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Test Director

Company: Verizon Communications
Location: Atlantic City
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

When you join VerizonVerizon 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...At Verizon, we don't wait for the future, we build it! Join the industry leader in Network and Telecommunications Services as we embark on transforming our nation's critical communications infrastructure and the FAA's National Airspace System (NAS)network.As a member of our FAA Enterprise Network Services (FENS) team, you will bring your passion, education and experience to this critical mission and interact directly with decision-makers and government staff who are tasked with ensuring the nation's air transportation systems underlying communications infrastructure is secure and always available. We are hiring skilled and energetic candidates to work alongside the best and brightest employees on a long-term career opportunity to design, build, secure and operate the next generation NAS network supporting the busiest, most complex aerospace system in the world.This is a key personnel role within the PMO leadership team as the FENS Test Director is accountable for the successful initiation, planning and execution of all test activities in support of the customer solution. This position will ensure all system testing activities are within scope of the solution by developing and executing in-depth, testing and assessment of the FENS contracted capabilities and the performance of the key attributes that support the customer's networked applications and equipment.

  • Structures the Contractor's Master Test Plan (CMTP) and test activities in accordance with industry-best practices, Verizon standards and customer's methods of procedure.
  • Provides network modeling and simulation consultation to clarify performance requirements and resulting data.
  • Creates and manages the LAB(s) test environment and directs the team's assessment of supporting network technologies to deliver application specific functionality required to support the FENS Mission.
  • Manages execution of activities in a creative and entrepreneurial approach focused on customer and business value.
  • Recruits, trains, and leads Test & Evaluation (T&E) teams for all phases of test and evaluation (e.g., Development Test, Operational Test, and Independent Operational Assessments, and Site).
  • Develops and trains T&E teams to develop compliant T&E documentation including Contractor Master Test Plan (CMTP), site/service test plans, test procedures, and test reports.
  • Specify, design, and accredit specific scenarios that create realistic, operational conditions for formal testing.
  • Design and implement realistic T&E test beds at vendor and customer facilities that incorporate T&E best practices, Configuration Management, Quality Assurance, and compliant accreditation of T&E assets.
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates all T&E requirements with the customer's test director.
  • Enables appropriate planning, scheduling and execution across all system test activities to achieve program benefits against rigid timelines.
  • Integrates, monitors and controls interdependencies across all transition and transformation projects to achieve optimal delivery.
  • Develops custom processes and tailors existing processes, as needed, to support cross-functional planning, scheduling, and executing across all system test activities.
  • Mitigates cross-functional risks, issues and resource constraints across all system test activities.
  • Facilitates all test pre-planning workshops with Verizon and the customer.
  • Provides overall management support for all system test activities.
  • Coordinates the system testing with other Verizon functional areas and customer organization to minimize schedule impacts.
  • Delivers executive reporting as the primary customer point of contact for all system test activities.What we're looking for...You'll need to have:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • At least 10 years of experience in test and evaluation and relevant work experience.
    • 5 years' experience working with the FAA's Testing Handbook
    • Experience working with geographically dispersed staff to develop proposed solutions and implement them.
    • Experience working with staff, subcontractors, and equipment manufacturers to fulfill contract deliverables that meet or exceed customer requirements.
    • Must be on location in Atlantic CityEven better if you have:
      • A Master's degree
      • 10 or more years of direct work experience in the FAA's system test environment
      • Experience with federal government safety-critical infrastructure rated systemsWhere you'll be workingIn this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.Scheduled Weekly Hours40Equal Employment OpportunityWe'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 page to learn more.

Keywords: Verizon Communications, Camden , Test Director, Executive , Atlantic City, New Jersey

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