What you’ll be doing...

As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for the on-boarding and operationalizing of applications within Verizon Video Network. This position will be responsible for the System Administration for all upstream and downstream network elements. The Principal Engineer will function as a subject matter expert in automation and cloud-computing and leverage those skills to drive efficiencies in the network.

  • Responsible for leading the implementation of feature designs and will provide feedback and engineering solutions to improve reliability and performance
  • Partner with all key stakeholders to ensure new features and\or fixes are swiftly tested and rolled out with no negative impact to customers or system performance
  • Lead in defining system and network variables to appropriately benchmark the system and ensure all reliability and performance metrics are met
  • Able to identify deficiencies and quickly develop a solution in a DevOps manner to help improve the reliability and add operational efficiencies in the network.
  • Ability to leverage automation to eliminate manual processes and provide near real-time visibility into system health and performance
  • Subject matter expert in cloud-computing and automation
  • Participate in meetings with key stakeholders regarding the roadmap planning and performance testing
  • Mentor junior team members on system design, cloud computing and networking concepts.
  • Provide concise weekly updates to management and effectively present project status to leadership.
  • 24x7 escalation and support duties including holidays and weekends

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • 6 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Experience managing/administer: Networks, Video Architecture, Conditional Access systems, Ad insertion systems, Windows & Linux Servers
  • Experience with enterprise/network/video architecture monitoring tools or applications
  • Experience with Adaptive bitrate and MPEG encoding.
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Arris networks
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and resolve IP network troubles in the physical, data link, and network layers
  • Expert knowledge of services, network devices, knowledge base solutions, and system monitoring tools

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Computer Science or equivalent.
  • 5-10 years work experience as a systems/network engineer in a video environment
  • Openstack certified.
  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell, Ruby).
  • Experience with automation tools (Ansible, Chef, Puppet).
  • Experience with Linux systems in an enterprise production environment.
  • Experience with SDN/NFV.
  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking, load balancing, firewalls, HTTP, SSL, DNS, DHCP.
  • Proven ability to manage/administer: Networks, Video Architecture, Windows Servers
  • Experience with enterprise/network/video architecture monitoring tools or applications
  • Experience with conditional access systems and digital rights management
  • Experience with Cisco, Juniper, Arris networks
  • Ability to quickly analyze situations, identify problems, and provide solutions.
  • Ability to lead and drive projects to completion.
  • 3+ years related cable, satellite, and telephony transport industries knowledge
  • 3+ years of experience with analog/digital video, audio and multi-channel experience

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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