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Senior Solutions Architect - Network (Austin, TX) in Austin, TX at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

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    Austin, TX
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Job Description

Presidio is a leading North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for middle-market customers. We deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients define success, we help them harness technology advances, simplify IT complexity and optimize their environments today while enabling future applications, user experiences, and revenue models. As of June 30, 2018, we serve approximately 8,000 middle-market, large, and government organizations across a diverse range of industries. Approximately 2,900 Presidio professionals, including more than 1,600 technical engineers, are based in 60+ offices across the United States in a unique, local delivery model combined with the national scale of a $2.8 billion dollar industry leader. We are passionate about driving results for our clients and delivering the highest quality of service in the industry. Presidio is majority owned by affiliates of investment funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO).

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Solutions Architect to our team in Austin, Texas.  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 relating to network projects and developing engineering Solutions for sale to Presidio customers.

A successful Senior Solutions Architect (SA) should be able to present and explain various network communication and infrastructure technologies 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.

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.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design experience (implementation experience with the various Cisco products and technologies is a plus), 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.

Key Responsibilities:

The essential responsibilities of the Senior 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 Statements of Work

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 7 + years field technical sales experience working with large accounts or territories, as a Systems/Network Engineer or equivalent
  • Advanced level understanding of the market segment business and technical requirements
  • Industry technical certifications in line with specializations, such as CCIE, CCNP, VCP5, EMCIE, or NCIE are highly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of/and fluency in articulating; features, functions, benefits, and positioning of Presidio Solutions and services in reference to industry. Ability to apply this knowledge to address customer business requirements
  • Experience working with or for a Value Added Reseller (VAR) highly preferred
  • Desired Technical Skills:
    • Cisco Catalyst and Nexus Switching
    • Cisco WAN technologies
    • Cisco Wireless Controller based Architectures
    • Cisco ISE
    • Cisco ACI
    • Cisco DNA Center
    • Effective interpersonal and active listening skills.
    • Strong time management to effectively and efficiently manage one’s own time.


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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