What you’ll be doing...

The Architect, Technology, is responsible for integrating technologies and actively contributing to ideation in proof of concept and feasibility projects for the 5G Innovation & Ecosystems organization. Translating business requirements into technical requirements, evaluating and validating vendor/open source tool kits, testing hardware and software components, creating draft technical configuration standards, keeping up to date on new technology trends, and leveraging internal Verizon assets and partner technologies to deliver compelling proof of concept propositions. Partnering with various teams to perform these functions, however, the Architect has primary responsibility for the proof of concept conceptualization, integration & validation

The Solutions Architect will collaborate with a Program Manager to analyze a customer formulated problem statement along with a desired business outcome demonstrating the value of 5G and Edge Compute. The Architect will then map a solution leveraging multiple technology layers, identifying key success factors, areas of risk, complexity level and evaluation strategies. The Architect will independently identify as well areas that require additional feasibility work before committing resources to a larger body of work.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Architecture groundwork for 5G and MEC based proof of concepts for various verticals as identified by business. Technical subject matter expert. Experience with cloud/IoT extension to the edge frameworks, such as AWS Greengrass. Project scoping. Tools and vendor validation. Technology evaluation. Software implementation. Translating customer requirements into technical requirements. Working with integration team to evaluate solution merits. Authoring technical whitepapers.
  • Individual must be highly knowledgeable of the current hardware and software technology trends. You must have a background in solutions integration and software development. You must be highly analytical, able to assume a technical leadership role within a team, and adept at synthesizing a variety of technologies and capabilities into high quality, simple products and applications that developers and customers love. You will be expected to be an active participant in cross-functional forums. You will be expected to implement high complexity SW modules.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • 10+ years relevant experience.
  • Advanced technical degree.
  • Software architecture and development.
  • Experience with applications using cellular network.
  • Experience using cloud infrastructure and services.
  • BS Computer Science, Master degree preferred.
  • Well-versed in Agile SW development.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • 5+ Years in a technical leadership/influencing position.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills (up to Executive level), comfortable in a technical subject matter expert role.
  • Comfortable with hands-on implementation, coding and API development.
  • Experience in building and implementing a test plan to validate a new product or service.
  • Knowledge of hosted service providers such as AWS, MS Azure, Google Cloud.
  • Previous experience working with technologies like NB-IoT/ LTE/ UMTS/ Wi-Fi/ LWM2M/ MQTT.
  • Tools: JIRA, Confluence, MS Office / GSuite, Git/GitHub/Gerrit, Jenkins, AWS.

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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