Microsoft Cloud Solutions Architect
As part of our growing Professional Services Team, you will be responsible for providing technical and/or business consultative leadership during the pre-sales and/or post-sales cycle. You will work closely with the Sales team and other Professional Services personnel in order to optimize the best result for the customer.
Technical expert supporting the pre-sales process focused on the identification and qualification of data center, cloud and or hybrid cloud solutions which address our customers needs
Develop and articulate solutions based on a customer's strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer's organization
Responsible for the creation of sales content in support of sales initiatives including presentation and proposal content, Statements of Work, solution design documentation, etc.
Prepares technical architectural and implementation design documents and works with the Project Manager to develop the Implementation plan, deliverables and schedules
Additional responsibilities include leading strategic initiatives within the organization and acting as primary interface with key partners to help develop new product offerings. Candidate will be required to maintain product and vendor certifications and must be willing to travel within the New England region.
At least five years of industry experience designing and implementing data center and or cloud solutions for enterprise environments
At least three to five years of experience of pre-sales experience
Experience with Microsoft technologies, either in design/implementation or application development, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Requires familiarity of Microsoft systems software, infrastructure, design, and various protocols and standards.
Must have a deep understanding, working history, in at least 2 of the following areas; AD/IDM, Azure, Office 365, Exchange, SCCM/SCOM, PowerShell
Experience creating TCO analysis, reverse timelines, proposals, technical documentation and diagrams, customer facing presentations for technical and executive audiences, etc.
Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as part of a team
Ability to quickly learn new technologies
Excellent organizational & documentation skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent Project Management skills
Additional Desired Skills
Experience and or certifications in at least 2 of the following are required:
Microsoft Azure or Office 365
Amazon AWS or S3
Experience with Hybrid DR, Identity Management, or Cloud Security solutions
Experience with networking capabilities of Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon AWS including ExpressRoute and/or Direct Connect
Experience and certifications in at least 2 of the following are preferred but not required:
Networking & Security: Cisco Nexus, Meraki & ASA, Palo Alto, SD-WAN, MFA
Storage: Dell | EMC, Pure Storage, INFINIDAT, Brocade, Cisco MDS
Compute: Cisco UCS, HPE Synergy
HyperConverged: Nutanix, VSAN, etc.
Data Protection: Veritas, Rubrik, Zerto, etc.