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Verizon Communications Inc

Distinguished Cloud Engineer


Cloud System Engineer


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 across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

The Orchestration Operations team works in the exciting and growing Verizon Cloud Platform space and focuses on automation and operational support of multiple internal, cloud-based apps (ECM, Netcool, and Optimus) with an emphasis on zero-touch automation and CICD deployments. These platforms are used to automate the deployment, monitoring, & lifecycle management of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) across Verizon Cloud Platforms (VCP) in the U.S. and internationally, as well as public cloud infrastructure in support of internal Network and our Enterprise customers.

  • Providing insight into VNOE Orchestration tool operations requirements while partnering with Verizon teams and vendors to develop long-term technology strategy, roadmap and planning.
  • Supporting the ECM (Ericsson Cloud Manager) orchestration platform toolchain deployed in multiple VZ labs and production.
  • Providing support to Service Assurance and closed loop automation platforms used to monitor and manage orchestrated VNFs/CNF (Virtualized Network Functions/Cloud-Native Network Functions) for Verizon infrastructure.
  • Collaborating with Planning, Maintenance Engineering, and application teams towards operationalization and management of VSOP (Verizon Service Orchestration Platform) toolchain in the labs and production.
  • Detecting potential problems and engaging with the team to address issues and lead the discussion to a solution.
  • Preparing and reviewing technical documentation and project plans.
  • Aligning with leadership direction on strategic and cost factors and translate that into technical direction and action.

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.

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.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience in Cloud architecture ,Verizon's VCP or "public" cloud platforms such as AWS or Azure.
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Firewall, and IP routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, MPLS, L3 VPN).
  • Experience writing technical features and user stories to capture business requirements.
  • Experience in RedHat Linux, Openstack, OpenShift, and Kubernetes.
  • Experience in Git, Jira and Confluence.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • A degree.
  • Experience in troubleshooting issues, especially those related to cloud-based applications and deployments.
  • Knowledge of application (design/architecture, security, networking).
  • Knowledge of Verizon Cloud Platform architecture.
  • Knowledge of scripting languages to create automated scripts (Python, shell, bash).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.