Principal Architect

Date: Jul 22, 2021

At Rogers, we connect Canadians to a world of possibilities and the memorable moments that matter most in their lives. Every day we wake up with one purpose in mind. To bring loved ones together from across the globe. To connect people to each other and the world around them. To help an entrepreneur realize their dream. A sports fan celebrate a special moment.

Because we believe connections unite us, possibilities fuel us, and moments define us.

 

As we grow our team, the well-being of our team members remains our top priority. To ensure the health and safety of our team members, including those in the recruitment process, our team members are temporarily working from home.

 

Rogers is seeking a Principal Architect – Wireline & SIP/Voice solutions responsible for Carrier and Wholesale clients. Reporting to the Director – Wholesale Technology & Operations, the Wholesale Principal Architect will be responsible for gathering customer business and technical requirements, designing comprehensive networking solutions, delivering sales presentations, presenting technical information about products and services, conducting product demonstrations, product evaluations, and collaborating on RFP and RFI responses. The candidate will work with SA and BDM to provide guidance on non-standard design/solution, collaborate with Product and Network for new offering and provide guidance/influence with vertical strategy. 

 

The candidate must have a deep understanding and experience with OSI layer 1, 2, and 3 networking to satisfy business requirements in multiple verticals, often as a part of a broader solution-selling opportunity. 

Possessing an extensive wireline network infrastructure technology and design background, the successful candidate will be seen as a subject matter expert and will have a deep understanding of all aspects of DF infrastructure design, wireline solutions, SIP /IP/Voice applications, and business requirements as they relate to the customer’s WAN & LAN environments.  

 

The Principal Architect will support Wholesale channels and will act as the voice of the customer, facilitating the interworking between sales, product marketing & development, engineering, and other internal resources in support of a positive customer experience. 
 
What you'll be doing: 

  • Provide guidance on solution strategy for verticals 

  • Collaborate and lead Interlock with Network, Product, Service Delivery and Assurance with intend to streamline process and improve productivity 

  • Stimulate activity and joint solution selling opportunities for Rogers Wholesale channels to drive results for wireline data/voice solutions in support of sales targets 

  • Interface and influence with key decision makers (ranging from Carrier Manager, Product Owner and C level) 

  • Deliver non-standard solution presentations to a diverse customer and internal audience 

  • Design differentiated wireline solutions that fit customer current and future requirements 

  • Advance non-standard solution specifications internally for product fulfillment 

  • Gain and maintain a deep understanding of product sets, disseminate to peers and Sales, and provide feedback into their evolution 

  • Help with technical responses on RFP, RFQ, and RFI documents 

  • Strong financial knowledge to construct profitable business case 

  • Lead non-standard solution development with account team and deployment of complex data solutions including network connectivity, requirements definition, product testing, pilots, proofs-of-concept, and client trials 

  • Lead MEF API discussion with both external and internal customers 

 
What you bring: 

  • University degree or technical diploma in Engineering, IT, Computer Science, or related field 

  • 10+ years of work experience in a telecommunication service provider or IT services organization 

  • Proven record in solution selling and product positioning 

  • Advanced knowledge of the design and implementation of Ethernet, Internet, MPLS and overall Layer 2/3 WAN/LAN environments 

  • Advanced knowledge of fiber and copper infrastructure and technology 

  • Advanced knowledge of transport topologies, equipment, and technology including SONET/DWDM and other optical network services provisioned on-net and on leased facilities 

  • Working knowledge of IP-based services including SIP & IP Telephony, Microsoft Teams & Office 365 

  • Excellent business/technical writing and communication/presentation skills 

  • Excellent skills in translating technical designs into high level network diagrams 

  • Have active industry related credentials (CCNx, CCDx, CCIE, ITIL, MEF, P. Eng., etc.) 

  • Ability to sell, persuade and negotiate 

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills in a fast-paced multitasking environment 

  • Excellent understanding of market trends and competitive issues 

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Visio) 

  • Use of a personal vehicle for business purposes is required 

  • MEF CECP and SDCP certification preferred 

 

Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Length of Contract: Not Applicable (Regular Position)
Work Location: 8200 Dixie Rd (341), Brampton, ON 
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Posting Category/Function: Sales & Account Support
Requisition ID: 242155
 
Together, we'll make more possible, and these six shared values guide and define our work:
 
  1. Our people are at the heart of our success
  2. Our customers come first. They inspire everything we do
  3. We do what’s right, each and every day
  4. We believe in the power of new ideas
  5. We work as one team, with one vision
  6. We give back to our communities and protect our environment
 

What makes us different makes us stronger. Rogers has a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. Everyone who applies for a job will be considered. We recognize the business value in creating a workplace where each team member has the tools to reach their full potential. At Rogers, we value the insights and innovation that diverse teams bring to work. We work with our candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process to ensure that they have what they need to be at their best. Please reach out to our recruiters and hiring managers to begin a conversation about how we can ensure that you deliver your best work. You matter to us! For any questions, please visit the Rogers FAQ.

 
Posting Notes:  Corporate 


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