Verizon Data Network Assurance Engineer in Tempe, Arizona
What you’ll be doing...
The Data Network Assurance Engineer will be responsible for end-to-end implementation and operation of all PNF and VNF EPC technologies, both active and planned. Coordination of cross-functional work is required to collaborate with other teams in the submarket including: Edge Engineering, Edge Applications, Engineering - Systems, Translations, TEI, VCP Edge NFVI, VZB, Network Assurance Field/Systems, and Regional/Area Data Performance.
Prepare and execute next generation technology initiatives including software defined networks (SDN), network function virtualization (NFV), evolved Network Services Edge (eNSE), Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP-E) and 5G architecture.
Collaborate with team (internal and external) to present recommendations on enhancements to increase efficiency with increasing workload for assurance team.
Identify, monitor, report, escalate, and resolve technical and project-related issues that may impact EPC elements.
Develop scripts and automation tasks as well as use directional tools to increase team efficiency.
Strong leadership skills; proven ability to lead others toward a common goal without a direct line of authority.
Expert Technical Engineer with the ability to troubleshoot and teach across multiple EPC solutions including PNF/VNF instances of: MME, PGW, SGW, EPDG, PCRF, SR/SBC, VISP, MRFP, FEX/NAC, Brocade, Firewall, ISP and MSE.
Thorough understanding of 4G/5G network elements as they deploy.
Thorough understanding of VoLTE call flows.
Monitor/Identify/Trend Key Performance Indicators utilizing tools such as Irisview/SevOne/nGenius.
Utilize Tools to find areas of efficiency, transparency, opportunities for improvements.
Work with external groups to develop tools enhancements necessary to perform daily functions.
Ability to grow with the position to impact VZ’s Network Assurance voice throughout the organization.
Ability to work flexible hours including nightshift work with dayshift hours as needed to support project requirements.
Serve as part of an on-call rotation.
What we’re looking for...
You will need to have:
Associates degree or two or more years of work experience.
Three or more years of relevant work experience.
Even better if you have:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline.
Information Systems experience and/or CCNA, JUNOS, Openstack or Redhat Linux certification.
Two or more years of experience in Wireless Networking Architecture or LTE Network Architecture.
Experience in data networking protocols including TCP/IUP, OSI, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, BFD, SIP and other LAN/WAN protocols.
Experience in Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking.
Experience managing/configuring Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, Affirmed Networks, Extreme Networks or other OEM physical and virtual devices.
Experience with Cloud computing.
Knowledge of Redhat Linux and UNIX operating systems.
Experience developing support tools using scripts and utilities.
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.
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