When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...

Verizon is seeking highly motivated candidates with broad experience to join the Innovation & Product Realization team that supports VCG (Verizon Consumer Group). In this exciting position, and as part of the fast-paced Consumer Technology & Product Development Engineering team, you will play an integral role establishing and nurturing external engagements with various industry partners and stakeholders, including top entrepreneurs, start-ups, inventors/disruptors, technology innovators, product/service companies, and VCs. Your focus in this role will be to scout technologies that align to strategy and roadmap, validate product/market fit, build initial business cases, support building prototypes,to integrate and validate technologies from a variety of sources that can be scaled up as revenue generating future products/services.

The primary responsibilities associated with the position include:

  • Identify and engage with partners that align to Consumer Product strategy to create new revenue streams for Verizon
  • Establish partnerships with start-ups to evaluate their concept for potential proof-of-concepts and customer trials
  • Collaborate with technical teams to develop proof-of-concepts and customer trials to verify and validate the technology, document results, findings, and KPIs.
  • Research and stay up-to-date on the current state-of-the-art and future technology trends, primarily within the evolving mobile ecosystem/value chain, key players within segments, and current/emerging business models.
  • Develop compelling use cases that will take advantage of future 5G networks to complement/supplement or create brand new revenues streams for Verizon.
  • Propose/Define technical projects based on our roadmap and their associated deliveries/milestones collaboratively with our partners.
  • Analyze and discover new insights that will translate into emerging products and services to delight Verizon customers and capture developers’ mindset.
  • Define new product/service concepts, build out business cases, including startup/ongoing cost picture, estimate market size/revenue potential, and product/market fit.

Where you'll be working…

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your 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.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.

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

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer or Communications Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related field. MS preferred.
  • Six or more years of experience in commercial product development (higher layers of technology stack and software focus is desired).
  • Experience with value brands (Tracfone, Visible, Prepaid)
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills and ability to defend design decisions.
  • Software development experience with the ability to write code using a high level programming language
  • Experience with at least more than one of the following technologies: AR/VR, 5G, Immersive Media, FinTech, Security, Gaming Connected Health, Education, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning.
  • Strong and diverse technology experience.
  • Ability to stay focussed and function with minimal direction

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical, religious, or state law recognized reasons).