Verizon Senior Solutions Architect in Silver Spring, Maryland
What you’ll be doing...
As a Senior Solution Architect, you’ll fulfill the role of trusted technical adviser for Verizon Enterprise Services (VES) clients and act as the technical solutions lead for internal and external solution development including proposals, RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs by putting together solutions across multi-towers (Cloud, Security, Networking, UCC, Contact Center), supporting literature, diagrams, write-ups, responses, and presentations.
You may know Verizon only as the company making your smartphone work. But at Verizon Enterprise we're also the company helping 99% of the Fortune 1000 work. In particular, we are recognized by analysts and clients as a leader in global security, voice and data networks, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) and are focused on our client’s success though delivering the connected world Simply, Securely, Reliably.
Be an integral part of the sales team to identify and qualify business opportunities, identify key Client technical objections and develop the strategy to resolve technical blockers.
Own the technical relationship with clients, including managing product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, coordination of additional technical resources, and obtaining Client requirements and translates these into a (Client specific) Solution Design and/or Verizon Enterprise offer.
Lead solution definition and solution design both internal within Verizon Enterprise as well as towards the Client.
Lead prioritization of Client solution / technical requirements and champions resolution of solution / product gaps internally (also towards Product Groups).
Work with potential Client to analyze IT infrastructure for potential opportunities to demonstrate Verizon Enterprise solution's unique capabilities.
Articulate the Verizon Enterprise vision on technologies and solutions towards the Client.
Position Verizon Enterprise as thought leader on key technological developments.
Develop individual skill set and expand product knowledge to maximize value and to deliver quality services to our clients.
Attain designated certification requirements and attending product-specific training, reviewing technical literature.
Travel to client sites, conferences, and other related events.
What we’re looking for...
You'll need to have:
BA/BS degree in engineering, computer science or four or more years of work experience.
Six or more years of relevant work experience.
Six or more years of experience as a technical sales engineer in an IT infrastructure environment or equivalent experience in a Client-facing or IT staff role (including working as a member of a professional services or IT engineering team).
Experience presenting and delivering technical pitches.
Experience generating solution documentation for both internal stakeholders and clients in the form of diagrams, slides, documents, spreadsheets.
Willingness to travel.
Valid driver’s license.
Even better if you have:
Experience architecting IT infrastructure for scalable, distributed systems.
Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions in the SDN / IT infrastructure space.
Deep technical knowledge of datacenter network architecture, SDN, and large-scale private cloud networks.
Multiple security, architecture, and industry certifications such as (CISSP, TOGAFv9, ITIL, Cisco CCNA or CCNP, CCSK, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.)
Advanced design and experience in Data and IP Services (MPLS, SIP, internet, VPN, SDN, NFV, SDWAN); Network Operations (WLAN, LAN, WAN, IP PBX, Automation/Orchestration); Security (DDOS, FW, IDS, WAF, DDI, SIEM, Analytics, Micro-segmentation); Data Center Outsourcing (application management, storage, virtualization, serverless); Call Center Technologies (ACD, IVR, Call Recording, Chat, Cloud Delivery, toll free, Omni-channel); IT Applications Management (SOA, Web Services)
Functional knowledge in leading technology network and security vendor portfolios such as Cisco, Viptela, Versa, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Riverbed, and Juniper.
Experience evaluating prospective IT infrastructure and deliver the appropriate evaluation, ROI, savings, proposed operational evolution and associated process management.
When you join Verizon...
You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.
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