When you join Verizon

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What you’ll be doing...

You will be responsible for customers’ LAN& SD-WAN design, implementation, assessing, consulting, and handoff of complex network solutions spanning multiple technologies for a wide range of customers, from small-to-large enterprise, while providing senior technical leadership within the immediate team and the Professional Services organization as a whole. You will work with customers to mesh activities between people, technology, and the architectures necessary to implement strategies that allow Enterprise customers to innovate, drive operational and technical efficiencies, improve technical performance, and deliver a more responsive network environment. You will also develop trusted technical advisor relationships with internal & external organizations.

  • The Lead Engineer will work with internal stakeholders across multiple business groups to spur innovation and drive business growth through
    • Professional Service Offers, creative use of technology, Network slicing methodologies
    • Emerging technologies / Network Transformation, SD-WAN, LAN, WAN and Cloud security
    • Implementation and configuration of new proposed technologies
  • Consistently demonstrate the value of Verizon Professional Services by delivering highly professional and successful engagements.
  • Review and analyze current technology infrastructure and its ability to support strategic objectives.
  • Identify technology and current LAN/WAN and SD-WAN environment limitations and cross reference them to client’s business drivers.
  • Identify and propose specific strategies, initiatives and remedies necessary to align technology and infrastructure with corporate objectives.
  • Support development of business drivers, business case and high-level program implementation plan aligned to a strategy to both maximize Client benefit realization and Verizon revenue.
  • Translate Client business issues/opportunities into technical solution/business requirements.
  • Collaborate with presales engineering and client on strategic architectural planning to achieve goals by prioritizing initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future state architectures. Lead client on design and implementations strategies for large scale WAN &SD-WAN deployments.
  • Provide senior leadership both within the Network PS team as well as within assigned engagements.
  • Consistently demonstrate the value of Verizon Network PS by identifying areas of improvement for the Network PS team, maintaining a high level of quality and professionalism within assigned tasks, and increasing organizational exposure through direct engagement with pre and post sales organizations in multiple capacities.
  • Accept individual ownership of issues, creative thinking through to develop resolutions.

Where you’ll be working:

In this hybrid role, you will 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 working in an enterprise level environment supporting data network infrastructure and LAN technologies.
  • Experience as a technical lead in design, installation, operations, maintenance and trouble -shooting of the Network infrastructure for offices, client facilities and the data-center locations to ensure 24x7 network operations.
  • Recent experience with either of the following type(s) of networking equipment:
    • Cisco 3650, 3750, 3850, 3560 series switches.
    • Nexus 5k, 7k, 9k.
    • Cisco 4400 and 4300 ISR.
    • Cisco 2900 / 2900 ASR.
    • Viptella, Meraki or similar SD-WAN equipment.
  • Willingness to travel.

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

  • BSc or BEng degree in Computer Science or any other related field.
  • More than ten years of experience within global enterprise network engineering and other data communications fields.
  • Strong background in Enterprise networks and Networking/Internetworking devices, protocols and operating systems.
  • Experience with SD-WAN technologies design and deployment with one or more: Versa, Viptela, SilverPeak.
  • Experience with cloud-based services (e.g., NaaS, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS).
  • Experience with platforms (e.g., PaloAlto, Fortinet, ASA, Checkpoint, Juniper, Cradelpoint).
  • Architecture, design, and development of end-to-end Networking Solutions for Verizon customers (Cisco, Juniper, HPe Aruba, Riverbed).
  • Professional or higher level industry certifications within the network engineering field such as CCNA, CCNP, JNCIP (any track), CCIE.
  • Demonstrated expertise in network design and possess a deep understanding of network and web related protocols such as HTTP, HTTPS, TCP/IP, IPSEC, and other routing protocols.
  • Provide capacity planning for all ISP, LAN and WAN bandwidth, network interconnect devices, and data centers. Also, monitor, reconfigure and tune network hardware.
  • Proficient expertise documenting proposed designs on both HLD and LLD to be delivered to the client.
  • Assist in the design of network solutions for complex network environments that meet business operation requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and interest in, emerging technologies such SD-WAN, Network Transformation/Optimization, MEC and 5G with a focus on Enterprise use cases.
    Enterprise level network implementations, in multiple industries, in addition to NFV and Software Defined services.
  • Demonstrated history of subject matter expertise within claimed specialty (IEs), for example: routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP), L2 networks (RSTP, STP, 802.1x, 802.1Q, DHCP option 43 and 60), Transport (MPLS, DIAs, Cellular WAN and QoS, advanced configurations, etc.
  • Expertise with Access Layer, Distribution Layer and Core Layer, advanced configurations, to include and not limited to include (high-availability architectures, VTP, DHCP, Layer 2 Security, VLANs, Trunking protocols and re-distribution of routing protocols).
  • Ability to communicate effectively, build customer relations and implement de-escalation techniques.

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.


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