What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is a Fortune 500 company and prides in servicing 99% of Fortune 500 companies as well as Government Agencies around the world. In Canberra, we run a key business unit - the Government Security Operations Centre (GSOC) that supports a number of Australian Government departments. Our operations centre is focused around collaboration and success and you will be a part of a skilled operations team managing dynamic multi-tenanted and dedicated secure gateway environments.

The Lead Engineer role is a specialised role within the Operations group working with various internal and external stakeholders. This person will be responsible for the implementation and support of new data centre infrastructure running security applications for one of Verizon’s largest customers. The primary purpose for the role is to assist with the integration of the new platform with customer’s existing systems, provide ongoing operational support and then mentoring to the wider GSOC team in platform support.


  • Support data centre infrastructure and platforms including compute, storage, virtualisation and network technologies whilst balancing capacity and demand management.
  • Provide technical guidance and resolution to complex problems and new service requests within defined SLA.
  • Interact with internal and external clients to develop technical requirements and solutions
  • Systems Engineering, automation & orchestration, backup, archiving and product implementations for a Linux based platform
  • Configuration and delivery of Virtualisation Systems (primarily KVM/VMware) and associated infrastructure, including server administration, storage and logging managers
  • Understanding of IT Network Security how it interacts with the ISM.
  • Support the team in the ongoing management of CISCO, McAfee, Palo Alto and Checkpoint firewalls, VMware, F5, Web Gateway and Email Gateway appliance

What we’re looking for...


  • 5+ years’ experience support of infrastructure with multiple vendor platforms.
  • Extensive experience in configuration and support of large storage solutions including EMC and NetApp. Storage array concepts and configuration experience, including; RAID Implementations, Pool Storage Design, LUN Sizing and Volume Configuration.
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of the deployment of various virtualization/ orchestration technologies, for example:
    • A thorough understanding of Linux (Ubuntu) operating system and related virtualisation technologies and provisioning tools such as KVM and Spacewalk provisioning system.
    • Understanding of Ansible / Chef / Puppet implementations to support automation
  • Experience with Identity Management platforms – Active Directory, Redhat
  • Experience with data-centre switching platforms including Cisco and Juniper
  • Understanding of various security technologies including encryption, tapping and optimisation of data streams
  • Minimum NV1 Security Clearance level is a mandatory requirement for the role

Why Verizon?

As well as an attractive package, you can look forward to excellent prospects for career progression in our expanding business. We are a business that invests in its people. Verizon spends more than $275 million on employee training, development and tuition.Our work culture and drive for diversity have earned us various awards, to name a few - "Top 50 Employers list" by Equal Opportunity Magazine, "Top companies for Executive Women" by the National Association for Female Executives and Training magazine's "Hall of Fame".

At Verizon we believe in embracing the diversity of our global workforce - our employees have different interests, experiences and skills that combine to foster an innovative and enriching culture. We recognize the need to offer flexible and varied working solutions to enable our people to reach their potential and strike the right balance between personal and work life. We leverage our innovative technology and communication solutions to connect us on a global scale, enabling collaborative working. If you are interested in discussing flexible hours, mobility and alternative working solutions, talk to us; we'll do our best to accommodate you.

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.