What you’ll be doing...

The Distinguished Architect reports directly to the Managing Director to fulfill the role of trusted adviser for Verizon Enterprise Services (VES) on key clients’ deals. You will also work with the leadership team to help drive strategic initiatives across the vertical Solutions Architecture team. You will work with key business stakeholders and subject matter experts to build a holistic view of the client strategy, processes and information technology assets and ensure that the client’s ongoing business requirements and the End to End Solution are in alignment throughout the lifecycle of the contract.

You will provide support on large, complex customer engagements, putting together solutions across multi-towers (Cloud, Security, Professional Services, UC&C, etc.), supporting literature, diagrams, write-up, responses, etc. Importantly, the Distinguished Architect must continually develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the industry and Verizon systems, processes, product offerings and services to enable effective client communications.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

Seven + years’ experience in designing and implementing complex solutions for Fortune 500 companies. As this is a sales role, you will develop pipelines and funnel.

Advanced design and sales skills in at least three of the following:

  • Data and IP Services (MPLS, VoIP, VPN, IP PBX)
  • Managed Network Services (LAN, WAN, CDN, Managed IP PBX)
  • Managed Security Solutions
  • Data Center Outsourcing (application hosting, managed storage)
  • Call Center Technologies (ACD, IVR, Customer Portal)
  • IT Applications Management (SOA, Web Services)

Ability to clearly explain complex technical concepts to various audiences will be key.

Industry certifications specific to networking with Cisco and Juniper are essential.

  • Cisco Career Certifications:CCDA/CCNA, CCNP/CCDP, CCVP
  • Microsoft, Tandberg, Polycom
  • CISSP
  • TOGAFv9, ITIL

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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