What you'll be doing...
As a Network Implementation Engineer at Verizon, you will be deploying the next generation of routing and switching gear while maintaining our current world class infrastructure to ensure the highest availability. You will be implementing and maintaining network devices at Edge locations i.e. Headquarters (HQ), Retail Stores, Call Centers, Dispatch, Garages, Central Offices, and People Center locations. Your role will be pivotal to Verizon as the work you do enables our employees to service our customers and drive revenue!
Configure, support, and maintain network routers, switches and other network technologies.
Build valid configurations for implementation based upon design and/or technical concepts.
Follow standard operating procedures for new configurations and change.
Collaborate with Network Architecture team to develop a plan to lifecycle Network incorporating Standardize Designs, Technical Roadmaps.
Ensure configuration and feature consistency is maintained across the network infrastructure.
Provide 3rd Tier Troubleshooting and problem solving for network issues.
Participate in the creation and maintenance of network documentation as it relates to the standardize network topology, equipment, operational support and configuration.
Interact and coordinate with project managers, end user support, site support, vendors, consultants, planning and engineering in order to implement network solutions.
Perform network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation.
Participate in internal training and be receptive to technical guidance to enhance proficiencies.
Implement operational efficiencies by utilizing networking tools to automate routine implementation.
Work hands-on with both internal teams and external vendors, carriers, clients, to add or modify network connectivity and when necessary, troubleshoot and identify sources of problems and bring issues to resolution.
What we're looking for...
You enjoy the challenge of working with cross-functional teams to drive solutions. You have a sense of urgency and deliver on-time results. You're an organized, detail oriented and highly effective communicator who thrives in a fast-paced changing environment. You are the type of person who sees a problem and gets it fixed! You have a proven background in network infrastructure implementation and support. You have the desire to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and deliver timely solutions across a complex network. You are a collaborative teammate and participate in active network discussions and solutions.
You Will Need To Have:
Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
Four or more years of relevant work experience.
Even Better If You Have:
Five years of more of experience in a hands-on network role with a focus on Cisco technology.
Knowledge of an Edge Network incl. Cisco Routers/Switches, SD-WAN, Whitebox Technology (non-vender specific). Other areas of focus will be WLAN (Aruba), Monitoring Tools, Automation, Ansible, HPNA.
Cisco CCNA certification in Routing / Switching or Datacenter or equivalent experience.
Experience working in large cross-functional or enterprise-wide project teams.
Knowledge of Agile methodologies.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office product suite and/or G Suite.
Strong understanding/troubleshooting skills and effective troubleshooting methods including: Layer 1 (e.g., Copper cabling troubles / fiber signal strength, cabling standards), Layer 2 (e.g., Spanning-tree, VLAN tagging, MAC address tracing, ARP issues, vPC), Layer 3 (e.g., Routing troubleshooting, BGP attributes, prefix length issues), Layer 4 (e.g., Load balancer and Firewall troubleshooting; BGP session troubleshooting), Layer 5 thru 7 (e.g., DNS issues; assisting with identifying application issues masquerading as a network issue).
Experience in support and implementation of IPv4 and IPv6.
Packet capture and analysis experience (Sniffer, Wireshark, etc.).
Experience with circuit troubleshooting.
Knowledge of Verizon Wireline and Wireless business.
Experience with Whitebox, SD-WAN Technology.
Ability to script in Python, Perl, or a Linux shell.
Experience using JIRA, Confluence, or other project tracking tools.
Travel as required.
When you join Verizon...
You'll have the power to go beyond doing the work that's transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you'll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we'll go far.
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