Principal Automation and Regression Engineer

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Stay on the front lines of groundbreaking technology. Were committed to a dynamic, ever-evolving infrastructure and the hard work it takes to keep our reliable network thriving. Help support the growing demands of an interconnected world.


Verizon Labs is looking for an innovative and self-motivated Technical Lead with experience in developing automation and regression systems for the product development, technology validation, and production deployment of next-generation networking solutions and/or disruptive network technologies. This position will be expected to introduce signification improvement in product development, test and deployment efficiency in the SDLC process with greater emphasis on test automation, regression and rapid convergence of software/patch release.


  • Define, build and customize DevOps framework for test automation, regression test, software deployment and configuration.
  • Work with all cross functional teams to utilize the DevOps framework for the entire SDLC and deployment of maintenance of products.
  • Provide day to day technical guidance and hands on help to junior engineers.
  • Define tools and framework to improve engineering and lab resource utilization efficiency.
  • Define and develop metrics driven software development environment with reporting tools.
  • Drive continuous software integration environment to support DevOps deployment model.



  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, or relevant engineering discipline/experience preferred.
  • 10-12 years of experience in QA, Automation and Regression for large scale product/software release across multiple sites with last few years in a technical lead/manager role.
  • An excellent understanding of DevOps methodologies with at least 2+ years of experience in testing and automating large scale product/service development.
  • Experience with an automation framework such as STAF or Selenium
  • Proficient with software development tools/environment such as Jenkins, JIRA, Confluence, GIT etc.
  • Solid knowledge of operating systems and shell scripts.
  • Used open source project tools for test automation and emulation.
  • Experience with configuration tools like Chef, Puppet, Ansible or similar is desirable.
  • Strong fundamentals of distributed systems development, tools and designs
  • Technical experience in NMS system architecture for telecommunication domain.
  • Strong knowledge of API design such as Netconf, RESTful API, XML APIs, and SNMP.
  • Extensive experience in defining and creating unit/function/system level test beds and regression support infrastructure.
  • Collaborate closely with product development and test teams to ensure operational team processes are factored into new product development plans and designs
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Excellent project management skills: Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects/priorities at once, establish timelines/milestones to achieve objectives
  • Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of employees across the business; ability to influence and negotiate
  • Ability to operate effectively under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in business requirements and technology

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.