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What you’ll be doing...
Driving continuous improvement is what we are all about and you will help us by providing telecommunication processes and complex technical support for our network engineering and operations organization. As one of our foremost domain authorities, you will define our OSS strategy and lead the development and implementation of internal process and standardization initiatives to make us better.
Leading projects to create and implement ground breaking technical solutions intended to improve efficiency.
Providing support for the enterprise-wide integration of standard processes.
Preparing detailed cost analysis and justification for technical application initiatives.
Leading UAT testing efforts.
Working with senior leaders to coordinate training for impacted organizations.
Develop network architecture leveraging standards based technologies and innovative methods to deliver the same.
Create and maintain detailed architecture documentation/drawings
Develop 3-5 year network roadmaps for engineering teams.
Drive the teams to deliver on multiple strategic initiatives and provide necessary technical guidance to support the initiative.
Develop strong relationships with multiple teams that work and support the VGMN network.
Accountable for strategic project or program results. Exercises considerable judgement in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for achieving end results.
Lead and participate in the design discussions with various cross functional teams (Planning, Operations, End User teams and Project Management teams); provide feedback and influence the implementation strategies that adhere to the VGMN standards.
Provide technical leadership with Verizon team(s) and external vendor(s). Drive the development of new processes, techniques, and determine implementation details of applicable standards.
Provide feedback and responses related to architecture. May also function as a tier III/IV technical support for operations team.
Lead the engineers within the team to provide technical guidance and knowledge of the networks in various functional areas.
Develop requirements and guidelines for proactive capacity management on various platforms for performance monitoring, as well as capping guidelines for router platforms
Develop test requirements for any new technologies, platforms, and features introduced in VGMN.
Participate and provide data on the compliance & security review meetings.
Participate in the industry standards meetings, workshops &/ conferences
What we’re looking for...
You have very strong technical skills and enjoy implementing solutions that have a huge impact. Organized and detail-oriented, you’re an effective project manager, and you’re able to engage and motivate a project team to reach new heights. You have a natural ability to communicate with others and you manage partner expectations well. Learning new things and taking on new tasks in a fast-paced, ever-changing network environment excites you.
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Network Engineering, OSP, IOF, Field Operations, provisioning, and/or grooms migration support experience.
Even better if you have one or more of the following:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Telecommunications.
Hi-Cap, Video, Ethernet and metro private line service experience.
OSS integration experience.
Project management and process improvement experience.
Extensive Routing & Switching configuration experience with Arista/Cisco/Juniper platforms
Extensive Firewall/Load Balancer platform configuration experience with F5/Palo Alto.
Extensive experience with the TCP/IP protocol suite aligning with OSI model
Protocol Knowledge - BGP, OSPFv2/v3, IS-IS, Segment Routing, QoS, MPLS, Ethernet, Spanning tree best practices.
Preferred hands on experience with IPv6 (Addressing, Subnetting, Troubleshooting)
Candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong leadership capabilities to successfully achieve measurable results.
Programming/Automations skills will be a plus
Ability to work effectively in large cross-functional teams with vendor, suppliers and contractors.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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