Sr. Pre Sales Architect - Cisco Collaboration

This leading Cisco, EMC, VMware, Netapp partner, is seeking a Sr level Pre Sales Architect that has a deep Cisco Collaboration background. Location is Columbus, OH market.


Specific responsibilities include:

?        Provide technical sales support for Account Managers and develop solution proposals for customers based on their technical and business requirements.

?        Act as a prime point of contact with the customer for all technical issues during the all pre-sales phases including addressing design and proposed integration concerns and pricing.

?        Interface with internal cross-functional teams and external third party vendors to ensure on-time delivery of technical proposals to customers and accuracy of designed solution.

?        Continually provide input on enhancing internal presales processes and develop new processes to create a more efficient workflow.

?        Create and deliver sales training plans to ensure account executives are enabled to sell latest Unified Communications, Collaboration, and Video technologies.

?        Develop and maintain relationships with peers at vendor partners.

?        Track technology specific pipeline for upcoming deals and services opportunities.

?        Remain current on the latest technologies that align to our business initiatives.


Required Skills

?        Bachelor?s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience

?        Minimum of 5 years of experience working for a Cisco UC, UCCE, or Telepresence ATP infrastructure vendor, consultant or Integrator.

?        Pre-sales engineering experiencerequired. 

?        Proven experience in building enterprise-class voice solutions for large-scale global customers.

?        Proven successful design and implementation experience with Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), Unity Connection voicemail, Cisco Session Manager (SME) and Cisco Jabber.

?        Experience with designing, building and supporting hosted voice solutions (UC as a Service) a strong plus.

?        Experience with Cisco Borderless Networks or Data Center technologies like UCS is a plus.

?        Must have strong Visio skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills, to present solutions to customers, respond to RFP/RFQ?s, and to develop strong written proposals.

?        CCNA or CCNP required. Cisco CCNP-Voice (CCVP) certification is highly desired. CCIE voice/collaboration a plus.



The Meridian Group is the leader in the Information Technology recruitment industry.  Our specialties include Unified Communications, Virtualization, Software as a Service (SaaS), Storage Solutions, Security, Network Infrastructure, Server Technology, ERP/CRM, and Telecommunication solutions.

We work clients that resell Cisco, EMC, VMware, Netapp, Citrix, Microsoft, Juniper, Avaya, Compellent, Dell, Oracle, and HP.

We have extensive experience helping our clients find the best talent in areas such as: Direct Sales, Channel Sales, Sales Management, Sales Engineering, Project Management, Product Management, Network Engineering, and Leadership Roles.

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