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Verizon Communications Inc

Director, Public Sector Solutions Architecture (550077-1F)

Engineering and Architecture

Architectural Director



Illinois, United States

When you join VerizonYoull have the power to go beyond doing the work thats 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, youll 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 well go far.Diversity and Inclusion at VerizonAt 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.What youll be doing...The Director of Solutions Architecture will lead the organization to drive excellence in designing solutions that meet the needs of our Public Sector clients. By becoming the trusted technical advisor for Public Sector Federal, State, Local, and Education clients the team will act as the design authority for internal and external stakeholders creating multi-tower solutions and creating the supporting design artifacts. This organization will maintain the highest level of technical certifications and advanced knowledge and understanding of all Verizon services and technologies and how they integrate into a complete solution.The primary responsibilities of the Director are to:+ Ensure thorough understanding of customer needs to deliver a technical design that addresses the customers requirements+ Lead solution definition and design with Verizon, partners, and clients+ Ensure the team is able to demonstrate Verizons solution differentiation and advantages and position themselves as thought leaders on technology design+ Ensure the team is delivering timely, compelling, and comprehensive solutions to the customer and to downstream organizations+ Create interlock with the product organization to ensure repeatable and customer driven solutions+ Develop the teams professional skill-set and expand product knowledge to maximize value; this includes ensuring that the team attains and maintains designated certifications with continuous reviews of technical literature+ Conduct workforce planning and forecasting to ensure the correct force to load to achieve sales result and to ensure implementation and delivery of designed solution meets the objectives of the Public Sector client+ Ensure design reviews are conducted upon completion of solution implementation to collect lessons learned and design improvements and incorporate into reference architecture database+ Achieve performance results based on the needs of each customer segmentWhat were looking for...+ Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, or 6 or more years of technical work experience designing systems or networks+ Five or more years in a customer facing leadership role with accountability for end to end delivery, such as Program Management or Enterprise Architecture+ Five or more years of experience delivering customer presentations and preparing customer-facing material, such as RFP responses, proactive proposals and network/system designs+ Successful track record in technology solution sales or program management leadership+ Financial analysis experience, such as P&L, ROI, cost analysis, business case development+ Demonstrated curiosity with technical white papers showcasing a builder/creator mindset+ Excellent communication and presentation skillsEven better if you have:+ Masters degree in engineering or equivalent level degree+ Government integrator experience+ Experience in sales or program management of Government customers+ A clearance or the ability to obtain a clearanceEqual Employment OpportunityWe'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.REQNUMBER: 550077-1F