Technical Project Manager - Artificial Intelligence

What you’ll be doing...

The Technology organization is searching for a motivated, positive self-starter who will drive the development and application of new technologies focused on Big Data Artificial Intelligence. These technologies are strategically important to Verizon, particularly as we make large investments in areas such as 5G networks, Software Defined Networks, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, location based services, autonomous vehicles, drones and Ad Tech.

Verizon has a scale and variety of assets matched by few companies on earth. These assets produce massive amounts of data that can be monetized and used to optimize operations.

The primary focus of the team will be identifying and initiating opportunities across the Enterprise, building collaboration, and influencing strategic direction by raising visibility of trends and issues across the competitive landscape. The position requires a deep understanding of network and IT technologies, industry trends and business drivers, as well as a strong desire to learn.

The candidate will drive cross functional initiatives, develop action plans, establish milestones, and provide status updates. The position is highly visible and requires frequent interaction with SVP and VP leaders across Technology and partner organizations.

Key Functions:

Drive cross functional Big Data AI initiatives, including the development of the roadmaps, key metrics, and success criteria

Manage key timelines and deliverables to execute on strategic initiatives

Communicate key successes/wins and other significant project statuses

Stand up Ad-hoc Work Groups (AWGs) and Proofs of Concepts for new Big Data AI initiatives

Organize and lead cross functional teams to share information, build collaboration, and facilitate the execution of new opportunities to address Verizon’s business challenges

Identify and leverage Oath expertise, technological investments, and AI techniques

Research new technology opportunities, investigate industry trends, and deliver compelling, data driven recommendations to guide business decisions and improve business performance

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.
Even better if you have:

Strong program and project management capabilities with success leading large, complex initiatives

Strong leadership skills and the ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the company

Experience and interest in current and future technologies

Familiarity with project management and collaboration tools including Confluence, Jira, CrowdAround, Microsoft Project and PowerPoint

Proven ability to package and sell ideas to all levels of management and across organizations

Excellent oral and written communications skills

Even better if you have:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Science or related technical field

PMP Certification

Knowledge of Verizon’s network and network architecture

Familiar with current topics in Big Data AI such as Natural Language, Machine Learning, and Data Mining, as well as Big Data technologies

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