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Solutions Architect - Data Center and Cloud(Woburn, MA) in Woburn, MA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/8/2018

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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.
 
As a Solutions Architect (SA) and a member of the Pre-Sales Engineering Team, the candidate will be responsible for working with Presidio account managers and customers to collect requirements for Storage, Back up, Compute and Hybrid Cloud projects.  This position will be based in the Woburn, MA area, however much of the time for this position is spent meeting with customers at their locations (or via conference calls) and daily reporting to the Woburn office is not required. The job is focused on supporting customers in the New England area (except for CT).
A successful Solutions Architect should be able to present and explain various 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 scopes of work and task lists for various types of projects in support of these solutions.
Specific Responsibilities:
  • Meet with Presidio’s customers, collecting requirements for data center and cloud solutions
  • Present and explain technologies to customers, guide them through requirements gathering and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services
  • Develop engineering solutions for sale to Presidio customers.  
  • Work with Sales Team to develop customer relationships and solutions to assist in the sales process
  • Create high level solutions designs/architecture and present to customers
  • Creative customer-facing presentations
  • Create Bills of Materials & Configurations for solutions
  • Write Statements of Work and Proposals
  • Mentor deployment engineers in emerging technologies
  • Provide technical leadership and consulting around next generation data center and cloud technologies (opportunity to learn)
Required Skills
  • At least 5 years of solid experience focused in Data Center and Hybrid Cloud architectures and design
  • Demonstrated passion for technology, solution design, and self-study
  • Comfortable leading group presentations, solution demonstrations, and whiteboard sessions 
  • Strong Pre Sales / Solutions Design expertise
  • Must be abreast of industry trends and new technologies.
  • Candidates must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Data Center partner experience is a plus.
Candidates must have expert-level knowledge and experience with design, implementation and support of at least 3 of the following:
  • Storage architecture (Dell EMC, Pure and/or NetApp)
  • Hyper Converged solutions (Nutanix, Cisco HX, VxRail and/or vSAN)
  • Public, private and hybrid cloud solutions/migrations (AWS, Azure)
  • On-prem and cloud Backup and Recovery solutions (Dell EMC, Rubrix, Veeam, Commvault and/or Zerto)
  • Server Compute solutions (Cisco, HP and Dell EMC)
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Additional experience with and VMware NSX is a plus 
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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