Senior Solutions Architect
Posted on: May 19, 2019
What you'll be doing...
If you are curious about new technology architecture and the
possibilities it creates, then this job may be perfect for you. As
part of the Information Technology team, you will work on "Solution
Architecture" utilizing new technologies to find ways to meet our
customers' needs and make it easy for them to do business with us.
You will use your experience to solve complex problems and find
unique solutions. The work you'll do every single day will make
people's lives, work and play better.
The Systems Planning group is seeking a Senior Solutions Architect
to play a critical, client-facing role that interacts with multiple
application teams with the goal of creating applicable Solution
Architectures in service of Verizon customers. The architect will
facilitate collaboration session and ensure consistency and
alignment across the various IT and business teams from both a
technical and process alignment perspective. The architect will
partner with other architects within the Wireless and Wireline IT
This is a technical position that will require high level technical
knowledge of the VZ IT Systems, both internal functional levels as
well as interfacing aspects (APIs, Services). Knowledge of how the
IT systems interface with Network elements, external 3rd party
services and Application Service Providers (ASPs) will be
essential. Web development fundamentals, Data Networking,
Information Security, and System Performance engineering knowledge
will need to be employed in creating High level Designs (HLDs) and
providing Subject matter Expertise (SME) for ongoing/new
initiatives. Collaboration with IT personnel, Agile coaches/VTFs
and IT RTEs in providing guidance with IT systems functionality and
helping to articulate the functional requirements, System impacts
for new and ongoing projects/epics, will be required.
The ideal candidate will be highly versatile and comfortable
presenting to both technical and non-technical leaders.
- Leadership/Program Management: Position will lead teams made up
of cross-functional members (both IT and non-IT) for technical
architecture discussions and high level and Systems design aspects.
Must instigate adequate collaboration with the team members to
arrive at the Solution architecture/High level Design with urgency
without drawing the teams into protracted discussions leading
members astray. Position to mentor the junior members of the team.
Driving solution development through requirements
gathering/analysis/discovery, business plan creation, and solution
level of effort estimation to ensure that client interests are met
and potential business opportunities are established. Drive to push
for on time and on budget development activity and migration of
- Architecture: Responsible for Solution Architecture and
creating solutions that are simple, scalable and sustainable and
above all secure. Will ensure solution aligns with other Verizon
units creating a transparent user experience.
- Convey ideas/stories/design in clear and concise manner using
the graphical tools within the Google suite of applications and
other chosen Enterprise Architecture tools.
- Strategic Planning/Vision: Define the "Current State" and
contrast that to the "Future State" as well as the path/roadmap to
- Problem Solving: Investigate and solve complex technical
problems and data discrepancies. Develop solutions architecture
that align tactical solutions (near-term) with Strategic
What we're looking for...
You'll need to have:
- Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work
- Six or more years of relevant work experience.
- Knowledge on all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle,
including system analysis, design, coding, testing, debugging and
- Willingness to travel up to 25%.
Even better if you have:
- A degree.
- Enterprise Architecture experience and knowledge with standards
such as TOGAF, DoDAF, UML, Archimate, TMN.
- Process modeling experience using SIPOC, BPMN, eTOM.
- Knowledge of DB management with both relational and no-sql
databases such as Oracle, UDB, Cassandra, MongoDB and Amazon
- Knowledge with usage of EA tools such as EA Sparx, ARIS, Abacus
- Knowledge with Java, .NET, C, C++ or equivalent language and
Mobile technologies (i.e. iOS & Android).
Bootstrap, Angular and React.
- Knowledge with Kubernetes and Docker containers.
- Experience with AWS solutions (AWS Solutions Architect
- Knowledge on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and
- Teamwork & collaboration skills to work across organizations
and lead cross-functional teams.
- Communication & stakeholder management skills.
- Problem solving skills to develop quick yet sound solutions to
resolve complex issues.
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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