What you’ll be doing...

You will be a part of the Global Network & Technology organization focusing on the strategic technology evolution across our organization specifically with onboarding and orchestration of virtualized network functions. As part of this team you will work on the overall deployment, designing and feature roadmap for our orchestration solution you’ll have a positive impact on our organization, and change the way that our customers live, work, and play.
•Distinguished Member of Technical Staff will work with senior leads and program managers to help in building solutions to enable the redesign of day-to-day wireline & wireless network operations functions required to support the SDN/NFV adoption, while incorporating newly defined DevOps functions, an end to end service assurance framework and automation principles to work towards a zero touch operating environment. Youwill also actively participate in meetings, program updates, and presentations to senior leaders (Director and VP level).
•Work with various Verizon Network and Application Planning teams from various business units to identify opportunities to automate manual tasks involved in onboarding a VNF(Virtual Network Function) and automating the operational tasks using a centralized platform you will lead to continuously evolve based on business needs.
•Work with world-class engineers involved in virtualizing network functions to develop automation with VNF and manage the end to end lifecycle of VNFs on OpenStack based Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP).
•Analyze the business needs of automated onboarding & orchestration to continuously enhance Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tool chain with a goal of creating a stable repeatable platform that can be integrated with customer facing portals, Orchestrators, VNF Managers, and VNF vendor platforms
• Collaborate with cross functional teams and work on the operational aspect of the various vendor provided Virtual NW Function Orchestration solutions

What we’re looking for...

Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience.
• Six or more years of relevant work experience.
• Experience with Operational aspects of various Cloud platforms
• Excellent working knowledge of Openstack platforms , firewall management and troubleshooting
• Experience with deployment or use of configuration management tools such as Puppet, Chef, or Ansible, Jenkins
• Excellent working experience of Linux/Unix scripting especially for TCP/IP stack, Firewalls (iptables), DNS, VPNs
• Practical knowledge of cloud-native application architectures
• Networking services consisting of Virtual and Physical Network Functions.
• Knowledge of network device configuration and management (Juniper, Cisco) with NetConf network configuration protocol and YANG data model.
• Experience with CLI configuration of Cisco, HP, or Juniper switches and routers, Palo Alto firewalls, f5 load balancers.
• Past or current experience with the following tools & technologies or equivalent : Java/Spring boot, JavaScript, React.js, Unix, Python, Kubernetes, Artifactory, Docker, Jenkins, SonarQube, Fortify, Junit, Git, Micro services, SOAP/REST, MongoDB, PostgreSQL
• Knowledge of server provisioning using cloud-init and cloud config.
Even better if you have:
• Master’s degree.
• Hands-on development experience in a majority of the following areas:
OpenStack CLI commands and administration.
API development based on JSON, XML.
• Demonstrated analytical skills, written and verbal communications skills with the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
• Familiarity or experience with Software Defined Networking principals or system.
• Knowledge of TOSCA and YAML based file formats.
• Knowledge of NFV and SDN products, technologies, architectures, and vendors.
• Experience onboarding VNFs on to NFV Orchestrators.
• Knowledge of wireless network – LTE, IMS, MPN.
• Knowledge of wireline networks and services – Private and Public IP network services, Switched Ethernet Services, Managed network services using Viptela, Versa.
• Knowledge of ETSI NFV Standards for descriptors and interfaces
• Knowledge of Heat Templates.

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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