Sr. Solution Architect - Cisco Data Center solutions

Our Client, a leading Cisco Gold Partner, is looking for a Sr. Cisco Data Center and Networking Pre Sales Engineer in the New York City and Boston metro areas.


The primary purpose of this multi-faceted role is to complement the sales force by providing advanced technology solutions for our growing customer base. The role combines sales ability with industry knowledge and product expertise and offers this combined insight to sales, customers & partners. The demands of this role necessitate candidates possess broad and deep technical knowledge across multiple technology categories.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assess, design and provide IT solutions across the Data Center portfolio including but not limited to: Hyperflex, UCS (B, C, E), UCS Management, Nexus, ACI
  • Assess, design and provide IT solutions across the Enterprise Networking portfolio including but not limited to: DNA Architecture, DNA Security, SD-WAN, SD-Access, Network Security Analytics, Meraki
  • Conference calls and on-site visits with sales team and customers.
  • Develop customer proposals including building the Bill of Materials and Statements of Work.
  • Perform technical presentations and demonstrations to customers.
  • Create, maintain and update reference architectures and design templates.
  • Articulate our service capabilities as well as reseller capabilities.
  • Develop campaigns and sales plans with sales teams.
  • Maintain and grow multi-vendor technical and pre-sales IT knowledge.
  • Keep relevant technical/market knowledge up to date.
  • Keep knowledge of sales programs/tools/procedures/sales incentives up to date.
  • Maintain industry-leading technical and pre-sales/sales engineering certifications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Cisco CCIE Preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Information Technology preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in IT industry required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in sales support/pre-sales.
  • At least 3 years of experience in Cisco Enterprise Networking pre-sales
  • At least 3 years of experience in Cisco Data Center Pre-Sales
  • Datacenter (Networking, Server and Storage) design experience a plus.
  • Experience creating estimates/designs via Cisco Commerce Workspace
  • Candidate needs to be able to complete industry standard technical certifications. Existing, current certifications are a plus.
  • Advanced understanding of the IT industry.
  • Ability to articulate industry trends and business relevance.
  • Understanding of network, server, and storage interoperability concepts and solutions.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, with the ability to articulate key messages clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to work as a team with sales and engineering resources.
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