Lumen Security Technology Architect - NY or NJ in WORKS FROM HOME, New York
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Are you passionate about leveraging technology innovation for the betterment of humanity? You will be a premier customer-facing expert in Security Solutions. You will leverage your expertise to create fully integrated broad and complex solutions to meet the sophisticated requirements. This exciting Enterprise Client-facing Principal Security Architect role will work in partnership with our Sales, Solution Engineering & Customer Success Executives guiding innovative conversations that help shape the business growth.
The Professional in this position works remotely when not in client or team meetings and resides in Georgia.
The Main Responsibilities
Specialized Security Solution Design: This role is the go-to expert for Solution Engineers at Lumen when very deep knowledge and experience is needed for a particular technology or product. Clarifies ambiguous requirements with sales and clients, ensuring the solution resolves underlying client issues. Provides guidance and alternatives to customer’s requirements. May interpret customer requirements based on limited information.
Specialist Expertise: Within the specialist vertical, provide on-demand design, solution best practices and industry expertise to the sales teams during the Learn/Buy/Get phases of the customer lifecycle experience. By proactively pulling in other specialists, expand the solution to be cross functional and multi-product. Follows industry technology trends through self-study and formal training and shares this knowledge with the teams they support along with their peer groups.
Product Partnership: Partners with Product Management in areas of process and design improvement within specific product area and contacts impacted departments to recommend potential solutions. Proactively provides input on strategic and tactical plans for new product development to teams across the organization.
Customer Meetings: Leads and/or attends customer meetings in person and via collaboration tools. Prepares and delivers technical proposals and presentations with the appropriate level of business acumen for the audience. Provides broad scope responses to solution and technology questions. Demonstrates advanced solution selling abilities and effective, pro-active customer communications. Interacts with all levels of customer's management team.
Custom Solutions: Exceptional understanding of technical and product boundaries within areas of specialization and understanding of multi-product solutions and how these products interact with each other as to what is standard, what is available via special approval process, and what is not able to be provided. Partner with account team to shepherd custom requirements through sign-off process.
Sales Enablement: Works to self-enable the Sales Teams by freely sharing knowledge of process, key contacts, technology, and product in their area of specialization over the phone, in writing or through live trainings.
What We Look For in a Candidate
Pre-sales Support experience with Cyber Security Engagements (Compliance, Governance)
Knowledge of Enterprise Security Architecture and Design
Experience in Cloud & Architecture Design
Experience in Network Functions Virtualization
Technical knowledge across global network infrastructure, edge cloud capabilities, connected security, communication, and collaboration services•
Executive Presentation Expertise
Ability to independently orchestrate & guide discussions with clients across many levels including C-level, VPs and Directors within IT.
Engagement of both internal and external stakeholders to arrive at solutions
Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently, part of a team or pull together and guide a team to build complex customer solutions.
Relationship building skills
Industry certification: in 2 or more specialized technologies is a plus
National travel required as conditions allow ( about 25%)
Experience in solution consulting – ITIL
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or equivalent industry experience
Requisition #: 326693
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