Verizon Wireless Cloud Systems Operations Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Cloud Platform System Operations team is looking for qualified candidates to provide advance tiered support. You will perform tasks that are required to maintain and advance our OpenStack environment. This includes interfacing with tenants and peer support teams. Often times engineers will be required to participate in feedback loops with upstream resources that will shape company direction. The preparation for this role will be constant and often reactive. You must be willing to embrace new technologies in an ever-changing culture in order to support our cloud strategies.

  • Participating in a 7 day on-call rotation that provides after hours support to cloud tenants.

  • Providing advanced support for the Verizon Cloud Platform, responsible for the OpenStack environment, the back end storage and the underlying network infrastructure.

  • Effectively communicating with cloud tenants and in occasionally external customers.

  • Troubleshooting failures and productivity impacting events.

  • Integrating tenants onto the OpenStack Platform.

  • Patching, updating and upgrading both hardware and software resources.

  • Automating repetitive tasks using agile software development practices and tools such as Ansible, Puppet, BASH and Python Scripting.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science or related discipline or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • Linux Administration Certifications I and II, or equivalent proficiencies.

  • Network Certifications CCNA, CCP, or equivalent proficiencies.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Proficiency in system administration, network administration, and the virtualization disciplines of both subjects.

  • Soft skills that enable communication with both internal and external resources.

  • Experience working with modern configuration management tools such as Puppet and Ansible.

  • Experience with distributed storage solutions such as iSCSl, Ceph, and Swift.

  • Experienced Linux systems administration, preferably in a Virtualized environment.

  • Experience with networking concepts and protocols, including SDN and NFV.

  • Experience deploying and supporting various distributions of OpenStack such as RedHat and Canonical.

  • Strong scripting skills such as Python, Bash, Ruby, and Perl.

  • Contributed to open-source projects.

  • Membership and extensive interaction with the OpenStack community and active participation in the core projects.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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