What you’ll be doing...

As part of a fast paced Network and Technology organization, the “Manager Cloud Technology Strategy” will serve as an expert emerging technology analyst. He / She will be responsible for technology “reconnaissance”, supporting development of cloud technology strategies and strategic plans, and review of technical landscape, including: emerging technologies and players, protocols and new technical specifications, competition, value chain, legal and regulatory implications, and overall technology impact in the marketplace.

Lead cloud-related strategic planning efforts across the Network organization, and drive multi-layer strategies from planning into one cohesive Network & Technology strategic plan.

Deliver and maintain a strategic view of network and cloud evolution tied to rollout of Multi-Access Edge Computing. You will develop next-generation technology strategies, and partner with internal teams and leaders across Network and Technology to develop domain specific strategic plans. In addition, candidate will be providing technology support to the strategy leadership of all Verizon business units.

This position will need to interface extensively and lead mini teams comprising of many functions within the various Verizon business units including IT & Network internal and external system architects, HQ planning teams, product line managers, Network Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Network Operations, Product Engineering, and Executive Management.

Leverage 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, Video Delivery, Security, and AI/ML/AR/VR.

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 Cloud Solutions and technology strategy in wireless telecommunications, Network or IT Industry.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, and/or Electrical Engineering.
  • Master’s degree in Business or in a related field.
  • Experience in defining cloud operating models, cloud business value, DevOps processes, and application/infrastructure modernization.
  • Five or more years of experience in Cloud solutions (IaaS/ PaaS/ SaaS) Strategy and Implementation for mid or large size organizations (this includes private/public Clouds – on AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, or VMWare).
  • Experience in technology strategy development and implementation.
  • Strong strategic skills, technical aptitude, interpersonal skills, program management skills, ability to influence and work effectively across other partner organizations.
  • Knowledge of solution architecture within web and mobile environment. Knowledge of web/internet related technologies, architecture across SaaS, PaaS and IaaS and cloud productivity suites.
  • Experience with large and complex IT systems in an enterprise environment using virtualization or private Cloud technologies, including VMware, Xen, OpenStack, and Hyper-V
  • Technology understanding of API management solutions and their role across enabling an enterprise cloud.
  • Three years of experience conducting thorough Market analysis for various technology sectors and competitive Intelligence across players, competitors and the overall value chain.
  • Experience to enable selection criteria for cloud providers and application suitability assessments including detailed cloud architecture design for global scale and high availability.
  • Experience in developing business case and TCO analysis drawing tangible connections between strategy and financial-success metrics.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with specific experience packaging and presenting information to executive leadership.
  • Knowledge of wireless spectrum, cloud computing, big data and Artificial intelligence, application development, Network system and technologies.
  • Knowledge and Subject Matter Expertise in wireless IP networking, routing & switching, mobile technologies / markets, Radio Access Networks, LTE Evolved Packet Core, IP Multimedia Subsystem, application traffic flows, and Security best practices.
  • Expertise in network function virtualization and orchestration efforts.
  • 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.

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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