Solutions Architect, Data Center, Cloud (Central)

Presidio Networked Solutions Inc

Presidio is on the leading edge of a technology-driven movement to transform the way business is done, for our customers and our customers customers. Joining Presidio means immersing yourself in a culture of self-starters, collaborators and innovators who make real, lasting change in the marketplace via cutting-edge technology and business solutions. At Presidio, we know that its our people that make the connections happen.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US? You will set your career on track for outstanding achievement with a company that knows no limits. Presidio is a leading a global digital services and solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Business Analytics, Cloud, Security & Emerging solutions.
THE ROLE: Solutions Architect, Data Center
Job Summary:
We have a great opportunity for a Solutions Architect – Datacenter in the Central region. The Solutions Architect – Datacenter is a pre-sales resource that leads the consultative discovery of our customers business objectives and translates them into effective datacenter solutions.
As a Solutions Architect, your primary responsibility will be to sell and architect industry-leading compute, storage, virtualization and cloud solutions from our primary vendors, including Dell/EMC, Pure, Cisco, VMware, Nutanix, AWS and Azure. You will be responsible for leading pre-sales activities, including proposal development, proof-of-concept construction, demonstrations, roadmaps and architecture design sessions. You will also author statements of work around the professional services we provide in the datacenter business.
Travel Requirements
In this role you will be expected to travel up to 25%. It will be based in the Central region. (MN, IL, WI, IN, MI, OH)
Job Responsibilities:
Position yourself as a trusted advisor with our customers, and partner with them to understand their requirements and business needs.
Provide recommendations to customers with respect to solutions and strategies
Partner with our vendor-partners to build trusted relationships and expertise
Create functional designs, reference architectures, and assist with other project deliverables as needed.
Design state-of-the-art technical solutions that address customer requirements for resiliency, scalability, security and performance.
Create and deliver compelling technical proposals directly to clients, including relevant drawings, diagrams and analysis.
Conduct customer-facing demonstrations of products/solutions to enhance the customer experience and sales success outcome.
Collaborate with other project teams on technical solutions to help improve Presidio intellectual property.
Stay up to date on all technical developments related to our datacenter business and partners
Interact with sales in a trusted and collaborative way to build robust solutions for our customers
If required, perform customer assessments in support of design, implementation and ongoing support.
Required Skills:
Strong experience in Cisco UCS, Dell/EMC and Pure (other storage vendors a plus)
Basic networking knowledge around core networking, IP, subnetting routing, VPN, DirectConnect, etc.
Strong experience with virtualization (VMware vSphere, Nutanix)
Moderate network troubleshooting experience
Working knowledge of most relevant operating systems (Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, etc.)
Core understanding of storage technology fundamentals, including RAID, snapshots, deduplication, compression, encryption, SAN/NAS, NFS, iSCSI, etc.
Strong verbal and written communications skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations.
Strong presentation and whiteboarding skills
Additional Desired Skills:
Presales experience and/or experience working with a systems integ