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Network Automation Engineer

United States, Texas, Richardson
January 30, 2023
When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We're a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward - and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you'll be doing...

We are looking for Network Automation Engineer who will be responsible for identifying, evaluating, and driving new opportunities through comprehension of software design, APIs, and web technologies. You will be working with network engineers to build automation solutions to support Global Network Operations.

You will be using the following technologies: Python 3 with SOLAlchemy and flask on the backend. JavaScript on the frontend. Python network automation libraries including Netmiko, Napalm, Ansible, REST, Netconf. Redhat Openstack deployment environment, including HEAT template automation.

  • Building automation tools for Network Support and Operations.
  • Ensuring everything we build is maintainable and ensure the team follows best practices with code versioning, testing, and programming\project methodologies.
  • Understanding of front-end and server-side application design to ensure tools are highly available, geographically redundant, reliable, and meet the growth requirements of a burgeoning network.
  • Simplifying the complex by designing and implementing solutions and tools that are intuitive to Network Engineers and cater to Verizon Operations.
  • Devising an intensive testing strategy for all new and existing components to ensure they are free of bugs and function as intended.
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and teamwork through leading by example and always considering how their actions influence the broader team.
  • Leading a team that designs, builds, tests, and deploys services and APIs that are integral to the operations toolkit.
  • Presenting and communicate progress on projects to other organizations and executives; demonstrate the Opex savings being delivered; and set an example for ushering in DevOps culture to Verizon.
  • Helping mold the team through actively providing feedback to management on personnel needs, contractor needs, and any roadblocks.
  • Partnering internally and externally with peer organizations and vendors to provide architectural leadership and review existing services, APIs, and platforms.
  • Overseeing and take accountability for compliance to all Verizon standards security through CPI-810, requirements for all Verizon built applications, adherence to privacy and data policies.

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.

What we're looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years or relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Experience in development using Python and JavaScript.
  • Experience managing (manually or through automation) devices or systems.
  • Linux/UNIX proficiency.
  • Experience in working with clouds (Azure/AWS/Google/Openstack).
  • Experience in managing network devices.
  • A degree in Business Administration, Computer Sciences, Software Engineering, or EE or related field.
  • Knowledge of software architecture, programming languages, virtualization, and the networking layers.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple work assignments simultaneously.
  • Three or more years of experience in the telco industry focused on technology.
  • Experience in OpenStack, Cloud Stack, or similar cloud platform.
  • Ability to lead technical discussions with a group of individuals in the industry with varying technical positions.
  • Experience in developing REST based web services.
  • Knowledge of Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), REST-CONF, and YANG.
  • Knowledge of NextGen Optical Networks, 5G, SDN, NFV, and other relevant technologies.

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.

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 page to learn more.