Verizon Principal Firewall Engineer in Irving, Texas

What you’ll be doing...

As a Principle Network Engineer, you’ll be responsible for implementation, maintenance and on-going support of the VoIP Netscreen firewalls in Verizon’s global VoIP network. Your daily focus will be to ensure the operational performance of the production firewall environment. You will also work closely with VoIP Planning, VoIP Engineering and Maintenance Engineering teams to ensure supportability and reliability of the VoIP Service across the production network. You will apply strong communication skills, team building, conflict management, and problem-solving skills. This role requires you to analyze business requirements, operational procedures, and technology resources to solve complex problems.

  • Ensure operational performance of the production VoIP firewall environment.

  • Manage and maintain third-party application software patch lifecycles according to compliance requirements and industry best practices.

  • Actively participate in Engineering and Planning activities to support both existing and new functionality as business requirements evolve.

  • Ensure cybersecurity policies, procedures, and standards are adhered to without adverse effect to computer environments or to business operations.

  • Support a shared 24x7 on-call schedule for off-hours support.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, a technical discipline, or a related field.

  • 6+ years of Firewall / IP Network Security experience.

  • 6+ years of VoIP Telephony experience (SIP, RTP).

  • Expertise with Juniper Netscreen firewalls.

  • Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking, including firewalls, routers, Ethernet switching, and load balancing.

  • Advanced ability to solve hardware, operating system, and application layer problems quickly and effectively.

  • Experience and in-depth knowledge of partnering with business units and operational processing.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness with managing, driving, and executing multiple issues simultaneously.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Expertise with Palo Alto, F5, Juniper SRX and Checkpoint firewalls.

  • Proficiency in one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python, Shell, Ruby).

  • Experience with Linux systems in an enterprise production environment.

  • Ability to automate backend and frontend test scripts in Python or equivalent scripting language.

  • Expertise in supporting virtualized computing environments (Openstack, VMWare).

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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