Verizon Enterprise Orchestration Architect in Basking Ridge, New Jersey

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is looking for an experience Enterprise architect to oversee the design and manage the delivery of our VNF orchestration platform covering customer experience, VNF cloud certification, VNF service assurance and hybrid cloud management. The candidate will work with a cross-functional team and vendors to provide architectural guidance and be hands-on as situation demands. 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 2017 Gartner global network services magic quadrant.

Ideal candidate should be comfortable in fast paced, results oriented and innovative environment focused on next generation service chain use cases for networking using SDN/NFV technology, building an API framework and understanding of the BSS/OSS architectures. 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, innovate around SDN, NFV, APIs/SDKs and Cloud solutions for Enterprise & public sector. The candidate should be able to work in an agile environmentacross 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...

  • Review the platform deployment & build plan to enhance and optimize the platform (log management, redundancy design, operations maintenance review)

  • Architect and design the orchestration and assurance platform along with a cross-functional team in conjunction with the vendor

  • Work with network service team members to define the VNF deployment design in a hybrid multi-cloud environment

  • Work with cross-functional teams to define a Verizon standard for VNF orchestration

  • Experience with OpenStack, AWS, Azure, Google Cloud

  • Demonstrated hands-on experience building Container based solutions using Kubernetes, and/or Docker Data Center/swarm.

  • 5+ years of software design & development experience

  • Scripting Skillset in Python, Perl, Bash.

  • Ability to develop and drive the SDN/NFV API solutions roadmap, analyze customer co-creation trends and collaborate with IT professionals to drive API execution

  • Strong technical background to provide systems perspective and expertise for SD-WAN, services & E2E solutions

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

  • Deep understanding & industry expertise to provide systems perspective and expertise for existing SDN/NFV technologies & vendors

  • 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 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.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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