When you join Verizon

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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 wireless and wireline nation-wide networks for large programs such as: 5G, Intelligent Edge Network, and Fiber Deployments. You will also define the North Star architecture direction within one of the OSS domains as well as enterprise architecture roadmap to support Verizon's Network Strategy and compliance to SOE standards. For this job, you will engage with the subject matter experts within each impacted OSS domain. You will be defining the architecture runway to support this domain for product and services launch. You will provide technical and solution leadership in delivering architectural artifacts that promote reusability, modularity and scalability across the OSS layer for various lines of business. You will engage on a daily basis with Verizon’s network sub-market teams, Territory Planning teams, HQ Planning, and with the developers implementing the systems, to drive the architecture directions in an agile framework structure, and develop innovations for the business. You will be leading and facilitating meetings and discussions to elicit business, product and network requirements to define and deliver architectural solutions and prescriptive guidance. You will establish relationships and work with managers at all levels without supervision.

  • 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.
  • Develops solutions to complex enterprise problems that increase enterprise agility, system and process efficiencies and maximizes ROI on our network assets.
  • Exercise considerable judgment, trade-offs evaluation and risk mitigation planning during the solution definition.
  • Tracks industry trends and leverages them to drive innovation and solution excellence across various functional domains within the OSS space.
  • Demonstrate 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 & System Flow Architecture.
  • Process/System Flows (Cross business and portfolio that assign Responsibilities) – Present Mode of Operation & Future Mode of Operation.
  • Gap Analysis.
  • Serve as single point of contact for functional domain within OSS space.
  • Drive work towards target architecture plans and incremental progress.

What we’re looking for...

Youare able to articulate the problem statement and openly bring up challenges, roadblocks and impediments, negotiate, influence and drive solutions with directors and for tactical and strategic enterprise architecture approach and business capabilities. Strong and proven experience delivering architectural solutions in service assurance/service qualification/service troubleshooting domains for complex business problems in a fast-paced, dynamic, customer and team-oriented work environment.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel.

Experience in one or more of the following functional areas:

  • Expertise in at least one network domains: wireless networks, RF transmission techniques, 5G deployment, etc.
  • Been a solution architect in the past involved in large company-wide programs.
  • 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 High Level Architectures 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.
  • Effective communication (verbal and writing), influencing and negotiation skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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