SaaS / Cloud Application Architect

Verizon Business Markets (VBM) is a newly created strategic business unit within Operations, to serve the wireline communications and networking technology needs of U.S.-based small and medium businesses, and state and local government. The Digital organization within IT will be focused on enabling an eco-system that hones in on digitizing the customer experience through technology with a cloud/mobile first tenet, and analytics to enable new products, directional product bundles, and third party solution – all to enable new revenue streams.


The Enterprise Architect will help to enhance and expand our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product offerings. We are a fast paced, highly motivated, technology driven team where each individual's contribution directly impacts our success. Join a team of highly motivated technology team that work at startup pace in a large corporation.


 Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Lead system and software architecture design, implementation decisions and communicate the design decisions and impacts to key stakeholders
  • Layout roadmap, design, plan, and implement scalable information technology solutions that meet current and future business needs
  • Build resilient system implementations to ensure information security, stability and availability of business applications
  • Partner closely with the information technology infrastructure team to maintain standard, reliable, and consistent system configurations across the company enterprise as appropriate
  • Monitor current and future technology trends and make recommendations of solutions and standards that meet the business needs and drives improvements
  • Maintain a close working relationship with the business leaders, understanding the business I/T requirements
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors and service providers to secure and maintain high-quality infrastructure products and services
  • Leads any Proof of Concept projects required to thoroughly investigate architectural possibilities and strengthen arguments for their adoption
  • Developing feature roadmaps and assist in the Agile development of a software-as-a-service solution
  • Design and implement reliable, scalable, high performing Web based solutions that meet the service levels associated with mission-critical Identity and Access Management based solutions


Must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or six or more years of work experience
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience
  • IT / software development experience, solution design and technical architecture experience

Ideally, you’ll also have:

  • Six or more years of overall IT / software development experience, solution design and  technical architecture experience
  • Five or more years of driving application architecture design experience
  • Three or more years of experience with cloud computing solutions implementations including AWS, Google Apps, Salesforce
  • Two or more years of SaaS implementation experience is strongly preferred. Experience developing and deploying software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications within popular public cloud platform
  • Deep understanding of the current state of the art for infrastructure automation, continuous integration/deployment, SQL/NoSQL/NewSQL, networking, and cloud-based delivery models
  • Experience in cloud computing based services architecture, technical design and implementations including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models
  • Experience in Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
  • Experience in how legacy and web-based systems interfaces, Application Programmable Interfaces (APIs)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology and coding methods/best practices
  • Strong knowledge of Security Architecture, Design and Operations, LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, SPML, SSO, RBAC, web protocols XML, SOAP, JSON, REST, cloud/virtualization technologies, such as VMware vSphere, EC2, Xen, KVM, OpenStack, Java EE and other development frameworks
  • Demonstrated ability to work and interact with CxOs and high-level executives
  • Proficiency with various open source software and development tools, one or more of Ruby, Java, C, ksh/bash shell scripts, Python or Perl, git and Subversion

Not to boast, but a little bit about us

Verizon powers America’s fastest and most reliable network. We’re also leading the way in cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and video entertainment. Technology moves fast and so do we. We believe that bringing great ideas and customer experiences to life should be recognized and rewarded.  Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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