CenturyLink Senior Lead Architect (Azure) in SINGAPORE, Singapore
CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com/ is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.
Reporting to : Director, Product Management (Hybrid Cloud & IT Solutions)
Position Objective/ Summary:
The Senior Lead Solutions Architect (Azure) is a senior role responsible for growing CenturyLink’s Multi-Cloud Services practice. Reporting into the Director for Product Management (Hybrid Cloud & IT Solutions), the role will have a focus upon leading the pre-sales and post-sales activities and business deliverables. Pre-sales responsibilities will involve supporting the APAC Sales Teams in positioning and architecting CenturyLink’s Multi-Cloud Services (MCS) solutions with existing and new CenturyLink customers; Post-sales responsibilities will involve guiding the Cloud Onboarding, IT Services and Service Delivery teams in implementation, as well as supporting the APAC Account teams in ongoing engagement with customers to identify and position up/cross-sell MCS solutions. Based in Singapore, this role will have regional in nature supporting customer engagement across Asia-Pacific. There may be some infrequent travel, as required.
Responsible for achieving the sales/revenue targets for MCS for APAC, as well as driving revenue growth across a broad set of targeted MNC and Asia-Pacific Enterprise customers in collaboration with the Hybrid IT and the Global Accounts Sales teams.
Field technical questions and educate Enterprise and MNC customers on the value proposition regarding CenturyLink’s Design and Transition , Application Lifecycle Management , Managed Services , Cloud Optimization Services and IT Consultancy Services on Hybrid Cloud.
Ascertain client requirements and lead architectural discussions to ensure CenturyLink MCS solutions are designed successfully for Azure. This potentially includes understanding complex applications that may need to sit across several Cloud Platforms, Service Levels and Technologies.
In collaboration with the IT Services and Client Engagement teams, assist with running customer cloud transformation workshops.
Lend expertise for responses to proposals; specifically addresses any items on RFPs pertaining to CenturyLink’s MCS solutions.
Perform regular reviews of existing customer architectures to optimize and evolve their environments for ongoing value.
In collaboration with the IT Services team, provide consultative services based on prospect’s requirements and available product offerings.
Support Product and Solution marketing activities, which may include speaking at industry conferences, presenting webinars, and engaging in community events.
As the technical Azure MCS expert, provide regular training sessions to educate your CenturyLink Sales teams and technical peers to collectively improve their knowledge and capabilities of CenturyLink’s offerings on Azure’s IaaS/PaaS platforms.
Investigation and dissemination of Competitive Intelligence on CenturyLink’s MCS, Cloud and Managed Hosting competitors.
Continually develop technical skills on CenturyLink’s MCS, Azure and Industry Cloud technologies and trends.
8 - 10 years’ experience as a Cloud Solutions Architect.
5+ years architecting and provisioning solutions on Azure IaaS and associated Azure cloud services.
Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills - oral, written and presentation.
Excellent organizational skills and proven experience engaging with and guiding cross-functional and cross-regional virtual teams
Effective time management skills, including the ability to work on multiple sales opportunities for multiple Clients simultaneously.
Experience participating in IT and Business assessment and discovery workshops.
Excellent knowledge of Industry Cloud technologies and trends.
A Bachelor’s degree from a reputable tertiary institution.
Holds Azure Architect Expert Certification
Ideally, the Azure Solutions Architect, APAC will also possess:
Familiarity with Azure PaaS technologies and services, as well as CI/CD and DevOps concepts.
Previous experience working in regional roles for a multi-national vendor.
Established working relationships in Microsoft Azure channel, account and advisory teams
Holds Azure DevOps Engineer / Security Engineer Certification
Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems or Computer Science
Masters or Equivalent
Requisition #: 215306
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