When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon’s SDN (Software-Defined Networking) Planning team is looking for an SDN Data Modeling Architect with strong drive and thought leadership. Youwill be interacting with software engineers, operations staff, network/system architects, and vendor partners to drive the SDN data modeling strategies and solutions to maintain Verizon’s technological leadership in the rapidly evolving marketplace.

  • Vendor data model (e.g., YANG) and API (e.g., NETCONF, RESTCONF, gRPC/gNMI/gNOI) testing and evaluation.
  • Data model design and implementation strategic alignment with the vendors and the open-source and standard communities.
  • Directional information and data model development for Verizon network infrastructure.
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) ecosystem development and technical vendor management.

Where you'll be working:

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

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.
  • Experience in at least one of the following technologies and protocols: NETCONF, RESTCONF,YANG (MEF, OpenConfig and IETF models), OpenAPI, and gRPC/gNMI/gNOI.
  • Fundamental understanding of model-driven network management and modern data modeling principles.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%.
  • Strong networking domain knowledge, e.g., networking protocols, network architectures.

Even better if you have:

  • Multi-vendor system integration and technical vendor management experience.
  • SDN knowledge and development experience.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to drive initiatives in a multi-disciplinary and cross-functional environment.
  • Experience with Open-Source tool development, e.g., nclient, pyang, OpenDayLight, ONAP, etc.
  • Experience with standard organization, e.g., OpenConfig, IETF, MEF, etc.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).