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Verizon Communications Inc

Military Fellowship - Principal Engineer - Network Engineering


Network Engineer


Irving, Texas, 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...

This opportunity is for Military personnel who are current participants of the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program or are participants of the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 2-2023

Looking for a self-motivated and forward-thinking engineer to support the development and of the Enterprise Security Architecture. As a senior level engineer, you will be interacting with system engineers, operations staff, vendor partners, and business partners to develop evolution strategies to ensure the Verizon network is secure from bad actors, yet maintain efficiency and remain relevant to emerging technologies. Proactive and strategic design initiatives, high level communication skills, and development of next generation solutions are key functions of the Network team.

Additional responsibilities will also include:

  • New technology development and testing
  • Make and defend security design/policy decisions
  • Network security audits
  • Balance security vs ease of use
  • Develop complex security frameworks
  • Perform capacity planning analysis of security infrastructure
  • Work with finance team on project budgeting
  • Provide valuable input to team designs
  • Develop new security standards
  • Maintain complete technical knowledge of network
  • Provide project status to management team
  • Self-driven control of technical/educational growth

You'll need to have:
  • This opportunity is for Military personnel who are current participants of the Department of Defense SkillBridge Program or are participants of the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 2-2024
  • Bachelor's degree or six or more years of relevant work experience

Even better if you have:
  • Seven or more years on data network security experience in a service provider network or large enterprise network environment.
  • Understand Network Defense-in-Depth
  • Linux OS
  • Shell scripting
  • Knowledge of firewall with stateful inspection
  • Knowledge of explicit/transparent proxy and PAC files
  • URL filtering, Black/White listing, Geo filtering, IPS, DLP, Sandboxing, and Antivirus
  • Secure Access Service Edge and various flavors of cloud-based security offerings
  • ICMP, TCP, UDP and application protocols
  • Network Address Translation and its various flavors
  • Skill set in packet analysis and log analysis
  • Understanding of Public Cloud security postures
  • Solid understanding of BGP, OSPF, and LAN technologies
  • Experience with Python, XML, or YANG scripting languages
  • Experience with Check Point, Palo Alto, Fortinet, Broadcom networking equipment
  • Understand means to handle TLS/SSL encrypted packets
  • Proven ability to manage complex multi-organizational projects
  • High motivation, self-starter approach, and demonstrable leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently and effectively under tight time constraints and deliver accurate results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional level network certification or higher
  • New technology development and testing experience
  • Network operational troubleshooting and network monitoring/ analysis experience
  • Capability to communicate and manage priorities effectively to meet deliverables.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an aptitude for learning new technologies with minimal oversight.

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.

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, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington work location, the compensation range for this position is between $0.00 and $0.00 annually 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.YmJnZW5lcmljLjg0NzM0LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif