Information Technology Leadership Development Program

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Responsibilities

At Verizon, our people are busy changing the world—tackling the toughest challenges in areas like healthcare, energy, public safety, and education. With an outward focus on our customers and integrity at our core, we're creating technology solutions that help businesses optimize their operations, families connect from anywhere, and whole communities leave smaller, greener footprints. The result?  Widespread impact on the way people live, work and play across the entire globe. 

That’s why we need the best and the brightest minds to join our team. People like you— determined to push boundaries, drive real change, and help us create a smarter, better future for all. 

Overview of VLDP: 

The Verizon Leadership Development Program (VLDP) is an entry level career opportunity that encourages participants to develop the skills and capabilities needed to meet current and future business needs, all while experiencing diverse job rotations across the enterprise in different locations throughout  the country. 

Here's what you'll experience in this cutting-edge program: 

  • Participants complete three unique rotations throughout Verizon's core and wireless groups, focusing on the development of key functional skills
  • Participants strengthen their technical, business and leadership skills through structured, 'real life’ assignments; participation in enterprise wide LDP leadership/management development curriculum and defined networking/support activities
  • Participants will apply their skills in a full range of high-impact projects, meetings,  and presentations
  • Participants successfully completing program performance criteria will be eligible for placement 

Overview of IT Program:

Verizon is in the business of empowering communication – of ensuring the flow of data, the exchange of ideas and the security of information. And when you launch your career with our three year entry-level Information Technology Leadership Development Program, you'll dive into our full spectrum of industry defining technologies that enable our millions of customers to harness the power of our networks every day. Through a series of three in-depth rotations across Verizon's core and wireless groups, you'll contribute your ideas and advance your skills with a team that thrives on breaking new ground. That means honing your expertise in programming, networking and architecture, hardware engineering, database management, and business analysis – all in an environment that offers the latest in information technologies. You'll emerge ready to lead the way in making a positive impact with a company dedicated to enhancing the world! 

Position Responsibilities May Include:

  • Software design and implementation
  • Network and information security
  • Product development and rollout
  • Infrastructure management and support 

Position responsibilities will vary by rotation, location, and business

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies, Computer Engineering or equivalent major
  • 3.0 GPA or greater preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Self-starter with strong leadership skills; team oriented
  • Superior organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent quantitative, written, and oral communication skills
  • For some roles: advanced modeling and operations research skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet critical deadlines
  • Familiarity with one or more of the following technologies and disciplines: Java, ASP.net, C, C++, C#, Javascript, HTML, DHTML, AJAX, CSS, network design, network and information security, Oracle, SQL Server, UNIX, Windows, mainframe
  • Previous related internship/work experience preferred
  • Willingness to relocate as candidates may be placed for long- or short-term rotations in locations throughout Verizon’s U.S. footprint. Rotation locations may include, but are not limited to: Irvine, CA; Colorado Springs, CO; Temple Terrace, FL; Alpharetta, GA and/or Basking Ridge, NJ 

Candidates are encouraged to apply by going to www.verizon.com/campus.  Candidates must create an application and apply in order to be considered.  Start dates for the VLDP opportunities are typically in the spring/summer. 

Our recruiters will review your application for available opportunities at Verizon. If a possible match is identified, a recruiter will contact you to further discuss your skills and professional interests.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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