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Do you have the experience you need for a job in engineering?

15 Aug 2019

Monika Gostomska, talent acquisition manager at Verizon, discusses what makes candidates stand out during the company’s interview process.

If you’re on the hunt for an engineering role, you may have some questions about how to set your application apart from the rest. Engineering is, of course, a booming sector with particularly in-demand roles, but don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. If you want to land work with prestigious brands, you’re still going to have to ensure that your résumé stands out during the recruitment process.

Verizon is a massive media company that boasts 1bn users and processes billions of advertisements daily. We went down to Verizon’s sleek Dublin offices to speak to Monika Gostomska, talent acquisition manager at the firm, to find out more about the kinds of opportunities available at the company and what separates the good candidates from the great.

Gostomska says that Verizon is currently hiring engineers at all levels, both front-end and back-end engineers as well as full-stack developers. It is hiring for both its supply and demand teams.

“We are looking for engineers who have experience working with Java, Javascript and frameworks from Angular, Spring, React and Node.js.

“Our data platform teams work with big data technologies such as Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Scala as they approach this large-scale data.”

Do not assume, however, that just possessing these skills is enough to make you qualified for a Verizon role. During the recruitment process the company will also be keeping an eye out for the kinds of personality traits and soft skills necessary to succeed in its environment.

“We are always looking for initiative, collaboration, problem-solving skills, flexibility and communication – communication here being particularly important as our engineers work across multiple fast-paced dynamic teams across different time zones.”

Gostomska promises that work at Verizon offers plenty of opportunities. “We promote internal mobility, so there’s plenty of learning opportunities across internal talent. Candidates who reach a high bar of building great code is who we want to attract.”

To find out more about the available roles at Verizon and what it’s like to work there, take a look at the full video interview with Gostomska above.

Updated 19 August 2019, 10:47 amThis article was amended to correct the spelling of programming language Node.js.

Eva Short
By Eva Short

Eva Short was a journalist at Silicon Republic, specialising in the areas of tech, data privacy, business, cybersecurity, AI, automation and future of work, among others.

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