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.

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...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience in the tech industry with experience in pre-sales, customer-facing consulting or other relevant technical 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 knowledge of data and information security - especially as it relates to issues within businesses.
  • Willingness to travel.

Even better if you have:

  • MA/MS degree in engineering or computer science.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions in the cloud/IT technology space.
  • Ability to gather 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.
  • Experience or knowledge of advanced technologies related with for instance Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, DevOps, etc.
  • Ability to 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 relevant.
  • Experience in 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.

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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