What you’ll be doing...

The Director will be responsible for tracking Verizon and industry network technology plans and ensuring that the wireless device roadmap (across business channels) is enabled to support the technical and business needs of the corporation. This role will oversee the development of detailed technical requirements, hardware and software architecture to support the business requirements of the various device offerings.

This role also requires working with cross functional teams of Engineering, Operations, Product and many other functions within Verizon. The Director will lead a team that is changing the face of how Verizon influences the wireless and wireline Device ecosystem and its many constituents to drive differentiated customer experiences.

Business Impact:

  • Provides critical planning support for the Multi Billion $$ network capital investment through the planning of device specifications, network validation activities, network deployment activities, and device launch. Key projects include continued 5G, eSIM, VoLTE feature and performance support, spectrum planning.
  • Provides test planning support to ensure billions of dollars of retail devices are available in the retail stores and enterprise channels.
  • Provide critical technical support for the various device franchises providing $100M’s of revenue.
  • Plan, design, and enable device build of material cost savings.
  • Key team responsible for the eUICC (eSIM) strategy. This strategy and execution for enabling this technology will provide for $100Ms of new revenue through wearables, smartphones, IoT and additional data devices. Strategy execution will also protect $10B’s of revenue.
  • Lead and foster key partnerships with tech giants like Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Qualcomm, Intel, Major MNO’s via industry forums, and major OEM’s to successfully deploy this technology.
  • Works with key modem vendors (Qualcomm, Intel, Marvell, Sequans, etc.) to deliver new features and products for the retail and enterprise channels.

Responsibilities:

  • Enabling the successful (on-time, below budget, quality) launch of new devices and services.
  • The enablement of hardware and software subsystems through understanding and driving the supplier roadmaps, cost and technical specifications of the major components that comprise a device.
  • Evaluate leading edge device technologies to determine the capability to enhance the customer experience.
  • Tracks various components of the device ecosystem including h/w and s/w and their impact on the device (cost / size / performance).
  • Develop device HW subsystem technical specifications consistent with marketing, network and industry standard requirements
  • Facilitate the productization of new device platforms
  • Track new network technologies. In addition to internal requests, the team will also review evolving standards, vendor proposals and industry publications as potential new features.
  • Develop device technical requirements and test plans based upon the system analysis of the new feature.
  • Work with 5G ecosystem and Enterprise product teams to incubate and accelerate validation of the technology.
  • Problem-solve with senior leaders to deliver strategic insights and recommendations based on business analyses to senior leadership.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of technology advancements and standards. Drive technology development and ideation in timely manner.

What we’re looking for...

  • Education:
    • BSEE – MSEE Preferred
  • Experience:
    • 10+ years of telecommunications R&D experience with a modem chipset platform vendor or device manufacturer
    • 5+ Managing and Developing Teams
  • Skillset:
    • Great written and verbal communications skills. Ability to effectively communicate in confrontational situations.
    • Proven Innovation Leader
    • Track-record of proactively initiating product offerings and process solutions based on knowledge of industry, technology and business trends.
    • Drive Projects from conception to completion
    • Able to understand and develop business cases
    • Read and negotiate contracts
    • Lead teams of 15+ people
  • Technical Skills / Background:
    • Mobile telecommunications industry knowledge, including experience with handset manufacturers, network equipment vendors, and/or chipset vendors
    • Conceptual knowledge of the major HW and SW subsystems that comprise a wireless device with 5+ years of developing technology in 1 or more of these subsystems.
    • Conceptual understanding of development and test processes
    • Understanding chipset / wireless device development life-cycle
    • UICC
      • UICC architecture
      • APDU, BIP protocols
      • USIM, ISIM, CSIM applications
    • Familiarity with common mobile handset operating systems (Android, Windows Phone and other Java-Linux platforms) and native constructs to support protocol development
    • Conceptual understanding of RTOS and microprocessor architecture
    • Conceptual understanding of wireless transceiver architecture and design techniques.
    • Experience with wireless communication protocols:
      • LTE, CDMA, UMTS / HSPA, GSM / GPRS / EDGE
      • Familiarity: SIP, WiFi, SUPL, OMA-DM, TCP/UDP/IP, IPSEC, HTTP, FTP
    • Device Subsystems (Modem, RFIC, RF Front End)
  • Financials:
    • Business Case (NPV)
  • Prior success providing design and implementation leadership for cross-functional teams (Device, Marketing, Network, IT, etc.)
  • Knowledge on cutting edge wireless technologies

  • Effective project management, problem-solving, communication and analysis skills, with the ability to execute complex analysis to support technology, product strategy, working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proven experience working with cross-functional stakeholders and influencing top-level leadership.
  • Ability to create internal partnerships to develop consensus within Verizon working teams and create ways to get the ideas into execution quickly into execution phase.
  • Experienced team player with the ability to recognize multiple dimensions of business issues.
  • Experience structuring and implementing complex analyses to support strategy and ability to draw insights and implications from complex datasets and make actionable recommendations.
  • Ability to keep up emerging technology, communicate the changes in the external world, implications to Verizon and developing a call to action.
  • Build/Nurture agile and passionate team.

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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