Senior Solutions Architect, Networking (Austin, TX)

Irving, TX


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 it's 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: Sr. Solutions Architect

Job Summary

As a Sr Solutions Architect, and a member of the Pre-Sales Engineering Team, you 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 Networking Solutions Architect (SA) should be able to present and explain various network infrastructure technologies (LAN/WAN, Data Center Switching, Security, SD-WAN) to customers, guide them through requirements gathering, and formulate a solution consisting of hardware, software, licensing, and engineering services.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge and understanding of ENTERPRISE class solutions from partners such as Cisco, F5, Palo Alto, VMware and other network infrastructure manufacturers. Successful candidates will have a solid grasp of network design principles based on industry best practices.

Travel Requirements

In this role, you will be expected to travel up to 25% regional travel (minimal overnight) It will be based in the Austin, TX area.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop high-level technical solutions and present to customers (Hardware, Software, Licensing, Professional Services).
  • Collect business and technical requirements.
  • Complete end-to-end, full lifecycle network designs.
  • Drive whiteboard conversations.
  • Craft customer facing presentations.
  • Delivering technical presentations and product demonstrations.
  • Generate hardware configurations (BoM).
  • Write statements of work (SoW) and develop Professional Service pricing utilizing Presidio tools.
  • Ability to self-pace and self-set direction in a team environment to drive business.
  • Work with Account Executive/Extended Sales Teams to develop customer relationship and solutions and assist in overall sales process.
  • Maintain and develop technical and technology specific skill sets and certifications.

A successful Solutions Architect will be able to demonstrate technical and design expertise based on past/present experience in deployment, administration, configuration, or integration. Experience working as a consultant or network architect is desirable.

Networking Experience
  • Cisco and standards based network design principals
  • IP Routing, Router & Switch sizing
  • Advanced Network Design & Architecture
  • Branch Site Design
Required Skills

Expert-level knowledge and experience with design, implementation and support of one or more of the following:

  • Complex routing and switching solutions (Cisco, Arista, HP)
  • Firewalls/VPNs (Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet, etc.)
  • Load balancing/Acceleration solutions (Cisco, F5, Netscaler)
  • Network Access Control, including Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) implementation design, configuration.
  • IDS/IPS solutions (Cisco, Tipping Point, etc. are helpful)
  • Authentication solutions including Cisco ACS and RSA
  • SDN solutions such as Cisco ACI and VMware NSX
  • SDWAN solutions such as Cisco Viptela, Citrix Netscaler, VMware Velocloud, etc.
  • Cisco Wireless
  • Palo Alto NGFW
Additional Desired Skills
  • CCNA/CCDA/CCNP and/or other non-Cisco certifications
  • Presales experience with a strong bias for action.
  • Experience with reviewing and/or writing statements of work (SOW) and/or Bill of Material (BoM)
  • Experience with office productivity software and diagramming software such as MS Visio or Lucidchart
  • Experience in a Value Added Reseller (VAR), Systems Integrator environment
  • Cloud platform certifications: Cloud Solution Architect with AWS, Azure or GCP.
  • Program management or project management experience.
  • Experience driving complex multi-discipline IT projects.
  • Experience and/or ability to prepare RFP/RFI response, proposals and solutions
  • Demonstrated comfort leading CIO/CTO level presentations, solution demonstrations and whiteboard sessions.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 7+ years of experience, which demonstrates a significant level of expertise in enterprise class network and security solutions.

Presidio is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the highest levels and has strengthened its drive to build and drive systemic DEI change process across all levels of the organization. Cultivating a culture of inclusion where the expression of all our differences are valued, celebrated, and add to our collective achievements.

Presidio is a global digital services and solutions provider accelerating business transformation through secured technology modernization. Highly skilled teams of engineers and solutions architects with deep expertise across cloud, security, networking and modern data center infrastructure help customers acquire, deploy and operate technology that delivers impactful business outcomes. Presidio is a trusted strategic advisor with a flexible full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support and staffing services to help execute, secure, operationalize and maintain technology solutions. We serve as an extension of our clients' IT teams, providing deep expertise and letting them focus on their core business. Presidio operates in 40+ US offices and offices in Ireland, London, Singapore, and India.

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Location Irving, TX (75061)
Job Type Full Time
Company Presidio, Inc.
Posted 7 days ago