What you’ll be doing...

Want to build more awesome? Verizon is looking for Junior Product Owners to enable our business to deliver value earlier. We’re looking for Product Owners for our Platform Team, which seeks to implement best in class SDLC/DevOps and API platform products to meet the needs of our business. Both Product Owners will be leaders with a strong customer orientation and ability to understand business and technical needs/trends and translate that information into a strategy that can be executed. The Product Owners will create and prioritize the product backlog to ensure our delivery is aligned with business objectives. In this role, you will work closely with technical staff and business leaders to transform the way Verizon works.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and foster strong relationships with both business and technical partners.
  • Become an expert your respective product, as described above.
  • Elicit needs/wants (i.e. user stories/requirements) from business and engineering partners.
  • Translate needs/wants into a customer centric, consumable strategy.
  • Work with technical and business partners to define, and set the priority of user, stories. Ultimately ‘own’ the product backlog and its prioritization.
  • Work with the engineering and program management leads to set strategy, define and identify vendor products as applicable, and make the hard, high-judgment trade-offs between performance, features, and speed-to-market.
  • Engage in each stage of the Agile lifecycle – i.e. sprint planning sessions, execution of sprint, demos, retrospectives, etc.
  • Seemingly disconnected ideas/issues well enough to create thoughtful, holistic solutions.
  • Communicate up, down and across the organization effectively.
  • Be an evangelist for DevOps and Agile.
  • Create/ Manage documentation using collaboration and project tools such as Crowd Around, Jira / Confluence, HipChat, etc.
  • Execute any work associated with the team or program, ensuring that timelines and deadlines are effectively met.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Ability to influence organizational direction and departmental initiatives working with all leadership levels.
  • Experience using customer centric methods & approaches to design products and/or services.
  • Strong interpersonal and team building capabilities.
  • Ability to challenge the status quo, in the appropriate settings and providing compelling evidence.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and communication skills.
  • Experience in collaborating with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Ability to report to multiple stakeholders in a timely and effective manner through both meetings and presentations.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Experience with Agile, DevOps, and Cloud (AWS, GCP, Azure) tools and methodology.
  • Experience in Software Development/Engineering practices.
  • Proven track record of leadership of product accomplishments including successful project launches.

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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