What you’ll be doing...

The Principal Network Engineer will use and apply their experience and knowledge of principles, theories, and concepts of routing and switching technologies to create world-class network design for external F500 customers seeking network transformation. You will work directly with the customer, build trust with stakeholders, and own the design process as a network engineering subject matter expert. You will work closely with Verizon and Customer Operations, project management, and engineering teams to ensure the customer’s requirements are met. In addition, they will provide technological vision for network transformation, serve as the engineering team lead back into Verizon, and ensure information is flowing to engineering resources assigned to project.

Responsibilities:

  • Create client solutions based on business requirements involving advanced networks, data center, security, and virtualization technologies; as well as development of fault and performance management policies and automation rules.
  • Proactively manage client engagement at all client levels, technology lifecycle development, and planning & coordination with various internal/external stakeholders.
  • Support standard and custom solution development initiatives and network management device and application certification for Managed Services solutions and clients.
  • Collaborate with Engineering/Planning, IT, Product Development, and various Verizon and external delivery and support teams to manage the design and implementation of client projects.
  • Provide technical trainings and support for the Managed Services Operations team.
  • Design, implement, and support solutions involving, but not limited to, WAN, LAN, WLAN, VoIP, Data Analytics, Security and Virtual (e.g.; Virtualization, SDN, NFV) technologies.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and communicate network capacity and performance data with the objective of driving improvements to customer's network.
  • Provide Matrix supervision of a team for specific projects, resource management, process documentation, and peer mentoring.
  • Oversee customer network documentation such as solution design document, record of change, and network diagrams.
  • Act as an escalation point, providing 4th level incident support for customers.
  • Create presentations and demonstrations related to technology, process, or client solutions as necessary.
  • Own design process and address critical issues.
  • Protect Verizon's customer proprietary network information and Verizon information assets.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

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

Even better if you have:

  • Master's Degree.
  • Cisco CCNP/CCDP/CCDA certification or equivalent practical knowledge, and/or Juniper JNCIS with a higher level certification preferred (example – CCIE or JNCIE).
  • Possess in-depth Juniper & Cisco knowledge with MPLS network architecture and design disciplines, operational support familiarity, previous and implementation and thorough configuration knowledge and capabilities for all platform levels.
  • Strong customer interfacing background, as well as superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Extensive technical writing skills.
  • Knowledge of all routing protocols (For example : BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, GLBP, VRF), Traffic engineering, L2/L3 VPN, multicast & class of service.
  • Strong understanding and familiarity with router, LAN switch, application accelerator, wireless controller and IP Voice.
  • Disciplined and oriented in practice of and adherence to process and procedures.
  • Ability to research technical issues and develop solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Problem solving skills including conceptual and analytical thinking.
  • Capability to working on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of various factors.
  • Ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining 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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