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Ethernet Network Design Planner

Job Overview

Ethernet Network Design Planner
Architecture, Cisco, Ethernet, Networking, Networks, Research, Routers
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Walnut Creek, CA
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Contact Information

One Verizon Way
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920-1097

Job Description


This position is an Ethernet network design planner.  It requires extensive knowledge of Ethernet technology.  In addition, the position requires a heightened awareness of current and evolving network trends.  This position is responsible for bridging our past Ethernet architecture into the appropriate design for the future.  The position requires the candidate to address strategic Ethernet network architecture planning in the context of broader market trends such as Cloud and Layer 2 Ethernet services.  The position requires a holistic view of the integration of Customer Termination Equipment and Cloud strategies into the Ethernet network design.  The candidate needs a knowledge of Ethernet, CPE/NID equipment, Cisco and Juniper routers, MPLS, Cloud, and Network Function Virtualization with an ability to condense these key components and trends into a defined network strategy for Layer 2 (Ethernet) networking.  The position also requires the candidate possess a willingness to address the planning role from the viewpoint of serving customer needs and not isolate the planning function to technology factors. 

Specific duties are:

  • Assess new technology impact on Layer 2 service (Ethernet) introduction, defining architecture and strategy to provide services.   
  • Gain cross-organizational acceptance for new Layer 2 technology and architecture introduction across engineering, planning, marketing, and operations. 
  • Research and provide detail information in the formation of business cases to support entry into new Layer 2 products and technologies which either are complimentary to existing services, or are completely new areas like Cloud services. 
  • Develop and maintain cross-organizational alliances to assess the converged view of the combined networks and ensure the most efficient architecture across all products is being pursued by the various organizations.
  • Write detailed requirements documents conveying the requirements for the network equipment   
  • Represent Verizon to external organizations and network equipment vendors to better understand industry trends and to help drive vendor support for Verizon products. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • 6 or greater years of experience in a network technology field
  • Ethernet technology knowledge preferred
  • Innovative thinker who is also willing and capable of addressing day to day issues 

Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.


Posted Date: 2014-09-19 20:27:43 UTC
Category: Data & Info Services
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