What you’ll be doing...

As a Network Implementation Engineer, you will be deploying the next generation of routing and switching gear while maintaining our current world class infrastructure. You will be implementing and maintaining network devices at Edge locations i.e. HQ, Retail Stores, Call Centers, Garages, Central Offices, and Admin locations. Your role will be pivotal to Verizon as the work you do enables our employees to service our customers and drive revenue!

  • Configuring , support, and maintain network routers, switches and WiFi Controllers/Access Points.
  • Deploying valid configurations for implementation based upon created MOPS.
  • Following standard operating procedures for new configurations and change.
  • Collaborating with Network and WiFi Implementation teams.
  • Providing 1st Tier Troubleshooting and problem solving for network issues.
  • Interacting and coordinate with end user support in order to implement network solutions.
  • Participating internal training and be receptive to technical guidance to enhance proficiencies.
  • Implementing Operational Efficiencies by utilizing Networking Tools to automate routine implementation.
  • Working hands-on with both internal and external vendors, carriers, clients, to add or modify network connectivity and when necessary, troubleshoot and identify sources of problems and bring issues to resolution.
  • Preparing project plans, sizing, configuration, and scheduling activities with project management.
  • Coaching and training other analysts. Leads other Technical Support/Services team members in selected project activities.

What we’re looking for...

You enjoy the challenge of working with cross-functional teams to drive solutions. You have a sense of urgency and deliver on-time results. You’re an organized, detail oriented and highly effective communicator who thrives in a fast-paced changing environment. You are the type of person who sees a problem and gets it fixed! You have a proven background in network infrastructure implementation and support. You have the desire to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and deliver timely solutions across a complex network. You are a collaborative teammate and participate in active network discussions and solutions.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of experience in a hands-on network role with a focus on Cisco technology (Strong knowledgeof Cisco technology, including 2800, 3800, 6500, 7000-series).
  • A Focus in Implementation of an Edge Network incl. Cisco Routers/Switches, SD-WAN, White box Technology (non-vender specific). Other areas of focus will be WLAN (Aruba), Monitoring Tools, Automation, Ansible, HPNA.
  • Experience working in large cross-functional or enterprise-wide project teams.
  • Experience in GSuite.
  • Strong knowledge/troubleshooting skills and effective troubleshooting methods including:
    • Layer 1 (e.g., Copper cabling troubles / fiber signal strength, cabling standards)
    • Layer 2 (e.g., Spanning-tree, VLAN tagging, MAC address tracing, ARP issues, vPC)
    • Layer 3 (e.g., Routing troubleshooting, BGP attributes, prefix length issues)
    • Layer 4 (e.g., Load balancer and Firewall troubleshooting; BGP session troubleshooting)
    • Layer 5 thru 7 (e.g., DNS issues; assisting with identifying application issues masquerading as a network issue)
    • IPv4 and IPv6 experience – support and implementation
  • Packet capture and analysis experience (Sniffer, Wireshark, etc.)
  • Experience with circuit troubleshooting.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Aruba Networks certification ACMA or ACMP.
  • Experience with White box, SD-WAN Technology.
  • Ability to script in Python, Perl, or a Linux shell.
  • CCNA, CCNP, CCSA and SDN/NFV certification.
  • Cisco CCNA certification in Routing / Switching or Datacenter.

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.