CenturyLink - Seattle, WA

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CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber-optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.

Savvis, is a CenturyLink company, and is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. Nearly 2,500 unique clients, including more than 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. By outsourcing to Savvis and CenturyLink, enterprises can focus on their core business while we ensure the quality of their IT infrastructure automation.

The Lead Architect will be a part of the Business Solutions sales tools technical support team with a key focus on defining and executing system solutions to drive sales growth strategies. Primary focus in on sales enablement tools including SFA/CRM/CPQ. Activities include leading project stakeholders and team members to analyze complex client problems, defining the systems architecture/vision and scope, and partnering with IT to develop and execute system solutions. The Lead Architect defines the system architecture with the ability and expertise to develop an overall solution that supports the architectural direction of the Enterprise CRM strategy.

*Viewed as an expert in support of the development of architecture.

*Undertakes multiple complex projects requiring additional specialized technical knowledge.

*Makes well-thought out decisions on complex or ambiguous architecture issues.

*Coordinates with users to determine & refine requirements.

*Ensures that system improvements are successfully implemented and monitored to increase efficiency.

*Establishes and communicates common goal and direction for team.

*Acts as a resource for direction, training and guidance for less experienced staff.

Job Requirements
Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or equivalent education and relevant experience required including 7 + years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with SFA, CRM, CPQ, Contract Lifecycle Mgmt software tools such as Salesforce.com & Big Machines preferred.

Certified Salesforce.com administrator preferred.

Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.

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