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...

The Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP) Services team builds and supports a variety of tools and APIs to support VCP operations. As the scale of the VCP OpenStack and Webscale deployment increases, we need skilled software engineers to develop and support the automation necessary to deploy and manage the VCP cloud.As a principal engineer you will envision, architect, implement, and support infrastructure deployment automation and APIs across the VCP Services ecosystem.

  • Designing, developing, and implementing tools for cloud management and tenant onboarding.
  • Contributing to medium-to-large scale projects with minimal direction.
  • Gathering requirements from stakeholders and developing strategies for implementation.
  • Executing continuous integration, continuous deployment while leveraging DevOps best practices.
  • Advising on troubleshooting and the triage of problem reports and resolutions and escalating as required.
  • Testing solutions at scale for resiliency and maintainability.
  • Implementing enhancements and bug fixes to existing applications and services.
  • The candidate will be required to work on-call rotation.

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.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Programming/scripting skills (e.g. JavaScript, Python, Shell).
  • Experience with both relational and NoSQL databases (e.g., PostgreSQL, MongoDB).
  • Experience with containerization and virtualization.
  • Experience with microservices development.
  • Experience with Linux configuration and administration.
  • Experience troubleshooting and triaging problem reports, and resolving and escalating as required.
  • Experience with automated testing concepts.
  • Experience debugging software implementation issues, including data structures and algorithms and an understanding of how different implementation choices will affect the performance of applications.

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

  • Understanding of system architecture and design.
  • Experience leading small-to-mid-sized projects, including setting technical direction.
  • Three or more years of experience in the telecommunication industry.
  • The ability to test solutions at scale for resiliency and maintainability.
  • Direct experience with CI/CD concepts and technologies (e.g., Ansible, git (Bitbucket/Gitlab), Gitlab Runners).
  • Experience working with container-related technologies (e.g., Docker, Kubernetes).
  • Experience in the following technologies: NodeJS, GoLang, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Angular 2+, TypeScript, HTML, SCSS, RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), RESTful APIs.
  • Experience with deployment of OpenStack VIMs, the configuration of OSP controllers, understanding of Linux kernels.
  • Understanding of the Agile development life cycle.
  • Experience working on enterprise-scale OpenStack deployments.
  • Monitoring and log management skills (e.g., Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana, Grafana, Kafka, Icinga).
  • Ability to handle a rapidly changing environment.
  • Exposure to high-availability hardware and software models.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.