What you’ll be doing...

The network system assurance team keeps the Verizon network operating at optimum levels for our customers. As a network system assurance engineer, you’ll be operating, administering, maintaining, and evolving our highly complex core network to support our customers’ increasing data needs. You’ll play a key role in evolving our network through virtualization, software defined networks, and intelligent edge network integration to support our goal of reducing capital and operational expenses.

  • Implement, document, monitor, and optimize the elements and configurations necessary to provide wireless data network services for the data distribution locations for the Georgia-Alabama operational area, utilizing tools include RTT (1x, EVDO, LTE, EBH), ELPT, SevONE, Brix, Netscout, Airwave and Irisview.
  • Work with our national and regional engineering teams to ensure coordination of all requirements associated with wireless data network services, including directives, standards and preventive maintenance.
  • Provide a disciplined project management approach to network modifications and growth, taking accountability for installation oversight, project scheduling, pre/post network testing in support of plan of record projects.
  • Proactively monitor and report on resource utilization and equipment status to assure optimum network availability and reliability.
  • Actively engage in the troubleshooting and restoration efforts for all regional CDMA, LTE and EBH network elements.
  • Utilize and maintain documented information such as IP addresses, port assignments and connection information for routing and switching equipment across multiple inventory systems.
  • Review MOPs and network change controls to ensure modifications to configurations are compliant to our network security, reliability, and control standards.
  • Provide assistance to national network operations, system performance, and data services engineers/maintenance in the resolution of technical and customer problems.
  • Manage outage bridges and engage vendors for outage support.
  • Prepare detailed shift and outage reports for management review.
  • Develop methods to improve the analysis, alarming, and monitoring of the data network elements.
  • Provide technical support to network assurance teams for troubleshooting network issues and training on new technologies.
  • Participate in new technology and product trials; ensure timely product rollout and testing.
  • Monitors Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) on regional switch & data network elements; including LTE, EVDO, CDMA, VoLTE, WVN, EBH and COIN networks.
  • Manage vendors to ensure timely delivery of new equipment, features and product upgrades.
  • Work independently or as a team member to make sound technical judgments in a fast paced environment.
  • Provide supplemental building, plant and hardware support to the system assurance, including the HVAC, Generator and power systems throughout the MSC.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary (for maintenance window work).

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of IP addressing, subnetting, network segmentation (VLAN), MPLS, and virtual routing instances.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Cisco CCNA, Linux and Red Hat certifications.
  • Knowledge of the Verizon Wireless voice and data testing platforms and testing methodologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data networking platforms including switching and routing technologies including BGP, MPLS, OSPF, VLAN’s.
  • Ability to possess a proactive work style with the ability to set priorities, work independently and with a diverse group of professionals.
  • Ability to have the initiative to independently identify issues, come up with timely, creative solutions, and own issues through resolution.

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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