6 days old

Solution Architect - Data Center

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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    $60 To $75
job summary:

Our client is currently seeking a Solution Architect - Data Center for a 3-6 month contract to hire opportunity located in Rancho Cordova, CA.

Job Description

Our client is recognized as one of the top 18 Cisco partners in the U.S. and a leader in the IT services industry with many awards and elite certifications from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, NetApp, EMC, Microsoft and VMware to name only a few. With nearly 600 employees in 12 locations across the U.S. the company is on a fast track to even greater success.

Specifically, we are looking for a Data Center Solution Architect focused on HPE Storage. This will be a full time position with full benefits.

Data Center Solution Architect Job Description:

The Solutions Architect provides the leadership to identify design and propose solutions for client needs that are highly technical or specialized in nature. The candidate provides technical consulting support to clients and sales partners for complex network design, product recommendations and solution proposals, and provides a high level of communication to clients and internal corporate resources. The candidate also provides sales support focused on the advance and complex technical design, specification, planning processes, and proposals the Corporation's offerings. This may include, but is not necessarily limited to: Data Center Infrastructure and Cloud Architecture, Virtualization Services, Backup and Recovery, and Disaster Recovery solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

*Analyzes client business needs and recommends appropriate business solution/strategy. Participates in the planning and design process by assessing current state and desired outcome.

*Develops business assured solutions based on current market needs

*Develops business assured solutions and strategy that integrates client's business requirements, information technology, and the Corporation's processes and/or resources.

*Identifies, provides leadership to, and coordinates technical solution development activities in pursuit of formal proposal/SOW development.

*Monitors the engagement process and obtains additional resources as needed.

*Identifies and engages subject matter experts for discreet service offerings identified in the technical solution.

*Participates in the proposal development process with pursuit-team members.

*Assists Account Executive in the development and negotiation of the Statement of Work and client contract vehicles.

*Prepares and delivers solution related presentations to the Corporation and client as needed.

*Prepares and/or validates solution pricing. Escalates solution pricing for management approval when outside of established margin limits.

*Monitors and ensures business and financial success of proposed client solutions.

*Ensures timely communication (e.g. status updates, raising issues, etc.) that could affect the feasibility of proposed solution or the Corporation's financial position

*Provided technical support to all regional demand generation activities

*Develop customer relationships at all levels to ensure that the Corporation is viewed as a trusted advisor

*Work directly with partners to develop and deliver solutions

*Mentor co-workers and share best practices

Secondary Responsibilities

*Position requires on-going self-study to continuously improve skills relative to strategic technology direction and service offerings

*Recurring report requirements may include but are not limited to: Time sheets, Expense reports, Billable Time sheets, Task Completion Documentation

*Perform other duties as assigned

location: Gold River, California
job type: Contract
salary: $60 - 75 per hour
work hours: 8 to 5
education: No Degree Required

Technical Certification and Training

*Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related experience

*HPE Storage experience required

*2-4 years experience in a technical leadership role on small to medium size projects in the areas of integration or support services

*5+ years Minimum hands on experience Designing and Deploying complex Data Center and Virtualization Solutions.

*EMC, VMWare, Citrix, NetApp, Cisco or HPE written Certification (i.e. EMC Proven Professional, VSTP )

*Defined area of Specialization supported by certification or equivalent experience (i.e. Server, Storage, Virtualization, Backup and Recovery, VDI)

*Thorough knowledge of Virtualization and Data Center Industry and Solutions

*Involvement in Industry Councils, User Groups, as appropriate.

*Experience with structured project management methodologies

*Experience working with solution design, job costing and quality planning

*Experience developing/writing technical sales documents

*Experience working in a project/team environment


Desired Experience

"Must possess excellent time management skills

"Must possess good organizational skills

"Must possess excellent client/customer interface skills

"Must possess working knowledge of Visio

"Ability to develop/ deliver management presentations

"Proficient in MS-Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

skills: Professional Skills

"Able to architect and design detailed configurations for complex Communications Systems.

"Excellent verbal written communication skills are required

"Excellent high-level problem solving skills

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.


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