What you’ll be doing...

As the Senior Network Engineer you will be part of the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) Support Team, focused on developing solutions that drive the success of Verizon’s bleeding-edge Networks and Platforms. You will be innovative and lead cross-functional activities with partners in Planning, Performance, and Engineering. You will serve as a subject-matter expert for the new platforms being deployed globally - MSE (Multi-Service Edge), UT (Unified Transport), and NGPON2.

A successful candidate must identify, evaluate, and drive new opportunities through an expert-level comprehension of network design, routing \ switching, and the protocols used in the network stack to deliver intelligence and resiliency at the edge – MPLS, RSVP, ISIS, BGP.

This position requires extensive knowledge of network architecture. Experience with Network Slicing, Overlays, SDN, Network Controllers, and NFV Orchestration \ VNF Management is highly desirable. You will partner internally and externally with vendors to provide leadership and review the design \ implementation of Verizon’s next-generation Network.

You will also embrace agile methodologies and show an aptitude for being able to adapt. You will lead the effort to transform the way we do operations by promoting a DevOps mindset.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, L3VPN, L2VPN, and Traffic Engineering using BGP and MPLS-TE.
  • Knowledge of IP Routing Protocols (ISIS, OSPF, BGP).
  • Knowledge and experience with major router platforms – Juniper MX and Cisco NCS.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet Switching technologies and Protocols.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Deep understanding of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, egress queuing.
  • In-depth knowledge of Metro Ethernet architecture, Next Generation Packet transport technology, understanding of MEF standards.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • 8+ years of experience in the telco industry focused on technology.
  • Experience developing or consuming REST based web services.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), REST-CONF, and YANG. Hands-on Experience with multiple Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures (OpenDaylight, Open Contrail, Northstar).
  • Certification in OpenStack, CloudStack, or similar.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of NextGen Optical Networks, 5G, SDN, NFV, and other leading technologies.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills.
  • Experience with network modeling tools like Cisco WAE or Juniper WANDL or OPNET for capacity augmentation and improvement where necessary during steady and failover state.
  • Experience with Splunk for Proactive monitoring and Analysis using Next Generation telemetry, logging, reporting, dash board development, and continuous delivery technologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to lead technical discussions with a group of individuals in the industry with varying technical positions.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in diverse teams.
  • Expert-level certifications (e.g. CCIE, JNCIE).

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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