*****  This position is 3rd shift (nights) and requires being on an on-call rotation ****


 The Associate Technician – Systems, who would be part of the DSO-Implementation NEC WEST team, is responsible for the advanced installation, operation, and maintenance of the core transport data network elements, ensuring network integrity, reliably, and quality.   These networks include, but are not limited to, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, Ethernet, and peripherals in a NEC / data center environment.   Transport support for applications such as IMS, VoLTE, DRA, and other core applications.  Other responsibilities include troubleshooting; upgrading; administering these platforms and multiple vendor systems; maintaining system, element and platform applications; and providing support to a varied user community; updating daily logs with site-specific information; and composing clear, concise reports for system documentation. 


The Associate Technician – Systems is expected to perform his/her duties with minimum supervision, and participate in cross-functional projects as scheduled. Troubleshoots, upgrades, and administers multiple vendor systems.


Updates daily logs with site-specific information.  Composes clear and concise reports for system documentation.  Participates in cross-functional projects as scheduled.


Use knowledge of protocols such as BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, VRRP, HSRP, Ethernet to effectively work in a multi-vendor/multi-protocol environment.  Knowledge of carrier grade routers and switches from Cisco and Juniper, load balancers from A10 and F5 Networks.  Familiarity with firewall theory is a plus.  Ability to use cable testers for copper and fiber Ethernet from 100Mbit to 100Gbit.  Familiarity with Remedy or other ticketing systems.  Ability to give direction to cable vendors, as well as a good understanding of Acceptance Test Procedures for layers 1/2/3.




Minimum Associates degree, 2-year technical degree, relevant military experience, equivalent special electronics training, or equivalent work experience is required. 

Minimum 1 Year experience plus electronics training in one or more of the following fields:  telecommunications (cellular or landline) switching systems or experience in LAN/WAN operations and IP connectivity is preferred.

Intermediate training in at least 3 of the following areas:  data communications, data center operations, digital communications, operating systems and applications, telecommunications, computer support, project management, and/or power.

Demonstrated knowledge of power and data networking protocols including TCP/IP, MPLS, RIP, OSPF, BGP, is required.

Strong programming and computer skills with emphasis on applications are preferred.  

Demonstrated knowledge of transmission facilities (EBH, 1G, 10g, and 100g)

Certifications Preferred:  CCNA or JNCIA

Demonstrated knowledge of Technologies/Protocols:  Ethernet, OSPF, BGP, and MPLS

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook is required.

Looking for the best candidate who works great in an environment build on Teamwork, Leadership, and Communication, which is passionate about technology and network.

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.