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Sr Manager-API Architect Leader

Company: Verizon Communications
Location: Boston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We're a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward - and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.What you'll be doing... Verizon is undergoing a transformation from a telecommunications company to a technology company, and we are in search of the next generation of leaders to help us drive forward. An important piece of this initiative is transformation to an API-first approach. With products at different stages of this journey-monolithic, API-last, API-first-we need a team that can help set the right culture, process for this transformation. The Senior manager will lead a team of API architects, providing them with guidance, setting targets, to enable this transformation. Responsible for the end-to-end architecture for enabling the API-first methodology to evaluating tools and setting up the platform. The Senior manager will be responsible for setting the overall standards for Verizon's API program. As an Architect - Senior Manager API, the person will be responsible for:

  • Creating the Design/Architectural standards that define guidelines, service design principles, and patterns to build robust, reliable, and secure services that expose stable, well-documented and easy to use service contracts (aka APIs) to its customers.
  • Identifying tools to automate governance and help with publishing conformance to API-first (documentation to quality of API's).
  • Providing end to end architecture for publishing API's including tools.
  • Ensuring that the different design aspects are covered: Transport protocols (HTTP etc.); API protocol (REST etc.); service runtime libraries; reliability, observability, security, data privacy.
  • Working with Technology product managers to contribute towards standards, guidelines, style guides etc.: The standards that define every aspect of API design, styling, API protocol semantics, API versioning, various communication patterns and API security.
  • Setting up targets and provide leadership with updates on transformation progress.
  • Ensuring API-first transformation by setting up end to end process, working in alignment with TPM's - guidelines, protocols, governance.
  • Providing subject matter expertise to product, technology and development teams for API transformation.
  • Building strong cross-functional partnerships at multiple levels within the company, including commercial, engineering, marketing, sales, and services. Where you'll be working--- This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.
    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.
    • Six or more years of previous enterprise and backend architecture experience.
    • Six or more years of experience working on mobile technologies/applications.
    • Experience in developing and architecting enterprise applications.
    • Experience in launching and building API and API programs.
    • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time. Even better if you have one or more of the following:
      • Master's of Business Administration.
      • Have evangelized and bought the buy in of executives to developers for business transformation initiatives.
      • Ability to run enterprise-wide chapters for API or enterprise architecture conformity across organization. If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don't meet every "even better" qualification listed above.
        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. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.Our credo is at the core of the
        V team culture.

Keywords: Verizon Communications, Boston , Sr Manager-API Architect Leader, Executive , Boston, Massachusetts

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