When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

As a leader, you’ll use deep technical expertise in data science, forecasting and optimization methods, experience with implementation of AI in commercial applications and experience in leading and building a team. You and your team will focus on developing and delivering machine learning and time series models and optimization solutions that drive business forecast, workforce optimization, operation efficiency and business innovation.
You’ll work closely with the business partners and the entire data scientist community at Verizon in proactively designing and developing AI capabilities. These AI capabilities will include predictive, prescriptive and adaptive applications for all predictions and inferences at Verizon. Models will typically get implemented on premise, in cloud and/or on the edge and in both real-time and batch mode depending upon the business applications.
At Verizon, we are on a multi-year journey to industrialize our data science and AI capabilities. Very simply, this means that AI will fuel all decisions and business processes across the company. At hundred and thirty billion dollars plus in annual revenue, this is a pioneering opportunity to design and shape AI at scale in the Telco industry. With our leadership in bringing 5G network nationwide, the opportunity for AI will only grow exponentially in going from enabling billions of predictions to possibly trillions of predictions that are automated and real-time. Therefore, it will be critical that you possess previous experience in the development and implementation of AI and data science models.

  • Partner with key business stakeholders to develop AI strategy and roadmap and develop and execute plans to deliver business results.
  • Lead in developing the next generation of AI that drives innovation, accurate business forecasting, lower operating expenses and increased efficiency, and business growth.
  • Build a high performing team of data scientists that is highly engaged, operates with high degree of autonomy, accountability and a sense of urgency in delivering on business outcomes.
  • Build a diverse team with an inclusive culture.
  • Attract and retain top talent with deep technical expertise to Verizon.
  • Enable career development via access to training resources, on the job coaching and mentoring.
  • Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
  • Operate as an expert and thought leader both within Verizon and externally within industry.
  • Serve as trusted advisor to all stakeholders at Verizon.
  • Coach and mentor our high potential talent.
  • Stay informed on the latest advancements in AI and technology space, finding ways to deliver value by applying and customizing these to our specific problem space.
  • Help create an environment where our scientists are engaged in pioneering work that can be shared with the world in a number of ways like open source, publications, etc.
  • Inspire our team to create AI applications designed with bias considerations and that promotes ethical AI both within Verizon and externally with Verizon’s partners.
  • Establish best practices and governance routines to ensure adherence to model management policies, peer reviews, and compliance to our policy standards for privacy, ethics, and bias.

What we’re looking for...

You get excited by the possibilities that technology creates and how it can improve the way we do business. Applying your analytical skills and expertise to tackle complex problems is personally rewarding. With strong written and verbal communication abilities, you’re able to cut through technical jargon to describe complex concepts in a way everyone can understand. People know you for your strong leadership and the way you encourage teams to perform at their best. No stranger to working in a fast-paced environment, you convey a sense of urgency and lead multiple challenging priorities with ease, never missing a deadline.
You’ll need to have:

  • In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.
  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Three or more years of direct experience of leading data science teams with a focus on solving business problems and technical innovation.
  • Coding experience with demonstrated expertise in Python, java, R, etc.
  • Expert level knowledge of AI/ML models, time series analysis, and optimization techniques.
  • Experience developing models and algorithms independently, writing your own code, developing strategy for algorithmic experimentation, and deploying in production.
  • Experience with both batch and streaming models in production.
  • Experience with Hadoop, AWS or other distributed compute services.
  • Knowledge of data structures, data modeling and software architecture skills.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Operation Research or similar field.
  • Ability to explain both the code and the underlying math used in algorithms/models.
  • Communication skills, critical thinking, and strategic thinking skills above and beyond the technical knowledge and commercial application experience required.
  • Cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem solving skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.