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What you’ll be doing...

In this role, you will work in a collaborative manner and help maintain existing Verizon Cloud Platform Hardware (compute, network, storage). You will also play a leading role in implementing growth of new VCP hardware infrastructure across a global footprint. This includes taking a leading role in driving cross functional teams to deliver on their key area’s of responsibility to ensure timely execution of the POR (plan of record)

  • Coordinate the installation of network equipment, power, transport, and services necessary to support new installations and growth of all aspects of Verizon Cloud Platform Core and Lite architectures. Hardware elements include, but are not limited to: compute, network, storage, transport, security, monitoring
  • Provide equipment engineering support for the above platforms and services including: Cabling diagrams, configuration and diversity drawings, cross connect information, IP addresses, network connectivity, coordination of MOP approvals, filing of appropriate tickets such as; Kirke Change Requests, NSS, AYS, ePM, HSS, MASTARS
  • Perform project management responsibilities and lead the build, installation, HW State0, test/acceptance, signoff, and cutover of equipment with VCP teams (LoneStar Integration, Deployment, SysOP’s, SiteOPs, Solution Architecture), Planning, Maintenance Engineering, Transport, Provisioning, and other organizations.
  • Serve as the main point of contact for VCP Organization regarding the growth and new installations of Verizon Cloud (Core and Lite) platforms across a global footprint. Build and maintain relationships and positive rapport with various planning, engineering, and operations teams to facilitate implementation of projects transparent to the network.
  • Provide direction to multiple vendors. Work with internal Verizon teams to develop and complete design, sizing, and call flow models to ensure platforms being installed will meet performance and capacity requirements.
  • Effectively manage vendors and consultants. Work with vendors to obtain quotes, negotiate pricing, and ensure their products and services meet Verizon’s requirements and standards. Push back on vendors when warranted if their products and/or services fail to meet Verizon expectations.
  • Proactively manage the capital and expense budgets by working collaboratively across internal VCP teams to ensure the value of the products and services received are in line with vendor pricing. Work closely with the Purchasing team to submit PO requests and ensure PO’s are in compliance with company procurement policies, goods and services are rendered in a timely manner, goods receipts are executed and invoices are paid on time.
  • Execute break-fix repair of hardware and network cabling issues across a global VCP footprint
  • Work closely with VCP teams, OA&M, SysOP’s, and SiteOPs to monitor network parameters of the Verizon Cloud Platform. Work closely with Engineering & Planning to size systems appropriately and prioritize work based on Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s). Recommend alterations to development and design to improve quality of products and/or procedures.

Where you'll be working...

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 or four or more years of work experience
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in cloud computing architectures.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including nights based on business needs.

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

  • A degree in engineering, computer science or related discipline
  • Familiar with installation practices within legacy Verizon Wireless NEC’s, IT DataCenters as well as Verizon Data Centers
  • Network certifications CCNA, CCP, or equivalent proficiencies.
  • Understanding of Network OSI model, in particular layer 1, 2, & 3
  • Working knowledge of MAC Os
  • Ability to logically/methodically approach to troubleshooting hardware issues is preferred
  • Familiarity with engineering and engineering economic principles
  • Project management experience, with strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of databases, Excel, web-based applications, and software tool packages

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