What you’ll be doing...

The Technology and Product Development organization is searching for a motivated, self-starter who will lead high visibility strategic initiatives with a key focus on implementing solutions to provide connectivity from the Verizon networks (EDN, IDN and IT) to the Verizon Corporate Grid (VCG) in Verizon Media.

The migration to the Verizon Corporate Grid in Verizon Media creates value by leveraging our technology and resources to accelerate our capabilities in Big Data AI and creating a competitive advantage. Key outcomes include reducing cost structure including 3rd party and leveraging cumulative IQ to be smarter, better and faster resulting in incremental business value.

The primary focus of the team is to identify and initiate opportunities, build collaboration, and influence strategic direction by raising visibility of trends and issues across the competitive landscape. The position requires a deep understanding of IT networks and data center operations, industry trends and business drivers, as well as a strong desire to learn.

You will drive cross functional initiatives, develop action plans, establish milestones, and provide status updates. The position requires frequent interaction with VPs and Directors across Technology and partner organizations. The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities.

Key Functions:

  • Manage the implementation of the Phase two network connectivity from the EDN, IDN and the IT network to the Verizon Corporate Grid in Quincy, Washington.
  • Manage the build of the Verizon Corporate Grid in the geo redundant Lockport, NY data center.
  • Develop the roadmap, key metrics, and success criteria.
  • Manage key timelines, deliverables, issues and risks to execute on strategic initiatives.
  • Communicate key successes / wins and other significant project statuses.
  • Organize and lead cross functional teams to share information, build collaboration, and facilitate the execution of new opportunities to address Verizon’s business challenges.
  • Identify and leverage Verizon Media expertise, technological investments, and AI techniques.
  • Research new technology opportunities, investigate industry trends, and deliver compelling, data driven recommendations to guide business decisions and improve business performance.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Security and Risk Management, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years for relevant work experience.
  • Experience in IT Networks or Data Center Management.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Knowledge of networking and network architecture.
  • Strong program management experience (Agile and / or Waterfall) with success leading large complex initiatives.
  • Strong leadership skills and the capability to communicate with employees at all levels of the company.
  • Familiarity with project management and collaboration tools including G Suite, Confluence, Jira, and SmartSheets.
  • Proven ability to package and sell ideas to all levels of management and across organizations.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Experience and interest in current and future technologies.
  • Familiarity with Big Data and Machine Learning tools.

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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