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What you’ll be doing...

As an Interconnect engineer you will be part of a team that works with the latest technology to provide our customers access to our many network components including 5G systems. You will be performing a technical role including end to end oversight and project management for multiple transport expansion projects. These initiatives will require a skill set including, router knowledge, dark fiber, and microwave network design.

  • Technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the Verizon Wireless (VZW) Network or Microwave point-to point or point to multi-point installations.
  • Working closely with OEM Vendors, 3rd party DF/Lit providers, and internal teams to identify the best Value (quality, time, and cost).
  • Managing the vendor selection, contract negotiation, RFP and ongoing relationships.
  • Partnering with VZB and the One Fiber team to deliver all solutions in a timely manner
  • Maintaining an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets, plant, FDP panels, and IRU contract management.
  • Handling microwave design/review, regulatory filings as well as implementation management.
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of multi-million dollar projects, including establishing business cases, and developing and managing budgets, procurement and bill payments.
  • Interfacing with leadership team across various organizations as part of the process of managing all facets of large, complex infrastructure deployments.
  • Regularly working with other group’s forecasts to ensure equipment growth projects meet expectant demands in support of the company’s objectives.
  • Handling vendor management responsibilities, including engineering/design, managing budgets, procurement, and complete project management ensuring objectives are met in accordance with stated timelines.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • A valid driver's license.

Even better if you have:

  • Cisco, ALU/Nokia or Ciena router configuration experience.
  • Working knowledge of Optical transport systems.
  • Five or more years of experience in the cellular/ telecommunications industry
  • CCNA certification.
  • Knowledge in CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, and Fujitsu.
  • Working knowledge and experience with SevOne traffic data collection system or another traffic statistics reporting package.
  • Experience troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven track record of quality decision making.
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, show initiative, and capability to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in two or more of the following platforms and/or technologies: DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena 6500 and Fujitsu 9500, ALU/Nokia 7705 & 7750 routers. Cisco 920, 903, 5501, 540 routers, Micro Semi Edge Grand Master experience. PSTN traffic engineering including E911 and SS7, Digital Communications including: Fiber and Ethernet, Wireless voice and data service including: EVDO, CDMA, and LTE

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.

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).

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