Network Systems Assurance Engineer

What you’ll be doing...
Our Network Engineering team keeps Verizon ahead of the competition. You will be responsible for the advanced configuration and operating system upgrades that tie together a complex, multivendor nationwide data network. You’ll have a positive impact on our organization, and change the way that our customers live, work, and play.

Work on up and coming virtualization technologies.
Plan, prioritize, and schedule maintenance window changes with internal and external clients during the daytime and then implement these changes during scheduled maintenance windows while adhering to corporate standards.
Work on includes Carrier-Class Cisco Routers running IOS-XR, Carrier-Class Juniper Routers, load balancers from both F5 Networks / A10 Networks and virtualization technologies from Red Hat/VMware.
Implement configuration changes and operating system upgrades on various Carrier-Class Cisco and Juniper data networking equipment.
Implement configuration changes on F5 Network and A10 Network load balancers. Both turn up new and disconnect older circuits of varying technologies and bandwidths (Frame-Relay, Metro-E, Gigabit, Hundred-Gigabit) using procedures written by both an internal engineering group and outside vendors.
Work on new virtualization technologies involving Red Hat/VMware, scripting, etc. The work is done in parallel with other internal groups.
Utilize network monitoring tools, during maintenance windows, to ensure that all monitored network equipment is functioning in accordance with company standards and policies, both before and after changes are made.
Engage in both intra and interdepartmental communication to plan, schedule, prioritize, and prepare for said maintenance.
What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:

Associate’s degree or three or more years of work experience.
Three or more years of relevant work experience.
Willingness to work the 3rd shift.
Willingness to work flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays.
Even better if you have:
Associate’s degree in a related field or a two year technical degree in a related field, Data Networking, Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
CCNA or CCNP.
Experience that involves working on large, complex data networks.
Experience with virtualization technology in a corporate environment.
RedHat Certification.
Demonstrated real world, hands-on, experience working with data networking gear and troubleshooting data networking problems involving: TCP/IP, BGP, MP-BGP, OSPF, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, L2VPN, L3VPN, SIP, and other advanced LAN/WAN technologies and concepts.
Experience with following methods of procedure and other documentation with the demonstrated ability to focus on the details.
Experience with planning for multiple technical projects and implementing them by working with people using multiple lines of communications (phone, e-mail, face to face, etc.) in order to deliver them on time.
Proven ability to clearly communicate ideas in order to lead phone calls to implement changes and thoroughly test for any residual issues afterwards during maintenance window hours.
Understanding of the unique challenges that come from working on data networks that power modern cellular networks (3G, 4G).

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