What you’ll be doing...

The PS Principal Network Consultant will be responsible for the design, implementation, and handoff of complex network solutions spanning multiple technologies for a wide range of customers, from small to large enterprise, while providing senior technical leadership within the immediate team and the PS organization as a whole. Additional responsibilities include tasks such as presales scoping and pricing, transitioning sold engagements to delivery, support for Verizon Smart Communities and IoT products, and leading internal initiatives in the development of new products and processes.

In this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Develop trusted technical advisor relationships with key customers.Consistently demonstrate the value of Verizon Network PS by delivering highly professional and successful engagements.
  • Increase Network PS revenue by identifying areas of improvement for the Network PS team, encouraging follow on engagements with customers, maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism within assigned tasks, and increasing organizational exposure through direct engagement with pre and post sales organizations in multiple capacities.
  • Assist with the identification and scoping of Network PS opportunities.
  • Provide senior expert leadership both within the Network PS team as well as within assigned engagements.
  • Evolve and support the growth of the network PS practice through offering development, engagement with partner vendors to identify and vet new technologies and proposed solutions, and assisting with the vetting of potential team members.
  • Sustain a leadership role within team through mentorship, sharing experience and knowledge through technical sessions, and leading by example, both through professional interactions and the continued pursuit of expert level knowledge within multiple fields.
  • Accept individual ownership of critical issues, creatively thinking through to develop resolutions.
  • Require minimal direction and supervision in the execution of assigned responsibilities.

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.
  • Expert-level industry certifications within the network engineering field such as CCIE (full), JNCIE (full), or equivalent.
  • Ten+ years of technical experience and increasing responsibility (team lead, mentoring, and technical lead for large, multi-technology deployments).
  • Demonstrated history of subject matter expertise within claimed specialty (ies), for example: routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP), L2 networks (RSTP, STP, 802.1x), MPLS, Cellular WAN, QoS, advanced configurations, etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in network design –ability to lead a design-related discussion with leading questions to fully vet a customer’s requirements and develop a proposed design fulfilling said requirements, identify potential impacts of a given design recommendation, knowledge of other technologies and their network requirements/impact, ability to produce comprehensive yet understandable technical documentation (design document, diagrams, etc.).
  • Demonstrated expertise in correlating business drivers and needs (financial drivers, impacts, and restrictions) into proposed technical solutions.
  • Experience with any of the following: cellular WAN technologies and solutions, WAN optimization, Wireless LAN, datacenter technologies (load balancers, datacenter switching, etc.), virtualization technologies and concepts (Hypervisors, orchestration, software defined datacenter, NFV, etc.), security appliances and concepts (firewalls, IPS/IDS, identity management, access controls, etc.).
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • BS or higher with a STEM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math) OR 8+ years of military service within a communications specialty (i.e. tactical data communications, technical controller, satellite communications, cyber security, etc.) OR 10+ years of experience within network engineering and other data communications fields.
  • Demonstrated communication and relational skills – able to form a trusted advisor relationship with a customer, able to listen and guide a technical discussion, able to clearly articulate complex topics.
  • Interest in other technical areas of data communications with a demonstrated desire to proactively learn new, or increase existing, skillset(s).
  • Professional or lower level industry certifications within the network engineering field such as CCNP (any track), JNCIP (any track), etc.
  • Certifications and/or significant exposure in other technical areas such as MCSE, CEH, security, UC, etc.
  • Experience with software and application development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, emerging technologies such as Big Data analytics, business intelligence, IoT, SDN, NFV, etc.
  • Experience with cloud-based services (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.).

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When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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