Verizon Unified Communications Solutions Architect - Federal Accounts in Ashburn, Virginia

What you’ll be doing...

As a UCC Solution Architect in Verizon Enterprise Solutions (VES) Advanced Technology Group (ATG), you will be responsible for acting as a technical expert, primarily focused on driving sales opportunities to closure, by providing thorough technical validation. The ATG Architects are the primary Sales voice to and from the product management team and on behalf of our UCC business partners. You will be responsible for communicating the latest UCC product features and ensure the field is equipped with the latest known reference design architectures and follow best practices.

The ideal candidate would be someone who’s been designing and or implementing UCC technology for a range of enterprise customers and would like to further enhance their skills, tenure and experience and share their passion of technology with others.

  • Serve as engineering and technical expert in Verizon’s IP Telephony, Unified Communications and Collaborations solutions portfolio, including associated equipment, services, and network architecture.

  • Requires in-depth working knowledge of all aspects of IP Telephony and UC&C solutions.

  • Experience with station- and/or trunk –side SIP designs including a detailed understanding of SIP Messaging and Call Flows.

  • PBX engineering design functional knowledge.

  • Session Border Control design.

  • Legacy TDM/PSTN-LEC knowledge and experience in Centrex and PRI/T1 voice services including trunking.

  • Responsible for designing hosted UC solutions leveraging cloud architectures, such as: Unified Communications as a Service (UCCaaS).

  • Video (HD) and Telepresence design.

  • Work with the account teams as the lead IPT/UC&C subject matter expert to lead customer discussions, develop solutions and recommend Verizon products and services to meet customer’s business requirements.

  • Strong ability to lead cross functional teams in a lead architect role.

  • Detailed knowledge of customer’s technical requirements and the business drivers behind them. Must be able to cite personal examples of successful design, installation and configurations currently deployed in customer environments.

  • Ideally, experience of working with CISCO Spark & Jabber- designing solutions, encompassing Cisco Spark for meetings, messaging and calling. Cisco Spark Board for Room and Admin functionality. Encompassing security, compliance and analytics solution review. Leading to design validation for provisioning, management and Professional Services support.

  • Solid understanding in network design, convergence (QoS/CoS), routing (BGP, EIGRP) and switching (VLAN trunking, Ethernet) with focus on resiliency, availability, and latency.

  • Contribute to technical proposals and RFP responses as required.

  • Possess strong presentation skills, with the ability to develop and deliver technical presentations with customers and to tailor content to audience as appropriate – to include ROI/TCO understanding.

  • Share knowledge and experience to enhance the technical capabilities of peers and build prospective opportunities Manage inquiry (managed services, capacity, routing, diversity) cases as necessary.

  • Possess solid understanding of the competitive landscape and ability to clearly articulate the technical differentiation and value proposition of Verizon solutions.

  • Create and disseminate presentations, BOMs, Estimates(CCW), SOWs and other presentable materials for customers.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • BS or BA in Engineering or Computer Science, or equivalent work experience.

  • Masters in engineering, computer science or business administration.

  • 5+ years of architecture experience in conceptualization, definition and development of IT and or telecom based products and service or

  • 3+ years of experience in customer facing positions (sales, sales engineering, consulting).

  • Superior communications and presentations skills, both oral and written.

  • Current and valid industry certifications.

  • Career Certifications or Equivalent Work Experience such as:

  • Cisco Certified Design Associate/ Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCDA/CCNA)

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional/ Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCNP/CCDP)

  • Cisco Certified Voice Professional (CCVP)

  • Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE) Either Internetworking or Voice Track

  • Avaya Certified Solutions Specialist (ACSS) ...

  • Avaya Certified Specialist (ACS) ...

  • Avaya Certified Expert (ACE) ...

  • Avaya Certified Solutions Architect (ACSA)

  • SIP School Certification (SSCA)

  • SBC Certifications such as:

  • Acme Packet/Oracle

  • SONUS/Ribbon

  • Experience in sales or service of Fortune 500 companies.

  • Successful project delivery within Fortune 500 companies.

  • Knowledge and design of Video Architecture (SIP).

  • Skype 4 Business/Teams and O365 experience or certification(s).

  • Federal Government Security Clearance (Confidential, Secret, Top Secret).

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to diagnose and utilize technical information and sales data effectively.

  • Completed projects to a consistently high standard.

  • Ability thrive in a dynamic environment and meet internal/external demands.

  • Ability to meet objectives and targets whilst maintaining high standards.

  • Flexibility- Ability to adapt skills and knowledge in rapidly changing environment.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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