What you’ll be doing...

As a Principle Network Engineer, you will be part of the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN) Support Team, focused on developing solutions that drive the success of Verizon’s bleeding-edge Networks and Platforms. You will lead cross-functional activities with partners in Planning, Performance, and Engineering. You will serve as a subject-matter expert for the new platforms being deployed globally - MSE (Multi-Service Edge), UT (Unified Transport), and NGPON2.

  • Lead projects for supporting network evolution and manage complex network problems working with internal and external teams like Maintenance Engineering, Network Planning and Vendors.

  • Interact with Network Planning & Architecture to ensure operational issues are addressed through effective design updates.

  • Engage in network migration activities associated with rolling out services to the new iEN and subsequent decommissioning of older networks over the coming years.

  • Identify, evaluate, and drive new opportunities through an expert-level comprehension of network design, routing \ switching, and the protocols used in the network stack to deliver intelligence and resiliency.

  • Embrace agile methodologies and lead the effort to transform the way we do operations by promoting a DevOps and Automation mindset.

  • Schedule flexibility is required based on the needs of the business to support escalations and troubleshooting with platforms and services.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or related discipline.

  • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, IP Routing Protocols like ISIS, OSPF, BGP, L3VPN, L2VPN, Traffic Engineering using BGP and MPLS-TE.

  • An analytical mindset and a desire to learn.

  • Knowledge and experience with major router platforms.

  • Knowledge of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, egress queuing.

  • Knowledge of Ethernet Switching technologies and Protocols.

  • Experience with Python Scripting and Automation Experience.

  • Experience with Automation using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt.

  • Ability to develop programs using REST API to a controller northbound interface.

  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Models (Openconfig Yang Models, IETF Yang Models).

  • Experience with multiple Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures (OpenDaylight, Open Contrail, Northstar).

  • Experience with network modeling tools like Cisco WAE or Juniper WANDL or OPNET for capacity augmentation and improvement where necessary during steady and failover state.

  • Experience with Splunk for Proactive monitoring and Analysis using Next Generation telemetry, logging, reporting, dash board development, and continuous delivery technologies.

  • Three or more years of Linux experience with RedHat and/or other Linux flavors.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a distributed team environment.

  • Strong Scripting skills with Python, Perl and API experience.

  • Expert-level certifications (e.g. CCIE, JNCIE).

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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