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Solutions Architect, Enterprise Networking & Security (Edina, MN) in Edina, MN at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/18/2018

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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.

As a Network 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 Network Architect should be able to present and explain various technologies including networking, security, route/switch and wireless, guide them through requirements gathering, and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services. Network Architects are responsible for creating scope 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 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. Implementation experience with the various products and technologies is a plus.

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet with Presidio’s customers, collecting requirements for infrastructure solutions relating to security and networking
  • Present and explain technologies to customers, guide them through requirements gathering and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services
  • Develop technical solutions for sale to Presidio customers.  
  • Work with Account Manager/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 Bill of Materials & Configurations for solutions
  • Build Scope of Services, Task Lists and Professional Service Pricing
  • Write Statements of Works
  • Creates technical deliverables including network assessments, capacity planning, detailed design documents, implementation plans, and configurations.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Demonstrated passion for technology, solution design, and self-study
  • Comfort with leading group presentations, solution demonstrations, and whiteboard sessions 
  • Strong sales acumen, technical expertise, communication and documentation skills
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Minimum 8+ years of networking experience, including configuring, analyzing & troubleshooting complex networks
  • CCIE Security or R&S - Preferred
  • Additional certifications (Aruba, Juniper, Cisco, etc…) preferred
  • Expert-level knowledge and experience with design, implementation and support of the following:
    • Complex routing and switching solutions (Cisco, Juniper, HP)
    • Firewalls/VPNs (Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, etc.)
    • Load balancing/Acceleration solutions (Cisco, F5, Netscaler)
    • Network Access Control, including Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) implementation design, configuration, and deployment in a lab environment
    • IDS/IPS solutions (Cisco, Tipping Point, etc. are optional)
    • Authentication solutions including Cisco ACS and RSA
    • SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI and VMware NSX
    • SDWAN solutions such as Cisco Viptela, Citrix Netscaler, Meraki, etc…
  • Experience working as a consultant with multiple manufacturer partners is desirable.
  • Proven experience in building enterprise-class solutions for large-scale global customers.
  • Be able to design complete solutions using multiple technologies
  • 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 networking protocols such as BGP, OSPF,
  • 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 Networked Solutions LLC 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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