What you’ll be doing...

The Principal Network Engineer will work closely with Verizon and Customer Design/Architecture and project management teams to insure meeting the customer’s requirements. In addition, you 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 projects.

  • Design and deploy state-of-art technology to meet the customer’s business needs.
  • Interface to the project management team regarding technical planning and network issues.
  • Provide input for forecast and plan resource allocation.
  • Act as the direct interface to customers on advanced design solutions.
  • Develop white papers for designs specific to the customer’s network inclusive of Verizon Business solutions.
  • Matrix manage engineering resources in other parts of the Verizon organization as needed.
  • Micro level technical project management for engineering requirements and responsibilities.

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.
  • Experience with converged/integrated compute infrastructure systems, including requisite network knowledge.
  • A broad and thorough technical knowledge and have experience in designing, configuring, implementing & testing, troubleshooting and supporting multi-site critical network environments that consist of multi-vendor Routers, Switches, Wireless LAN, WAN Accelerator, VoIP, Firewall & Network Security.
  • Experience designing and configuring various routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, IS- IS, EIGRP IGRP, HSRP, RIPv1 & RIPv2.
  • Experience with complex QoS and VLAN configurations and designs.
  • Vendor certification – For IP networks, engineers must have at least a Cisco CCNP/CCDP/CCDA or equivalent practical knowledge, and/or Juniper JNCIS with a higher level certification (example – CCIE or JNCIE).
  • In-depth Juniper & Cisco knowledge with MPLS network architecture and design disciplines, operational support familiarity, previous and current extensive hands-on implementation, and thorough configuration knowledge and capabilities for all platform levels.
  • Strong customer interfacing background, as well as superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of interdependencies and protocols across compute, network, and storage technologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with ITIL including practical application of ITIL processes. Ideally, with ITIL v3 Foundation Level certification or higher.
  • Experience with VNS and SD-WAN network infrastructures (Meraki, Viptela, Cisco iWAN).

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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