When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...

The Growth Engine Solutions Architect will be strongly aligned with specific US Solution Architect teams to deliver high-quality solutions for our customers, inclusive of RFP/RFI responses, solution designs, design validation, proposal readiness, and design approvals. The Growth Engine Architect must also have a detailed understanding of Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), the associated Verizon Enterprise Solutions managed offerings, and a solid industry understanding of networking equipment and peripherals.

  • Drive revenue through the day-to-day activities of equipment and network upgrades and enhancements required by the customers they support.
  • Interact and align with supporting teams including quoting, engineering specialists, network planning, product management, custom design, order management, and service delivery.
  • Meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, and work in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Seek areas for process simplification, improvement, and automation.

Where you'll be working…

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four 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 professional services or IT engineering team).
  • Experience architecting and developing LAN/WAN or large infrastructure.
  • Experience with network solutions for enterprise customers.
  • Intermediate to advanced product knowledge or certifications including, but not limited to: Cisco/Viptela, Fortinet, Cradlepoint, Juniper, Aruba(Silver Peak), Advantech, Silicom, Lanner, Fortinet, Palo Alto.
  • Experience with networking concepts including software-defined networking, routing, VPNs, load balancers, and firewalls.
  • Experience working with Visio, MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word).
  • Experience working with Salesforce, Google Suite.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Valid driver's license.

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

  • MA/MS degree in engineering or computer science.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams to meet business objectives.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to gather and organize data and develop recommendations.
  • Ability to quickly learn, understand and work with new emerging technologies, methodologies, and solutions in the cloud/IT technology space.
  • Experience running multiple projects or deals under tight timelines.
  • Successful delivery with matrixed reports in a cross-discipline project.
  • Financial analysis experience (e.g.,ROI, cost analysis, business case development).
  • Wireless (LTE and 5G) experience.
  • Edge Compute knowledge.
  • Security, architecture, or industry certifications such as AWS Solution Architect, Certificate of Cloud, TOGAF, ITIL, Azure, ServiceNow, Kubernetes.
  • Security Knowledge (CCSK), CompTIA Security+.
  • Cisco Certified Design or Network Associate, ITIL Foundations.
  • Experience presenting and delivering technical pitches.
  • Experience architecting and developing software or infrastructure for scalable, distributed systems.
  • Experience in two or more of the following areas: Software-Defined Networking (SDN), IT infrastructure and systems security, cloud or network systems management, and business continuity.
  • Ability to drive ideation and execution around areas for process improvement and automation with both internal and external organizations as needed.
  • Knowledge of data and information security -as it relates to issues within businesses.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.