Associate Solution Architect

Verizon - Ashburn, VA

Full-time
What you’ll be doing...

Position Summary: The responsibility of the Associate Solution Architect (ASA) will be to support Solution Architects for the US Public Sector and US Enterprise accounts. They will work alongside the SAs to provide support on customer projects, learn about engineering processes, develop professional engineering skills, and work with the appropriate teams when issues or escalations arise to resolve them.

Responsibilities:
Work with Account Teams and Field Solution Architects when engaged on team requests
Align with these groups to successfully provide engineering support on RFI, RFP, and other customer engagements
Interact with the customer when required
Perform address validations and determine if provider access is available at customer locations
Complete site access reports to provide access pricing for customer locations
Develop or update network diagram drawings based on customer changes
Create Verizon internal LEC special construction quotes
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
Acquire and grow knowledge in Verizon’s technology offerings by completing trainings, attending corporate partner and vendor presentations, acquiring certifications, and assisting with specialized project requests
What we’re looking for...

Technical Knowledge:
General knowledge of Networking technologies
Familiarity of WAN technologies: MPLS, (carrier) Ethernet, TDM
Knowledge of Optical, SONET, WAVE, Access Diversity and Optimization technologies would be a plus
General knowledge of the telecom market (i.e. Carriers, VAR’s and System Integrators)
Overall technical aptitude and forward thinking

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or other related technical field
3+ years of relevant work experience
Must be willing to learn new technologies, and work with aggressive timelines
Strong analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills are required. Must be able to work on a team and communicate effectively
Must be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently with moderate to minimal supervision. Must be able to multitask and work on different projects/issues as needed
Must have strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities, to quickly find solutions to problems where no previous examples or methods may exist
Strong computer skills in MS Office (especially Excel and Visio)
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.

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