Verizon Senior Technologist in Irving, Texas


The individual filling this role will be joining a team of senior technologists and marketplace analysts who provide consultative services to internal and cross-functional organizations in the areas of technology and business strategy, opportunity discovery, ideation and agile innovation.

The candidate will also work externally across the technology industry, driving Verizon thought leadership via engagements with industry forums, product/service providers and other ecosystem players, from startups to established players.

The primary deliverables of this role are research and strategy documents, white papers and presentations to Verizon leadership, cross-functional teams and external industry forums. The overall team also delivers innovation concepts and prototypes resulting from collaborations with Verizon internal teams, industry organizations, partners and work from market consultants and Verizon suppliers.

The candidate must be a self-starter and self-motivated individual with a high degree of understanding of the Telecom industry and Internet-based emerging technologies. The individual must also possess a very strong combination of analytical skills, business acumen and creative ideation/innovation skills.

The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Provide consultative research and assessments of the technology and market landscape to identify threats and opportunities.

  • Develop strategies that meet threats, maximize opportunities and ensure that business processes and reference architectures support future trends.

  • Deliver strategy documents and presentations to Verizon executives and cross-functional teams. Apply cross-functional leadership and soft skills to review, refine and drive adoption of strategies and approaches.

  • Drive the Agile Innovation business process used to clearly define, drive and measure results of innovation projects.

  • Identify innovation opportunities, facilitate development and evaluate results of collaborative proof-of-concepts for top candidates.

  • Drive Verizon’s thought leadership in the industry via White Papers, high-impact engagements and projects at industry forums, such as TM Forum.


Required Skills and Experience

•BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent work experience•Experience in the Telecom and networking industry with a deep, multi-disciplinary technical and business background.•Deep expertise in broadband wireline and wireless network technologies, services, platforms, business processes and OSS/BSS systems for Consumer, SMB and Enterprise markets.•IP Networking technologies•3G/4G LTE Wireless networks and Mobile devices•WiFi and Ethernet services•Network Management/FCAPS•OSS/BSS•Database systems•Cloud technologies

Desired skills:

•MBA or other business-related Master’s Degree with a technical orientation.•Knowledge of optical transport networks and fiber management systems, 5G wireless technologies, video services, IoT, M2M, data modeling and analytics, machine learning, application development

Equal Employment Opportunity

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