Senior Cloud Platform Engineer - Westlake, TX, United States

  • Verizon
  • Westlake, TX, United States
  • Jul 17, 2020
Full time Telecommunications

Job Description

Job # 545724

What you’ll be doing...

Join Verizon as we continue to grow our industry-leading network to improve the ways people, businesses, and things connect. Verizon is positioned to lead the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” (4IR) with the emergence of technologies like our outstanding 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT) to impact a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, public safety, government, and many others. We are in the midst of historic breakthroughs in connectivity and mobility to blend the physical and the digital through ground breaking technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, nanotechnologies, 3D printing, wearables, and advanced robotics. As part of this team, you will play a meaningful role in our network transformation through building a unified network across all lines of business and maintaining the technology that keeps millions of our customers connected.

You’ll be responsible for leading all aspects of CDS platforms CSCF, Stir/shaken, PCRF and working with planning, engineering, operations, and tenant operation functions for all systems that the CDS team is responsible for. You will drive, compile, work with vendors, and work with various budget teams, define yearly capital budgets, and ensure execution according to approved plans.

  • Working closely with multi-functional teams and collaborating on efficient solutions for current and future Verizon Cloud Platform (VCP) projects.
  • Providing mentoring to other team members and groups.
  • Detecting and resolving issues in a proactive manner before they can impact the platform and/or customers.
  • Applying a working knowledge of an “Agile Mindset” and use your ability to adapt quickly to fluid environments.
  • Driving the team and vendors to embrace and migrate applications to the (VCP).
  • Distributing workload and development responsibilities to ensure accurate completion without impact to existing services.
  • Working with internal organizations to develop, design, size, and adjust data flow models to ensure applications meet availability, performance, capacity, and security requirements and guidelines.
  • Managing capital and expense budgets to plan.
  • Driving technology, operational and cost innovation within the team and with broader partners.

What we’re looking for...

You’re a technical specialist with solid credentials and a remarkable ability to find, break down, and seek problems. You work effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, and you’re phenomenal at partnering with the groups you support. You constantly look for ways to make a great network design better, and you’re a natural mentor to junior engineers looking to develop their technical skills.

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Computer Science, Engineering.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing, virtualization technologies, and software defined networking.
  • Knowledge of OpenStack or equivalent infrastructure framework technology in a cloud computing environment.
  • Project management experience, with strong leadership skills, and the ability to drive teams to consensus.
  • Budget management expertise.
  • Knowledge of Linux OS.
  • Strong software development (e.g. C++, Java) skills.
  • Experience with distributed storage solutions like Ceph and Swift.
  • Knowledge of Programming or Scripting (Perl, Python, Ruby).
  • Experience with monitoring tools.
  • Experience working with modern configuration management tools (Puppet, Ansible).
  • Experience with networking concepts and protocols (include SDN, NFV).DBMS troubleshooting skill set.
  • Knowledge of capacity planning and performance.

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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