Principal System Integration Lead

Principal System Integration Lead| Network | Richardson, TX, USA

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This position will be part of team that is responsible for installing, integrating, and testing the hardware and software components of labs for Verizon’s Network Function Virtualization (NFV) projects. Components include computer servers, Ethernet switches, routers, storage arrays, firewalls and load balancers as well as OS, hypervisor, database, and application software.  Additional responsibilities include the following:

  • Design and conduct comprehensive tests of all hardware and software components
  • Document NFV Integration Lab architecture
  • Test and verify interoperability of all system components
  • User account administration and application software installation
  • Apply software updates, maintain version control of all software used in the lab, and document all changes
  • Monitor system and application performance
  • Scheduling and monitoring of system backups
  • Troubleshooting, root cause analysis, and remediation


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 6 years of experience planning, installing, configuring, integrating, and testing IT hardware and software systems
  • Experience with specifying hardware and software to meet functional requirements of projects
  • Hands-on experience with installation, configuration, and testing in at least three of the following areas:
    • Linux Operating System
    • Databases
    • Hypervisors, including KVM and VMware ESX
    • Networking:  Ethernet switches, VLANs, MPLS, IP, DNS/DHCP
    • Storage
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, written and oral communications skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Time management skills - must be self-motivated and able to multitask
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with configuring private cloud services based on OpenStack
  • Python programming experience
  • Experience writing software applications for REST APIs.
  • Experience designing, developing, documenting, testing, and maintaining databases and software applications
  • Experience with installation and configuration of physical and virtual firewall platforms
  • Experience with installation and configuration of load balancer platforms
  • Knowledge of LTE network architecture
  • Project management experience on system integration projects
  • ITIL certification

Equal Employment Opportunity

Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet

Job ID: 343002