What you’ll be doing...

As a Solution Architect in the Network Systems Strategy and Architecture team, you will be leading and defining domain specific architecture for the systems automating Verizon’s wireline and wireless nation-wide networks for large programs such as: Intelligent Edge Network, Fiber Deployments, and 5G. You will engage with the subject matter experts on key domains such as: network infrastructure (PNF and VNF) onboarding and provisioning, orchestration, service fulfillment, inventory, topology, life cycle management, policy management etc. on RAN, access, transport and core networks. You will be defining the architecture runway to support these domains for product and services launch and engaging with other domain leads to define the end to end architecture. You will provide technical and solution leadership in delivering architectural artifacts that promote reusability, modularity and scalability across the OSS layer for various lines of business. You will work closely with Verizon’s network engineering, network planning teams and the SMEs/developers implementing the systems, drive the architecture directions in an agile framework structure, and support the agility/innovations in the OSS for the business with VNF, MEC, 5G use cases. You will be leading and facilitating meetings and discussions to elicit business, product and network requirements to define and deliver next gen OSS architectural solutions and prescriptive guidance. You should be a self-starter and be able to drive end-to-end process and solution leadership to successfully complete large impactful network programs on time with well-managed scopes and costs.

The candidate must be able to establish relationships and work with managers, SMEs at all levels without supervision. You must be able to articulate the problem statement and openly bring up challenges, roadblocks and impediments, negotiate, influence and drive solutions with directors and for tactical and strategic enterprise architecture approach and business capabilities.

  • Develops, documents, delivers and communicates solution architecture artifacts for implementation and execution of business and IT-driven initiatives from ideation through roll out.
  • Thoroughly documents, defends, and socializes at all levels in the business and IT the defined solutions architecture.
  • Proactive mindset with ability maintain a future year POR (plan of record) and to identify and drive new solutions for changes identified in day to day operations or through user pain points
  • Provides technical and solution leadership in delivering architecture artifacts that promote reusability, modularity and scalability across the OSS layer for various lines of businesses.
  • Partners with business and IT stockholders to align with business/network drivers and product strategy across various lines of businesses, and applies service-oriented architecture, micro-services architecture patterns and principles to deliver solution architecture artifacts.
  • Develops solutions to complex enterprise problems that increase enterprise agility, system and process efficiencies and maximizes ROI on our network assets. You will exercise considerable judgment, trade-offs evaluation and risk mitigation planning during the solution definition and delivery phases.
  • Tracks industry trends and leverages them to drive innovation and solution excellence across various functional domains within the OSS space.
  • Leads the creation and oversight of architectural and financial research within functional areas to develop business value of program integration.
  • Demonstrates business acumen to drive the right priorities.
  • Responsible to own and deliver (using matrix leadership):
    • Business/Systems Requirements Functional Placement in Systems.
    • High-level Architecture & System Flow Architecture.
    • Process/System Flows (Cross business and portfolio that assign Responsibilities) – Present Mode of Operation & Future Mode of Operation.
    • Gap Analysis.
    • Low-Level Design and system interface documents (attribute level, data models, etc.).
    • Metrics associated with the Business Case Quantification.
    • Serve as single point of contact for functional domain within OSS space.
    • Drive work towards target architecture plans and incremental progress.
    • Drive the adoption and governance of our standard Tech Stack and emerging technologies.

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.
  • Five or more years of experience in Information Technology as enterprise/solutions architect, or systems analyst role in Telecommunication.
  • Experience leading software developers, systems or process analysts.
  • Knowledge of NFV concepts related to design and instantiation of VNF's including hands on working knowledge of VNFD, NSD, Forwarding Graph and required artifacts
  • Knowledge of the Lifecycle Management of VNF's including Policy, Assurance and Provisioning
  • Knowledge of 5G Network Concepts/use cases and its impacts/drivers for OSS functionality.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of 5G Network Concepts and related OSS functionality.
  • Network Service Slice and Network Slice Instance concepts
  • Knowledge of ONAP, ORAN, RIC
  • Knowledge of 3GPP standards work
  • Experience in articulating the business drives and architectural approach/trade-offs during discussions for solution buy-in at various levels and gain consensus.
  • Experience in one or more of the of the following functional areas:
    • Service Fulfillment and delivery.
    • Customer Order provisioning workflows.
    • Service and resource orchestration
    • Network capacity planning and engineering.
    • Service Assurance Functions.
    • Inventory and topology (physical and logical) functions.
  • Experience in network domains: wireless networks, RAN, transport and core , IP routing and protocols,
  • Experienced as ssoftware architect in the past involved in large companywide programs.
  • Software development experience.
  • Experienced with AI and Machine Learning.
  • Experience migrating applications to Cloud.
  • Ability to deliver systems/process analysis for strategic programs, user pain points and product rollouts across various functional domains in OSS space.
  • Ability to break down complex topics into simple to digest information and data points, adjusted to audiences at various levels.
  • Ability to deliver HLAs comprised of various architecture artifacts like systems interfaces and process flow diagrams, data flow diagrams, sequence and UML diagrams, inter and intra system dependencies within the functional domain and across them.
  • Ability to facilitate group meetings/discussions and broker solutions for issues between functional domains, senior leaders.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and writing), influencing and negotiation skills.

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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