What you’ll be doing...

You will lead the architecture evolution and planning effort of new technologies supporting RCS, Messaging and RAN OSS related platforms & applications. You will play an integral role interfacing with VCP Edge and Core, Design, Network Implementation and other teams as needed to facilitate planning and deployment of new applications onto the Wireless Network. You will provide technical leadership and direction to vendors and supporting organizations within the Network & Technology organization.

  • Evaluate and influence standards to meet our needs for supporting RCS both short and long term.
  • Research/evaluate new technologies and translate business objectives and strategies into viable plans.
  • Develop requirements and drive vendors to support system needs.
  • Conduct feasibility analysis and vendor evaluation, which includes leading RFP efforts, developing project plans, managing contracts and vendors and supporting deployment.
  • Manage implementation and deployment planning of new RCS & OSS applications onto Wireless network – PNC, VNF & CNF deployments onto Edge and Core locations.
  • Develop planning, engineering and implementation guidelines, and provide direction for platform evolution including virtualized implementation of network elements.
  • Analyze various technical solutions and make a recommendation that has both technical and financial advantages.
  • Develop detailed Verizon technical requirements for new features/capabilities.

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.
  • Experience in Project Management and Wireless Network (3GPP).

Even better if you have:

  • A degree in Electrical Engineering orComputer Science.
  • Master’s degree or MBA.
  • Strong knowledge of LTE & 5G RAN and Network Core Elements.
  • Experience in IMS and Messaging (e.g., SMS, MMS,RCS, Chats, etc.) network planning or deployment.
  • Experience with RAN OSS and PCMD collection systems (NSP, ENM, USM, ECDS etc.).
  • Experience with Network performance and monitoring tools such as RTT, XLPT, SevOne, Irisview.
  • Knowledge of 3GPP, GSMA, IETF standards.
  • IP communications experience (LAN/WAN/routing/switching).
  • Knowledge of virtualized implementation (SDN/NFV) of Wireless network nodes under NFV, OpenStack, etc.
  • Knowledge of new virtualization techniques like containers, WebScale architecture, Kubernetes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills along with organizational and people management skills.
  • Ability to generate, understand and interpret technology standards and make it a part of the design solution for projects.
  • Contract negotiation and vendor management experience.
  • Experience leading technical deployment of new wireless products and services.
  • Financial analysis and budgeting experience.
  • Experience creating and presenting technical recommendations to stakeholders and leadership teams.
  • Willingness to travel.

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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