What you’ll be doing...

You will be responsible for engineering of the Mobile Private Network’s (MPN), Wholesale, and Public Safety Core services in support of the network function virtualization (NFV) deployments to ensure capacity needs, strategic features, and functionality are met. You will also handle researching, identifying and engineering the site-specific configurations of the associated gateway and transport resources at multiple locations and migrations out of the physical environment. Leveraging your detail oriented mindset and critical thinking skills, you’ll solve issues in real-time and focus on the goal of automation and virtualization while maximizing customer uptime and minimizing impact.

  • Engineer the MPN transport environment in strategic locations to support the rollout of new NFV environments.
  • Engineer and manage migration efforts from physical to virtual environment.
  • Develop and engineer automated workflows to support service automation and orchestration to enhance efficiency and achieve scale.
  • Engineer MPN transport to enable connectivity to virtual and physical MPN infrastructure enabling virtualization and MPN customer capacity.
  • Engineer and automate network changes to MPN infrastructure to facilitate deployment of new MPN service features.
  • Produce timely and accurate configurations and automated configuration models/workflows for MPN transport which are in line with established designs.
  • Submit associated security, NMS, billing, etc. tickets and requests to other engineering teams and follow up through ticket execution while driving automation of these workflows.
  • Technically lead the project rollout by coordinating with internal and external teams to set dates and drive changes into the network.
  • Act independently and as a member of a highly technical team to advance customer conversions to virtual environments.
  • Work with the performance and planning team to keep existing NFV applications and infrastructure elements below engineering KPIs.
  • Think critically and make technical and business decisions that drive progress forward while putting customer uptime first.
  • Develop resolutions to complex problems that require the frequent use of creativity.
  • Focus on high availability, resiliency, security, efficiency, and operational supportability while meeting or exceeding the project schedule.
  • Exercise judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining results.
  • Be accountable for the project results, summarizing the project status and documentation.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Solid experience and proficiency with technical project leadership skills, with the ability to build productive relationships and the capability to lead cross functional team technical discussions to a productive conclusion.
  • Familiarity with the Agile process, Kanban boards and Jira.
  • Five or more years of related engineering experience with networking and wireless infrastructure products.
  • Excellent knowledge of 3GPP standards and protocols: LTE, TCP/IP, DIAMETER and SIP.
  • In-depth knowledge of IMS and LTE call flows, interfaces, protocols and wireless technologies.
  • Working knowledge of virtualized 3GPP Mobile Packet Core network and related components, such as OpenStack, Load balancers and virtualized PCRF.
  • Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP networking (v4 & v6), BGP, OSPF, QOS, MPLS.
  • Familiarity with TCP, UDP, SCTP, RADIUS, and Mobile IP protocols.
  • Working knowledge of PGW.
  • Linux/Unix operating system knowledge and Python/shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with XML and JSON, and automation testing experience.
  • Solid understanding of IMS components and data network elements.
  • Experience with orchestration tools such as Itential Pronghorn, Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO), Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Python, and HP NFV Director.
  • Meticulous attention to detail, with a results-oriented focus.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Cisco, Openstack, and Redhat certifications.

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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