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...

Verizon delivers a host of advanced IP, data, voice, wireless, and security solutions to meet the always-evolving demands of large business and government customers. Verizon's strengths include:

  • Expansive, secure, global IP networking solutions.
  • An unparalleled product and service portfolio.
  • Global capabilities delivered by dedicated, experienced employees with personal accountability and a customer-first philosophy.
  • A focus on developing and managing custom, integrated, world-class solutions.

The Distinguished Architect reports directly to the Director to fulfill the role of trusted adviser for Verizon Enterprise – Principal on key clients’ deals in the System Integrator (SI) and Hyperscaler space.

  • Work with the leadership team to help drive strategic initiatives across the vertical Solutions Architecture team.
  • Work with key business stakeholders and subject matter experts to build a holistic view of the client strategy, processes and information technology assets.
  • Leverage this knowledge to ensure that the client’s ongoing business requirements and end-to-end solutions are in alignment throughout the lifecycle of the contract.
  • Provide support on large, complex customer engagements involving multi-tower solutions (e.g., Cloud, Security, Professional Services, UC&C) and provide supporting literature, diagrams, write-up, responses, etc.
  • Continually develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the industry and Verizon systems, processes, product offerings and services to enable effective client communications.
  • Provide thought leadership for Joint Go-To-Market (JGTM) paid Verizon engagements developed in collaboration with our strategic alliance partners.
  • Draw upon a broad understanding of technology and industry knowledge to solve complex business challenges, as well as identify new business opportunities to grow partnership.
  • Drive consistent, credible C-level discussions with key partner stakeholders to advance and secure identified opportunities.
  • Analyze industry trends and regulatory requirements that can impact current business and explore proactive solutions that allow end customers to transform their business and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Lead and/or organize educational efforts to increase partner’s understanding of existing and new Verizon capabilities.
  • Explore Joint Go-To-Market opportunities to develop differentiated products or solutions that leverage the best capabilities of both, Verizon and the partner. Support the development of marketing collateral for the joint solutions.

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 work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Six or more years of experience in designing and implementing complex solutions for Fortune 500 companies.
  • One or more industry-related certifications specific to networking with Cisco and Juniper (e.g., Cisco Career Certifications I, CCDA/CCNA, CCNP/CCDP, CCVP., Microsoft, Tandberg, Polycom, CISSP, TOGAFv9, ITIL) .
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid driver’s license.

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

  • A degree.
  • 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 develop close working relationships with key partner executives responsible for expanding the business, bringing innovation, optimizing costs, achieving digital transformation and developing go-to-market initiatives.
  • Ability to identify business and technology challenges in various vertical markets where Verizon and the partner can work together to develop comprehensive solutions.
  • Ability to clearly explain complex technical concepts to various audiences.

Compensation

Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401 (k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives,we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a Colorado work location, the compensation range for this position is between $145,000 and $270,000 based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience.  This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part-time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.

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

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical, religious, or state law recognized reasons).