What you’ll be doing...

As a Solution Architect in the Network Systems Strategy and Architecture team, you will be leading and defining end-to-end architecture for the systems automating Verizon’s wireline and wireless nation-wide networks for large programs such as: Intelligent Edge Network, Fiber Deployments, 5G, MEC use cases, Network Slicing etc. You will engage with the subject matter experts on key domains such as: Network Planning, Network Operations, Systems and Data Performance for defining solution architecture specifically for KPI/performance data collection, measurement, data mediation, trending and thresholding, present/visualization on access/RAN, SON, transport and core networks. You will provide technical and solution leadership in delivering architectural artifacts that promote-usability, modularity and scalability across the OSS layer for various lines of business. You will engage on a regular basis with Verizon’s System Performance teams and with the technical SME implementing the capabilities, and drive the architecture directions in an agile framework structure, and develops innovations for the business.

  • Develops, delivers and communicates solution architecture artifacts for implementation and execution of business and IT-driven initiatives from ideation through roll out.
  • Provides technical and solution leadership in delivering architecture artifacts that promote re-usability, modularity and scalability across the OSS layer for various lines of businesses.
  • Partners with business and IT stakeholders to align with business/network drivers and apply service-oriented architecture, micro-services architecture patterns, data mediation, data analytics principles and define solution architecture for collecting performance/KPI data, trending, thresholding and visualization.
  • Develops solutions to complex enterprise problems that increase enterprise agility, system and process efficiencies and maximizes ROI on our network assets. You will exercise considerable judgment, trade-offs evaluation and risk mitigation planning during the solution definition and delivery phases.
  • Tracks industry trends and leverages them to drive innovation and solution excellence across various functional domains within the OSS space.
  • Leads the creation and oversight of architectural and financial research within functional areas to develop business value of program integration.
  • Demonstrates business acumen to drive the right priorities.
  • Responsible to own and deliver (using matrix leadership):
  • Business/Systems Requirements Functional Placement in Systems.
  • High-Level Architecture(HLA) & System Flow Architecture.
  • Process/System Flows (Cross business and portfolio that assign Responsibilities) – Present Mode of Operation & Future Mode of Operation.
  • Gap Analysis.
  • Low-Level Design and system interface documents (attribute level, data models, etc.).
  • Metrics associated with the Business Case Quantification.
  • Serve as single point of contact for functional domains within OSS space.
  • Drive work towards target architecture plans and incremental progress.
  • Standard Tech Stack enforcement and emerging technologies.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in Information Technology as an enterprise/solutions/systems architect, or a systems analyst role in Telecommunication.
  • Experience leading software developers, systems or process analysts.
  • Understanding of LTE and overall 3GPP architecture

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Five or more years of experience in Information Technology as enterprise/solutions architect, or systems analyst role in Telecommunication.
  • Understanding of 5G architecture and MEC use cases.
  • Working experience with virtualization, solution architecture design with cloud/container technologies
  • General understanding of data models, RAN performance, 3GPP KPIs
  • Solution design and architecture experience with probing, virtual probing, logging, packet tracing tools will be a plus
  • Working experience with open source tools such as Jaeger, ELK stack, Grafana, Prometheus will be a big plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with AI and Machine Learning.
  • Experience working in SAFe agile framework.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication (verbal and writing), influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Experience in articulating the business drives and architectural approach/trade-offs during discussions for solution buy-in at various levels and gain consensus.
  • Ability to deliver systems/process analysis for strategic programs, user pain points and product rollouts across various functional domains in OSS space.
  • Ability to break down complex topics into simple to digest information and data points, adjusted to audiences at various levels.
  • Ability to deliver HLAs comprised of various architecture artifacts like systems interfaces and process flow diagrams, data flow diagrams, sequence and UML diagrams, inter and intra system dependencies within the functional domain and across them.
  • Ability to facilitate group meetings/discussions and broker solutions for issues between functional domains, senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated a data-driven mindset and decision making skills.
  • Experience in one or more of the following functional areas:
    • System Performance and Data Performance
    • Performance trending and visualization tooling
    • Data Mediation and Analytics.
    • Service Assurance Functions.
    • Inventory and topology functions.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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