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Verizon Communications Inc

Principal Cloud Platform Engineer


Cloud System Engineer


Irvine, California, 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...

This position is part of our Artificial and Intelligence (AI&D) organization which focuses on delivering the power of data and AI to drive our marketplace leadership through innovative solutions that create value for our customers, shareholders, V teamers and society, responsibly.

As a part of the VZ Platform Engineering Team for the Artificial Intelligence and Data organization, you will be responsible for architecture, design, implementation, support & Administration of GCP infrastructure. You will support, implement, and maintain GCP infrastructure in Verizon and will be responsible for running GCP cluster(s). You will provide thought leadership in the cloud platform area.

  • Acting as an internal subject matter expert on all major ser
  • Vicingof Google Cloud Platform.
  • Responding to technical incidents reported by multiple applications.
  • Infrastructure provisioning on Google Cloud Platform.
  • Performance tuning and cost optimization of the infrastructure and/or jobs running on Google Cloud.
  • Creating Best Practices, Reusable Frameworks.
  • Creating Custom Monitoring and alerts & auto remediation.
  • Creating technical procedural documentation for Data Engineers , Platform Engineers & ML Engineers.
  • Coordination with Data Engineers, MLE engineers & Enterprise Architects.
  • Developing Proof of Concept technology deployments for potential new and emerging cloud technologies

This role is eligible to be considered for the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program.

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 in Engineering/Computer Science or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays based on the needs of the business.

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

  • Four or more years of experience in supporting production cloud or Big Data infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of BigQuery, Dataflow Composer.
  • Knowledge of Dataproc.
  • Experience designing and building multi-tenant IaaS and PaaS cloud solutions with particular emphasis on Google Cloud.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Experience of presenting to clients and executive-level leadership.
  • ExperiencewithSDLC and continuous delivery tool sets: GitLab CI, TravisCI, CircleCI and Jenkins or comparable tools.
  • Developer experience.
  • Three or more years of experience using automation scripting languages: Python, Ansible, Bash.
  • Knowledge of Agile/SCRUM methodologies.
  • Experience with cloud solution design patterns (microservices, messaging, distributed caching, containers, IAM etc.).
  • Performance tuning experience.
  • Experience in the following areas: Apache- Spark, Hive, Pig Jobs.
  • Experienceof leading and delivering complex technology solutions.
  • Ability to act confidently and cautiously in break-the-glass production scenarios to resolve customer outages.
  • Experience with containers and container orchestration.
  • Experience with the Kubernetes ecosystem.
  • Knowledge/experience of cloud networking, virtualization, storage, containers, and serverless.
  • Ability to mentor and develop technology workers in a collaborative team.
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot complex systems.
  • Ability to effectively apply SDI, IP and TS test equipment and analysis tools.
  • Ability to document complex systems and processes, including the development of maintenance and change procedures.
  • Ability to communicate processes and requirements to peers and off-site resources, including personnel at remote sites and vendors.

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.


Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401 (k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives,we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a California work location, the compensation range for this position is between $121,000 and $254,000 based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part-time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your 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.