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Verizon Associate Solution Architect - Unified Communications and Collaboration in Cary, North Carolina

What you’ll be doing...

Exciting opportunities exist within the Verizon Global Presales Engineering organization. As an Associate Solutions Architect, you will be an integral part of a talented team collaborating with our Senior Solutions Architects and various members of the account team assisting them on their clients Digital Transformation journey. Other responsibilities include: learning engineering processes, developing professional engineering skills, optimizing existing processes, delivering strong business and technical presentations, and working with the appropriate teams when issues or escalations arise to resolve them in a timely manner.

  • Work with Account Teams and Field Solution Architects.

  • Support the development of WAN, security, voice/UC&C, CCS, and IoT solutions.

  • Provide engineering support on RFI, RFP.

  • Interact with the customer as needed to provide support.

  • Create UC&C solution proposals and design documentation.

  • Complete site access reports and provides access pricing for customer locations.

  • Develop or update network diagram drawings based on customer changes or new builds.

  • Create Verizon internal LEC special construction quotes and perform pricing analysis.

  • Research and develop bandwidth utilization reports and provide the associated circuit information.

  • Support projects that are technology or customer specialized by working with the SA and account teams to understand the project needs, complete research or engineering tasks, and develop the required deliverables or reports.

  • Attend corporate partner and vendor presentations, acquiring certifications, and assisting with specialized project requests.

  • Network internally to grow a community of resources.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or one or more years of work experience.

  • Eligibility to obtain a government issued Top Secret Security Clearance.

  • Valid Driver's License

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or another related technical field.

  • Knowledge of Networking Technologies including SDN, NFV, Intelligent edge.

  • Knowledge with WAN technologies: MPLS, (carrier) Ethernet, TDM.

  • Knowledge of the telecom market (i.e. Carriers, VAR’s and System Integrators).

  • Analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Ability to work on a team and communicate effectively across teams.

  • Technical aptitude and forward thinking.

  • Ability to learn new technologies.

  • Ability to work with strict timelines and prioritize deliverables accordingly.

  • Ability to work independently with moderate to minimal supervision.

  • Ability to multitask and work on different projects/issues as needed.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve to find solutions to new problems.

  • Knowledge with programming language/scripting logic.

  • Computer skills in MS Office (especially Excel and Visio).

  • Industry certifications (COMPTIA) Network+, CCNA, etc.

  • Familiarity with Unified Communications, Collaboration, and telecommunication products and technologies such as IP-based PBX, Session Border Controllers (SBC), SIP, and or video/audio/net conferencing.

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

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. Different makes us better.

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