What you’ll be doing...

The Principal Engineer is responsible for the on-boarding and operationalizing of applications within Verizon Video Network. This position will be responsible for the System Administration for all upstream and downstream network elements. The Principal Engineer will function as a subject matter expert in automation and cloud-computing and leverage those skills to drive efficiencies in the network.

Design and Performance:
Responsible for leading the implementation of feature designs and will provide feedback and engineering solutions to improve reliability and performance. They will partner with all key stakeholders to ensure new features and\or fixes are swiftly tested and rolled out with no negative impact to customers or system performance. Lead in defining system and network variables to appropriately benchmark the system and ensure all reliability and performance metrics are met.

Work Complexity:
This position will require independent thinking and a creative mindset with the ability to leverage automation to eliminate manual processes and provide near real-time visibility into system health and performance. Able to identify deficiencies and quickly develop a solution in a DevOps manner to help improve the reliability and add operational efficiencies in the network.

Subject matter expert in cloud-computing and automation within the group and externally. Host and\or actively participate in meetings with key stakeholders regarding the roadmap planning and performance testing. Mentor junior team members on system design, cloud computing and networking concepts. Provide concise weekly updates to management and effectively present project status to leadership.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Openstack certification.
  • 7+ years of experience in telecommunications.
  • 3+ years of related cable, satellite, and telephony transport industries knowledge.
  • 3+ years of experience with analog/digital video, audio and multi-channel experience.
  • 10+ years of work experience as a systems/network engineer in a video environment.
  • Proven ability to manage/administer: Networks, Video Architecture, Conditional Access systems, Ad insertion systems, Windows & Linux Servers.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell, Ruby).
  • Experience with automation tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet).
  • Experience with Linux systems in an enterprise production environment.
  • Experience with SDN/NFV.
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking, load balancing, firewalls, HTTP, SSL, DNS, DHCP.
  • Proven ability to manage/administer: Networks, Video Architecture, Windows Servers.
  • Experience with enterprise/network/video architecture monitoring tools or applications.
  • Experience with conditional access systems and digital rights management.
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Arris networks.
  • Ability to quickly analyze situations, identify problems, and provide solutions.
  • Ability to lead and drive projects to completion.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with enterprise/network/video architecture monitoring tools or applications.
  • Experience with Adaptive bitrate and MPEG encoding.
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Arris networks.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve IP network troubles in the physical, data link, and network layers.
  • Ability to maintain configuration of devices in a network management monitoring system.
  • Expert knowledge of services, network devices, knowledge base solutions, and system monitoring tools.
  • Proven customer communication and interaction skills.
  • Ability to perform challenging assignments independently.
  • Willingness to participate in 24x7 escalation and support duties including holidays and weekends.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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