What you’ll be doing...

As the Verizon Business Group’s (VBG) Director of Business Device Requirements and Emerging Technologies, you will be responsible for developing business device requirements based on feedback from customer needs and for commercializing new/emerging technologies. Business specific devices will include smartphones/tablets/compute devices unique to business customers, customer premises equipment (CPE)/routers for fixed wireless and WiFi deployments for businesses and endpoints for 5G/multi-access edge compute (MEC) use cases.

Business Device Requirements

  • Gather and define business-specific device functional, technical, and certification requirements

  • Align with feedback from business units on customer needs and with business product management on product specific needs

  • Document, review, and communicate these requirements to device original equipment manufacturer (OEM) ecosystem for business specific devices and to the Verizon Consumer Group (VCG) for core/common devices

  • Align network and device technology features with capabilities in new devices

Emerging Technologies:

  • Lead implementation of emerging technologies (e.g. eSIM/Dual SIM) on business specific devices

  • Source and establish partners for realizing new use cases (e.g. augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR), 5G/MEC endpoints)

  • Partner with network and business product organization to validate/trial new use cases

  • Establish technology strategy, assessments, roadmap, and relationships tied to vertical strategy outlook one to three years out

  • Introduce new concepts and strategies and study and assess how they will impact the industry and company

  • Lead planning meetings to discuss technology potential with internal organizations and outside organizations

  • Partner with VCG, network, and device technology organizations to make sure the needs of the business group are cared for as part of the technology decision journey

  • Work with key technology leaders to gain insight into the latest trends and needs

  • Work with peers and key stakeholders to align all of the VBG Units on our device technologies, strategy, and product development views

  • Develop relationships internally and externally to understand direction of industries and organizations

What we’re looking for...

You are passionate about learning and commercializing new technologies. You thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. You are driven by your own success and equally committed to the success of the team.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree or MBA desired

  • 10+ years technology experience engaged in strategy development and analysis of device technology

  • 5+ years of mobile/telecom industry experience

  • 5+ years of experience in leadership and people management roles

  • Strategic planning and competitive analysis expertise

  • Proven experience commercializing cutting edge technologies/solutions

  • In-depth knowledge of emerging technologies, like eSIM and 5G/MEC

  • Proven ability to identify/source new partners for new use cases

  • A strong track record of collaboration and stakeholder management

  • A strong track record of identifying and delivering creative opportunities to achieve business organization goals

  • The ability to effectively manage relationships with cross-functional partners to drive projects toward completion

  • Superior leadership and communication skills

  • Strong organizational and team building skills

  • The ability to learn quickly and thrive in a dynamic environment

  • Proficiency in Google Suite, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and other standard office computer applications

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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