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CenturyLink Solutions Architect Cloud/Hosting -StL/KC in TOWN AND COUNTRY, Missouri

About CenturyLink

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.

Job Summary

The Solution Architect is leveraged as a technical specialist on large, complex and high potential opportunities with new and existing customers. The SA is accountable for technical sales support of all CenturyLink products and services including: Managed Hosting Services, Public & Private Cloud, Security/Compliance, Outsourced infrastructure solutions (managed and un-managed), and specialized application workload and IT Consulting Services.

Job Description

  • Generate sales opportunities for specific product/services within prospect accounts and identify and upsell opportunities within existing customers

  • Present our vision to clients, support optimization of solution strategy and design, and drive additional revenue within your assigned sales region

  • Perform consultative, solutions-based design for business clients who desire outsourced infrastructure options to enhance their own technical capabilities.

  • Pre-sales design and implementation expertise in Enterprise/WAN service integration

  • Provide technology consulting for internal contacts in Product Management and Marketing and translate prospective customer requirements into recommendations for new or enhanced products and features

  • Develop thought leadership and gain industry recognition and credibility.

  • Maintain current knowledge of industry trends, topics, methodologies, and core technologies in order to assimilate customer needs and design appropriate technical solutions.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, MIS, Computer Science, or Telecom plus 10 years of experience as a Sales Engineer, Solution Architect or technical consulting role

  • Experience in requirements gathering, due diligence, solution development and proposal generation activities unique to large, complex opportunities and consulting engagements in key to success in this position

  • Depth and breadth of expertise in Managed Hosting, Pubic Cloud, Private Cloud, Outsourced infrastructure solutions (managed and un-managed), Security, and Consulting Services related to CenturyLink solutions offerings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years’ experience in Managed Hosting Services, Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google), Private Cloud (VMware), Outsourced infrastructure solutions (managed and un-managed), specialized Enterprise application suites or equivalent expertise

  • 2+ years’ experience in design of distributed, high availability server-based network computing infrastructures, storage, Disaster Recovery and advanced networks

  • 2+ years’ experience in configuration and support of Microsoft Windows, UNIX, or Solaris operating systems, including remote management.

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Alternate Location: US-Missouri-Chesterfield; US-Missouri-Kansas City; US-Missouri-Saint Louis; US-Missouri-St Louis; US-Missouri-Town And Country

Requisition # : 211305

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.

Disclaimer

The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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