Service Migration Program Manager

Verizon - Ashburn, VA

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is investing in its network to improve the way we live, work and communicate. The foundation of our Network Evolution Plan is the Intelligent Edge Network (iEN). iEN is a next generation network architecture which unifies Access, Edge and Core infrastructures supported by directional operational systems across Verizon.

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing team in a fast-paced environment that delivers transformational programs that have significant business impacts and paves the way to enable new operating models in a rapidly converging environment that drives uniformity of our wireline and wireless network architecture, products and systems. As a Program/Project Manager in the iEN Program Management Office (PMO) team you will play a critical role in iEN Strategy, Planning and Implementation by directing products and services onto this new network architecture. You will help drive iEN network readiness and the subsequent migration of circuits onto the new architecture using creative methods to gain support for service movement to iEN. You’ll help to initiate migrations, working across teams and lines of business to secure migration support and foster OneFiber, iENand Network Transformation linkage wherever possible, driving the overall company vision.

Additional responsibilities include:
Working in close partnership with internal business units including Product, Network, Planning, IT, Finance, and Operations teams from all Verizon Lines of Business (VES, VBM, VPS) to design, deliver and implement the iEN
Delivering high visibility, strategic initiatives with critical path roadmaps that include hardware, software, vendor, testing, inventory, contract, funding, etc.
Creating detailed project plans and communicating status updates
Integrating business and operational planning with ongoing network technology builds to support LOB and functional operational planning and execution
Providing day-to-day project execution guidance across all functional and technical organizations.
Collaborating with cross-functional team to deliver on agile roadmap with quality and consistency.
Working very closely with product managers and functional managers to monitor project progress, anticipating and reducing risks
Establishing performance goals and KPI metrics
What we’re looking for...

You are an innovative and driven leader who is passionate about creating strategic partnership across the entire Verizon organization. You have an unwavering attention to detail, inquisitive nature to ask tough questions, exceptional critical thinking and organization skills, and a relentless focus on delivering results that are market leading and differentiating. You will be building the future.

You’ll need to have:
Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Four or more years of relevant work experience with complex network and/or technology focused programs.
Experience working in various functional domains to develop a deep and comprehensive knowledge of complex business and operating models.
Excellent communication and problem solving skills.

Even better if you have:
A degree.
Excellent project management skills: Ability to establish priorities, manage multiple projects/priorities at once, establish timelines/milestones to achieve objectives.
Knowledge with iEN terminology/technology: Unified Transport, Multi Service Edge, Next Gen Packet Optical Network, Optical Distributed Network, Access Unification, OneFiber.
Certification in PMP and/or MSP.
Strong constructive attitude to align and collaborate with business and technical teams.
Strong interpersonal skills: Ability to interact professionally and effectively with all levels of employees across the business; ability to influence and negotiate.
Ability to operate effectively under strong deadlines.
Ability to adapt quickly to changes in business requirements and technology.
Ability to work with moderate-to-large and geographically diverse teams.
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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