AT&T Sr Solutions Architect in Dallas, Texas
Overall Purpose: Develops solution architectures for AT&T business customers to address their business, application and communications needs. Key Roles and Responsibilities: The Senior Solutions Architect must be proficient at the techniques that go into the formulation of solutions, including collecting customer requirements and assessing solution alternatives based on tradeoffs in cost, performance, reliability and security, and be able to partner with the sales team to recommend the most appropriate solution for the customer. This requires practical skills and experience with many applications and technologies, and a thorough knowledge of the AT&T product set. The Senior Solutions Architect analyzes a customers business and network challenges and designs a comprehensive solution that integrates smoothly into the customers environment. Beyond the core responsibilities of a Solutions Architect, the Senior Solutions Architect must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, act with greater autonomy in managing their work load and provide more leadership to a sales opportunity. The Senior Solutions Architect may also lead solution engagements in promoting the cause of new services in order to achieve buy-in from the enterprises management seeking to create new opportunities and business relationships. Manages solution design with internal and external suppliers in a manner that is consistent with customer needs and in line with competitive realities. Demonstrates good written skills to document solutions in proposals to customers, and possesses strong verbal skills to be able to present solutions to customers at both working and executive levels. Demonstrates strong customer interface skills and is technically credible working in a sales environment. Required to maintain a baseline of industry knowledge to advise on technical trends and techniques and apply them to the development of solutions.
Education: Typically requires a bachelors degree.
Experience: Typically requires 5 - 8 years of experience developing or recommending technical solutions. Typically requires multiple industry and technical certifications based on solutions that customer requires.
Key skills and background:
Strong business acumen complimented with technical capabilities
Ability to lead and identify business requirements and determine operational impacts and system changes to meet the business objectives
Strong analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communications skills