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Portland Oregon - $140K-$160K+Generous Bonus Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

The Data Center Network Presales Solution Architect 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 technology solutions for a privately held technology service and solution provider with a highly adaptable business strategy and clear revenue growth that is recognized for Customer Satisfaction Excellence based anywhere in the Pacific Northwest including the Seattle Washington or Portland Oregon areas with a territory covering the Pacific North West including 30% home office, 30% travel throughout the Pacific Northwest, 30% time in office depending on candidate preference and location, all percentages are flexible. Great company culture, 40% corporate growth.

About the role

The function of this role is to engage with the customer as the technical expert in solution design, product demonstration, requirement gathering, and all other technical elements of the PreSales and Solution Construction process.

The Solutions Architect is a presales resource that leads the consultative discovery of the client's business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective infrastructure solutions.

You will also be instrumental in educating non-technical staff and customers on solution features and capabilities. Through ongoing efforts, you will maintain up to date knowledge of industry trends and best practices relevant to your technology discipline.

Role Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • 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

Technology Focus

  • Cisco Enterprise Networking
  • Cisco Data Center technologies
  • Cisco UCS, Nexus, MDS
  • Cisco Security ASA, SourceFire, ISE, FTD, Meraki, AMP
  • vCP, Fabribpath, FCoE, OTV

Target base starting salary is $140,000 to $160,000 base, plus generous bonus. Candidates outside this range will be considered as well based on skills, experience, and certifications.

Please e-mail a resume with contact information to Jay J (see below) or call.

When resumes are received, the candidate is contacted if there is a match, the situation is thoroughly described and the candidate tells us how they would like us to proceed. No information leaves our office without prior approval.
This creates long term relationships, which we encourage.

WSI is a specialty recruiting organization with over twenty years experience and fees paid by our selected client companies, freeing our hands to find top level candidates for better projects all over the USA.

Portland Oregon, United States of America
$140K-$160K+Generous Bonus
WSI Nationwide
Jay J. 
2/19/2019 8:28:18 AM

About WSI Nationwide
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