Solutions Architect – FTT at Zayo

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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

The Solutions Architect – FTT is responsible for design and cost of custom solutions in support of the pre-sales phase of Zayo’s Lit Mobile Infrastructure/Fiber to the Tower services. The Solutions Architect is responsible for developing high-level pre-sales network designs using Zayo assets along with customer input; and develop them into mid-level designs when awarded. As part of the Customer Solutions team, this individual will work closely with sales teams to develop new business and maintain existing customer relationships. This includes acting as a subject matter expert in all Zayo’s FTT service offerings and network architecture. This individual will be responsible for maintaining and designing network-based solutions for growth and expansion; developing business plans for strategic capital growth; and working with peers within the business to facilitate execution of customer and strategic programs. Solutions Architects are extremely detail oriented, highly organized, and communicate effectively with the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Obtain and maintain subject matter expertise related to Zayo’s Lit Mobile Infrastructure Network.
  • As part of sales process, play key role in the preparation of Requests for Proposals.
  • Develop and maintain market based strategic plans which can be executed both proactively and based on success-based capital investments.
  • Provide coaching in the sale & deployment of large-scale FTT services to wireless carrier sales teams.
  • Maintain regular communication with internal partners such as Product, Sales, regional network development, service delivery, and network architecture.
  • Translate complex technical requirements into information that customers can understand and respond to.
  • Maintain ongoing consultation with sales and engineering teams after sales are closed.
  • Actively provide input on improving sales cycle & process intervals.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or minimum five years’ experience in technical engineering / support role(s) in the telecommunications industry.
  • Expert-level technical skills creating networks using DWDM, fiber and other transport mediums.
  • Excellent project management skills and must be able to manage multiple ongoing projects and regularly report progress.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to explain technical concepts to laypersons in simple, understandable terms.
  • Business minded and able to maintain a commercial focus.
  • Experience with Google Earth, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio. Able to use shared drives and shared documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with all personnel, vendors, and customers.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity, and anticipate and quickly react to changes in a fast-paced environment.
  • Preferred Additional Experience:
    • Fronthaul/Midhaul/Backhaul for Mobile Carriers
    • Knowledge of a variety of transport and Ethernet equipment vendors and models
    • Data networking technologies, functionality, and services (LAN, MAN, WAN, VPN)
    • High-level understanding of Fiber Optic network design and implementation
    • Experience using Salesforce, Metasolv, MyWorld, and ESRI along with creating and modifying KMZ files.
    • Midpoint Salary Range- $105,000‬

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Annual Incentive Plan (AIP) - Full-time Zayo employees are also eligible for discretionary AIP which is based on the performance of the Company, an employee’s business segment, and the individual employee

  • Sales Incentive Plan - Full-time Zayo sales employees are also eligible for discretionary incentive cash compensation through our Sales Incentive Plan

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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Location

Our Boulder campus is located in the 29th Street Mall where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial secruity to our employees and their families.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Zayo provide 12 weeks paid maternity leave, 2 weeks paid paternity leave, and 4 weeks paid adoptive/foster leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
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