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: Outside Plant Engineering Design, Planning and Inventory, and Location Management. You will be defining the architecture runway to support this domain for product and services launch and engaging with other domain leads to define the end to end architecture. 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. 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 architecture approach and business capabilities.

  • Proactive mindset with ability identify and drive new solutions for changes and automation identified in day to day operations, user pain points, or strategic programs
  • Documents and communicates solution architecture for implementation and execution of business and IT-driven initiatives from ideation through implementation.
  • 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 stakeholders to align with business/network drivers and product strategy across various lines of business
  • Applies service-oriented architecture, micro-services architecture patterns and principles to deliver solution architecture artifacts.
  • Tracks industry trends and leverages them to drive innovation and solution excellence across various functional domains within the OSS space.
  • Responsible to own and deliver (using matrix leadership):
    • High-level Architecture & System Flow defining the proposed solution – Present Mode of Operation & Future Mode of Operation.
    • Serve as Network Systems single point of contact for functional domain within OSS space.
    • Define and 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.
  • Experience in Information Technology as enterprise/solutions architect, or systems analyst role in Telecommunication.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of OSP planning and design infrastructure
  • Knowledge of Verizon fiber network
  • Knowledge of One Fiber program, purpose, goals and drivers
  • Knowledge of GDB (geodatabase) files

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Experience in articulating the business drivers 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.
  • Software development experience.
  • Experienced with AI and Machine Learning.
  • Experience migrating applications to Cloud.

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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