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Sr. Solutions Architect - Data Center (Sacramento) in Pleasanton, CA at Presidio, Inc.

Date Posted: 4/15/2019

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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).

This position is located in Sacramento, CA

Under minimal supervision, your primary responsibility as a Solutions Architect will be to sell and architect digital transformation and IT modernization technologies using market leading automation, orchestration compute, storage, virtualized solutions from our primary partners such as AppDynamics, Turbonomic, Cisco, DellEMC, Pure, VMware, AWS, Microsoft and 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:

  • HyperConverged (Cisco HyperFlex, Nutanix, NetApp, VxRail)
  • Storage (Block\\File\\Object\\Cloud - DellEMC, Pure, NetApp, AWS, Azure)
  • Compute (Dell, Cisco UCS, HP)
  • Back-up and Recovery (Veeam, Rubrik, Cohesity)
  • Virtualization (VMware)

Key Responsibilities

  • 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


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 5+ years of designing and implementing complex Data Center solutions
  • Previous, demonstrated experience migrating an on premise to on-premise environments or on-premise to any cloud environment
  • Must have strong HCI (hyperconverged) appliance experience, specifically with Cisco HyperFlex
  • Strong Data Center security knowledge
  • Basic networking features & constraints including VPN, Direct Connect, Subnetting, security, Routing, etc.
  • Strong Storage Experience with any of Cisco, DellEMC, NetApp, Nimble and Pure (Other storage vendors a plus)
  • 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.)
  • Prior experience working for a system integrator or consulting organization preferred, but not required
  • Basic knowledge of automation tools (Puppet, Ansible, Terraform, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of container orchestration technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, etc.) a plus
  • Good knowledge of AppDynamics and\\or Turbonomics
  • 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.




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