Senior Solutions Architect

Illinois, United States
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ITsavvy is looking for a Pre-sales Solution Architect located in the Addison IL area with a strong focus on network technologies. Our ideal candidate will perform a network assessment, design a solution and present the solution to the client. 

At the end of the day, our clients need to know that with their significant investment, everything is going to work as promised. We solve technical and business problems to ensure success for both ITsavvy and our clients. We provide both technical sales consulting and support with one goal: Peace of mind.  

  

Solution Architect Job Responsibilities

What You’ll Do

  • Perform discovery meetings in order to uncover business and technology goals, constraints, pain-points and strategy. 
  • Perform a pre-sales assessment of the current network environment with a focus on Routing, Switching, Wireless, Security. 
  • Document the findings from the assessment in an understandable format using Visio, PowerPoint, Word and other tools 
  • Works with Clients and Client Executives to help create technology roadmaps/strategies 
  • Assemble a solution that meets the determined objectives and falls within the client’s financial capabilities. Utilize available tools to diagram in understandable format. 
  • Create a Build of Material (BOM) and Proposals to provide to Client Executives. 
  • Collaborate with Peers, Client Executives and Vendors on strategies. 
  • Attend Trainings and Workshops to enhance knowledge of vendor solutions 
  • Attain certifications to demonstrate knowledge and expertise in technologies 
  • Assist in solution validation with peers

Solution Architect Qualifications and Skills

What You’ll Need

  • Excellent oral and written skills 
  • Problem solving skills 
  • Very high attention to detail 
  • Ability to perform virtual assessments
  • Strong knowledge of network architecture, OSI model 
  • Strong knowledge of DNS, DHCP, LCAP, STP, RADIUS, Loop Protection, Stacking, Static and Dynamic Routing, encryption and certificates 
  • Strong understanding of wireless standards and protocols 
  • Experience performing wireless surveys 
  • Strong understanding of optical networking including Single mode, Multimode and related connectors. 
  • General knowledge of Windows Server (2003-2019) and Group Policy 
  • Knowledge of Aruba ClearPass preferred 
  • Ability to work in a in a fast-paced dynamic environment. 
  • Ability to be productive in a work from home role 
  • Ability to perform job functions and maintain high motivation under indirect supervision. 

Solution Architect Education and Experience

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, a related technical degree or equivalent 
  • 5 years of experience working with Routing, Switching, Firewalls, Wireless, Content Filters and other networking technologies 
  • Previous experience working with a Value Added Reseller 
  • Industry Certification in Networking(Cisco, Aruba, Extreme, Meraki, ) 
  • Industry Certification in Wireless (Cisco, Aruba, Extreme, Aerohive, Meraki) 
  • Industry Certification in Security (Cisco, Fortinet, Meraki, Palo Alto, SonicWALL) 

ITsavvy Benefits and Perks 

Why You’ll Love ITsavvy 

  • Competitive compensation 
  • 401(k) with employer match 
  • Company-funded health insurance with prescription drug coverage. 
  • 3 full weeks of PTO in your first year at ITsavvy.
  • Paid holidays. 
  • Employee purchase discounts 
  • Flexible work options.
  • Healthcare Flexible Spending Account (FSA) 
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life insurance 
  • Referral bonuses 
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally 
  • Free ITsavvy swag 

 

To our future employees. ITsavvy promises to inspire your success. It’s our responsibility to develop your career and knowledge with an empowering environment that retains passionate IT professionals. 

 

ITsavvy is an Equal Employment Opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.