When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

Join Verizon as we continue to grow our industry-leading network to improve the ways people, businesses, and things connect. Verizon is positioned to lead the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) with the emergence of technologies like our best-in-class 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT) to impact a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, public safety, government, and many others. We are in the midst of historic breakthroughs in connectivity and mobility to blend the physical and the digital through cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, nanotechnologies, 3D printing, wearables, and advanced robotics. As part of this team, you will play a critical role in our network transformation through building a unified network across all lines of business and maintaining the technology that keeps millions of our customers connected.

As a dynamic, highly motivated, Cloud Architect you will work on our Systems Operations team and lead the refinement of our operational practices with extensive experience from a public or private cloud environment. You will work with our peer teams in the Network organizations to support and provide guidance to our virtualized network function teams as they are strategically moved to our private cloud. You will also lead deep-dives into technical issues, providing solutions and remediation plans for our System Operations team, and help build a frame work for agile, automated operations solutions that increase our operational excellence.

  • Serving as the final point of technical escalation for the Cloud Systems Operations Team.
  • Interfacing with peer teams to provide direction and shape operational practices.
  • Collaborating with tenant application teams to understand application call flow and cloud requirements.
  • Leading the Operations team automation initiatives and strategies.
  • Engaging in the open source communities participating in upstream collaborations that relate to our cloud operations practice.
  • Providing direction and guidance on solution designs and work closely with development and implementation teams for solution delivery.
  • Collaborating with product and project managers, other architects and developers to define architectural standards, deliverables and project estimates.

What we’re looking for...

You like to take ownership of an issue and resolve it successfully. You understand and evaluate a complex problem and present solutions. People know you for your strong leadership and the way you inspire teams to perform at their best. No stranger to working in a fast-paced environment, you convey a sense of urgency and manage multiple competing priorities with ease, never missing a deadline.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • Ten or more years of experience in related technology fields.
  • Seven or more years of experience in Linux engineering and architecture (RHCE or equivalent proficiencies).
  • Seven or more years of experience in network engineering and architecture (CCIE or equivalent proficiencies).
  • Experience working modern configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible).
  • Experience with distributed storage solutions like iSCSl, Ceph, Swift.
  • Experience with Linux systems administration in a Virtualized environment.
  • Experience with networking concepts and protocols like SDN, NFV.
  • Experience with network design and implementation practices in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience deploying and supporting various distributions of Open Stack (RedHat, Canonical).
  • Software design/engineering and strong scripting skills (e.g. Python, Shell, Ruby, Perl.
  • Experience contributing to open-source projects.
  • Membership and extensive interaction with the Open Stack community and active participation in core projects.
  • Experience with technical writing for enterprise-level environments.

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.