Verizon Lead Network Engineer in Richardson, Texas


Position is for a Lead Engineer, Network Consulting, providing Network Engineering services in support of the large enterprise customer data networks.

The Network Engineer performs routed/switched network design activity for large enterprise data networks. The position serves as the primary engineering interface to the customers and supports the design and implementation of customer's WAN/LAN and other enterprise network projects and comprises the following activities:

  • Work with customer technical teams to provide solutions for customers' internetworking communications requirements

  • Investigate, design, plan, and implement physical and logical communications networks

  • Prepare schematics to define and illustrate network design solutions

  • Prepare work orders containing instructions to be used by technicians to configure network hardware and software

  • Perform router/switch network hardware/software upgrades

  • Provide IP Routing Strategy - Routing Protocol Development (BGP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, Etc.)

  • Provide IP Addressing Strategy - NAT, Re-Addressing

  • Perform WAN - IP Routed Network Integration

  • Wireless LAN technologies

  • Extensive use of Riverbed optimization

Interface with different network supporting organizations such as Operations (NOC), Security, Voice, Datacenter, etc.

Work city and state are flexible based on Verizon locations.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years hands on experience configuring and troubleshooting Network devices, Cisco routers, Switches

  • Current Cisco CCNA certification, CCNP or higher certification a plus.

  • Experience with Cisco LAN routing, switching, WAAS, Security (DMVPN), Voice, and Wireless LAN products

  • Experience with Juniper routing, switching, and Security products

  • Experience with Cisco IWAN, APIC E are a plus.

  • Experience with SD WAN are also plus

  • Experienced in large enterprise/global environments.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills are essential.

  • Engineer must be capable of being self-directed and able to work effectively in a teaming environment both with and without direct supervision.

  • Proven analytic skills and the ability to isolate and resolve complex issues.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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