When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

You will be solving deep technical problems and building innovative solutions in a fast-paced environment working with smart and passionate team members. Your responsibilities will include owning the overarching solution, working closely with software engineering teams to bridge key technical relationships, and driving projects towards success. You will have a tremendous amount of individual responsibility and influence over the direction our product builds. As a Principal Software Engineer you’ll be a technical leader, establish technical standards and drive engineering practices. You will need to be independent, self-driven, self-organizing and hungry for learning.

  • Invent novel approaches and figure out what to do when ready-made processes or techniques are inadequate.
  • Find patterns between disparate, seemingly unrelated sources anticipating innovative ways to build and position new business ideas.
  • Adeptly layer together experimentation with other research, testing, and metrics to reveal strengths and flaws in the current strategy and devise a clear path forward.
  • Serve as a technical lead and hands on builder of our new product initiatives.
  • Ensure the quality of architecture and design of systems.
  • Functionally decompose complex problems into simple, straight-forward solutions.
  • Fully and completely understand system interdependencies and limitations.
  • Effectively research and benchmark technology against other competing systems in the industry.
  • Contribute intellectual property through patents.
  • Assist in the career development of others, actively mentoring individuals and the community on advanced technical issues and helping managers guide the career growth of their team members.
  • Exert technical influence over multiple teams, increasing their productivity and effectiveness by sharing your deep knowledge and experience.

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.
  • Eight or more years of software engineering experience, including Java and/or related languages.
  • Significant experience in building high-performance, highly-available and scalable distributed systems (caching, messaging, asynchronicity, ETL, etc.)
  • Software polyglot experience.
  • Familiar with functional programming paradigms.
  • Experience in networking, multi-threaded applications, inter-process communication, and complex software development.
  • Experience with AI, ML, and CV technologies, tools, and techniques.
  • Experience designing, building and managing Internet-scale APIs.
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with edge computing paradigms.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new technologies quickly.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative Agile team.
  • Demonstrated aptitude and desire to learn new skills.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to embrace change and work in a fast paced, iterative environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.