What you’ll be doing...

As our Product Innovation Team Manager, you will be responsible for contributing to the development of a product pipeline that drives increased revenue and profitability for Verizon’s core business units with an emphasis on enterprise products like SD WAN, virtualization, cloud orchestration, security and value added services on top of connectivity.

  • Making recommendations to senior leaders about Verizon’s prospective market position and commercial potential using structured scenario analysis, deep dives and conclusion formulation.
  • Working closely with product, strategy and development teams to qualify new solutions and technologies to assess feasibility of implementation for Verizon. The qualification process will include developing a business case, technical deep dive and driving alignment and buy-in among various internal and external stakeholders. Areas of focus:
    • Business Networking - SD WAN, Private LTE.
    • Network Virtualization – containerization and micro services.
    • AI / Predictive Analytics.
  • Frequently working with outside partners to drive quick prototyping or trial efforts.
  • Quickly establishing a POV in regard to Verizon and the applicability of a solution and technology, and then becoming the spokesperson and champion for your ideas, and working very closely within the product teams to build consensus and find homes for their concepts.
  • Collaborating and partnering with cross-functional teams such as engineering, design, finance, user experience, go-to-market and marketing in an agile environment.
  • Conducting market research; developing analysis leveraging strategic frameworks, and building business cases to identify consumer trends and disruptive models for senior leaders.

What we’re looking for...

You are results –oriented with a mix of technical and business knowledge. You are an out of the box thinker, hunting for disruptive services and leveraging emerging technologies. You have a strategic mindset with the ability to frame and solve problems. You also have good business intuition, and the analytic skill to back up your thinking.

You will need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or computer science or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A Master's degree in Technology Management or MBA.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience ideally in enterprise product development for telecom, enterprise cloud or IoT.
  • Good network in the VC and Entrepreneurial community.
  • Strong working knowledge and passion for enterprise technologies, product trends in the market in a product development, consulting, market research or venture capital roles… an early adopter.
  • Extensive experience with strategic frameworks, business case development and investment analyses.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing product strategy/use cases.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying new/existing customer/business requirements/use cases; formulate and implement solutions working with partners for rapid prototyping.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the telecom industry and its key business drivers.
  • Ability to do technical deep dives with product and engineering teams.

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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