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What you’ll be doing...

The Chief Architect will serve as the technical point-of-contact for the program utilizing strong management and communication skills along with managing competing priorities with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates will need to exhibit an understanding of IT project management concepts, inclusive of scope, schedule, cost, resource, communication, risk, and stakeholder management. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining government reporting requirements; employs defense-in-depth principles throughout the system; acts as technical liaison between the PMO, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers, and customer stakeholders. This role requires the ability to obtain and maintain a government sponsored Secret security clearance.

The Chief Architect will oversee and validate all system designs, ensure that the systems meet all technical requirements, and proactively monitor the overall performance of the systems.

  • Responsible for the overall design and performance of the solution and understands the underlying elements and dependencies.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining overall solution documentation.
  • Provide strategic technical vision and direction for the program teams.
  • Develop roadmaps for system enhancements and new releases.
  • Design and validate all major and minor changes.
  • Ensure Design meets or exceeds all SOW requirements.
  • Participate in Vendor improvement process activities.
  • Provide support to customer cybersecurity activities such as cybersecurity inspections and incident response.
  • Participate in discussions regarding future projects that are part of Verizon’s workshare.
  • Ensure Verizon stakeholders are engaged in future project planning and scoping efforts and provide PMO requirements for these efforts.
  • Manage “as-is” information, inclusive of technical baseline documentation and SOPs.
  • Perform technical evaluations of major system enhancements and major new customer requirements.
  • Create detailed system level functional requirements and specifications.
  • Provide system level technical support in customer and partner meetings.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to define the requirements and to drive timely and quality releases.
  • Provide a reference architecture that can be replicated.

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

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 designing complex infrastructure solutions involving multiple work streams and stakeholders.
  • Experience developing infrastructure solutions using major cloud computing providers and/or container orchestration platforms.
  • Experience with change management.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government sponsored DoD SECRET security clearance.

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

  • Master’s degree. Ideally, in Information Technology or Computer Science.
  • Strong analysis skills, with the ability to effectively communicate results to leadership and subordinates.
  • Strong technical skills with networks, managed services, CPE, applications, hosted services, security, IT services and wireless technologies.
  • Exhibit leadership qualities required to coordinate and lead meetings to drive progress associated with assignments.
  • Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience developing infrastructure solutions across major cloud computing providers and/or container orchestration platforms.
  • Ability to drive successful completion of projects and deliverables.
  • Excellent Verbal, written, presentation and communication skills, with the ability to succinctly communicate ideas.
  • Ability to interact with customer and vendors to present at requirement and design reviews.
  • Experience with Multi-Access Edge Compute (MEC) nodes.
  • Experience with hybrid private/public 5G Architecture.
  • Experience with cyber security/secure networks and development.
  • Experience with Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) software components such as Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) gateways and network slicing.
  • Experience with private IP (PIP) Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks.
  • In-depth knowledge on mobile networks, especially on 3GPP LTE 4G and 5G standards Additional knowledge on core network standards.
  • One or more Professional-level or Specialty cloud certifications.
  • Currently hold a government sponsored DoD SECRET security clearance.

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.

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