What you’ll be doing...

As a Public Sector Solution Architect, you will fulfill the role of trusted technical adviser for Verizon Business Group clients and act as the technical solutions lead for internal and external solution development including service positioning, 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.

You may know Verizon only as the company making your smartphone work. But at Verizon, we're also the company helping 99% of the Fortune 1000 work. In particular, we are recognized by analysts and clients as a leader in global security, voice and data networks, and Software Defined Networking (SDN) and are focused on our client’s success through delivering the connected world simply, securely, reliably.

  • Be an Integral part of the sales team to identify and qualify business opportunities, identify key Client technical objections and develop the strategy to resolve technical blockers.

  • Own the technical relationship with clients, including managing product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, coordination of additional technical resources, and obtaining Client requirements and translates these into a Client-specific Solution Design and/or Verizon Enterprise offers

  • Lead solution definition and solution design both internal within Verizon Business Group as well as towards the Clients.

  • Lead prioritization of Client solution / technical requirements and champions resolution of solution / product gaps internally.

  • Work with potential Client to analyze IT infrastructure for potential opportunities to demonstrate Verizon Business Group solution's unique capabilities.

  • Articulate the Verizon Business Group vision on technologies and solutions towards the Client; positions Verizon Business Group as thought leader on key technological development.

  • 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 in engineering, computer science or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Willingness to travel.

  • Valid driver's license.

  • Five or more years of experience as a technical sales engineer in an IT infrastructure environment or equivalent experience in a Client-facing or IT staff role (including working as a member of a professional services or IT engineering team).

Even better if you have:

  • Domain experience with the government customers.

  • Knowledge of datacenter network architecture, SDN, and large-scale private cloud networks.

  • Security, architecture, or industry certification such as (CISSP,ITIL, Cisco CCNA or CCNP, CCSK, Microsoft, Amazon, Design Thinking, Block Chain, etc.).

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn, understand, and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies and solutions in the SDN / IT infrastructure space.

  • Experience presenting and delivering technical briefings.

  • Ability to generate solution documentation for both internal stakeholders and clients in the form of diagrams, slides, documents, spreadsheets.

  • Design and experience in Data and IP Services (MPLS, SIP, Internet, VPN, SDN, NFV); Network Operations (WLAN, LAN, WAN, IP PBX, Automation/Orchestration); Security (DDOS, FW, IDS, WAF, DDI, SIEM, Analytics, Micro-segmentation); Call Center Technologies (ACD, IVR, Call Recording, Chat, Cloud Delivery, toll free, Omni-channel); IT Applications Management (SOA, Web Services, application management, storage, virtualization, serverless, data center).

  • Knowledge in leading technology network and security vendor portfolios such as Cisco, Viptela, Versa, Fortinet, Palo Alto, Riverbed, and Juniper.

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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