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Network Solutions Architect (PreSales) - Cisco Security, Wireless, Dat

WSI Nationwide
Sacramento, California, United States

Ideally a six month contract to hire position in Sacramento, California. Also consider direct hire as a second preference and salary will be flexible with a target of $140,000 to $175,000 first year starting base salary plus to $20,000 per year bonus in Sacramento, California. We will consider candidates above the ideal salary on a case by case basis.

Position Description
The Network Solutions Architect is a Lead Cisco Network resource that heads the consultative discovery of the client's business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective technology solutions.
You will be the technical expert in solution design, product knowledge, client scoping and analysis, and all other technical elements of the Solution Construction process. You will be instrumental in architecting complex design solutions for enterprise and mid-level clients. 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
-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

Desirable skills:

-Thorough knowledge of IT Networking and Security Solutions
-Experience as a Solutions Architect designing and scoping Cisco network and security solutions (LAN/WAN, Wireless, Security)
-CCIE written or equivalent experience that demonstrates Cisco networking proficiency
-Experience scoping and overseeing security assessment activities (eg Risk Assessment, Gap Analysis)
-Cisco ISR & ASR Platform experience
-Nexus Switch Platform experience
-Network virtualization experience (ACI, NSX, etc)
-Catalyst switching platform experience, Cisco Software Defined Access, SDA
-Cisco Security technology experience (ASA, Firepower, Umbrella, ISE, AMP)
-Cisco Wireless Platform experience
-Cisco Meraki platform experience
-Software-defined WAN experience (Cisco iWAN, Viptela, Riverbed SD-WAN)

-Enterprise Networking, Wireless, Security, Solution Architecture, Consulting, Pre-Sales experience
-Excellent communication skills with ability to influence C-level decision maker
-Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills to articulate product differentiators, capabilities and value-add.
-Ability to perform in a Technical Leadership role in the areas of integration and support services
-Strong consulting and needs assessment capability
-Good experience acting as a central point of contact

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