Do you have a passion for applying leading technologies to business, education and government workplaces that are more mobile, social, visua...
Do you have a passion for applying leading technologies to business, education and government workplaces that are more mobile, social, visual, and virtual? Presidio is looking for a Solutions Architect to join our team in Chicago, IL. (up to 25% travel) You should have a strong track record of designing solutions that enable advanced collaboration mechanisms across customer environments. In this pre-sales role, you will be working with Presidio clients, account executives and engineers to understand business requirements, design architectures and deliver professional proposals.
- Provide pre-sales support of Cisco related opportunities & solutions.
- Understand client's infrastructures, business needs and provide expertise and consulting on technology solutions.
- Provide internal assistance on Cisco solutions, product plans and roadmaps.
- Conduct in-person and virtual (WebEx / telepresence) presentations to clients.
- Work closely with inside & outside account management team to develop & drive Cisco business.
- Coordinate hardware and software quotations with account teams.
- Develop and deliver scopes of works, hour/cost estimates, professional proposals, and design documentation.
- Provide management and account team oral and written reports on the client needs, problems, interests, market situations, competitive activities, and potential for new products/services.
- Gain knowledge about products, applications, technical service, market conditions, competition, and technology trends through research, partner technical experts and customer feedback.
Our Core Values:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
- 5+ years experience with Data Center and Networking portfolio
- 2+ years of consulting or pre-sales experience highly preferred
- Strong experience in Cisco solutions or equivalent
- Prefer experience with DevOps, Cloud, etc
- VMware and/or Cisco Unified Computing System experience preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of infrastructure and best practices, or equivalent
- Solid interpersonal and presentation skills including client-facing consulting skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to travel as needed. (primarily regional clients)
At Presidio, our core values define our culture. They are our guiding principles and our fundamental beliefs. We are always looking for top talent that can embody the values listed below. TEAMWORK
We foster a collaborative, respectful work environment that brings together our diverse talents and extends to our customer relationships. We believe that when everyone is working together, success follows. EXECUTION EXCELLENCE
We are passionate, practical, responsive and relentless in delivering the right solutions to our customers and partners. INTEGRITY
We are experienced professionals who work to the highest standards of ethics and honesty.
We are visionary in our approach, constantly looking ahead to anticipate what's next. We strive to be leaders in everything we do.ABOUT PRESIDIOPresidio is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the highest levels and has strengthened its drive to build and drive systemic DE&I change process across all levels of the organization. Cultivating a culture of inclusion where the expression of all our differences are valued, celebrated, and add to our collective achievements.
Presidio is a leading North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions to create agile, secure infrastructure platforms for its customers. We deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design. By taking the time to deeply understand how our clients define success, we help them harness technology advances, simplify IT complexity and optimize their environments today while enabling future applications, user experiences, and revenue models. As of June 30, 2019, we serve approximately 7,900 middle-market, large, and government organizations across a diverse range of industries. Approximately 2,900 Presidio professionals, including more than 1,600 technical engineers, are based in 60+ offices across the United States in a unique, local delivery model combined with the national scale of a $3.0 billion dollar industry leader. We are passionate about driving results for our clients and delivering the highest quality of service in the industry. For more information visit: . Digital Infrastructure:
Our Digital Infrastructure solutions help make existing IT infrastructure more efficient, while equipping our clients for a cloud-flexible, mobile-ready, highly secured, insight-driven future. Given the millions of potential configurations across these technologies, our clients rely on our expertise to simplify a highly complex IT landscape, helping to identify and deploy the solutions most appropriate for their business needs. Our Digital Infrastructure solutions scale from workgroup to the largest enterprise requirements. Cloud:
We help our clients take cloud strategy and adoption to the next level. Through our advanced cloud solutions practice, combined with Presidio's IT infrastructure expertise, we provide private, hybrid, and multi cloud solutions. By closely aligning our services and solutions with our strategic partners Microsoft Azure™, Amazon Web Services™, Intel ® and VMware™ Presidio offers cloud strategy, architecture and implementation services along with application rationalization and migration across the hybrid and multi-cloud data center environment. In addition, our new and innovative Presidio Cloud Concierge solution provides a foundation for Automation and Self-Services across Clouds to improve productivity and drive increased levels of governance and security.
Rather than a "one size fits all" approach, or having to choose between public or private, Presidio tailors a hybrid cloud strategy to meet your unique business requirements. We help our clients accelerate and simplify cloud adoption across the entire IT lifecycle. Security:
Our comprehensive security risk methodology gives customers the ability to safeguard their environments and critical business data. This includes continuous threat protection and risk mitigation through the Presidio Cyber Risk Management program, a next generation approach that integrates security strategy, assessments, architecture and remediation, and aligns all of these with organizational goals.
Presidio Cyber Risk Management provides clients with a holistic approach for effective security policies and procedures, risk assessment and management, regulatory compliance, incident response, and education and awareness. We use an established risk management methodology and proprietary risk scoring process to provide the IT leader and board of directors with an ongoing view of their organization's risk exposure and remediation path. Emerging Technologies:
Emerging technologies such as IoT, blockchain and artificial intelligence continue to disrupt current business models, and customers are faced with the task of transforming their organizations to achieve desired outcomes. Increased demand for operational efficiencies, better customer experience and improving safety and security has taken priority. This accelerated rate of change is prompting businesses to align their processes, applications and infrastructure to new consumption and service-based models. For our customers, it means enabling a seamless exchange of data within complex ecosystems to help advance digital transformation.
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