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Requirements

  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Walnut Creek

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What you’ll be doing...
The Verizon Global Technology Services organization is searching for a strong leader for the Director- Emerging Technologies. The Director will be responsible for developing the strategy for emerging technologies like Digital finance and Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI). In this role, the Director will act as a key contributor and facilitator to identify opportunities to leverage emerging technologies across the organization. The Director, through various partnerships, will drive innovation across the technology organization. This director also needs to build the communities of practice aka centers of excellence around these technologies in collaboration with the application CIOs teams.
The Director must demonstrate a deep understanding of technology, industry, technology advances, market and competitive trends and business drivers. The Director will partner with other executives to drive strategic technical thinking, sharing of information and collaboration, and defining new opportunities that leverage / influence technology and expertise to solve business challenges and to provide a competitive advantage.

The position requires an individual with experience in emerging technologies and industry disruption. This leader needs to also have strong infrastructure technologies background, out-sourcing and inner-sourcing best practices. This person will be an innovator in their field and influencer to bring others along the journey. The Director should also possess strong strategic skills, technical aptitude, interpersonal skills, project management skills, ability to influence and work effectively across other partner organizations. The position is highly visible and requires interaction with the Technology leadership team and partnering across.
The position Includes:
Drive positive change by using emerging technologies to develop, test, and
standardizing technologies for use across Verizon
Create Emerging Technologies Center of Excellence
Create and demonstrate use cases and deliver technologies to business units
Demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills and ability to communicate with employees at all levels of the organization. Leads and develops teams of indirect reports.
The ideal candidate will have the acumen to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities. The position requires a technical understanding of the emerging technologies, along with understanding of the competitive landscape and technological and business trends. The Director will work closely with the Technology Senior leadership team and VPs. This director position requires high engagement, ability to build collaboration, partnership and help influence strategic direction by raising visibility of trends, issues and opportunities across the organization. The candidate has to possess strong analytical skills and be able to interpret data and provide recommendations to the leadership team.
We are looking for a motivated, positive, self-starter individual who is comfortable leading standing programs from the ground up, with minimum supervision, leadership and with passion at identifying opportunities that help build new strategies to drive business results.

What we’re looking for...
BS/BA in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or related field. MBA or advanced degree desired.
Minimum of 10 years’ experience in a relevant organization and experience.
Experience scoping and delivering technology innovation services
Passion for technology trends e.g. RPA, AI, Mobility, Cloud, Digital, Collaboration Tools
Demonstration of strong strategy development
Demonstration of strong technical skills
Demonstration of strong leadership skills
Demonstration of strong partnership and collaboration skills
Demonstration of strong program management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills and good analytical skills, with specific experience presenting information to executive leadership
Demonstrated ability to package and sell ideas and influence across all levels of management and cross organizational
Ability to own issues/risk decisions and manage on an ongoing basis
Ability to identify opportunities to streamline processes and create efficiencies.
Intellectual capacity to develop creative and breakthrough solutions
Proven success in building and developing high - performing teams taking ownership of developing

About the company

For more than 100 years, Verizon has been at the center of the communications revolution.
Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies in the world.

We help people, businesses and things communicate better.

The digital world promises consumers a better, more connected life, and we’re the ones delivering it. We make it possible for people to stay in touch and businesses to connect with their customers. We’re also bringing technology and hands-on learning opportunities directly to kids who need it most. Our goal is to inspire tomorrow’s creators to use technology to build brighter futures for themselves, their families and the world.

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