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Verizon Communications Inc

Activations Engineer


Applications Engineer


Cary, North Carolina, 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...

Join Verizon as we continue to expand our industry-leading network to improve the ways people, businesses, and things connect. Verizon is positioned to lead the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (4IR) with the emergence of technologies like our best-in-class 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT) to impact a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, public safety, government, and many others. We are in the midst of historic breakthroughs in connectivity and mobility to blend the physical and the digital through cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, nanotechnologies, 3D printing, wearables, and advanced robotics. As part of this team, you will play a critical role in our network transformation through building a unified network across all lines of business and maintaining the technology that keeps millions of our customers connected.

You'll be keeping our facilities and equipment in top form by maintaining several locations in your assigned area. You'll be doing regular maintenance, keeping inventories, doing audits, and creating reports. You'll also be analyzing our network coverage and finding ways to make it even better.

The Activations Team for the Public Sector is seeking motivated and driven engineers to support implementation of Verizon's Intelligent Edge Network. You will provide logical provisioning and activation support for Verizon's Global Transport networks, as well as technical assistance to Field Operations on the implementation and configuration of global transport platforms and customer edge equipment.

  • Responsible for the logical configuration of provider edge network equipment
  • Responsible for the logical configuration of customer network equipment (both Customer Premise and Network)
  • Skill sets typically include Cisco, Juniper, and Adtran platforms
  • Ensure configurations meet customer expectations as well as industry and product standards
  • Responsible for configuration adjustments as needed for management acceptance testing in support of customer activations
  • Work with external and internal organizations to coordinate and troubleshoot
  • Provide network technical assistance to external teams by communicating technical details during turnup and activation
  • Responsible for accurate back office system data record management
  • Serve as training and mentoring resource for junior level Engineers and responsible for complex technical issue escalations from the same

What we're looking for...

You are an analytical, forward-thinking, and collaborative-minded network engineer. Your dedication and flexibility help to solve complex problems, and you're eager to help us evolve to meet the demands of running the network of tomorrow.

You'll need to have:
  • Bachelor's degree, or four or more years of work experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Government security clearance at Public Trust level
  • Experience in communicating (written and spoken) technical solutions to customers and peers in a simple, understandable manner
  • Strong understanding of IP addressing/Subnetting/CIDR
  • Transport : Ethernet, TDM
  • CPE : Cisco, and some Circuit Terminating Equipment (i.e. BEAS, Overture, ANDA)
  • Protocols : TCP/IP, Private IP, Ethernet
  • Routing Protocols : BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP and Static Routing
  • Configuration of QoS, CoS, DNS, Access Control Lists, VLAN, WLAN, NAT
  • Understanding in Standard and Extended Access Lists and IP prefix lists
  • Willingness to work after hours, weekends and holidays as necessary
  • Experience in one or more technical areas listed below:
    • Wide area networking, routing protocols
    • Data and IP Services (MPLS, SIP, internet, VPN, SDN, SDWAN)
    • Access Technologies (TDM, Ethernet)
    • Transport : Broadband, Private IP
    • CPE : Cisco, Juniper Fortinet, Cradlepoint, Viptela, Versa
    • Detailed knowledge with TCP/IP, BGP, OSPF, QOS, and MPLS

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • A degree in Telecommunications, Computer Science or Electronics
  • CCNA or JNCIA certification
  • Experience with IPv6
  • Transport / Access : Strong ability to troubleshoot layers 1, 2, and 3
  • Network Operations (Managed Services for WLAN, LAN, WAN, IP PBX, Automation/Orchestration)
  • Wireless technologies (IoT)

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.YmJnZW5lcmljLjkxMzkyLjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif