What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is in search of a Sr. Product Manager in the Software Defined Networks (SDN) & Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) product area with a special focus on enabling Verizon Managed Services (network functions & Enterprise Applications) for large & mid-tier enterprises. You will focus on Verizon’s strategic products with emphasis on SD-WAN, Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) & Cloud Services enabling Managed Network Services with wireline (MPLS, Internet) and wireless (LTE, 5G) networks on Universal CPE white box, private & public clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP). Key responsibilities would include:

  • Leadership on E2E product lifecycle for Managed Services with strong focus on customer journey (CX).

  • Work with large Enterprises & pre-sales teams to identify use cases & develop managed services products for network & digital transformation focused on enabling SDN & MEC combined with current & next gen networks (MPLS, Broadband, LTE & 5G).

  • Lead market research, identify next gen use cases, write business case & requirements around SDN, NFV, MEC or Cloud solutions for Enterprise & public sector.

  • Work in an agile environment across stakeholder organizations (including Product Management, Operations, Order Management, Billing, etc.).

  • Cross-functional communication and decision making in order to drive Managed Services objectives.

  • Enable product launches (idea to GA) in a fast paced, results oriented and innovative work culture (startup environment).

  • Analyze business results using key financial metrics including volumes, costs, and profitability to ensure offers supports customer needs while also achieving business case targets such as revenue and margin.

  • Represent Verizon at industry conferences, tradeshows & other partner events.

  • idate, collaborate & innovate with startups, traditional vendors as well as internal Engineering teams.

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:

  • Strong Product Development background with key focus on Enterprise use cases around managed network services (SDN, MEC, Cloud, 4G & 5G).

  • Seven or more years of experience in product management, marketing and/or pre-sales roles with direct contribution to revenue growth (preferably in a “as a service” model using public or private cloud infrastructure – Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure or Google Cloud Platform).

  • Market research, business case creation, product sales enablement, pricing & marketing experience.

  • Experience in managed network services like LAN, WAN, 4G or 5G enabling services on cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, GCP etc.).

  • Good understanding of AI (Artificial Intelligence) Models (Machine learning) for AIOps, Predictive analytics.

  • Strong technical background to provide systems perspective and expertise for SDN, NFV or cloud products, services & E2E managed network solutions.

  • Deep understanding and industry experience to provide systems perspective and expertise for existing networks (MPLS, broadband, 4G LTE) and exposure to future network trend (5G, IoT ecosystem etc) & vendor ecosystem.

  • Excellent communication skills & lead discussions with pre-sales community customers to identify new market opportunities and use cases.

  • Out of the box thinking to identify new vendors, use cases & market opportunities for next generation managed services with SDN, NFV & MEC technologies.

  • Experience in agile IT development processes and collaboration tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Jive etc.) as well as vendor management.

  • Leadership acting as a change agent in the managed services space using SDN or Cloud to create/enable solutions for various channels such as large enterprise, indirect, federal/government and small/medium business markets.

  • Five or more years of managed services leadership and experience, preferably a blend of wireless/wireline technologies in applications, virtualization, security and network.

  • Expert in crafting impactful messaging to executive internal/external audiences using PowerPoint/Word and meaningful/concise communication to peer groups via e-mail.

  • Technical knowledge of network (MPLS, internet, wireless) and cloud platforms (OpenStack).

  • Experience developing virtualized application integration frameworks both in cloud and in x86 based hardware.

  • Experience in ideation or development of cutting edge applications like IoT, Mobile Edge Computing, Blockchain etc.

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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