What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Cloud Services Platform and Engineering team is looking for an experienced, high performing, hands-on lead Containers Engineer to drive the Enterprise IT transformation goals. Migration to containers is one of the top objectives for Verizon in 2019 and beyond.

This highly visible role has several key responsibilities:

  • Leading a team of highly motivated and skilled platform engineers to successful implementation of the next-gen container platform for Verizon.
  • Defining and implementing the best architectures for the container solutions for both, on-prem as well as cloud environments.
  • Leading deployments of large projects to support mission critical applications in the Cloud PaaS solution.
  • Evaluating, POC-ing and selecting the best products that fit the needs of the platform.
  • Implementing and maintaining automation platforms deployments and management.
  • Integrating and automating platform support and maintenance activities utilizing the CICD (Jenkins, Ansible, CFT, etc.)
  • Proactively monitoring via automation to detect and resolve any anomalies to the platforms.
  • Working closely with the customer - application teams internal to Verizon, to drive adoption of the container solution and to assist the teams in coming up with the best approach for their migrations, including architecture evaluation, setting up orchestration for application deployments.
  • Guiding development teams on best practices to containerize applications.
  • Designing and building the K8S environments based on the application systems requirements.
  • Mentoring other platform engineers to ensure they become more proficient in understanding and developing public cloud services.
  • Presenting recommended solutions to an audience of engineers, architects, executive leadership, taking constructive feedback and getting a consensus across the board.

What we’re looking for...

You will have:

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

Even better if you have:

  • Ten or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Expert knowledge and experience implementing/supporting PaaS platforms like Cloud Foundry, OpenShift, Apprenda.
  • Expert knowledge of containers and container management technologies like Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, Heptio.
  • Experience in EKS and HKS.
  • Proven delivery record. Ability to work across the organization when required.
  • Strong hands-on knowledge of Public Cloud architectures, configurations, services, and solutions (Amazon Web Services Cloud Formation, EC2, ELB, S3, EMR, Autoscale, Cloudwatch; or equivalent from other providers).
  • Strong understanding of Application Architectures, microservices design, 12 factor applications.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting and automation programming -- languages like Python, Ruby, Perl, BASH.
  • Strong knowledge of Configuration management tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet.
  • Experience leveraging and managing CI/CD toolchain products like Jira, STASH, Git, and Jenkins.
  • Expert knowledge of information systems concepts, system administration and cloud and platforms.
  • Experience leading teams and projects from a technical and project management perspective.
  • Excellent knowledge of system design, networking and hardware at an enterprise level.
  • Strong technical/analytical skills.
  • Strong decision-making and leadership abilities.
  • Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and deliver sound results.

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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