What you’ll be doing...

As a Senior Network Engineer, you will be part of the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) Support Team, focused on developing solutions that drive the success of Verizon’s bleeding-edge Networks and Platforms. You must be innovative and lead cross-functional activities with partners in Planning, Performance, and Engineering. The Engineer will serve as a subject-matter expert for the new platforms being deployed globally- MSE (Multi-Service Edge), UT (Unified Transport), and NGPON2.

  • You will lead projects for supporting network upgrades, resolution of complex network troubles including interaction with Maintenance Engineering and Vendors and Network Planning.
  • You will regularly interact with Network Planning & Architecture to ensure operational issues are addressed.
  • You will also engage in network migration activities associated with rolling services to the new iEN and subsequent decommissioning of older networks over the coming years.
  • You will identify, evaluate, and drive new opportunities through an expert-level comprehension of network design, routing \ switching, and the protocols used in the network stack to deliver intelligence and resiliency.
  • You will also embrace agile methodologies and lead the effort to transform the way we do operations by promoting a DevOps and Automation mindset.
  • You will participate in 24/7 on-call rotation with willingness to work nights and weekends to provide escalations and technical support as needed.

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:

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, IP Routing Protocols like ISIS, OSPF, BGP, L3VPN, L2VPN, Traffic Engineering using BGP and MPLS-TE.
  • Knowledge and experience with major router platforms.
  • Knowledge of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, egress queuing.
  • Knowledge of Metro Ethernet architecture, Next Generation Packet transport technology, understanding of MEF standards.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet Switching technologies and Protocols.
  • Experience with Python Scripting and Automation Experience.
  • Experience Optical Transport Technologies - WDM, ROADM, and WSS.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Carrier Ethernet Switching.
  • Experience with Automation using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt. Ability to develop programs using REST API to a controller northbound interface.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Models (Openconfig Yang Models, IETF Yang Models).
  • Experience with multiple Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures (OpenDaylight, Open Contrail, Northstar).
  • Experience with network modeling tools like Cisco WAE or Juniper WANDL or OPNET for capacity augmentation and improvement where necessary during steady and failover state.
  • Experience with Splunk for Proactive monitoring and Analysis using Next Generation telemetry, logging, reporting, dash board development, and continuous delivery technologies.
  • Three or more years of Linux experience with RedHat and/or other Linux flavors.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a distributed team environment.
  • Strong Scripting skills with Python, Perl and API experience.
  • Expert-level certifications (e.g. CCIE, JNCIE).

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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