Solutions Architect

Greater Chicago Area

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ITsavvy is looking for a Pre-sales Solution Architect with strong focus on server, virtualization, storage, hyper-converged, backup and cloud technologies. Our ideal candidate will perform discovery and assessments to aid in designing solution. After designing solution, the Solution Architect will present, with the Client Executive, 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 environment with a focus on servers, virtualization, storage backup technologies.
  • Analyze and document the findings from the assessment in an understandable format using Visio, PowerPoint, Word and other tools.
  • Work 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.
  • Create a Build of Material (BOM) to provide to Client Executives.
  • Collaborate with Client Executives on strategies for presentation to client.
  • Assemble a Proposal to present to the client.
  • 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 on-site and virtual assessments
  • Strong knowledge of Data Center technologies including redundancy, replication, deduplication, failover and DR
  • Strong knowledge of DNS, DHCP, iSCSI, Ethernet, RADIUS, TACAS, VXLAN, encryption
  • Strong understanding of cloud technologies
  • Industry Certifications in Dell/HPE server and storage solutions
  • Experience performing Live Optics, RVTools and other assessment tools
  • General knowledge of Windows Server (2003-2019) and Group Policy
  • 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

  • 5-8 years of experience working with Data Center technologies
  • Previous experience working with Storage, Virtualization, Backup and Cloud technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business, a related technical degree or equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience with a Value-Added Reseller is a plus
  • Industry Certification in virtualization (VMware, Citrix, Windows)
  • Industry Certification in storage (Dell, HPE)
  • Industry experience in Cloud (Azure, AWS)
  • Strong understanding of Data Center networking
  • Industry experience/certifications in Backup (Avamar, Networker, Data Domain, Veeam)

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.


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