Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


What you’ll be doing...
Together we can redefine what’s possible. Verizon 5G Technology Research and Development seeks to explore the future with the best and brightest minds by building new technology experiences through collaboration. We partner with students and professors at leading universities, as well as with early-stage entrepreneurs, to incubate and create launch velocity for the next generation of ideas.
As an Innovation Manager within Verizon’s 5G Ecosystems organization, you will be responsible for enabling and guiding these partner teams to innovate in exciting areas. You’ll move like a startup to find the intersection of nascent markets, business opportunity, and unmatched digital user experiences by organizing, planning, concepting and prototyping new technology projects. You will engage development teams and partners to manage and measure their projects in alignment with Verizon’s 5G product development priorities.
You’re a talented technical thinker with experience in building and managing products, design thinking, or collaborative strategy. You’re a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you’re always trying to beat a personal best. You thrive in a fast-paced environment where new challenges come up every day. You are flexible, dependable and work well in varying environments. Learning quickly is personally rewarding and inspires you to take smart risks. You have a desire to shift the way a Fortune 15 organization looks at innovation and new product development.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Design & execute engagement programs aligned with Verizon’s 5G innovation agenda.
Deliver guidance for development teams, universities, and ecosystem partners to collaboratively identify opportunities for dots to be connected and eureka moments to be had.
Help shape a compelling use case for the most relevant New Product Innovations, and then lead the drive in communicating learnings from those innovations into the Verizon business.
Generate program interest and engage stakeholder champions by developing & delivering communications across the Verizon organization.
Collaborate with all other University touchpoints within Verizon to drive our message of innovation on campuses across the country.
What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:
Bachelor's degree or four or more years of relevant work experience.
Experience in Product Management, Project Management, Design Thinking, Business Strategy, or related experience.
Ideally you’ll have:
A Master’s degree.
Demonstrated ability to redefine what it means to create by finding new ways to apply technology to today’s greatest challenges.
Experience designing and building outcome-driven products in multiple coding languages.
History of leadership, envisioning new ways to win, establishing a roadmap, and engaging relevant stakeholders.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and collaborate with internal and external support groups.
Demonstrated independent thinking, relationship management, and attention to detail.
Comfort operating and thriving in dynamic, ever-evolving situations.
Demonstrated capability to meet milestones, communicate your work, and respond to feedback with action and learning.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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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