What you’ll be doing...

This is a leading technical position within the 5G technology group, with a focus on building software for technology solutions for end-customers based on Verizon’s 5G network. In this role, the candidate will provide technical leadership across various internal technology groups and external innovation teams, leveraging internal expertise, driving innovation and new ideas, and pushing the boundaries of internal development. This person will interact internally with directors, EDs and VPs in our wireless and wireline groups, and externally with CEOs, CTOs and CIOs of partner companies and startups.

In this role, the person will also support the creation of the necessary business cases, providing key technology insight to correctly identify competing technologies, future developments and technology trends, and potential growth over time. This will have tremendous impact in future revenue streams for the company, as developing the right solutions will be key for ensuring the products can be monetized to the levels needed.

The candidate will make recommendations on which solutions Verizon should pursue from a technology point of view, help develop partnership between internal technology teams and external companies, and work with our solution architects to ideate trial scenarios. At the same time, if additional software or hardware development is needed, the candidate will look for the right resources, internal or external, and will lead the needed development. This person will also drive the generation of patents for the identified solutions build by our architects.

The ideal candidate must have very strong technical background with experience hardware and software development, radio, wireless and wireline networks, as well as a deep understanding of new technologies and innovations coming out of incubators, universities and other innovation environments (government, technology forums, tech accelerators, etc.).

  • Analyze customer pain points and ideate a software architecture that together with hardware technologies will become solutions for our customers.
  • Evaluate current architecture and requirements and propose, prototype and deliver newer enhanced architectures.
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams including systems architecture, product management and deployment and support to translate business requirements to product and software Architecture and design.
  • Have a hands-on attitude and work in a dynamic fast paced entrepreneurial team with an open, collaborative culture that fosters creativity.
  • Work across development, quality assurance and system engineering teams to deliver seamless flow of knowledge resulting in a smooth implementation and test of features/capabilities for prototypes.
  • Own and deliver requirements and software and system architecture documents.
  • Provide technical leadership across various internal technology groups and external innovation teams to bring the right technologies to trial in conjunction with 5G.
  • Be the liaison with the entrepreneurial community to be aware of any startups developing compelling technology for potential trials using 5G.
  • Support the creation of the necessary business cases to reflect the monetary impact of the solutions proposed.
  • Identify competing technologies, future developments and technology trends, and potential technology growth over time.
  • Identify software and hardware development needs and select the right approach for such development (internal/external), as well as lead the actual development.
  • Generate patents for the solutions architected to secure Verizon’s intellectual property.
  • Identify potential technologies to minimize current costs, in conjunction with other technology teams in the company.

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 in relevant work experience.
  • Experience with Linux systems and virtualization, preferably in an enterprise production environment with high availability.
  • Experience working with cloud architectures (AWS, GCE).
  • Proficient in at least one scripting language (Shell, Python, Perl, Ruby).
  • Proficient in one or more of Go, Java, Scala, Javascript.

Even better if you have:

  • MS or BS in Computer Science or related field.
  • Ten or more years of experience with large scale distributed systems.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, load balancing, firewalls, HTTP, SSL, DNS, SMTP.
  • Understanding of security best practices, server/network hardening.
  • Experience in PaaS like openShift, mesosphere, DEIS.
  • Experience with OpenStack, CloudStack, or similar.
  • Experience with NoSQL databases such as Cassandra, MongoDB, Redis.
  • Experience with distributed storage services like Swift, Ceph.
  • Experience with deploying storage as a service.
  • Experience with SQLAlchemy, Zookeeper, ETCD.
  • Experience developing REST based web services.
  • Experience with configuration management tools like Puppet, Chef.
  • Experience using Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, and Test Automation.
  • Experience with one or more of Kafka, Storm, Cassandra, Zookeeper, or similar.
  • Experience with Linux Containers (LXC) and Docker.
  • Experience with tuning Linux systems, Java VM’s, Application services.
  • Ability to work with remote teams.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Passion for development/deployment of high-quality services for correctness and robustness.
  • Effective written and verbal communications skills.

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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