What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is in search of a Senior Product Manager in the SDN product area with a special focus on enabling Verizon SDN & NFV portfolio (physical & virtual network functions) for large & mid-tier enterprises. The Senior Product Manager will focus on Verizon’s strategic products with primary focus on SD-LAN, SD-WLAN (Managed WIFI), SD-WAN and other Virtual Network Services enabling Managed Network Services with wireline (MPLS, Internet) and wireless (LTE, 5G) networks.

Software Defined-Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are disruptive technologies that will reshape the IP and Managed Services portfolio. The total service provider NFV market will grow from $7.3 billion in 2015 to almost $29B in 2020, with a CAGR of 32% with revenue from outsourced services for NFV projects growing from $4.7B in 2015 to $13.7B in 2020 (IHS – January 2017). Verizon holds a coveted leadership position in the 2018 Gartner global network services magic quadrant.

Ideal candidate will be passionate about identifying Enterprise use cases & develop managed services products enabling technologies like SDN & NFV combined with current & next gen networks (MPLS, Broadband, LTE & 5G). Ideal candidate should be comfortable in fast paced, results oriented and innovative work culture (startup environment). Ideally you have experience in managed network services like LAN, WAN, 4G or 5G. Knowledge in the areas of managed services, cloud, SDN/NFV and virtualization (OpenStack & other virtualization platforms) are required. These are not knowledge areas of traditional product managers.

Looking for strong entrepreneurial attitude who can ideate, collaborate & innovate with startups, traditional vendors as well as internal Engineering teams. This individual will be a self-starter who can lead market research, identify next gen use cases, write business case & requirements around SDN, NFV, MEC, Wi-Fi and/or IoT solutions for Enterprise & public sector. The candidate should be able to work in an agile environment across stakeholder organizations (including Product Management, Operations, Order Management, Billing, etc.). The role requires cross-functional communication and decision making in order to drive Managed Services objectives.

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 network services (WLAN, WAN, 4G & 5G).
  • At least 7 years of prior experience in product management, marketing and/or pre-sales roles with direct contribution to revenue growth.
  • Market research, business case creation, product sales enablement, pricing & marketing experience required.
  • Strong technical background to provide systems perspective and expertise for LAN, Wi-Fi, IoT products, services & E2E managed network solutions.
  • Deep understanding & industry expertise 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.
  • 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.
  • Out of the box thinking to identify new vendors, use cases & market opportunities for next generation managed services with SDN & NFV technologies.
  • Experience in agile IT development processes and collaboration tools (e.g. JIRA, Confluence, Jive etc.) as well as vendor management.
  • Represent Verizon at industry conferences, tradeshows & other partner events.
  • Leadership acting as a change agent in the managed services space using SDN/NFV to create/enable solutions for various channels such as large enterprise, indirect, federal/government and small/medium business markets.
  • 5+ years of managed services leadership and SDN/NFV 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 Mobile Edge Computing, Blockchain etc.

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

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