Verizon Wireless Data Network Engineer in Schaumburg, Illinois


Data Network Engineer is needed for the operation of large Wide Area and Local Area IP Networks, which are being built on a Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS).

This position will be responsible for supporting the four very large IPv4 & IPv6 Networks based in the VZW defined Midwest Area: WDN (Wireless Data Network), WVN (Wireless Voice Network), EDN (Engineering Data Network) and the IT (Information Technology) Networks.

Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to: • Develop network MOPs, project plans, task lists, procedures, and network diagram documentation necessary for the successful deployment. • Configure and support IP routers, Ethernet switches, MPLS switches which will need to be configured to meet customer, network capacity and project demands. • Present design input, implement hardware changes and upgrade, and provide extensive technical support and documentation for this LAN/WAN network. • Audit network elements for alarming, configuration inconsistencies and optimization. • Proactively offer guidance to Operations team to resolve network issues. • Understand SLA measurement and able to meet or exceed established expectation of SLA metrics. • Work closely with directly reported manager to assist in managing budget forecast, project funding, PO issuing, hardware procurement procedure, as well as identify any off-track deliverables and leverage project management knowledge to develop an action plan to address them. • Collaborate with HQ planner and network design in order to establish and develop project framework and manage the tracking of interdependencies within or across projects. • Participate or Lead in developing mechanisms for establishing, monitoring and integrating project elements, tracking, timelines and communications in ensuring the target of project requirement is satisfied.


Education/Training: • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent data networking and telecommunications service experience. • Certifications high desirable: CCNA or JNCPIA. CCNP or JNCIS preferred.

Technical Skills/Experience: • Accountable and able to construct carrier grade provider networks from scratch, including designing IP subnet assignments, VLANs, routing tables, providing Layer 2 and Layer 3 end-to-end connectivity, as well as load balancing traffic across redundant facilities. • Minimum 5 years experience in data networking and telecommunications, including working knowledge of TCP/IP, Ethernet VLANs, MPLS, Metro-Ethernet, DS0 through OC-48 circuits, CSU/DSUs, standard telephony/Ethernet/Fiber cabling plants. Exposure to IPv6 routing is also required. • Minimum 5 years hands-on experience configuring routers, switches and related network equipment. Preferably: Cisco Carrier Routing Systems (CRS), Cisco ASR, Cisco 12K, 3945, Nexus 7K, 7200XVR; Juniper MX-480, MX-960, ALU router products, F5 and A10 Load Balancer. Operating Systems: IOS, XR-IOS, NX-OS, JunOS, Nokia OS. • Solid understanding of networking specific technologies: IPv4 and IPV6, Multicast, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, MPBGP, QOS/Traffic Engineering, L2 and L3 MPLS VPN (LDP & TDP), inter-AS MPLS, and MVPN. • Basic UNIX/LINUX administration skills and basic understanding of Openstack or equivalent solutions. • Hands-on experience implementing and troubleshooting in a complex large-scale network environment as well as well-versed in network configuration.

Leadership skills: • Capacity to work independently with minimal supervision. • Great communication skills, both written and verbal. • Balance multiple projects in an environment with high performance expectations and day to day pressure to deliver on time, on budget and to specification. • Proactively build collaborative relationships with VZWs operating area and region teams that foster positive results and relationship strength over time. • Demonstrate customer sensitivity and motivate desired behaviors through timely, effective and clear oral and written communication. • Fast-learner and driven to expand network knowledge and skill on existing and emerging technologies.

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REQNUMBER: 437834-1A