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What you’ll be doing...

The position of Principal Network Engineer - Automation Engineer is responsible for leading the development of applications automation that works with the Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP - OpenStack and Kubernetes). Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading a team to develop tools and automation to increase integrated visibility into VCP applications.
  • Integrate data from diverse systems via APIs, including well-documented need public APIs and Verizon internal; creating collectors and wrappers where needed.
  • Using VCP, OpenStack, and Git/Source Code Management, as well as best practices.
  • Programming of orchestration to automate end-to-end deployment of application VNFs.
  • Partner with infrastructure organizations such as IT/NS, HQ Planning, Network Implementation, Maintenance Engineering, Performance, VCP, TEI, and DSO teams on cross-functional projects.
  • Partner with CDS Operations teams to actively understand needs for automation for VCP Cloud Deployments, monitoring, etc.
  • Assisting with ingesting vendor-supplied Ansible playbooks, HEAT templates, and other orchestration codes and MOPs.
  • Leverage enterprise resources, utilizing existing infrastructure where possible and creating integrations where needed.

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...

Must be a current participant of the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program or of the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 1-2023.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent work experience required, Maser’s degree.
  • Four or more years of experience in the wireless, telecommunication, or IT industries.
  • Expertise with Linux Operating System or other UNIX.
  • Working and Proven Knowledge of Programming or Scripting Skills, especially Python (Experience with Flask web framework, and/or other languages).
  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies such as OpenStack
  • Knowledge of Source Code and Configuration Management using git essential (Issue tracking, branching, and merging).
  • Working functional knowledge and experience with consuming HTTP(S)-based RESTful APIs
  • Experience working modern configuration management and orchestration tools (Heat, Ansible, Helm, etc)
  • Experience interfacing with RDBMS a plus (i.e. Postgres, MariaDB, MySQL, etc)
  • Other experience which will be a plus but not a requirement: TCP/IP Networking, DNS, routing, load balancing, firewalls required, Linux, NFVO (ETSI SOL), 4G and/or 5G networks, monitoring, performance, and capacity planning tools a plus (i.e. SevOne, ELK, Grafana, Splunk, Tableau).
  • A solid balance between both technological and collaboration skills and abilities.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills, especially Technical Writing.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly to an agile and fast fast-evolvingronment.
  • Ability to read, evaluate, and contribute to designs, plans, roadmaps, etc.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and/or G-Suite.

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.

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