When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

As a Senior Solution Architect, you’ll fulfill the role of trusted technical adviser for Verizon Business Group (VBG) clients. You will also act as the technical solutions lead for internal and external solution development including proposals, RFPs, RFIs, and RFQs by putting together solutions across multi-towers (Cloud, Security, Networking, UCC, Contact Center), supporting literature, diagrams, write-ups, responses, and presentations.

At Verizon Enterprise we're helping a large number of multinational businesses communicateand work effectively around the world. In particular, we are recognized by analysts and clients as a leader in global security, voice and data networks, and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Our biggestfocus ison our client’s success though delivering the connected world. Simply, securely, reliably.

  • Being an integral part of the sales team to identify and qualify business opportunities, identify client technical objections and develop the strategy to resolve technical blockers.
  • Owning the technical relationship with clients, including managing product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, coordination of additional technical resources, and obtaining requirements totranslates these into a solution design andVerizon Enterprise offering.
  • Leading solution definition and solution design both internally within Verizon Enterprise as well as towards the Client.
  • Leading prioritization of client solution / technical requirements and championingresolution of solution / product gaps internally (also towards product groups).
  • Working with potential customersto analyze IT Infrastructure for potential opportunities to demonstrate Verizon Enterprise solution's unique capabilities.
  • Articulating the Verizon Enterprise vision on technologies and solutions andpositioningusas thought leader on key technological developments.
  • Developing individual skill sets and expanding product/technologyknowledge to maximize value and to deliver quality services to our clients.
  • Attaining designated certification requirements and attending product-specific training, reviewing technical literature, and obtaining hands-on experience.
  • Traveling to client sites, conferences, and other related events as required.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • A Bachelor's degree or relevant work experience in Presales Solutions Architecture.
  • Experience in designing technology solutions for customers.
  • Willingness to travel within Europe.
  • Experience presenting and delivering technical pitches to multinational businesses.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Experience in architecting IT infrastructure for scalable, distributed systems.
  • Experience generating solution documentation for both internal stakeholders and clients in the form of diagrams, slides, documents, spreadsheets.
  • The proven ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new and emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions in the SDN / IT Infrastructure space.
  • Technical knowledge of Datacenter Network Architecture, SDN, and large-scale Private Cloud Networks.
  • Security, architecture, and industry recognised certifications such as (CISSP, TOGAFv9, ITIL, Cisco CCNA or CCNP, CCSK, Microsoft, Amazon, etc.).
  • Experience of involvement inthree or more of the following: Data and IP Services (MPLS, SIP, internet, VPN, SDN, NFV, SDWAN); Network Operations (WLAN, LAN, WAN, IP PBX, Automation/Orchestration); Security (DDOS, FW, IDS, WAF, DDI, SIEM, Analytics, Micro-segmentation); Data Center Outsourcing (Application Management, Storage, Virtualization); Call Center Technologies (ACD, IVR, Call Recording, Chat, Cloud Delivery, Omni-channel); IT Applications Management (SOA, Web Services).
  • Knowledge of leading Technology Vendor Portfolios such as Cisco, Viptela, Versa, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Riverbed, and Juniper.
  • Experience in evaluating prospective IT Infrastructure.