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Solutions Architect in Jacksonville, FL at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/10/2019

Job Snapshot

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).

Due to continued growth, we are looking to add a Solutions Architect to our Secure Networks team in Orlando, FL.  As a Solutions Architect and a member of the Pre-Sales Engineering Team, the candidate will be responsible for meeting with Presidio’s customers, collecting requirements for business solutions related to network and security projects and developing engineering solutions for sale to Presidio customers.

A successful Solutions Architect (SA) should be able to present and explain various security, 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 scopes of work and task lists for various types of projects in support of these solutions. Specific tasks include the creation of bills of material for hardware/software solutions, the creation of consulting engagements, including pricing of engineering services and the creation of statements of work. 

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and understanding of enterprise class solutions from partners such as Cisco, F5, Riverbed, Palo Alto, Juniper, VMware and other secure network infrastructure manufacturers. Candidates must have a solid understanding of network and security design principles based on industry best practices.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a high level of design expertise, be highly motivated about learning new products and technologies, be able to effectively communicate with customers (both verbally and in writing), ensure superior customer service, and maintain strong customer relationships. 

Essential Functions

The essential responsibility of a Solutions Architect is to work in conjunction with Presidio account managers to understand customers’/potential customers’ business needs and develop solutions to meet those needs.  Solutions Architects must work effectively across functions with other Presidio employees in sales, marketing, proposals, and project management areas.

Key responsibilities include

 

  • Meeting with customers to understand business and technical requirements
  • Develop high-level technical solutions and present to customers
  • Create customer facing presentations
  • Generate hardware configurations
  • Write statements of work and develop professional service pricing

Required Skills:

Candidate will be able to demonstrate technical expertise based on past/present experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration.  Experience working as a consultant and with Cisco partners is desirable.  Candidate should have a strong knowledge of secure networking technologies and products.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • Minimum of 4 to 6 years of experience, which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in enterprise-class network and security solutions.
  • Relevant Cisco or industry Certifications
    • CCNP/CCDP or equivalent experience required
    • CCIE desirable

Product Experience

  • Cisco ASA firewalls
  • Cisco ISE
  • Cisco IPS
  • Cisco SourceFire
  • Cisco Nexus and Catalyst Switches
  • Cisco ISR and ASR Routers
  • Cisco Optical equipment a plus
  • Palo Alto NGFW
  • F5
  • Juniper Routers/Switches
  • Juniper Firewall

Networking Experience

  • IP Routing, Router & switch sizing
  • Understanding of Ethernet
  • Understanding of MPLS, OTV, TRILL a plus
  • Optical (DWDM, CWDM, SONET)
  • Advanced Network Design & Architecture
  • Remote Site Design
  • Service Provider integration

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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.

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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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