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Verizon Communications Inc

Principal Network Operations Engineer


Network Engineer


Ashburn, Virginia, 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...

As a Principal Engineer, you will be part of the Unified Transport (UT) Tier II Support Team, focused on providing the iEN/UT NMC high level technical support. Developing solutions that drive the success of Verizon’s bleeding-edge Networks and Platforms. You will lead cross-functional activities with partners in Planning, Performance, and Engineering. You will serve as a subject-matter expert for the new platforms being deployed globally.

  • Leading projects for supporting network upgrades, resolution of complex network troubles including interaction with Maintenance Engineering and Vendors and Network Planning.
  • Regularly interacting with Network Planning & Architecture to ensure operational issues are addressed.
  • Engaging in network migration activities associated with rolling services to the new iEN and subsequent decommissioning of older networks over the coming years.
  • Identifying, evaluating, and driving new opportunities through an expert-level comprehension of network design, routing \ switching, and the protocols used in the network stack to deliver intelligence and resiliency.
  • Embracing agile methodologies and leading the effort to transform the way we do operations by promoting a DevOps and Automation mindset.

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 work rotating schedule (shifts) including nights, weekends, and holidays based on the needs of the business.

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

  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology.
  • Knowledge of IPv4, IPv6, QoS, Multicast, MPLS, IP Routing Protocols like ISIS, OSPF, BGP, L3VPN, L2VPN, Traffic Engineering using BGP and MPLS-TE.
  • Knowledge and experience with major router platforms.
  • Knowledge of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, egress queuing.
  • Knowledge of Metro Ethernet architecture, Next Generation Packet transport technology, understanding of MEF standards.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet Switching technologies and Protocols.
  • Experience with Python Scripting and Automation Experience.
  • Experience Optical Transport Technologies – ULH and ROADM.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Carrier Ethernet Switching.
  • Experience with Automation using configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt. Ability to develop programs using REST API to a controller northbound interface.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Models (Openconfig Yang Models, IETF Yang Models).
  • Experience with multiple Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller architectures (OpenDaylight, Open Contrail, Northstar).
  • Experience with network modeling tools like Cisco WAE or Juniper WANDL or OPNET for capacity augmentation and improvement where necessary during steady and failover state.
  • Ability to develop Web User Interface (UI) using modern web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, XML, REST, FLASK, JavaScript, ReactJS, and NodeJS.
  • Experience with Splunk for Proactive monitoring and Analysis using Next Generation telemetry, logging, reporting, dash board development, and continuous delivery technologies.
  • Three or more years of Linux experience with RedHat and/or other Linux flavors.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work well within a distributed team environment.
  • Strong Scripting skills with Python, Perl and API experience.
  • Expert-level certifications (e.g. CCIE, JNCIE).

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.