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Solutions Engineer Sr

Company: Frontier Communications
Location: Meriden
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description Job Duties:Sales Related Activities:Follows company sales methodology and processes.Comfortable with and very willing to participate in any customer facing engagementActively lead or assist in all opportunities as assigned by Solutions Engineering management.Develop and deliver effective convincing professional presentations at any level within an organization.Drive incremental revenue by developing and maintaining key technical and business relationships that best position Frontier capabilities and integrated value proposition.From a technical perspective, and in coordination with your sales counterpart, manage the communication and internal cooperation of Frontier resources in Sales, Support, Operations, Legal, and the company's executive team to drive sales success.Maintain current knowledge of Frontier competitor's offerings and be prepared to respond with differentiators (value wedges) for each opportunity.Properly and accurately prepare and present a technical handoff for the customer's solution from the Sales area to the company's implementation/support teams.Discovery & Solution Design:Using a consultative selling approach, accurately identify customer business issues, determine customer desired outcomes and design a technical solution that maximizes the use of Frontier products and services.CommunicationDevelop and maintain a positive internal and external working relationship.Solid verbal and written skills (considered above average to excellent)Comfortably walk through a technical explanation verbally or on a whiteboard (e.g. not using PowerPoint)Learning:Maintain a solid working knowledge of Frontier products and services, including any required internal or external certifications as defined by Solutions Engineering management.Maintain familiarity and adherence to all Frontier methods and procedures.Willing to actively mentor others in the organization.Administrative & General ExpectationsSuccessfully complete all assigned product, services, policy and other training as assigned by management.On time completion of quarterly objectives (MBO's) and reports that may be assigned by managementTrack time/activities as may be defined by Solutions Engineering managementAdheres to the company's expense control policy.Documents activities and other items in the company's CRM system in a timely manner.Meets all assigned deadlines especially as it pertains to deliverables to a prospect/customer.Must maintain a positive and constructive approach to all aspects of the role and interactionsAbility to travel is a base job requirement and varies by region. Travel may average 50% or more depending on the region size and whether this is a regional/national roleAll other job duties as assigned by managementProfessional Experience and Qualities: Uniquely talented and highly intelligent with a results-oriented mindsetAt least two to three years of customer facing experience, or equivalent, in the technology industry.Significant experience including a background in commercial telecommunications (especially SD-WAN, Cloud (Google Cloud, Azure or AWS) etc. preferred.Proven track record of establishing and solidifying strategic relationships with key customers and partners, while representing suites of complex IT, IT services, and/or advanced availability solutionsAbility to effectively analyze a customer/prospect's business process, leveraging an understanding of end-to-end business models and salesSelf-starter with the experience leading medium to large deals.Tenacious work ethic, doing whatever it takes with resolve, integrity and an appropriate sense of urgency to meet deadlines and get the job done.Exhibited skill-set, capabilities, and hard-hitting determination to drive through actions in partnership with management/business unit partnersAbility to effectively control an audience including effective handling of audience objections.Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in computer science or related area but will consider applicants with equivalent work-related experience in a technical service or product support role with a minimum educational requirement of a H.S. Diploma or GED equivalent.A minimum of 2 to 5 years supporting complex customer requirements assessment and solutions developmentA minimum of two years of technical services, pre-sales support experience or equivalent.Ideally at least two years of telecom, managed hosting services (especially focused on disaster recovery), networking experience, or equivalent.Solid project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple complex projects is requiredThis role requires effective listening, written & verbal communication skillsEffective presentation skills to all levels ideally proven CxO level presentation expertiseMust have a valid state driver's license and clean driving record.Technical skills - Required:Solid working knowledge of TCP/IP networking, IPv4 and 6, etc.LAN, WAN (including SD-WAN) and security designInfrastructure: Network, non-circuit designs/wireless, VPN, IP(Subnet) addressing/VLAN, load balancers, IDS/IPS, switches, routers, etc.Technical skills additional desired skills:Active certification in Google, AWS or Azure Cloud services preferredActive certification in MEF/Ciena (Ethernet)Disaster Recovery in the Cloud is desirableSolid working knowledge of cloud-based disaster recovery strategies and methodologies is preferred.Managed Hosting Services delivery, technologies and concepts.Network security methods, appliances and systems.Understanding / experience with a commercial CRM system such as Salesforce, SAP, Siebel, SugarCRM etc.Understanding / experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) Frontier Communications is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Keywords: Frontier Communications, Meriden , Solutions Engineer Sr, Other , Meriden, Connecticut

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