Network Engineer - III

Job#: 2022448

Job Description:

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Position: Network Engineer III
Location: Remote
30 Mont Contract

  • The successful candidate will join the Core Network Engineering and Implementation team with responsibilities for engineering new eNSE platform in the NorthEast/Great Lakes Markets.
  • Being a part of the Network Build Team, you will assist with and perform implementation responsibilities throughout the Northeast and Great Lakes parts of the United States and work closely with the Implementation and Engineering teams to carry out our strategic technology goals and transition from VXLAN to the eNSE Segment Routed platform.
  • This new network leverages virtualization and software defined networking to transform how we provide products and services while maintaining our position as the industry leader.
  • Seeking a motivated and driven engineering professional who will assume responsibilities for engineering IP networking build projects and work closely with the Capacity Planning,
  • Design and Operations teams to implement our strategic technology goals.
  • The candidate will work to create an environment of teamwork and cooperation with all stakeholders including: territories, edge, and design. 
  • The Network Engineer’s responsibilities will vary. These include the build, configuration and deployment of new network hardware (Cisco and Nokia) for both new installations as well as capacity augments.
  • Other duties will entail writing technical and detailed Layer 1 equipment install and fiber testing Method of Procedures (MOP), scheduling/tracking and correcting testing failures, and working with local market team members throughout the United States to deploy and troubleshoot newly installed racked routers and switches in  Wireless MSCs (Mobile Switching Centers). 
  • Develop network configurations from design models/templates by creating MOPs for Engineers to implement during network maintenance windows
  • Work remotely with local operation team members throughout the United States to deploy and troubleshot newly installed racked routers and switches into  data center locations
  • Work independently with minimum supervision and meet aggressive deployment dates and timelines
  •  Ability to quickly adapt and learn new tasks and processes around deploying new routers and switches in a remote setting 
  • Mentor new team members when they join the group and introduce them to all aspects of the job
  • Utilize automated workflows to assist with device configuration and provide feedback on improvements
  • The candidate will work to support  strategic technology goals including the ongoing migration of core elements to the intelligent edge network
  • Work on engineering and deploying directional networks for Intelligent Edge including but not limited to: SAP ENSE Fabric, Access ENSE fabric, ISP, NNI and 5G connectivity
  • Engineering the network configuration for the onboarding of private cloud tenants
  • Responsible for engineering IP edge networks at Service Aggregation Points (SAP)
  • Work on engineering and deploying directional networks for Intelligent Edge, including but not limited to: SAP ENSE Fabric, Access ENSE fabric, ISP, NNI and 5G connectivity
  • Building networks for interconnection to Verizon Cloud Platforms (VCP) for growth, capacity and expansion
  • Engineering network solutions with a strong interaction with PNF and VNF applications teams
  • Working with underlay and overlay controllers for network creation, network modeling, and network deployments. Leveraging plugins for network deployments across multiple virtualized OS environments.
  • Overseeing network builds from procurement to “In Service”
  • Work with peer teams to ensure new networks are built and migrated to meet KPI’s and company objectives
  • Work collaboratively with existing team members to meet team goals
  • Hands-on experience configuring routers, switches and related network equipment. Preferably: Cisco Carrier Routing Systems (CRS), Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS), ASR 9K, ISR 3945, Nexus 3K, 7K, 9K. Nokia SR routers. Operating Syste

MUST HAVE SKILLS (Most Important): 
  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience
  • Experience with IP Layer 1-3 for Edge Networks and strong knowledge of MPLS
  • Hands on experience with virtualization of networks and implementing updates and changes on working devices
  • Functional knowledge of TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of spine and leaf fabric networking
  • Working knowledge of VXLAN and BGP
  • Must possess extensive knowledge of Layer 1 troubleshooting for copper and fiber cabling including Cat5/6 copper cabling and fiber types SC, LC, FC, MPO, MOP creation and implementation
  • Must have in depth knowledge and expert comprehension of Command Line Interface (CLI) commands for Nokia 7750/7706/7250, Cisco 55A1,5504, 5508, 9508, CRS-16, Nexus 3k/5k/7K/9K (IOS, XE, XR, NX-OS)
  • They must possess the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time, stay organized/prioritize their workload, and make updates to tickets/spreadsheets/deployment schedules.
  • Need to be comfortable working on the phone and troubleshooting with local support personnel to correct OBM (Out of Band Management) and Ethernet/fiber cabling issues.
  • They must have the ability to follow and implement detailed engineering design documents and join team/project calls throughout the day in various US time zones and can convey status and work updates.
  • Administrative skills to track and update emails, tickets, projects, and work logs. 

  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and a desire to do your best each day 
  • Ability to work closely with others, manage the workload you are assigned, and schedule work/project manage tasks with other installation teams and groups
  • Knowledgeable in Layer 1 remote connectivity to network devices via console and Ethernet, copper (CAT5/6) and SC,LC,MPO fiber cabling
  • Ability to follow and implement detailed engineering design documents 
  • Ability to work on the phone and troubleshooting with local support personnel to correct OBM (Out of Band Management) and Ethernet cabling issues 
  • Remote testing of newly installed switches and routers 
  • The ability to articulate and explain you work and self through email and phone.
  • Experience with MPLS Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs
  • Worked with Cisco (VTS), Nokia (Nuage) or Itential (IAP), HPNA, DCNM automation tools
  • Understanding of networking-specific technologies: IPV6, L2VPN, L3VPN, OSPFv3, mp-BGP, QOS/Traffic Engineering, MPLS (LDP & TDP), inter-AS MPLS, and m-VPN
  • Cisco and Nokia or other networking certifications
  • A strong ability to understand end to end call flows for deploying network services
  • Knowledge of or prior experience with cloud and scripting experience in Linux, Openstack, Python and virtualization
  • CCNA or other networking certifications
  • Solid understanding of Networking specific technologies: IPV6, L2VPN, L3VPN, OSPFv3, MPBGP, QOS/Traffic Engineering, MPLS (LDP & TDP) and VRFs  
  • Any cloud and scripting experience i.e. Linux, Openstack, Python, automation, virtualization is a plus.  
  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of relevant work experience 

  • 40 hour work week can include a mix of daytime and overnight maintenance windows, depending on the needs of the business. No overtime.









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Employee Type:

Bedminster, NJ, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
April 2, 2024