Verizon is currently seeking a resource in New Business Development to join its growing team in Palo Alto or San Jose, CA.  The ideal candidate will work alongside Verizon’s New Product organization responsible for reviewing internal and external product ideas, conducting business and technical due diligence in alignment with Product roadmap needs and development of ideas into sound business plans.  The individual will also identify and engage with emerging technologies and startups that may be a good fit for specific product roadmaps and portfolio needs.


The position involves a significant amount of networking and interpersonal interaction and it is expected that the candidate will have demonstrated a high level of initiative and personal responsibility for their assignments. It is expected that the candidate will be highly organized and comfortable with multitasking.  The position requires 10%-20% travel.


Responsibilities include the following:

  • Work extensively with Verizon internal teams, primarily Technology, and Product Strategy and Development groups, to determine product roadmap and technology needs in order to drive innovation and focus for identifying startups.
  • Manage internal process to identify and screen potential startups and new technologies, and determine fit with product roadmaps and business needs.
  • Generate leads and manage internal process for engaging startups and innovation funnel.
  • Work alongside internal teams to host events for Innovation Days, Startup Town Halls, or other startup outreach efforts.



  • 4+ years of experience working in Business Development and New Technology evaluation
  • Desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment (prior work with a startup a plus)
  • Solid understanding of wireless, video, internet, M2M and related industry trends
  • MBA and Bachelor's degree with high academic achievement preferred
  • Demonstrated maturity, presence on the phone, attention to detail, initiative, and people skills
  • An extroverted personality with good commercial instincts
  • Presentation development and delivery a must
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

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