What you’ll be doing...

The Verizon Distinguished Architect (DA) plays a meaningful role in building long-term business relationships within assigned enterprise accounts. This is a high-impact role working closely with the Enterprise Innovation and 5G Solutions team, Sales and other internal teams, and customers to identify and qualify opportunities and design 5G based solutions to address customers’ business challenges.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING:

You will help define, design and facilitate the development of solutions utilizing 5G and associated technologies and tools. You will also seek to build deep, consultative technical relationships with your customers, effectively becoming a trusted adviser. A DA 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.

What we’re looking for...

  • Six 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 and knowledge about Verizon 4G network, and familiarity with concepts of 5G technology

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

  • Experience with networking concepts including: software defined networking, virtual network services, routing, VPNs, load balancers, and firewalls.

  • 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 of different vendors’ technologies in two or more of the following areas: 5G, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, 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.

  • Background or understanding of advanced technologies related with for instance Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, DevOps, etc.

  • 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: 5G solutions including Real Time Enterprise, Data and IP Services Managed Operations; Security Services; Call Center Technologies and or IT Applications Management

PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPONENTS TO LEVERAGE:

You’ll be managing strategic projects that will ultimately drive exceptional customer satisfaction for our business customers. You’ll bring together cross-functional teams across geographic regions to work together to implement programs to make us deliver even better solutions and service to our customers.

  • Managing high visibility strategic projects.

  • Forging cross-functional partnerships to get to the work done.

  • Creating detailed project plans and communicating business updates.

  • Identifying global resource requirements and pulling in the right people.

  • Developing, reviewing, and continuously improving processes.

  • Monitoring project progress, anticipating and reducing risk.

People come to you for advice and counsel. You are a highly effective communicator and listen with both your eyes and ears. You value diverse perspectives and seek out different points of view when trying to solve a complex problem. Obstacles are puzzles you’d like to solve. You’re not afraid to speak your mind and know it’s better to call attention to something before it gets out of hand. You have a sense of urgency and deliver on-time, on-budget results. You keep the big picture in focus as you manage the details on the way to the finish line.

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.

  • Managed large complex projects involving multiple work streams and stakeholders.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree. Ideally, in project management.

  • Managed projects with PMI or MSP methodologies.

  • Certification in PMP and/or MSP.

  • Practical knowledge of PPM tools.

  • Motivated and influenced teams to deliver outcomes and results.

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.

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