What you’ll be doing...

This position is responsible for directing daily operational, financial and software for key vendors in support of strategic vendor management related spend and activities.

Manage both strategic legacy vendors while supporting new disruptive technology vendors, products, and solutions. The incumbent will be responsible for driving new technologies while managing displacement of legacy technology. Further it will involve optimizing and creating cost structures to balance this transformation.

In addition to leading the development and support of central strategies for the Technology organization the individual will aggregate market intelligence, new technologies (IoT, M2M, 5G, Dev Ops, Cloud, Agile methodologies, SDN/NFV) and provide key strategic insights.

Present recommendations to senior leadership in Corporate Technology, Product Development, Technology Planning and Network Operations. Also use data analytics and make strategic decisions regarding trends in technology and services to implement change within Verizon’s Technology teams.

Perform 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. In depth analysis of various Vendor specific parameters such as financials, market impact, competitors, solution strength, trial results etc. needs to be performed in order to onboard the vendor. To meet organizations goals/objectives, the employee will then use his/her 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 in licensing or SaaS.

Even better if you have:

  • Degree in Computer Scienceor in any other related field.
  • MBA.
  • Understanding of networks, new emerging network concepts and network virtualization.
  • Knowledge of Agile Development, continuous integration and automation testing.
  • Experience with cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service platforms: AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, Soft Layer, OpenStack, etc.
  • 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 Infrastructure and Technology
  • Knowledge of the 5G architecture to be able to determine impact changes on part of the network can have on the rest.
  • 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.
  • Manage 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 manage new technology supplier deliverables into the lab and risk.
  • Ability to communicate the changes in the external world, implications to Verizon and developing a call to action.
  • Excellent communication, writing, presentation, problem solving and analytical 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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