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Strategic Initiatives Senior Software Consultant


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Company AT&T

Job Title Strategic Initiatives Senior Software Consultant

Jobid att4-4410614

Location: Atlanta, GA, 30309, USA

Description AT&T is leading the way to the future – for customers, businesses and the industry. We're developing new technologies to make it easier for our customers to stay connected to their world. With a network that covers 225 countries, including more than 120 million customers, we’d say we’re well on our way. Together, we’ve built a premier integrated communications company and an amazing place to work and grow.Team up with industry innovators every time you walk into work, creating the world you always imagined. So what do you say? Let’s do great things together.

As a member of the Global Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives team, you will utilize your strategic abilities to provide actionable recommendations to the leaders of AT&T’s Global Supply Chain. You’ll have the opportunity to help internal clients implement innovative solutions and best practices throughout AT&T’s sourcing processes. As AT&T becomes the worldwide leader in software-defined networking, we expect to work with an increasing number of software suppliers and will rely on your expertise in telecom networks, software solution evaluations and function-point counting to facilitate high-spend negotiations.

**Required Qualifications**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar

+ Work Experience:

+ 2-5+ years of experience as a software developer or architect, preferably with experience developing real-time, embedded network systems

+ Thorough understanding of the software development cycle including the complexity and time constraints of the various steps in the lifecycle of a project

+ Strategic mindset and strong analytical skills:

+ Problem Solving: Aptitude to quickly understand and apply economic/business principles, recognize subtleties of complex problems, and develop innovative solutions driven or supported by data

+ Modeling: Ability to work with multiple sources of (often finance-related) data, integrating fact-bases and assumptions in order to develop complex financial and operational models

+ Technical: Advanced experience working with Microsoft Excel (VBA preferred; ability with pivot tables, arrays, and nested-formulas strongly desired) and Microsoft PowerPoint

+ Project Management experience:

+ Effective communication skills

+ Comfortable and effective in working in teams and across functional groups that vary from fundamentally technical to non-technical

+ Demonstrated capability in managing multiple projects simultaneously and delivering against tight deadlines

+ Superior negotiation and persuasion skills

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ MBA and/or advanced degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or similar

+ Prior experience in technical consulting

+ Superior negotiation and persuasion skills

+ Background in the telecommunications or high-technology industries

+ Exposure to virtualization technologies, including NFV and orchestration

+ Exposure to and experience with software/firmware sizing methodologies (e.g., IFPUG Function Point Counting, COSMIC, SEER, etc.)

+ Knowledge of WAN/LAN, VoLTE, VoIP and other IP-related applications

+ Experience with the implementation and planning of software testing protocols

+ Experience reverse engineering hardware or firmware; software sizing or code estimation

+ Experience managing relationships and interacting with various vendors active in the telecommunications space

+ Previous experience managing teams of cross-functional high-aptitude professionals

At AT&T, we’re bringing it all together. We deliver advanced mobile services, next-generation TV, high-speed internet and smart solutions for people and businesses. That’s why we’re investing to be the premier integrated communications company.

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