What you’ll be doing...

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Solutions Architecture, the Enterprise Architect/Global Integrated Architect (EA/GIA) will provide overall architectural ownership and solution management across all verticals and solution towers. The role will provide Enterprise Architecture support to opportunities for large global enterprise clients that have a high technical complexity with a total contract value greater than $10M. The EA/GIA is accountable for the End to End solution integrity and for managing the solution through the bid, internal governance and contracting processes to ensure successful delivery and profitability.

Together with the assigned Global Sales Executive, the EA/GIA provides leadership of the opportunity team and works with key business stakeholders and subject matter experts, to build a holistic view of the client strategy, processes and information technology assets. The role of the EA/GIA is to take this knowledge and ensure that the client business requirements and the End to End Solution are in alignment. The EA/GIA links the business mission, strategy, and processes of an organization to its IT strategy, and documents this using multiple architectural models or views that show how the current and future needs of an organization will be delivered by the Verizon solution.

The EA/GIA position is responsible for working with senior Client IT executives as a trusted technical advisor/ partner to:

  • Review and analyze current technology infrastructure and its ability to support strategic corporate objectives
  • Identify and propose specific strategies, initiatives and remedies necessary to align technology infrastructure with corporate objectives
  • Support development of business drivers, business case and high level program implementation plan
  • Translate Client business issues/opportunities into technical solution/business requirements
  • Develop a conceptual solution architecture using a combination of Verizon standard products and selected third party suppliers to produce an end to end Client solution
  • Build and communicate the value proposition of the end to end solution to client executives
  • Manage the interaction with specific product specialists to identify and collect detailed technical requirements
  • Partner with the bid management organization to build out detailed RFP responses and contract development
  • Coordinate efforts across Verizon support/product specialist organizations to ensure overall integrity and consistency of the final proposed solution
  • Lead strategic architectural planning to achieve goals by prioritizing initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future state architectures
  • Collaborate with the appropriate Verizon and client departments to develop an Architectural Vision and Innovation plan that supports the Client IT strategic goals
  • Develop and communicate Technology/Service and Business process alignment plans to client and Verizon executive teams, staff, partners, and stakeholders
  • Assess and communicate risks and identify Client dependencies

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • BA or BS degree in a science, engineering or commercial discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years’ pre-sales engineering experience in the telecommunications or related industry
  • Experience in large complex and transformational solution design
  • Ability to communicate and present at C-level across both IT and business leaders
  • Have proven track record in the development of customer-facing business cases
  • Ability to work independently and be self-motivated to achieve outstanding results
  • TOGAF, ITIL, etc. certifications

Even better if you have:

  • Worked in a similar role previously; Enterprise Architect, Solution Architect, Lead Architect etc.
  • Commercial acumen, able to develop business plans at a conceptual level
  • A good understanding of legal, tax and regulatory rules that apply to global telecommunications services
  • An ability to navigate both internal and customer business processes (governance, financial approvals, change-control, etc.)
  • Experience in service management and/or supplier management. Able to understand and develop SLA’s, KPI’s within complex commercial contracts

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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