What you’ll be doing...

The Technology organization is searching for a Technology Project Leaders. The Senior Program Manager will be responsible for leading activities for a nationwide program (and globally for some projects) on the development of 5G ecosystems. The candidate will work very closely with functional teams including Network, Product, Engineering, Planning and IT. In this role the candidate will program manage the funnel of partners and technologies being assessed and tested within the organization

The individual will work across network, enterprise and other product teams to lead and deliver key prototypes, trials and demos to advance the 5G and digital use cases. Responsibilities include managing and tracking visibility and communication across various internal and external partners including technology providers and other customer partners. The role also includes the portfolio management of projects that can be either commercial opportunities fed into the product organization cycle or as technology that can can be adapted internally (Network, IT, Ops)

They should possess excellent interpersonal skills, project management skills, ability to influence and work effectively across other partner organizations. The position requires an individual with experience in wireless and wireline technologies. Interfaces with Director of Technical Solutions, Global Operators and the 5G Network/other Vz teams.

The candidate will be developing key action plans, milestones and deliverables, keeping the team on task to work through solutions to support the strategy and 5G ecosystem trial plan. The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities. The position requires high engagement, ability to build collaboration and technical expertise. The candidate has to possess strong analytical skills, organizational skills and able to interpret data and provide recommendations to the leadership team to influence executive decisions with technical rationale and business acumen.

The position requires an individual with experience in Network Technology, Product Development or IT and experience with wireless and wireline technologies with a proven record of managing large, complex technical programs.

The individual will be expected to manage time, meetings, and professional communications; including documenting findings and make recommendations to directors and above. The person should be an effective communicator as the position is highly visible and requires frequent interaction with VPs and Directors across the Technology team as well as customers and enterprises.

The individual needs to be an independent worker who can self-manage with minimum supervision.

The position focuses on:

  • Developing and implementing 5G Ecosystems and Customer trials for incubation and research.
  • Working across the organization to define opportunities to leverage and influence technology with respect to 5G
  • Work with complex emerging technologies that can further the ecosystem and broad adoption of 5G/digital solutions.
  • Work with sister teams on managing of the funnel of partners/vendors/technologies and drive them to either the commercial product lifecycle or internal adoption
  • Deliver concise, compelling, data & insight driven recommendations based for 5G use case trials based on internal and external trends.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills and ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization. Leads and develops teams of direct/indirect reports.
  • Supports Verizon 5G External demos (MWC, Superbowl, etc) and well as internal (5G Connectivity across labs).

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.
  • Networking design experience in a cellular or telecommunications environment.

Even better if you have:

  • BS Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related technical field.
  • Five or more years of experience in a relevant technical organization performing planning, development and / or program management.
  • Five or more years of networking experience.
  • AWS Cloud Certifications.
  • PMP Certification.

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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