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Danbury Connecticut - $140k to $160k base, + 20% bonus Full Time Posted: Monday, 16 April 2018

The selected Cisco Solution Architect will be covering Hartford, CT and Danbury, CT so ideally candidates will be somewhat commutable to either location. They won't be required to go into the office much but they will have to visit customers throughout the CT region, comfortable with customer visits 25-35% of the time. Salary is a bit open suggested $140,000 to $160,000 base, plus 20% bonus. Ideally looking for a CCIE cert. Primary technology focus is Cisco UC

Position Description:
As a member of the Solutions Team, the Solution Architect will work closely with Customers, Sales Team Members, Professional Service Engineers, and Manufacturer Representatives. This position will encompass all phases of the customer engagement process to include pre-sales, requirement gathering, solution presentation, and Technical leadership throughout implementation. As a technical pre-sales resource, the Solution Architect leverages appropriate product offerings and expertise to craft a solution to meet customers unique business needs.

Responsibilities Include:
-Engage with customer to develop trusted technology advisor relationships with key decision makers
-Work with customers to discover and gather technical and business requirements
-Assist sales in customer meetings to answer technical questions
-Respond to technical components of RFI/RFP/RFQ
-Assist sales in technical components of tender and bidding process
-Design and implement PoC
-Prepare and deliver presentations to educate customers of solution and service benefits relevant to their business/technology needs and goals
-Architect solutions to meet customer requirements within industry and technology best practices
-Develop technical roadmap for the overall solution including high level design, SoW, BoM
-Act as the technical authority for assessment and approval of specifications for solution construction or change
-Assist partners with project plan, direction, and evaluation with the inclusion of costs, requirements, and timeline
-Liaise with customer and internal staff throughout project delivery to ensure customer satisfaction is achieved
-Share knowledge of product benefits and capability in ongoing training sessions with technical and non-technical staff
-Assist Director with regional corporate growth activities and take on increase position responsibility when appropriate
-Participate in technology and professional training and development to continue to enhance your skills and capability

Qualified Cisco Solution Architect candidates will have some pre-sales/presales experience and:

Senior level technical proficiency in two or more focus areas.

Storage Focus:
-In-depth understanding of operating systems, Servers, and enterprise applications, as well as their compatibility with storage architecture, business goals, and technology strategies
-Practical knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and compliance
-Expertise with EMC, Netapp, VMWare and Cisco datacenter products
-Advanced level certifications in one or more of the areas mentioned above is highly desirable

Network Focus:
-Extensive hands on experience in design and implementation of highly available enterprise WAN, campus LAN, datacenter networks, and wireless networks
-In depth understanding of high availability design best practices for layer 2 and layer 3 enterprise networks and wireless mobility
-Knowledge and experience with data center InterconnecT architectures including VPLS, EoMPLS, OTV, and long distance VMotion
-Experience with enterprise Cisco network platforms is required, including: Nexus 7000, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 4500, ASR 1000, etc.
-Advanced Cisco networking certification (CCIE) is highly desirable

Unified Communications Focus:
-Extensive hands on experience in design and implementation of highly available enterprise voice architectures including core call processing, voicemail, presence, contact center, call recording, etc.
-In depth understanding of high availability design best practices for enterprise voice systems
-Knowledge and experience with tailoring customer contact solutions to meet business goals and align with organizational priorities
-Knowledge and experience designing and implementing enterprise room-based and mobile videoconferencing systems is highly desirable
-Experience with enterprise Cisco voice platforms is required, including: Communications Manager, Unity Connection, Cisco Presence, Contact Center Express or Enterprise, etc.
-Advanced Cisco networking certification (CCIE) is highly desirable

Security Focus:
-Extensive hands on experience in design and implementation of enterprise network security architectures including risk analysis, perimeter security, data center security, endpoint security, data loss prevention, etc.
-In-depth understanding of information security risk analysis and alignment of information security architecture to business needs and goals
-Firm knowledge of industry standards, regulations, and compliance
-Advanced level certifications (CISSP, CISA, CISA, etc.) in one or more of the areas mentioned above is highly desirable

Benefits of employment:
-401k, Healthcare
-Work from home flexibility
-Annual bonus
-Career development opportunity

Company Highlights:
-Recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence
-Recognized as Partner of the Year
-Awarded by Cisco for excellent customer satisfaction

Danbury Connecticut, United States of America
$140k to $160k base, + 20% bonus
WSI Nationwide
Jay J. 
4/16/2018 8:09:55 AM

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