What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

What you’ll be doing… Verizon Connect has an immediate need for a Systems Engineering Manager with AWS Cloud deployment experience to join our existing team of Systems Engineers within the Development Operations team. This role will help facilitate the deployment, maintenance and performance tuning of our award winning SaaS application as we migrate from on-premise datacentre infrastructure to an entirely cloud native infrastructure.

Provide technical expertise on infrastructure hosting related activities/technologies such as AWS infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, Network Security, automation, site reliability and others.
Lead and mentor a high performing team operating 24/7/365 by managing and planning workloads and priorities of the Team.
Generate and share comprehensive and detailed reports about team performance, mission- related objectives and goals.
Manage the day to day operations of the VerizonConnect platform in AWS

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

3+ years of proven experience working with Amazon Web Service technologies
5+ years of proven experience as Systems Engineer in a Windows/Linux environment
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Team Lead or Managerial role
5+ years troubleshooting experience on all aspects of the Networking Stack
5+ years working in an operating system agnostic infrastructure
In-depth knowledge and experience in designing and implementing Cloud based infrastructure in AWS
Proven experience in the automated deployment of infrastructure and services using Cloudformation in AWS
Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm, and innovation
Excellent communications skills to clearly articulate complex technical issues to all levels of the organization (both technical and non-technical)

Even better if you have:
Current AWS Solutions Architect Professional, Sysops and Devops certifications are a distinct advantage
A good understanding of the principles/methodologies and tools used in Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using Opsworks/Chef
Experience setting up and maintaining AWS Cloudwatch
Designing and maintaining IAM security policies within AWS
In-depth knowledge of designing and deploying highly available solutions in AWS using VPC’s and Route53
Excellent working knowledge of both Windows and Linux operating systems
Experience automating operational tasks using Windows Powershell, BASH, Python, Ruby
Experience of configuration management system based on CHEF, writing cookbooks and recipes
Monitoring performance, troubleshoot systems problems and outages, scheduling upgrades, patching, collaborating with System Engineers & Architects on optimisation
Provide on call support for the Development Operations team in an outage situation
Work as part of the team to ensure projects and goals are delivered to aggressive timelines
Ongoing maintenance of documentation relating to new and current systems throughout the organisation

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.