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Enterprise Network Architect/ Solutions Architect

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Evergreen Technologies

As one of the fastest growing IT staffing agencies in North America, Evergreen Technologies philosophy is to focus on finding the best candidates for our customers. We strive to create valuable relationships between job seekers and companies with IT staffing needs.

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Employer: Evergreen Technologies
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Job Title: Enterprise Network Architect/ Solutions Architect
Salary Type: Competitive
Minimum Salary: 0
Maximum Salary: 0
Currency: $
Job Type: Contractor/Consultant
Location: MO - St Louis
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Category: Information Technology
Enterprise Network Architect/ Solutions Architect
St Louis, Missouri
Full time position
Salary: $135K to $140K + benefits
US Citizens or GC only
phone + onsite interview must

Objective:  Reporting to the Vice-President of Technology Solutions, the Cisco Architect will work as a Pre-Sales Technical Architect as well as technical partner in the Cisco space.  

  • Provide advanced presales support for enterprise networking opportunities
  • Translate complex business requirements into network solutions.
  • Develop overall network solutions including high-level and detailed designs, statement of work, and bills of materials.
  • Lead and develop the Networking practice for Client's Area clients.
  • Work with engineering, management and the sales teams in the development of architecture, sales strategy, productization, pricing, and proposal generation for professional services.
  • Work closely with Area Sales Managers responsible for prospecting, qualifying, presenting, and selling Enterprise Networking solutions.
  • Prepare and configure Statement of Work as well as Notice of Engagement's for customers and Client Account Managers.
  • Act as main liaison between the Client Engineering and enterprise networking solutions.
  • Work with Area Delivery Manager and Consultants to assure Client's readiness to deliver given practice solutions.
  • Lead and participate in Cisco marketing events, vendor relations, and Account Executive Education on Cisco solutions.
  • Provide technical sales support for Client Account Managers both on site and remotely, and develop solution proposals for customers based on their technical and business requirements.
  • Act as a prime point of contact with the Client for all technical issues during the 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.
  • Remain current on the latest technologies that align to our business initiatives.
  • Exceptional client relationship skills working with enterprise level customers
  • In-depth knowledge of Cisco networking solutions including, but not limited to, Network systems, Datacenter, Unified      Communication, Mobility, Wireless, Security and its implication and      importance on business decisions is essential.
  • 5 years of Cisco pre-sales and engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience working for a Cisco Partner, consultant or Integrator.
  • Experience with Statement of Work preparation and writing.
  • Strong customer sales and presentation skills.
  • Experience positioning and designing Cisco IWAN, Meraki, Instant Access solutions
  • Experience positioning and designing Cisco Datacenter technologies (Unified Fabric, Nexus, UCS)
  • Experience positioning and selling Cisco Collaboration and UC technologies
  • Strong Layer 3 and 2 knowledge with knowledge of IP protocols, firewalls, Load balancers, routers, switches, and IDS/IPS
  • Experience positioning and designing L2/L3 core and access layer infrastructure
  • Knowledge of SAN switching, iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE
  • Experience positioning and designing Network security (Firewall, VPN, IPS/IDS)
  • Experience working with and designing network architectures with IP Routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, DMVPN, and iWAN.      Layer-2 switching technologies and related WAN technologies like MPLS,     DWDM, T1, T3 OC3 and other WAN Technologies
  • Solid understanding of system design and architecture with the ability to  independently troubleshoot complex routing, switching and forwarding    issues across multiple Cisco routing and switching platforms
  • Knowledgeable of enabling technologies such as QoS, ACLs, Multicast, Security, etc.
  • H.323, SIP and/or MGCP integration experience with UCCE Solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (technical documentation and client communication)
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.  
Certifications / Education:     
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience is required
  • CCIE R&S (Lab and Written) certification is desired
  • CCNA,CCNP,CCDP certifications desirable
  • CCIE Voice or Voice Written is desirable. Cisco CCNP-Voice certification is highly desired.
Publish date: 2016-02-08 00:00:00
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