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Verizon Communications Inc

Military Fellowship - Operations Data Center Support Specialist


Security Operations


Branchburg, New Jersey, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you'll be doing...

You'll have a front seat to state state-of-the-art systems, applications, and infrastructures at one of the leading global technology companies. As part of National Network Operations, you'll be responsible for the physical network equipment, distribution of power, and space allocation in data center locations. You'll coordinate all equipment, provide hardware support, coordinate installation, testing, and troubleshooting of transmission facilities, and support a multifaceted user community. Your work will play a key role in ensuring the reliability and quality of our network.

  • Writing, reviewing, and approving methods of procedures (MOPs), and ensuring they are followed.
  • Entering Network Change Controls in the NCC system per Network requirements.
  • Handling vendor power installation, operation, and maintenance.
  • Monitoring and maintaining data center physical hardware and cabling, and keeping an inventory of equipment and spares.
  • Maintaining electrical panel schedules in the data enter through the IFP tool.
  • Performing financial tasks related to Data Center activity.

What we're looking for...

While you consider yourself an independent self-starter, you're also a great teammate that communicates effectively with a variety of people. Organized and detail oriented, you're a strong project coordinator with the ability to handle timelines and budgets. You're not afraid to be a leader in a fast-paced, highly-visible environment.

You'll need to have:
  • Must be a current participant of the Department of Defense Skillbridge Program or of the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 2-2024.
  • Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Driver's license.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends, and be on call.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • A degree.
  • Certifications such as CCENT, CCNA, or CCNP.
  • Training in at least 3 of the following areas: Data networking and communications, wireless technologies, digital communications, operating systems and applications, telecommunications, or power distribution.
  • Knowledge of data transmission facilities such as OC192, OC48, CO48, T3, T1, DS1, 1G/ 10G native Ethernet, or SONET.
  • Knowledge of data networking protocols including TCP/IP, OSI, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, BFD, SIP, or other LAN/WAN protocols.
  • Experience in physical hands-on installation and troubleshooting of network transport, transmission and layer 1 network devices, including DACS and DCS panels and cross connects.
  • General knowledge of optical transmission equipment administration and maintenance also considered a plus.
  • Familiarity with Protocol Analysis, Packet Capture, Wireshark, NetScout, Fluke, T-Berd and other Fiber test tools.
  • General knowledge in the use of electronic test equipment. Ideally, National Electrical Code knowledge.
  • Power experience, including DC power systems, AC power systems, UPS systems, branch circuit installation for AC and DC distribution systems fed from AC PDUs and DC BDFBs.
  • Knowledge in PeopleSoft Account software and MS Office computer applications like Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Access.

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.

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.

Scheduled Weekly Hours

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.YmJnZW5lcmljLjUzMzU3LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif