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Data Center Solutions Architect (Dublin, OH) in Dublin, OH at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 6/4/2018

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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 www.presidio.com.
 
We are seeking a Solution Architect with a strong track record of designing solutions that enable automated and virtualized computing across customer environments. The ideal candidate would have comprehensive knowledge and deployment experience of Cisco, NetApp, EMC and Vmware solutions.  In this pre-sales role, the Solution Architect will be working with clients, account executives and engineers to understand business requirements, design architectures and deliver professional proposals.
 
Key Responsibilities
 
  • Provide pre-sales and post-sales support of Cisco related opportunities and solutions across the territory.
  • Understand client's infrastructures, their needs and provide expertise and consulting on Cisco solutions.
  • Provide internal assistance on the Cisco solutions, product plans and roadmaps.
  • Make telephone and in-person calls and presentations to clients and potential clients.
  • Work closely with inside and outside account management team to develop and drive Cisco business.
  • Coordinate hardware and software quotations with account teams.
  • Responsible for conducting discovery, developing and delivering scopes of work, hour / cost estimates and client deliverables.
  • Develop and deliver professional proposals, including design documentation.
  • Ability to provide management and account team oral and written reports on the client needs, problems, interests, market situations, competitive activities, and potential for new products/services.
  • Be knowledgeable about products, applications, technical service, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising, and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature and consulting with marketing and technical services.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Required Skills
 
 
 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Minimum of 2 years consulting or pre-sales experience.
  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience in Cisco solutions (CCNA or higher certification).
  • Strong skills in Cisco Data Center (Nexus, UCS, WAAS, MDS, etc.) and/or Unified Communications.
  • VMware and/or Storage experience (EMC or NetApp) a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of infrastructure and best practices.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or the equivalent in experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills including client-facing consulting skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% as needed.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
 
 
 
 
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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If you have any difficulty using our online system and need an accommodation in the job application process due to a disability, please send an email to recruitment@presidio.com for assistance.
 
Presidio, Inc. is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.  State Employment Services; please provide priority referrals to recruitment@presidio.com 
 
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.
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