What you’ll be doing...

The Advanced Network Infrastructure Principal Consultant serves as a strategic thought leader for the PS organization and clients. Track record in delivering enterprise and/or telco grade Contact Centre solutions from opportunity identification through to final project closure, requiring strong communication, business, commercial and technical skills. Has significant deployment experience, both hands on and in a consultative capacity, with one or more of the following technology vendors Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Huawei, Arista, Extreme, Riverbed, Versa, Viptella, Meracki in several of the following areas: WAN/LAN/WLAN, Routing and Switching, Network Access Control, Software Based Networking (SDN, SDWAN, SDP), etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to developing and documenting practice working processes/practices and frameworks.
  • To stay informed and maintain experience in the relevant subject matter areas.
  • To work closely with account teams, sales engineers, and solutions consultants to promote and identify opportunities for Professional Services; which includes an element of hands-on pre-sales work.
  • Own and contribute to proposals and statements of work.
  • To own and execute on consulting engagements across the full lifecycle from initial consultation and discovery to delivery and completion, which includes.
    • Presentation of Capability
    • Thought leadership
    • Problem analysis and requirements capture
    • Business case development
    • Detailed discovery at strategic, business and technology levels
    • High level solution definition
    • Technology migration strategy and planning
    • Cost / Effort estimation
    • Planning and leading PS delivery tasks and projects
    • Predicting, measuring, monitoring and presenting outcomes
    • Management of 3rd party vendors engaged on project delivery
  • Produce quality deliverables in demanding timescales.
  • Act as an ambassador for Verizon Business Professional Services throughout the organization and amongst clients and partners.
  • Mentoring other team members.
  • Work with minimal supervision as an individual contributor and as lead for the Advanced Network Services team when appropriate.
  • Manage technical contribution of matrix team(s) of Advanced Network consultants and engineers toward successful project completion.
  • Ability to travel globally on delivery of services.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Demonstrable experience and/or hold current technology certifications/qualifications in one of the following technologies Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, Huawei, Arista, Extreme, Riverbed, Versa, Viptella, Meracki.
  • Track record of successful consulting and delivery assignments.
  • Knowledge of advanced network infrastructure systems architectures and converged network infrastructure.
  • Strong people/communications skills (e.g. ability to inspire, provide clear direction, gain buy-in, defuse conflict, empathise, educate)
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to:
    • Innovate and Provide thought leadership
    • Problem solve
    • Be persuasive, able to communicate a convincing case
    • Present complex concepts and technology in a straightforward and compelling way
    • Make good decisions and be seen to be trustworthy by client
    • Engage with stakeholders at all levels within the client and Verizon Business, including senior management and board level.
    • Engage with both business and IT stakeholders and able to talk their language and understand their issues
    • Build professional relationships with colleagues, customers and partner
    • Work under pressure, often time will be short and expectations high.
  • Accountability – translating thoughts and plans into actions and results.
  • Previous Professional Services consulting experience.

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.