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What you’ll be doing...

This individual will have a high level of technical expertise and daily hands-on implementation working in a product team developing services in two week sprints using agile principles. This entails programming and orchestrating the deployment of feature sets into the Kubernetes CaaS platform along with building Docker Containers via a fully automated CI/CD pipeline utilizing Jenkins, Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, Artifactory,Git, and Bitbucket.

You will have autonomous control over day-to-day activities allocated to the team as part of agile development of new services. The lead engineer will set the technical direction and determine work priorities based on interactions with the Cloud Architecture teams, the Cloud and Software Vendors, and the Verizon Application teams. This individual will communicate with management and executive leadership to ensure the team’s goals and priorities align with the department.

This individual will lead problem resolution for business impacting failures and drive the resolution to meet platform service level objectives. This includes assembling resources from existing team members and engaging other engineering resources from peer teams in order to restore service disruptions. The individual will be fully empowered to manage the crisis bridge, and to escalate to the manager and director levels when necessary to engage resources from the necessary product owning teams. Additionally, this individual will decide upon the recovery method, establish the recovery plan, and to drive/implement the recovery plan for the affected platform during the crisis bridge. Upon the resolution, this individual will perform a detailed root cause analysis involving the necessary resources.

Other responsibilities:

  • Evaluate technical options for meeting user needs and ensure that system requirements are identified, prioritized, and incorporated in an effective, efficient manner.
  • Translate application requirements into system requirements that can then be used to design and implement the operating environment for applications to run in a Kubernetes CaaS platform.
  • Evaluate legacy application design and recommend fundamental application redesign changes required to function in a Kubernetes CaaS platform.
  • Developing standards and providing guidance to management and peers.
  • Evaluate new Cloud CaaS Solutions to determine value within Verizon.
  • Perform POC (Proof of Concept) technical evaluations for new technologies for use in the Cloud.
  • Perform analyses of various Cloud CaaS platforms setting up comprehensive test and evaluation plans, and summarizing test results.
  • Deploying GKE using terraforms via automation.
  • Troubleshooting all GKE components in an enterprise environment.
  • Thorough knowledge on GCP services and GKE dependencies.
  • Managing multiple GKE clusters & container workloads (pods) in prod environments.
  • Architecture logging and monitoring solutions on GKE.
  • Implemented PSP and network policies as per CISD benchmarks on GKE clusters.

Where you’ll be working

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You have strong technical/analytical & interpersonal skills. You have strong decision-making and leadership abilities. You have strong organizational and problem solving abilities. You have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You have proven ability to work under pressure and deliver sound results.

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 one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Engineering.
  • Master of Science in Computer Science or another IT concentrated degree (Computer Engineering, Information Systems).
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or other AWS Certifications.
  • Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) certification or other Kubernetes/Docker certifications.
  • Experience with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Seven or more years of experience on Server and Cloud Virtualization technologies.
  • Experience in Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud computing environments.
  • Experience in large containerized computing environments utilizing Kubernetes with Docker containers for a large IT enterprise wide environment.
  • Experience leveraging and managing CI/CD toolchain products like Jira, STASH, Git, Bitbucket, Artifactory, and Jenkins
  • Experience with CentOS, Alpine or other Linux derivatives.
  • Knowledge of Public Cloud architectures, configurations, services, and solutions (Amazon Web Services Cloud Formation, EC2, ELB, S3, ASG, Cloudwatch).
  • Knowledge of Application Architectures, microservices design, 12 factor applications.
  • Experience with scripting and automation programming -- languages like Ruby, Python, Perl, BASH.
  • Knowledge of Configuration management tools like Ansible.
  • Experience with Datadog, Prometheus, or other monitoring solutions.
  • Knowledge of AWS EKS or Google GKE.
  • Knowledge of system design and hardware at an enterprise level.


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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).