What you’ll be doing...

Verizon Connect is guiding a connected world on the go by automating, optimizing and revolutionizing the way people, vehicles and things move through the world. Our full suite of industry-defining solutions and services put innovation, automation and connected data to work for customers and help them be safer, more efficient and more productive. With more than 3,500 dedicated employees in 15 countries, we deliver leading mobile technology platforms and solutions.

As a SaaS leader, we know our talent is the most important component to our success. We hire top talent and empower them to do their best work. As a division of Verizon, we combine the fun and excitement of a start-up environment with the resources, operational excellence, and brand recognition of an established tech giant.

The Verizon Connect Infrastructure Operations team is responsible for supporting the network and telecommunication infrastructure for all of Verizon Connect. This support is broken down into the following key areas:
Daily Operational Support - The Infrastructure team provides support to the network infrastructure which includes the layer 1&2 fabric across all Verizon Connect offices. They also provide support for all Wifi connectivity as well as WAN connectivity for all office locations which includes connectivity to the Internet as well as all internal VZC resources. The team also supports the day to day operations of the firewall infrastructure, which includes troubleshooting, maintenance, and security policy adjustments. In addition to the network, the team is responsible for the day to day maintenance of the telephony infrastructure across the organization.
Infrastructure upgrades and proactive analysis - The Infrastructure team is responsible for the maintenance and upgrade of all infrastructure equipment. This includes but is not limited to all switches, routers, access points, cabling, telephony server equipment, and firewalls. The team is responsible for proactively monitoring the network to address any potential issues that need to be addressed prior to those becoming an issue.
Architecture design and planning - The team is also responsible for all network architecture and design for the existing and future implementations across the infrastructure. This includes engineering solutions that will optimize network performance, increase network security, and scaling the network infrastructure for growth.

The Verizon Connect Principal Architect position will be the lead network architect responsible for the design and implementation of a scalable, reliable, secure, and cost effective network infrastructure across Verizon Connects global office footprint. This person will work with senior leaders in the Global IT department to put together projects and design plans to adjust existing or build out new network elements to support the Verizon Connect growth and allow the company to adapt their IT needs to meet their business demands.

Job Function:

Provide senior engineering level knowledge in the design, architecture, and support of an enterprise multi-office network.
Proactively review and evaluate the current design and architecture of the entire Verizon Connect network infrastructure architecture, and make recommendations for improvements that will support the reliability, stability, and security of the network.
Responsible for the evaluation and design of the Verizon Connect wide area network and the security and routing efficiency of all connected offices and endpoints.
Be able to perform all technical functions and tasks to support the network across all layers of the network environment including supporting the switching fabric, WAN connectivity, global routing, and firewall infrastructure.
Responsible for putting together technical proposals that outline all aspects of a technical project and be able to deliver that to senior leaders within Verizon Connect.
Perform technical lead responsibilities within the Network Operations department.
Provide mentoring in all technical aspects of the Infrastructure Operations department included but not limited to layer 2 switching, routing, firewalls, and network design/architecture.
Provide daily supervisor function of the Infrastructure team as well assist with the technical development of the team.

What we’re looking for...

Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Technology or four or more years of work experience.Four or more years of experience in designing and supporting an enterprise level firewall infrastructure (Palo Alto experience)
Four or more years of relevant work experience.
Four or more years of experience supporting and maintaining highly available Enterprise Data networks.
Four or more years of experience in performing network architecture and design work that would include designing enterprise level WANs.
Experience designing and supporting Wide area networks using Palo Alto LSVPN
Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

MS degree or relevant experience in Technology or Information Systems.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Six or more years of experience supporting and maintaining highly available Enterprise Data networks.
Five or more years of experience in performing network architecture and design work that would include designing enterprise level WANs.
Professional certification(s) Aruba, Palo Alto, other industry standard certifications)
Other relevant certification(s) and other industry accepted certifications.
Experience designing and implementing Voice VOIP networks

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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