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Verizon Principal Network Engineer in Silver Spring, Maryland

What you’ll be doing...

The Principal Network Engineer provides day-to-day sustaining engineering support for the customer enterprise network.

  • Designs and implements computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks including Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

  • Performs network modeling, analysis, and planning. Also designs network and computer security measures. Researches and recommends network and data communications hardware and software.

  • Supports the installation of new services and features, changes to existing services and features in accordance with prescribed change management procedures, implementation of approved upgrades, and scheduled maintenance.

  • Support activities include Voice over IP (VoIP), Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) based services as well as Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) voice integration.

  • Validate network and application operations following network changes.

  • Execute design-impacting changes to the network, including configuration review & approval in accordance with approved design and engineering documentation.

  • Execute fallback / contingency plans for network restoration and support disaster recovery drills.

  • Monitor success indicators for design-impacting changes.

  • Update network design documentation, post implementation.

  • Works at an enterprise level and within cross-functional teams to assist with the development of strategic and enterprise plans.

  • Primary work location is the customer site in Woodlawn MD but would also be required to travel to Ashburn VA for internal VZ meetings.

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.

  • Eligibility to obtain and maintain a government sponsored security clearance.

  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Advanced design experience.

  • Familiar with working directly for a government customer and 3rd party vendors.

  • Experience working face to face with customer.

  • CCNP level experience required but CCIE level experience desired.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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. Different makes us better.

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