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Solutions Architect in Woodbridge Township, NJ at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/9/2018

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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 or follow us on Twitter @Presidio.

Position Overview

 We have a great opportunity open for a Solutions Architect - Data Center in our Iselin, NJ location. The Solutions Architect – Data Center is a pre-sales resource that leads the consultative discovery of the client’s business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective Data Center solutions. The design of these solutions will rely on a combination of deep consultative selling, partner teaming (internal & external) and an understanding of Presidio’s services capabilities in the consulting, development, deployment, migration and managed services spaces.

Under minimal supervision, your primary responsibility as a Solutions Architect would be to sell and architect market leading compute, storage, virtualized solutions from our primary partners such as DellEMC, Pure, Cisco, VMware, Nutanix. You will be responsible for the leadership and delivery of pre-sales activities including proposal development, proof-of-concept construction, demonstrations, roadmaps, and architectural design sessions. You will have a clear understanding of various IaaS/PaaS services and reference architecture. You should be able to work at a client's site in collaboration with client team members and be motivated, self-driven, and focused on consulting around data center solutions and services. You will be responsible for the design of services engagements in areas such as:

  • Storage (Entire DellEMC portfolio of products, Pure, NetApp, Cloudian
  • HyperConverged (Cisco HyperFlex, Nutanix, NetApp)
  • Compute (Dell, Cisco UCS, HP)
  • Back-up and Recovery (Veeam, Rubrik, Cohesity)
  • Virtualization (VMware, Containers)

Key Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position yourself as a trusted advisor to Presidio’s clients, and partner with them to understand their requirements for business needs.
  • Provide recommendations to clients with respect to solutions and strategies
  • Create functional design specifications, reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed.
  • Design state-of-the-art technical solutions that address customer's requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Collaborate with other project teams on technical solutions and help improve Presidio’s services IP.
  • Staying up-to-date on all technical developments related to Data Center.
  • Interact with Sales, clients and Software Publishers
  • If required, perform client assessments in support of design, implementations and on-going support
  • Provide sales consultation on fundamental security & isolation methodologies and features

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 5+ years of designing and implementing complex Data Center solutions
  • 3+ years required of experience working with mid-market or enterprise environments across multiple verticals
  • Prior pre-sales experience preferred. 
  • Previous, demonstrated experience migrating an on premise to on prem environments or on prem to any cloud environment
  • Basic networking features & constraints including VPN, Direct Connect, Subnetting, Routing, etc.
  • Strong storage experience with DellEMC and Pure (Other storage vendors a plus)
  • AWS or Azure experience preferred. 
  • Strong virtualization experience with Vmware (ESX 6.5, VRNI, VROPS)
  • Proven design, planning and implementation experience with compute
  • Strong experience with Migration and Hybrid Migration projects and programs
  • Moderate Network, firewall configuration and router troubleshooting experience
  • Working knowledge of most relevant operating systems (Windows Server, RHEL, Ubuntu, etc.)
  • Core understanding of storage technology fundamentals, including RAID, Snapshots, SAN, and NAS and how they are deployed
  • Prior experience working for a system integrator or consulting organization preferred
  • Basic knowledge of automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, etc..)
  • Basic knowledge of container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) a plus
  • Basic knowledge of AppDynamics and Turbonomics a strong plus
  • Primarily database mirroring, migration and backup/recovery
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations


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.