What you’ll be doing...

  • Directing daily operational, financial and software for key vendors in support of strategic vendor management related spend and activities.
  • Managing both strategic legacy vendors while supporting new disruptive technology vendors, products, and solutions.
  • Driving new technologies while managing displacement of legacy technology. Further it will involve optimizing and creating cost structures to balance this transformation.
  • Leading the development and support of central strategies for the Technology organization. Aggregating market intelligence, new technologies (IoT, M2M, 5G, Dev Ops, Cloud, Agile methodologies, SDN/NFV) and providing key strategic insights.
  • Presenting recommendations to senior leadership in Corporate Technology, Product Development, Technology Planning and Network Operations. Using data analytics and make strategic decisions regarding trends in technology and services to implement change within Verizon’s Technology teams.
  • Performing extensive IT domain (DevOps, Cloud platforms, API management, Agile methodologies, Edge computing etc.) research and analysis to fill the strategic Verizon vendor funnel in order to drive innovation/growth/cost containment within Verizon. Providing in depth analysis of various Vendor specific parameters such as financials, market impact, competitors, solution strength, trial results etc. Meeting organizations goals/objectives, using your best judgment to select the best vendor for a particular technology.

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.
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service platforms: AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, Soft Layer, OpenStack.
  • Expertise in licensing and SaaS.

Even better if you have:

  • Degree in Computer Science, or MBA.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or Technology related.
  • Knowledge of Agile Development, continuous integration and automation testing.
  • TCO analysis and presentation.
  • Self-motivated and a self-starter with positive can do attitude.
  • Knowledge in creating business case, use cases, storytelling and driving change.
  • Ability to work successfully in a cross functional team environment.
  • Understanding of networks, new emerging network concepts and network virtualization.
  • Understanding of Infrastructure and Technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the 5G architecture to be able to determine impact changes on part of the network can have on the rest.
  • General understanding (applications, virtualization, security, network) and DevOps experience, preferably a blend of wireless and wireline technologies.
  • Knowledge of wireless network functions (network elements like EPC, IMS, PCRF, etc).
  • Understanding of current IT systems, software, cloud and software defined networks.
  • Understands current technologies, suppliers, challenges and emerging architectures needed to drive transformation.
  • Effectively and efficiently matching internal needs with new supplier’s capabilities.
  • Managing relationship with incubator companies and be in tune with next generation technologies like SDN/NFV, 5G, API management, Cloud platforms, OSS, VR/AR, Aerial networks.
  • Appropriately managing new technology supplier deliverables into the lab and risk.
  • Willingness to communicate the changes in the external world, implications to Verizon and developing a call to action.
  • Advanced user of MS applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a dynamic environment, meet deadlines, and simultaneously work on multiple 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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