Solution Architect

Columbus, Ohio Metropolitan Area

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ITsavvy is looking for a Presales Solution Architect located in the Central Ohio 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

  • Perform on-site and offsite discovery meetings in order to uncover business and technology goals, constraints, pain-points and strategy.
  • Perform a presales 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) to provide to Account Managers.
  • Collaborate with Account Managers on questions and strategies for presentation to client.
  • Assemble a Proposal to present to the client.
  • Document work in ITsavvy corporate systems
  • 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

  • Excellent oral and written skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Ability to perform on-site and virtual assessments in Ohio area
  • 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 ethernet, including category 5-7 cabling related connectors
  • 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

  • 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)

 

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