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Cloud Solutions Architect - AWS (New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut) in New York, NY at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/28/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    New York, NY
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  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

At Presidio, we think, architect, implement and support the practical reality of IT every day.  We bring together the best minds in the industry to deliver IT excellence and support the answers to our clients’ IT challenges.  As one of the largest IT-as-a-Service solution providers in the U.S., we combine experience and stability with regional expertise and the unique ability to cover local and global business needs. For more information about Presidio visit our website at
We have an exciting opportunity for a Cloud Solutions Architect in our Tri-State Region. This role can be based out of our New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut offices. The Cloud Solutions Architect is a pre-sales resource that leads the consultative discovery of the client’s business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective cloud solutions. The design of these cloud solutions will rely on a combination of deep consultative selling, partner teaming (internal & external) and an understanding of Presidio’s services capabilities in the consulting, development, deployment, migration and managed services spaces.
Under minimal supervision, your primary responsibility as an Architect - Cloud Solutions would be to sell and architect market leading public cloud solutions. You will be responsible for the leadership and delivery of pre-sales activities including proposal development, proof-of-concept construction, demonstrations, roadmaps, and architectural design sessions. You will have a clear understanding of various IaaS/PaaS services and reference architecture. You should be able to work at a client's site in collaboration with client team members and be motivated, self-driven, and focused on consulting around cloud-based solutions and services. You should have the ability to calculate the ROI from adopting cloud and articulate this to the client. You will be responsible for the design of services engagements in functional cloud areas such as:
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Hybrid Connectivity
  • Security
  • DevOps
  • High Performance Computing
  • Development and test
  • Storage, Backup, and Recovery
Key Responsibilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Position yourself as a trusted advisor to Presidio’s clients, and partner with them to understand their requirements for cloud implementations.
  • Provide recommendations to clients with respect to cloud migrations and prepare technical implementation roadmaps for cloud adoption.
  • Create functional design specifications, reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed.
  • Design state-of-the-art technical solutions on AWS that address customer's requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Collaborate with other project teams on technical solutions and help improve Presidio’s services IP.
  • Staying up-to-date on all technical developments related to cloud.
  • Interact with Sales, clients and Software Publishers
  • If required, perform client assessments in support of Cloud design, implementations and on-going support
  • Provide sales consultation on fundamental security & isolation methodologies and features
Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 5+ years of designing and implementing complex cloud solutions
  • 3+ years required of experience working with mid-market or enterprise environments across multiple verticals
  • Previous, demonstrated experience migrating an on premise environments to an AWS cloud environment
  • Previous, demonstrated experience maintaining & administering an AWS cloud environment
  • AWS networking features & constraints including VPN, Direct Connect, Subnetting, Routing, etc.
  • Experience with AWS storage approaches
  • Proven design, planning and implementation experience with AWS
  • Strong experience with Migration and Hybrid Migration projects and programs
  • Moderate Network, firewall configuration and router troubleshooting experience
  • Working knowledge of most relevant operating systems (Windows Server, RHEL, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • Core understanding of Active Directory required
  • Core understanding of storage technology fundamentals, including RAID, Snapshots, SAN, and NAS and how they are deployed
  • Prior experience working for a system integrator or consulting organization preferred
  • Working knowledge of automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, etc..)
  • Working knowledge of container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) a plus
  • Prior SQL/noSQL database administration a plus
  • Primarily database mirroring, migration and backup/recovery
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations
  • Current AWS Solutions Architect and/or Developer and/or Sysops Associate – Required.
  • Current AWS Solutions Architect and/or DevOps Professional a plus
Presidio, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/ VEVRAA Federal Contractor.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
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RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: Presidio has a strict PSL in place and will only accept applications from agencies/business partners that have been invited to work on this role through the Presidio portal.  Candidate Resumes/CV's not submitted through the Presidio portal or submitted directly to Hiring Managers will be considered unsolicited and will be treated as gifts and no fee will be payable. Thank you for your cooperation.