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Solutions Architect (Plymouth Meeting, PA) in Plymouth Meeting, PA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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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
We have a great opportunity for a Solutions Architect in our Plymouth Meeting, PA office. As a 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, security and Digital Infrastructure projects and developing technical solutions for Presidio customers.
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.
Key Responsibilities
The essential responsibilities of the 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
  • Compliance and vulnerability assessment knowledge
  • Develop standards and methodologies within the Cyber Security division
  • Create high-level solution designs/architecture and present to customers
  • Demonstrate Networking and Security product knowledge
  • Lead security whiteboard sessions and security architecture conversations
  • 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
Candidate is able to demonstrate design experience with experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration, being an advantage. Experience working as a consultant and with security product partners is desirable. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of security technologies, regulations, assessments and products.
Consulting & Technical Experience
  • Candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidate should be a team player with demonstrated ability to work without guidance.
  • Candidate should have a working Knowledge of the TCP/IP protocol suite, TCP/IP headers and packets, the OSI model, and commonly used TCP/UDP ports and associated services.
  • Candidate should have a working knowledge of network engineering and local and wide area (LAN/WAN) technologies and topologies.
  • Candidate should have a working knowledge of routing protocols, switching, firewall configuration, and security best practices, etc.
  • Candidate should have a working knowledge of common OS and domain structures (Red Hat Linux, Oracle/Sun, Windows, Active Directory, etc.), servers, services, and associated vulnerabilities.
  • Candidate should have strong knowledge of Networking technologies such as SDN, SD-WAN, Routing & Switching.
  • Knowledge of Wireless and Security concepts a plus.
  • Candidate should have experience with Windows, Linux, Red Hat, etc. hosts, operating systems and applications.
  • Advanced Network Design & Architecture
  • Network Assessments & Audits
  • Implementation Experience a plus
  • IP Routing, Router & switch sizing
  • Understanding of Ethernet
Remote Site Design Infrastructure Product Knowledge and Experience
  • Cisco ISRs, and similar routers
  • Cisco Catalyst and similar switches
  • Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Cisco ACI Infrastructure
  • Cisco Wireless
  • Cisco ISE, ASA, Sourcefire security solutions
  • Meraki cloud products
  • Cisco Optical equipment a plus
  • Firewall and Network Security Platforms and Concepts
  • Endpoint Security Solutions (AMP, TRAPS, others)
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • 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
  • Riverbed WAN appliances
Required Experience
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Minimum 2 to 3 years of experience
  • Experience which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in Information Security related to Networking, Unified Communications, and Security Products
  • Relevant Industry Certifications
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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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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