Solutions Architect

Verizon Communications Southfield , MI 48086

Posted 1 week ago

What you'll be doing...

Exciting opportunities exist within the Verizon Global Presales Engineering organization. As a Solutions Architect, you will be an integral part of a talented team collaborating with our clients' on their Digital Transformation. The Verizon Solution Architect plays a meaningful role in building long-term business relationships within assigned enterprise accounts. This is a high-impact role working closely with the Sales team and customers to identify and qualify opportunities and design solutions to address customer business challenges.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

You will seek to build deep, consultative technical relationships with your customers, effectively becoming a trusted adviser. An SA is ideally positioned to understand the customer's high-level objectives and match these to Verizon solutions in order to satisfy business and technical requirements.

  • Integral part of a team to identify and qualify business opportunities and develop the strategy to resolve technical matters.

  • Recommend integration strategies, enterprise architectures, platforms and application infrastructure required to successfully implement a complete solution using best practices.

  • Own the technical relationship with Verizon customers, including managing product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, and the coordination of additional technical resources. Work directly with customers to create solutions and use cases that leverage Verizon product integrations that generate business value.

  • Articulate the Verizon Enterprise vision on technologies and solutions towards the Client; positions Verizon Enterprise as thought leader on key technological developments.

  • Lead prioritization of Customer solution / technical requirements and champions resolution of solution / product gaps internally (also towards Product Groups).

  • Develop individual skill set and expand product knowledge to maximize value and to deliver quality services to our clients. This includes attaining designated certification requirements and attending product-specific training, reviewing technical literature, and obtaining hands-on experience.

  • Travel to Client sites, conferences, and other related events as required.

  • Perform as a curator of the solutions architect process and policy artifacts and act as transactional SME.

  • Interface with the field SAs, interpreting the customer specific requirements into proposals.

  • Manage the workflow of the associate solutions architects for customer facing proposals.

What we're looking for...

What we are looking for:

  • Four or more years of relevant experience in the tech industry with experience in pre-sales, customer-facing consulting or other relevant technical experience.

  • BA/BS degree, specialized or equivalent experience.

  • Experience architecting and developing software or infrastructure for scalable, distributed systems.

  • Experience architecting and developing LAN/WAN or large infrastructure and network solutions for enterprise customers.

  • Experience with networking concepts including: software defined networking, routing, VPNs, load balancers, and firewalls. (Can be customized by technology and experience)

  • Experience in and understanding of data and information security - especially as it relates to issues within businesses.

  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions in the cloud/IT technology space.

  • Gathered industry knowledge and experience in two or more of the following areas: Software Defined Networking (SDN), IT infrastructure and systems security, cloud or network systems management, and business continuity.

EVEN BETTER IF YOU HAVE:

  • MA/MS degree in engineering or computer science.

  • Run multiple projects or deals under tight timelines.

  • Security, architecture, and industry certifications such as AWS Solution Architect, Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), CompTIA Security+, Cisco Certified Design or Network Associate, ITIL Foundations, or similar.

  • Hands on experience. It could be implementing or designing two or more of the following: Data and IP Services Managed Operations; Security Services; Call Center Technologies and or IT Applications Management

When you join Verizon...

You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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. Different makes us better.


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