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Systems Engineering and Architecture

Principal Network Systems Architect

  • Ashburn, Virginia

Job ID: R-1001217

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We’re a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together—lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you’re fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you’ll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon has a challenging opportunity for a Principal Engineer with the ability to architect, design, configure and deploy IP network designs. This Principal Engineer will be a member of the team that is responsible for providing complete front-to-end engineering, implementation and support of solutions involving, but not limited to, WAN, LAN, WLAN, Security and Virtual technologies.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Architect, design, configure and deploy IP network infrastructures that support highly available network services using routers, Ethernet switches, firewalls, VPN technologies, and load balancers.

  • Act as a subject matter expert for design, implementation, migration, and deployment for a multi-vendor environment.

  • Responsible for the selection of network equipment, security controls, and technologies that align all engineering team goals.

  • Providing technical support to project planning team for the design, development and implementation of proposals.

  • Tier III/Tier IV technical support. Designing, writing and executing various test plans on commercial and in-house developed network elements using state of the art test tools and hardware.

  • Writing whitepapers, delivering presentations and demonstrations of the solutions/processes in response to customer requirements/interest in new technologies/products in support of customer networks.

Where you'll be working...

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location, Ashburn, VA.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

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

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Must be able to pass an extensive background investigation as a condition of employment.

  • Willingness to travel.

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

  • Familiarity with the following vendor equipment: Cisco and Juniper routers, Gigamon appliances, Palo Alto, Juniper and Cisco firewalls, and F5 or other load balancer.

  • In-depth working knowledge of TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, VPN, and IP routing protocols (OSPF, BGP).

  • Router redundancy protocols, HSRP/VRRP

  • Knowledge of SMTP email protocol and DNS protocol.

  • Seven or more years of network engineering experience.

  • Three or more years of systems integration and test experience.

  • Ability to use of scripting languages to create automated scripts (e.g., Python, shell, bash).

  • Ability to use test automation software.

  • Experience with Linux operating systems.

  • Knowledge of code versioning tools, such as Git.

  • Ability to participate in problem-solving and in the defect resolution process.

  • Ability to work individually and in teams.

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines.

  • Ability to decipher highly technical data.

  • Ability to multi-task in an ever-changing work environment.

  • Strong work ethic and integrity.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

Why Verizon?

Verizon is committed to maintaining a Total Rewards package which is competitive, valued by our employees, and differentiates us as an Employer of Choice.

  • We are a ‘pay for performance’ company and your contribution is rewarded through competitive salaries, performance-based incentives and an employee Stock Program. We create an opportunity for us all to share in the success of Verizon and the value we help to create through this broad-based discretionary equity award program.

  • Your benefits are market competitive and delivered by some of the best providers.

  • You are provided with a full spectrum of health and wellbeing resources, including a first in-class Employee Assistance Program, to empower you to make positive health decisions.

  • We offer generous paid time off benefits.

  • Verizon provides training and development for all levels, to help you enhance your skills and develop your career, from funding towards education assistance, award-winning training, online development tools and access to industry research.

  • You will be able to take part in volunteering opportunities as part of our environmental, community and sustainability commitment.

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.


Where you’ll be working

In this worksite-based role, you'll work onsite at a defined location(s).

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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 diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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