You will take ownership of green field projects, prepare Request for Proposal, prepare solution and defend solutions. You will be liaison with 3GPP team to identify 3GPP submissions, prioritize 3GPP submission items in close collaboration with 3GPP team. You will provide technical leadership and direction to vendors and supporting organizations within the Network and Technology organization.
Performing early evaluations of new technologies and their applicability to Verizon service strategy.
Creating a report based on early evaluation, and identify opportunities across all components of the network including handset.
Evaluating and influencing standards to meet our needs for supporting RCS, SMS, MMS both short and long term.
Researching and evaluating new technologies and translate business objectives and strategies into viable plans.
Analyzing a variety of network solutions from various vendors, determine technical and financial tradeoffs and present solid recommendations.
Conducting feasibility analysis and vendor evaluation, which includes leading RFP efforts, developing project plans, managing contracts and vendors and supporting deployment.
Interfacing with internal teams such as device, service performance, territory performance and network planning.
Maintaining competitive technology information.
Advising on multi-million dollar savings and evaluating vendors based on complex technical criteria and commercial should-cost criteria.
Coordinating with various account managers, program managers, vendors, and make sure solutions are delivered.
Identifying opportunities for automation for major 5G features. Acquiring in-depth, and hands on understanding of the SON platform to ensure integration of 5G features in the SON ecosystem early in the cycle.
Negotiating contracts with vendors for new applications and services. Drive contracts to completion with sourcing partners.
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.
Six or more years of diverse cellular wireless technology experience in design, development, test and system engineering.
Experience in Project Management and Wireless Network (3GPP).
Even better if you have:
Master / Bachelors of Electronics and communication, or Software Engineering, or Telecommunications Engineering.
Eight or more years of experience with Radio Access interface specifications, configuration, and network optimization. In-depth knowledge of 3GPP LTE/NR wireless standards, track record of the creation of original ideas in academia and/or industry.
Five or more years of experience with designing and delivering radio access network solutions in collaboration with multi-functional teams. Work experience as a system developer, integrator, problem investigator, or system engineer.
Five or more years of experience with solving network capacity, coverage problems and ability to proactively look for improvement opportunities resulting in financial benefit.
Multiple successful deployments of such ideas which resulted in financial benefit.
Work experience in wireless product development, product system engineering, planning, performance, and/or architecture.
Experience with new wireless communication technologies such as 5G NR, LTE advanced Pro, Massive MIMO, HetNet, CRAN, VRAN, Mobile Edge Computing, Cloud architecture, CAT-M, IoT, SON.
Experience as subject matter expert on above items for multiple technologies.
Experience with large scale wireless communication gear software architecture, product software system engineering, or wireless product development work.
Knowledge of new virtualization techniques like containers and their orchestration/LCM - Docker, Kubernetes, Helm, and WebScale architect.
Ability to generate, understand and interpret technology standards and make it a part of the design solution for projects.
Interpersonal and leadership skills along with organizational and people management skills.
Detail oriented, motivated to learn independently, and ability to navigate cross functional team dynamics.
Contract negotiation and vendor management experience.
Experience leading technical deployment of new wireless products and services.
Experience creating and presenting technical recommendations to stakeholders and leadership teams.
Previous work experience with embedded C/C++, DSP/Power quick development work, UE log processing, network analysis tools would be a great plus.
Willingness to travel.
When you join Verizon
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