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Senior Solutions Architect (Albuquerque, NM or Phoenix, AZ) in Albuquerque, NM at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
    Design
  • Experience:
    6 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:
    4/9/2018

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 or follow us on Twitter @Presidio.
 
 
Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Senior Solutions Architect to our team in either Albuquerque, NM or Phoenix, AZ. As a Senior Solutions Architect and a member of the Pre-Sales Engineering Team, the candidate will be responsible for meeting with Presidio’s Commercial, Enterprise, and SLED customers, collecting requirements for Core Networking Solutions, Data Center and Virtualization Solutions as well as Unified Communications and Collaboration relating to customer projects and developing engineering Solutions for sale to Presidio customers.
 
A successful Senior Solutions Architect (SA) should be able to present and explain various technologies including networking, collaboration and data center to customers, guide them through requirements gathering, and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services. SAs are responsible for creating scope of work and task lists for various types of projects in support of these Solutions. Specific tasks include creation of Bill of Materials for Cisco Hardware/Software Solutions, Creation of Consulting Engagements, including pricing of engineering services and creation of Statement of Work.
 
Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design experience, be highly motivated about learning new products and technologies, able to effectively communicate with customers, ensure superior customer service, and maintain a strong customer relationship. Candidates will also need to be able to demonstrate a firm understanding of business level requirements and how underlying technologies help deliver on those requirements.
 
Essential Functions:
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Cisco and other network infrastructure products such as LAN Switching, Datacenter Switching, Catalyst Switches, Nexus Switches, Cisco Routers, Wireless, and Network design principles, Cisco Collaboration technologies, Storage technologies, Virtualization and Server Technologies.
 
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 Experience
  • Minimum 6 to 10 years of experience
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is desired
  • CCNP required; CCIE preferred
  • Additional certifications (EMC, VMware, etc.) preferred
  • Must have demonstrable design experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration, being an advantage.
  • Experience working as a consultant and with Cisco and Storage partners is desirable.
  • Experience working as a consultant and with Cisco and Storage partners is desirable.
  • Proven experience in building enterprise-class solutions for large-scale global customers.
  • Be ale to design complete solutions using multiple technologies
  • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switching
  • Cisco WAN technologies
  • Cisco Wireless Controller based Architectures
  • Cisco ISE
  • Cisco UCS
  • Fibre Channel switching (MDS, Nexus, Brocade)
  • Experience with VMware virtual environments desired
  • Experience and familiarity with Cloud services, providers, products
  • Virtualization concepts, business benefits, ROI models
  • Knowledge of Server and Storage Virtualization technology is required.
  • Experience with data backup and business continuance and disaster recovery solutions desired.
  • 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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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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