Principal Network Engineer - Project Manager - Irving, TX, United States

  • Verizon
  • Irving, TX, United States
  • Jul 02, 2020
Full time Telecommunications

Job Description

Job # 545394

What you’ll be doing...

Network Implementation program managers are responsible for end-to-end implementation of network infrastructure initiatives as it relates to new platform, product, and service deployments working with all organizations within Network (i.e., HQ Planning, PDI, NNO, ME, Device Technology and the Markets). Cross-functional work is required to collaborate with other teams which include: Device Marketing, PMO, IT, and CARE. In this role, you’ll be tasked to manage highly visible Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and other 5G network infrastructure related programs from conceptual stage to final implementation. Ideal candidate would have a mix of technical and project management background with proven track record of operationalizing new products and services. Candidate must have entrepreneurial mindset to lead projects, collaborate, and influence decision making in a cross-functional settings that include various internal VZ teams, external partners, and vendors (e.g., initiating milestones, timelines and direction, aligning people, manage risk, executive reporting). Your role will be pivotal to coordinate activities within the network function and across other teams to make completing complex projects look easy.

The primary responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • Developing end-to-end project plans to guide the implementation of network infrastructure.
  • Balancing resource allocation, budgets, timelines, and potential risk factors that may impact project success.
  • Managing a wide variety of project teams focused on different aspects of the network infrastructure and keeping them on task to meet deadlines.
  • Directing the deployment of new product and service projects to ensure their integration and commercial success.
  • Leading project update meetings for leadership and finding creative ways to resolve problems.

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.
  • Experience in managing large cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies applied to project management.
  • A PMI or project management certification.
  • Experience in leadership roles in technology management.
  • Knowledge of 4G / 5G wireless architecture and familiarity with VCP (Verizon Cloud Platform) core/edge architecture.
  • Experience in managing large cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects.
  • Knowledge of agile methodologies as it relates to project management.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to influence organizational direction and departmental initiatives.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving, and negotiation skills.
  • Experience using Confluence and JIRA applications.
  • Experience using the full suite of Microsoft Office.

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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