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Datacenter Solutions Architect in Tampa, FL at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

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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 or follow us on Twitter @Presidio

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Datacenter Solutions Architect in Tampa, FL.  Much of the time for this position is spent meeting with customers at their locations, so an element of local travel via automobile to reach regional-client locations is warranted by the various aspects of the job role.

As a Solutions Architect and a member of the Pre-Sales Engineering Team, the candidate will be responsible for meeting with Presidio’s Commercial, SLED, and Enterprise customers, collecting requirements for infrastructure solutions and developing engineering solutions for sale to Presidio customers.

A successful Solutions Architect should be able to present and explain various storage, virtualization and cloud technologies to customers, guide them through requirements gathering, and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services. Solutions Architects are responsible for creating bill of materials, consulting engagements, scopes of work and task lists for various types of projects in support of these solutions.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design experience, be highly motivated, excited about learning new products and technologies, able to effectively communicate to ensuring superior customer service and maintaining a strong customer relationships. Implementation experience with the various products and technologies is a plus

Essential Functions:

The essential responsibilities of the Datacenter Solutions Architect are to work directly with customers and account managers in pre-sales situations, and to work effectively across functions with other Presidio employees in Sales, Marketing, Proposals, and Project Management areas. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Meet with Customers and Collect Customer Requirements
  • Work with Account Manager/Sales Team to develop customer relationship and solutions and assist in overall sales process
  • Create high-level solution designs/architecture and present to customers
  • Create Customer facing Presentations
  • Create Bill of Materials & configurations for solutions
  • Build Scope of Services and Professional Service Pricing
  • Write Statement of Works
  • Develop and maintain relationships with peers at vendor partners

Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Pure, EMC, Nutanix, HP, Netapp, Backup/Recovery Products to include Rubrik, Commvault, Veeam, data collection & review tools, SAN switches (Cisco and Brocade), Virtualization, Cloud technologies (AWS and Azure), VDI (VMWare or Citrix).  

Must have demonstrable design experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration, being an advantage. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of various datacenter technologies and products.

Datacenter Abilities:

  • Fibre Channel switching (MDS, Nexus, Brocade)
  • Experience with VMware virtual environments desired.
  • Switching as it pertains to IP storage , iSCSI & FCoE
  • Architect a variety of highly-available Microsoft software (ERP, CRM, BI, Middleware & database clusters) on a cutting-edge, virtualized, Cloud infrastructure platforms
  • Virtualization concepts, business benefits, ROI models
  • Cisco UCS
  • VMware, and/or Citrix
  • HCI technologies
  • Be able to design complete solutions using multiple technologies

Network Protocols:

  • A general understanding of Layer 3 Routing Protocols is considered to be a plus
  • Layer 2 - EtherChannel/802.1q/VLAN/STP/ OTV
  • SAN Protocols such as FC, iSCSI, NFS, FCoE
  • Cisco ACI, VMware NSX


  • Knowledge of Server and Storage Virtualization technology is required.
  • Knowledge of moving workloads to the cloud, and developing a business case to do so.
  • Experience with data backup and business continuance and disaster recovery solutions desired.

Education and Experience:

  • Experience which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in Storage and Virtualization technologies
  • Minimum 8 to 10 years of experience
  • Relevant EMC, VMWare, VCE, Netapp, Cloud or industry Certifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience or military experience required
  • Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidate should be a team player with demonstrated ability to work without guidance
  • Effective interpersonal and active listening skills
  • Strong time management to effectively and efficiently manage one’s own time.
  • Ability to apply solutions, technology and products to a business opportunity


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.


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