What you’ll be doing...

You'll be responsible for

- designing virtual network functions (VNFs) on NFV Orchestrator (designers) based on the HEAT orchestration templates received from VNF providers. Alternatively, you may also be required to tweak TOSCA based VNF descriptors (YAML based) before cataloging them onto NFVOs.

- deploying VNFs on Openstack using NFV Orchestrators.

- collaborate with multiple stakeholders (Network Planning/Engineering, Openstack admins, VNF providers/vendors) at different phases of onboarding to ensure that the VNF meets the desired level of KPIs.

- automating the day 1 configurations of the VNFs using ansible.

- Troubleshoot the issues that arise during onboarding and provide quick solutions.

- Effectively use DevOps toolchains wherever applicable to ensure that the VNFs onboarded in one environment is seamlessly onboarded on to different environments.

- Clearly document the steps involved in VNF onboarding and review the same with multiple stakeholders.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need the following skills.

- A deep understanding of HEAT orchestration (simple yaml templates, complex nested templates)

- A good understanding of TOSCA based VNF descriptors

- Openstack administrator concepts (projects, users, quota, keystone)

- Openstack networking (subnets, ports, security groups, routers), storage (volumes), compute (cpu, memory)

- Virtualization basics (Type 1, Type 2), IO acceleration techniques (SRIOV, DPDK)

- REST API (using curl, python)

- Linux skills (shell scripts, rpms, basic networking and security)

- Ansible playbooks

- Artifacts management (BitBucket, JFrog), JIRA

- Exposure to container (Docker/Kubernetes) would be preferable.

- Exposure to YANG, NETCONF would be preferable.

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.