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What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for an experienced Kubernetes/OpenShift Administrator. VCP Edge-WebScale and Far Edge is responsible for the Wind River, Kubernetes and OpenShift based hardware and software platform designed to support the deployment of containerized applications into regional VZW sites. You will support the engineering, operations, and maintenance of the VCP Edge Kubernetes and OpenShift platform deployed in 52 regional locations and thousands of macro sites.

  • Deploying, upgrading, and supporting software and firmware.
  • Looking for and exploit operational and management automation opportunities while performing as a subject matter expert for the technology.
  • Acting as the point of escalation for the operations of the system.
  • Assessing of the deployment process as well as implementing new procedures to streamline the process.
  • Monitoring the operational status of equipment, take corrective actions where needed, and engage with vendors, CNF owners, and network personnel to resolve issues.
  • Monitoring platform efficiencies for maintaining accurate and up-to-date performance metrics, logging, and alarming and focusing on operational discipline and security best practices.
  • Performing maintenance window activities and on-call duties as necessary.
  • Creating and improving processes.
  • Partnering to drive the improvement of DevOps tools.
  • Creating documentation to support related to operational environments.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Kubernetes certifications such as Certified Kubernetes Administrator or Red Hat Certified Specialist in OpenShift Administration.

Even better if you have:

  • Five or more years of telecommunications and Information Systems experience.
  • Three or more years in Kubernetes or OpenShift administration.
  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Ability to use technical and analytical skills to troubleshoot end-to-end and customer interfacing platforms systems.
  • Experience with Linux-based platforms.
  • Strong Knowledge of IP network services and protocols.
  • Knowledge of computing hardware (HPE and ZT).
  • Experience in reading and writing Shell, Python, or other variations of scripting.
  • Knowledge of configuration management and orchestration tools (Ansible, Puppet, Salt).
  • Experience with source code management tools such as Git, Jenkins, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in highly available geo-redundant solutions.
  • Experience in utilizing monitoring tools (Netscout, Sev One, etc.)
  • Experience with network tools and packet capture.
  • Knowledge of Common Network Services (DNS, LDAP, NFS, SSH).
  • Experience with Network Routing and Security.
  • Experience with Firewalls and Load Balancers.
  • Strong understanding of REST APIs.

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