What you’ll be doing...

The Technology and Product Development organization is searching for a motivated, positive self-starter who will lead high visibility strategic initiatives with a key focus on managing the implementation of tools to provide key functionality needed to host big data applications in the Verizon Corporate Grid in Verizon Media.

Migrating our big data applications to the Verizon Corporate Grid in Verizon Media creates value by leveraging our technology and resources to accelerate our capabilities in Big Data AI and creating a competitive advantage. Key outcomes include reducing cost structure including 3rd party and leveraging cumulative IQ to be smarter, better and faster resulting in incremental business value.

The primary focus of the team is to identify and initiate opportunities, build collaboration, and influence strategic direction by raising visibility of trends and issues across the competitive landscape. The position requires a deep understanding of IT and network technologies, industry trends and business drivers, as well as a strong desire to learn.

The candidate will drive cross functional initiatives, develop action plans, establish milestones, and provide status updates. The position requires frequent interaction with VPs and Directors across Technology and partner organizations. The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities.

Key Functions:

  • Develop and manage the roadmap of the tools needed in the Verizon Corporate Grid (VCG).
  • Collaborate with the Verizon big data application owners to ensure appropriate prioritization of the functionality needed in the VCG.
  • Collaborate with Verizon Media personnel to ensure functionality is delivered on time.
  • Develop key metrics and success criteria.
  • Manage timelines, deliverables, issues and risks to execute on the roadmap.
  • Communicate key successes/wins and other significant project statuses.
  • Organize and lead cross functional teams to share information, build collaboration, and facilitate the execution of new opportunities to address Verizon’s business challenges.
  • Identify and leverage Verizon Media expertise, technological investments, and AI techniques.
  • Research new technology opportunities, investigate industry trends, and deliver compelling, data driven recommendations to guide business decisions and improve business performance.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or related technical field.
  • Experience in software development or IT.
  • Knowledge of big data and machine learning technologies.
  • Strong Program management experience (Agile and/ or Waterfall) with success leading large complex initiatives.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the company.
  • Knowledge with project management and collaboration tools including G Suite, Confluence, Jira, and SmartSheets.
  • Ability to package and sell ideas to all levels of management and across organizations
  • Experience and interest in current and future technologies.
  • PMP Certification.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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