What you’ll be doing...

We are looking for a Sr. Python developer who will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and driving new opportunities through an expert-level comprehension of software design, APIs, and web technologies.

Responsibilities:

Automation Platform Design, Planning, Governance, and Development

  • Build automation tools for Network Support and Operations. The applications to support iEN must be reliable, scalable, available, intuitive, and able to integrate into the Verizon ecosystem.
  • Ensure everything we build is maintainable and ensure the team follows best practices with code versioning, testing, and programming\project methodologies.
  • Use extensive knowledge of data structures, algorithms, programming languages, design principles, and systems integration best-practices to develop efficient and reusable code.
  • Leverage expert level understanding of front-end and server-side application design to ensure tools are highly available, geographically redundant, reliable, and meet the growth requirements of a burgeoning network.
  • Simplify the complex by designing and implementing solutions and tools that are intuitive to Network Engineers and cater to Verizon iEN Operations.
  • Devise an intensive testing strategy for all new and existing components to ensure they are free of bugs and function as intended.

Developer mentorship

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to Jr. Developers through recognizing strengths and weaknesses.
  • Create a culture of inclusion and teamwork through leading by example and always considering how their actions influence the broader team.
  • Lead code review sessions with Jr. Developers and provide feedback \ guidance.

Leadership – Project, Team, and Contractors

  • Understand the needs of the Operations teams and drive solutions to problems through prioritizing projects, allocating team resources, taking accountability for delivering results, and maintaining close relationships with peer teams \ organizations.
  • Lead a team that designs, builds, tests, and deploys services and APIs that are integral to the operations toolkit.
  • Present and communicate progress on projects to other organizations and executives; demonstrate the Opex savings being delivered; and set an example for ushering in DevOps culture to Verizon.
  • Help mold the team through actively providing feedback to management on personnel needs, contractor needs, and any roadblocks.
  • Successfully partner internally and externally with peer organizations and vendors to provide architectural leadership and review existing services, APIs, and platforms.

Other

  • Oversee and take accountability for compliance to all Verizon standards security through CPI-810, requirements for all Verizon built applications, adherence to privacy and data policies.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

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

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, or EE or related field.
  • Knowledge of software architecture, programming languages, virtualization, and the networking layers.
  • Experience with SDN, Network Controllers, and NFV Orchestration \ VNF Management.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Eight or more years' experience in the telco industry focused on technology.
  • Certification in OpenStack, Cloud Stack, or similar.
  • Good decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex information clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to lead technical discussions with a group of individuals in the industry with varying technical positions.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in diverse teams
  • Experience developing REST based web services.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), REST-CONF, and YANG.
  • Knowledge of NextGen Optical Networks, 5G, SDN, NFV, and other relevant technologies.
  • Willingness to travel.

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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