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Senior Solutions Architect in Plymouth Meeting, PA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/9/2018

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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.

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Cisco Networking & Unified Communications Solutions Architect to be based out of our Plymouth Meeting, PA location.Much of the time for this position is spent meeting with customers at their locations, so the successful candidate will not need to report to the Plymouth Meeting office daily; however, there is also an element of local travel (up to 1.5 hours) via automobile to reach regional-client locations as warranted by the various aspects of the job role. The job is focused primarily in the greater Philadelphia area, Central PA (Harrisburg), Southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

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 and Enterprise customers, collecting requirements for infrastructure solutions relating to networking and unified communications projects and developing engineering solutions for sale to Presidio customers. In addition, a Senior SA is expected to be a thought leader and help mentor younger employees, work as part of a team, and continually strive to grow themselves and the company.

A successful Solutions Architect 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 products, Unified Communications solutions, products such as Cisco Call Manager, Unity, Contact Center, Presence, Video, LAN Switching, CUWL licensing, SIP Trunking, Catalyst Switches, Nexus Switches, Cisco Routers, SDN services and products, Firewalls, 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, excited about learning new products and technologies, and able to effectively communicate ensuring superior customer service and maintaining a strong customer relationship.

The essential responsibilities of the Cisco 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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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
Required Skills:

Must have demonstrable design experience with experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration, being an advantage. Experience working as a consultant and with Cisco partners is desirable. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of Cisco technologies and products.

Cisco Product Experience:

  • Cisco Unified Communications Solutions
    • Contact Center Express (UCCX)
    • Communications Manager
    • Unity/Unity Connection
    • Webex / Spark
    • Cisco Licensing
    • Cloud services
  • Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Cisco ACI Infrastructure
  • Cisco Catalyst Switches
  • Campus and Datacenter Networking Architectures
  • ISR Routers, Viptella, other SDWAN products
  • Cisco Wireless
  • Cisco ISE, ASA, Sourcefire security solutions
  • Meraki cloud products
  • Cisco Optical equipment a plus
  • A desire to continuously learn new technologies and products

Other Networking Experience:

  • Advanced Network Design & Architecture
  • Network Assessments & Audits
  • Implementation Experience a plus
  • IP Routing, Router & switch sizing
  • Understanding of VXLAN, MPLS, OTV a plus
  • Optical (DWDM, CWDM, SONET)
  • Remote Site Design
  • SIP Trunking & Service Providers
  • Experience with other networking and infrastructure products such as Cisco UCS servers, VMWare, EMC, NetApp, and HP are also advantageous.
  • VMWare NSX
  • F5 load balancers and security appliances
  • Palo Alto Firewalls
  • Applicationn development or scripting experience
  • Converged Infrastructure experience a plus

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Experience which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in Networking, Unified Communications, and Cisco Products
  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Pre-sales experience preferred
  • Relevant Cisco or industry Certifications
    • CCDA/CCNA or CCNP/CCDP required
    • CCIE/CCDE desirable
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent is required.

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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.

To read more about employment discrimination protections under federal law, please visit: https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

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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