technology issues, promote process improvements, and drive automation solutions for your teams. In this role, you will be exposed to analytical tools and software development methodologies (Agile, DevOps, etc.), used to assess solutions, manage vendor relationships, develop technical sales strategies, document software requirements or user stories, lead Scrum teams of developers and manage small portfolios comprised of network elements, cloud environments, data stores, or media. You’ll have opportunities to present complex technical solutions to both management and technical teams. Desired skills for this role include ability to translate technical details into common terms as well as prepare oral, written, and visual communications. You may also be responsible for preparing business cases, managing budgets and financials, or acting as a liaison in multi-team settings contributing to the overall customer experience transformation through modernization of our software ecosystem.

So, what qualifications are we looking for in a candidate? We’re looking for someone of integrity with excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interface with all levels of internal and external leadership. We value results-driven self-starters who can work effectively in multi-disciplinary environments throughout cross-functional teams. You’ll also need to be naturally curious about the many innovations being fostered at AT&T every day and be a lifelong learner.

Key requirement – Full Time

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Inclusive of degrees meeting federal STEM classification codes.

Ready to develop life-changing ideas? It starts with you. Apply today.

By applying for this opportunity, you may be considered for other AT&T technical roles at other AT&T locations throughout the US.

AT&T will not sponsor applicants for work visas of any kind for this position.

AT&T will consider for employment qualified applicants in a manner consistent with the requirements of federal, state, & local laws.

Key requirement – Internship

  • Current student pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Inclusive of degrees meeting federal STEM classification codes.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Rising senior pursuing a four-year undergraduate or graduate degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math).

Ready to develop life-changing ideas? It starts with you. Apply today.

By applying for this opportunity, you may be considered for other AT&T technical roles at other AT&T locations throughout the US.

AT&T will not sponsor applicants for work visas of any kind for this position.

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