When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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 has a challenging opportunity for a Principal Engineer with the ability to perform architecture design and implementation engineering duties. This Principal Engineer will be a member of the team that is responsible for providing complete front-to-end engineering, implementation and support of solutions involving, but not limited to, WAN, LAN, WLAN, Security and Virtual technologies.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing technical support to project planning team for the design, development and implementation of proposals.
  • Tier III/Tier IV technical support to Tier II for the above specified vendor equipment as well as others.
  • Designing, writing and executing various test plans on commercial and in-house developed network elements using state of the art test tools and hardware.
  • Writing whitepapers, delivering presentations and demonstrations of the solutions/processes in response to customer requirements/interest in new technologies/products in support of customer networks.

Where you'll be working...

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location, Ashburn, VA.

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.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation as a condition of employment.
  • Willingness to travel.

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with focus on Software, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, or Network Technology.
  • Familiarity with the following vendor equipment: Cisco and Juniper routers, Gigamon appliances, Palo Alto, Juniper and Cisco firewalls, and F5 or other load balancer.
  • Knowledge of SMTP email protocol and DNS protocol.
  • In-depth working knowledge of TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, VPN, and IP routing protocols (OSPF, BGP).
  • Seven or more years of network engineering experience.
  • Three or more years of systems integration and test experience.
  • Ability to use of scripting languages to create automated scripts (e.g., Python, shell, bash).
  • Ability to use test automation software.
  • Experience with Linux operating systems.
  • Knowledge of code versioning tools, such as Git.
  • Ability to participate in problem-solving and in the defect resolution process.
  • Ability to work individually and in teams.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to decipher highly technical data.
  • Ability to multi-task in an ever-changing work environment.
  • Strong work ethic and integrity.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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