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Verizon Communications Inc

University of Massachusetts at Amherst 5G Engineering Co-Op


Software Engineering


Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world's leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect around the world. We're a human network that reaches across the globe and works behind the scenes. We anticipate, lead, and believe that listening is where learning begins. In crisis and in celebration, we come together-lifting up our communities and striving to make an impact to move the world forward. If you're fueled by purpose, and powered by persistence, explore a career with us. Here, you'll discover the rigor it takes to make a difference and the fulfillment that comes with living the #NetworkLife.

What you'll be doing...

This University of Massachusetts at Amherst Co-Op position, which is part of the Verizon Campus Program, will give you a chance to channel your drive and enthusiasm as part of a 6-month rotation from June 24, 2024 to December 14, 2024 working a full-time schedule. You'll be front and center, hands-on, and contributing your creative energy to high-impact projects from the moment you arrive.

From internships and co-ops to leadership development programs and entry-level roles, Verizon's award-winning Campus program allows you to take the next step toward shaping your future. Our Campus program has been recognized with awards like WayUp's Top 100 Internship Programs and RippleMatch's Campus Forward Award. Why the accolades? It's easy. We quickly immerse our interns in meaningful work and projects that deliver tangible business impact. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to network with V Teamers across the globe, find mentors, and establish meaningful friendships that could last a lifetime. Start here and go anywhere, with opportunities across the business. When students like you join the V Team, our network becomes even stronger.

As a Co-Op with the 5G Engineering team, some of the projects you may work on could enhance your skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • 5G Technology.
  • NFV (Network Functions Virtualization).
  • Using network analysis equipment to ensure network quality and regulatory standards at our network tower locations.
  • Resolving real-world problems and customer issues by identifying, triaging, and troubleshooting customer issues on location.
  • Providing solutions to technical issues associated with radio frequency engineering products.
  • Performing analysis in coordination with design and engineering teams to identify new network towers and small cell locations.
  • Performing project management activities, maintaining project trackers, and facilitating area-wide project calls.
  • Interacting with engineering, product groups, and finance to design and implement cost-effective solutions for a wireless network.
  • Working in cross-functional teams.
  • Developing your professional network within Verizon.
  • Collaborating with team members to analyze and evaluate options to optimize network coverage to improve our customer's experience.
  • Understanding wireless technology on a deeper protocol and procedures level and its applications (use cases).

You must be currently enrolled in a qualifying bachelor's degree program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and be in good academic standing to be considered.

This Co-Op position will be based out of Alpharetta, GA, and follow a hybrid work schedule as set by the manager, including work-from-home and intentional in-person days. If relocation is required, relocation assistance may be available.

If you are interested in other roles in addition to this one, please submit your application to those postings to be considered.

What we're looking for...

You're a motivated self-starter. Never satisfied with the status quo, you're always trying to perform at your 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'll need to have:
  • Ability to participate in our 6-month co-op that takes place from June 24, 2024 to December 14, 2024 working a full-time schedule.
  • Current enrollment in a University of Massachusetts at Amherst Bachelor's degree program in Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, Wireless Technologies, High-Frequency Design, Artificial Intelligence, or related major with an expected completion date between December 2024 and June 2025.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without restrictions or need for future sponsorship.
  • Willingness to travel and work in an assigned Verizon office.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:
  • Previous Internship or Co-Op experience.
  • Completed coursework in calculus, physics, and/or probability/statistics.
  • Experience with data analytics, data science, and computer programming for analysis and automation.
  • Demonstrated independent thinking, relationship management, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, communication, leadership, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-moving, team environment.

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.

Where you'll be working

In 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 Hours

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. 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.YmJnZW5lcmljLjA2OTY1LjEzMTgzQHZlcml6b253b3JrZGF5LmFwbGl0cmFrLmNvbQ.gif