Verizon Optical Network Engineer in Columbus, Ohio

What you’ll be doing...

This position will require independent thinking and demand full use and application of principles, theories and concepts of routing and switching technologies. You will work closely with your engineering colleagues, project management, and platform engineering teams to ensure meeting the customer’s requirements. In addition, you will provide technological vision for network transformation, serve as the Engineering Team lead back into Verizon, and ensure information is flowing to engineering resources assigned to the project.

In this position, your primary responsibilities will be supporting a large customer Optical Network consisting of GPON optical line terminals over passive fiber links.

What we’re looking for...

You have the ability to successfully organize and direct the execution of major projects. You’ve got exceptional problem solving and critical thinking skills, and you’re a whiz when it comes to managing and planning operational budgets. You take real pride of ownership in the infrastructure environments you run.

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 with converged/integrated compute infrastructure systems, including network knowledge.

  • Technical knowledge and experience in designing, configuring, implementing & testing, troubleshooting and supporting multi-site critical network environments that consist of multi-vendor Optical Multiplexors, Channel Banks, Modem Banks, Routers, Switches, Wireless LAN, WAN Accelerator, VoIP, Firewall & Network Security.

  • Hands on experience with complex enterprise GPON optical line terminal (OLT) configurations and designs.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in information systems or engineering.

  • Demonstrated capability to successfully create and manage programs for infrastructure lifecycle processes such as capacity, availability, configuration management, and access management.

  • Vendor certification – For IP networks, engineerswill have at least a Cisco CCNP/CCDP/CCDA or equivalent practical knowledge, and/or Juniper JNCIS with a higher level certification preferred (example – CCIE or JNCIE).

  • Possess in-depth Juniper & Cisco knowledge with MPLS network architecture and design disciplines, operational support familiarity, previous and current extensive hands-on implementation, and thorough configuration knowledge and capabilities for all platform levels.

  • Have very strong customer interfacing background, as well as superior oral and written communication skills.

  • Extensive technical writing and drawing skills to document your designs.

  • In depth knowledge of all routing protocols (For example : BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, GLBP, VRF), Traffic engineering, L2/L3 VPN, multicast & class of service.

  • Strong understanding and familiarity with router, LAN switch, application accelerator, wireless controller and IP Voice.

  • Disciplined and oriented in practice of and adherence to process and procedures.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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