What you’ll be doing...

As a Network Implementation and Maintenance Engineer you will ensure the availability, stability, and integrity of in-service network equipment in a zero-fault tolerant environment. You will be responsible for the implementation, de-installation, and Layer 1 configuration changes of network equipment and associated cabling connections. Other associated responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with other departments and groups for the shutdown of network elements, data communications, and peripheral equipment while maintaining network integrity and quality of all systems still active supporting customer traffic.
  • Supporting the implementation and changing physical network infrastructures.
  • Restoring the data center environment to pre-installation condition by removing associated network infrastructure cabling and coordinating the deactivation of transmission facilities. Network equipment includes Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, F5 and A10, Dell, HP routers, ALU, Ericsson multilayer switches, load balancers, firewalls.
  • Supporting troubleshooting fiber optic networks and configuration issues associated with network equipment copper and fiber cabling, device issues, and faulty blade or power issues.
  • Providing regular status reports, attending, and participating in the coordination and planning meetings as needed.
  • Providing proper and timely documentation of all work activity in the ticketing systems updating work order systems with regular work status and completions.
  • Maintaining daily logs with job-specific information and composing clear and concise reports for documentation.
  • Producing weekly project summary reports.
  • Reading, understanding, and executing methods of procedures (MOPs) and ensuring technical standards are adhered to and no adverse effects will be caused in the network.
  • Utilizing network monitoring tools for troubleshooting, administering, and monitoring during maintenance windows to ensure that all network equipment is functioning in accordance with company standards and policies, before, during, and after changes are made.
  • Working with multiple internal and external groups to manage and coordinate work.
  • Engaging with vendors, system administrators, and network personnel to resolve issues.
  • Participating in on-call rotations and performing late night/early morning changes.
  • Removing and installing cabling of network equipment (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers).
  • The support, administration, and maintenance of transport solutions of complex network Layer 1 fabrics and serving as the initial contact point for related Layer 1 network trouble investigation.
  • Providing pre and post-production implementation support for bare metal and virtual networks.
  • Collaborating with teams, including design, engineering, operations, applications owners, and project management to ensure agile and efficient network changes while being mindful of stakeholder impact and network reliability.
  • Participating in network calls and working with technical teams to address technical issues.

What we’re looking for...

This position is 3rd shift (nights, Sunday to Thursday) and requires being on an on-call rotation.

You'll need to have:

  • Associate’s degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience
  • A valid driver's license.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a technical field and/or industry certifications (e.g., CCENT, CCNA, CCNP).
  • Experience in physical hands-on installation and troubleshooting of network transport, transmission, and layer 1 network devices, including DACS and DCS panels and cross connects.
  • Working knowledge of optical transmission equipment administration and maintenance.
  • Familiarity with Protocol Analysis, Packet Capture, Wireshark, NetScout, Fluke, T-Berd, and other fiber test tools.
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills with the ability to troubleshoot end-to-end systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in dynamic environment and handle challenging situations that come from balancing multiple deadlines, escalations, follow-ups from peers, and troubleshooting major issues.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (including Outlook).
  • Ability to work independently and with little guidance or direction from others.
  • Three or more years of networking experience in a cellular or telecommunications environment.
  • Understanding of Layer 1 to 3 network technologies and associated troubleshooting.
  • Hands-on experience installing cabling routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers.
  • Hands-on experience with network troubleshooting tools.
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects effectively.
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to deliver results in a fast-paced environment.
  • One or more years of experience in a NOC or NCC environment.
  • BSCSI Data Center certifications.
  • Willingness to work third shift (e.g., nights, Sunday to Thursday) for multiple successive weeks and being on-call for set periods.
  • An understanding of the overall project technical requirements and translating them to network equipment removal, installation, power-up, and cabling requirements and deliverables.

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.

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