What you’ll be doing...

As a key technical leader with the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) and the Evolved Network Service Edge (eNSE) Network Support Team, you will be responsible for all technical support functions for the Verizon Wireless Edge. This includes both distribution areas (SAP Sites) and core network equipment centers (NEC Sites). Responsibilities include supporting both legacy and new network edge networks and the migrations required to move to the network networks and decommission the legacy networks over time. Examples include the migration of a variety of wireless applications to the eNSE and the migration of existing wireless edge routing functions, such as the Choke Router and the Provider Edge (PE) Router into the new iEN Multiservice Edge Router being placed in all the SAP locations in 2019.

As a technical leader, you will manage a team of technical engineers and perform the following high level network support functions:

  • Resolution of complex network troubles originating from a variety of sources including Network Operations Centers, Regional Operations teams, and Customer Centric Teams such as the NRB.
  • Perform network change activities including software upgrades and configuration changes using scripting and automation tools for efficiency.
  • Provide regular interaction with Network Planning, Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Regional Teams and Vendors to ensure operational issues are addressed either upfront during network planning and design stages of a new network/product or as discovered.
  • Optimize network performance and reliability by proactively identifying and resolving early stage trends that can lead to eventual service interruptions if not addressed through the use of existing or newly created scripting and automation tools.

As a people leader, you will need to:

  • Create an environment where ownership and accountability are embraced. Demonstrate honest and transparent communication.
  • Foster pride of ownership in the networks you own and operate.
  • Develop a team mentality that embraces creative solutions to running the Network through self-sufficiency and problem solving, collaboration with other teams, and a common sense of purpose.
  • Break down silos and simplify the complex.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications, or related field; or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Proven leadership ability over one or more years leading technical teams either directly as a supervisor/manager or indirectly through projects and other activities.
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving abilities, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Ability to lead technical discussions with peers and executive management.
  • Ability to manage vendor relationships in order to drive progress on long standing issues, improve troubleshooting, send meaningful escalations, obtain needed resources, and decrease reliance on their resources.
  • Good understanding of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, IP Routing Protocols like ISIS, OSPF, BGP, L3VPN, L2VPN, and Traffic Engineering concepts.
  • Good understanding of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, redundancy, and failover mechanisms, switch fabric, egress queuing, firewalls, load balancers
  • Understanding of the 4G LTE architecture, attach process, IMS, VoLTE, and other application call flows and the transport requirements to support them.
  • Proven leadership ability over three or more years of leading technical teams directly.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Models (Openconfig Yang Models, IETF Yang Models).
  • Experience with multiple Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures (OpenDaylight, Open Contrail, Northstar).
  • Experience using opensource tools to complete projects and improve processes in place of vendor applications and contracts.
  • Experience with Automation using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt.
  • Experience with Splunk for Proactive monitoring and Analysis using Next Generation telemetry, logging, reporting, dash board development, and continuous delivery technologies.

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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