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...

Verizon Connect has an immediate need for a Systems Engineer to join our Christchurch based team within our Global Operations organization. The ideal associate will be highly competent, results driven as well as a highly self-motivated individual.

This role requires a service oriented mentality, high sense of ownership of the platform, focus on managing and resolving issues in a prompt & efficient manner, operating at a global scale, and delivering a highly available and scalable hosting infrastructure presenting a SaaS solution to our customers.


  • Running and maintaining a 24x7 cloud-based production environment.
  • Implementing and maintaining infrastructure using IaC pipelines and desired state tooling.
  • Owning, tracking and resolving infrastructure related incidents and requests as part of on-call duties.
  • Monitor the health of the fleet, automating system health, maintenance tasks, and reporting systems as needed
  • Adapt and improve operations management systems and processes to accommodate growth, improve reliability and decrease time overhead.

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or relevant discipline or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Three or more years of systems administration experience in a large production environment.
  • Experience troubleshooting issues and supporting a platform in an on-call capacity.
  • Experience with scripting to automate repetitive tasks and improve operations.
  • Experience administering Linux based systems.
  • Knowledge of cloud based architectures.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience managing directory services for authentication.
  • Experience developing and supporting modules in languages such as python or PowerShell
  • Experience implementing Infrastructure as Code to deliver consistent deployment environments
  • Experience with desired state platforms for managing infrastructure.
  • Experience in working as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Ability to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation.

Why Verizon?

Verizon is committed to maintaining a Total Rewards package which is competitive, valued by our employees, and differentiates us as an Employer of Choice.

  • We are a ‘pay for performance’ company and your contribution is rewarded through competitive salaries, performance-based incentives and an employee Stock Program. We create an opportunity for us all to share in the success of Verizon and the value we help to create through this broad-based discretionary equity award program.
  • Your benefits are market competitive and delivered by some of the best providers.
  • You are provided with a full spectrum of health and wellbeing resources, including a first in-class Employee Assistance Program, to empower you to make positive health decisions.
  • We offer generous paid time off benefits to help you manage your work life balance and opportunities for flexible working arrangements*.
  • Verizon provides training and development for all levels, to help you enhance your skills and develop your career, from funding towards education assistance, award-winning training, online development tools and access to industry research.
  • You will be able to take part in volunteering opportunities as part of our environmental, community and sustainability commitment.
  • Your benefits package will vary depending on the country in which you work.

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