What you’ll be doing...

We don’t wait for the future. We build it.

At Verizon, we have one mission: to give humans the ability to do more in this world. It’s why we’re partnering with visionaries from just about every industry you can imagine, using technology, data and a robust strategy to turn innovative ideas into realities. Building the future means we’re continuously inventing for new markets and revenue opportunities yet to emerge. From 5G, AI/ML, Autonomous Vehicles, and data-driven supply chains to pioneering disruptive industry transformation, it will all be made into a reality by you.

In this exciting new position as part of the fast paced Network and Technology team, you will be developing next-generation technology strategies and partnering with internal teams along with strategic suppliers to enable Verizon's technology game-plan and drive architecture efforts across our Technology organization. You’ll be responsible for understanding executive vision, formulating and executing strategy, and ensuring success with strong organization leadership.

  • Research and keep up-to-date on current state of the art and future technology trends, primarily within the evolving 5G, Private-LTE, Multi-Access Edge Computing, AI/ML, AR/VR, and Security ecosystem, key players within segments and current/emerging business models.
  • Develop use cases that will take advantage of future 5G networks to complement/supplement or create brand new revenue streams.
  • Propose/define technical projects and definitions based on our roadmap and their associated deliveries/milestones collaboratively with our partners.
  • Manage or help/coordinate technical projects in a meticulous and disciplined fashion to track progress and to ensure goals are achieved.
  • Provide technology oversight, direction and steering to maximize project output and technical resource efficiency during project execution.
  • Lead a cross-functional multi-disciplined team to embody a culture that drives innovation and strategic growth, taking calculated risks, while cultivating and promoting a highly collaborative development environment.
  • Actively mentor individuals and teams.
  • Interface extensively and effectively lead many functions within the various business units including IT and Network internal and external system architects, HQ planning teams, product line managers, Maintenance Engineering, Sourcing, DevOps leads, executive management and a variety of other business and technical organizations spanning the enterprise.
  • Effectively create and communicate captivating presentations to all levels of the organization including senior management.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline processes and create efficiencies.
  • Maintain a deep understanding of our network infrastructure, operations workflow, procedures and rules of engagement.
  • Support the development of detailed business cases for next generation infrastructure disruptors that includes competitive analysis and total cost of ownership of technology.
  • Assist with onboarding the technology/strategy in coordination with various internal departments.
  • Strategically utilize research and analytics of the external environment to understand market dynamics, trends, size, segmentation, customer needs, applicable emerging technologies, and the competitive landscape to identify new technologies for application areas such as 5G, IOT, Edge Computing, Next Gen Broadband, Aerial, Video Delivery, Security, and AI/ML/AR/VR.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Telecommunications, or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working in a technology company, such as internet, telecom, and cloud companies.
  • Wireline, wireless telecommunications, Network and IT industry experience.
  • Knowledge of the competitive landscape and upcoming technology marketplace.

Even better if you have:

  • MBA/Master’s degree.
  • Industry certifications, such as Cisco, Juniper, Nokia, Linux, Openstack, Microsoft, EMC, CISSP, etc.
  • Experience in a leadership role responsible for the design, development and implementation of a strategic plan for an organization, company or business unit.
  • Verizon operations/maintenance engineering/network engineering/technology development and planning experience.
  • Experience assessing and leading current Verizon technologies, suppliers, challenges and new emerging architectures and network concepts needed to drive transformation in a Tier 1 carrier network.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, organizational, problem solving, presentation and multi-objective skills.
  • Experience effectively leading, engaging and influencing large cross functional projects and teams.
  • Proven track record of developing relationships with next generation and disruptive partners, driving feature roadmaps, meeting deadlines and working in a fast paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Experience leading/organizing internal and peer team members and providing executive level updates as needed.
  • Hands-on ambitious mindset, with the ability to be a driver and change agent in an organization, and a proven ability to lead through influence without a direct line of authority.
  • Laser focus on building a best-in-class technology supplier organization.
  • Ability to improve delivery, balance the resources necessary to produce desired outcomes, and to track and monitor performance.
  • Hands-on knowledge and subject matter expertise in wireless IP networking, routing and switching, mobile technologies/markets, Radio Access Networks, LTE Evolved Packet Core, IP Multimedia Subsystem, application traffic flows, and security best practices.
  • Substantial understanding of wireless and broadband technology standards (e.g. 3GPP, MPLS, BGP, VXLAN, SRv6, DOCSIS, ETSI MANO) and application/infrastructure virtualization within a service provider network.
  • Experience with SDN, NFV, Openstack, Docker, Container deployments as well as the MANO/FCAPS model to support service level orchestration and assurance.
  • PMP or other Project/Program Management certification.
  • High motivation and leadership talent with technical expertise and product management skills in 5G, Private-LTE, Multi-Access Edge Computing, AI/ML, AR/VR, Security, and large-scale architecture implementation.

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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