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Inside Solutions Architect (REMOTE)

Company: Presidio, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

We know technology is the key to success in a connected world. The innovative solutions we provide our clients can unlock possibilities that transform their business. While technology permits that connection, technology without imagination and ingenuity cannot be effective. At Presidio, we know that it's our people that make the connections happen.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN US? You will set your career on track for outstanding achievement with a company that knows no limits. Presidio is a leading IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Business Analytics, Cloud, Security & Emerging solutions.
THE ROLE: Inside Solution Architect (100% REMOTE)
Presidio is seeking an Inside Solution Architect to join our Inside Pre-Sales Support Team. This is a 100% REMOTE position in any US location!
Presidio has an opportunity for a motivated, smart, energetic individual for the Inside Pre-Sales Support team, working on a team of 3-6 technical Inside Solution Engineers & Architects in a Pre-Sales role. This role will be to provide technical Pre-Sales support services to Presidio's Pre-Sales organization.
The Inside Solution Architect is a member of Presidio's National Inside Pre-Sales Support Team supporting the Pre-Sales Engineering organization across Presidio primarily tasked with working closely with local teams of Solution Architects and providing technical assistance to customers, and Presidio Inside Sales organizations.
In addition to interfacing with Customers, Account Managers, and Solutions Architects, the Inside Solutions Architect will also be required to work with representatives from our Distribution partners, Cisco, Dell EMC, Pure, Palo Alto, and other manufacturers, as well as multiple teams within Presidio such as Inside Sales, Sales, Project Management, and Service Delivery as required.
The ISA is expected to continually develop their technical and industry knowledge and stay up to date on the latest products and trends focused on industry technologies by attending webinars/seminars, training classes, and by closely working with the Solution Architects team on a daily basis. A successful ISA will demonstrate an ability to not only rapidly gain knowledge and understanding of new areas of technology and products but will be eager to understand the business of Presidio and our customers.
The Ideal candidate will be proactive, self-motivated with good work ethics and strong knowledge of technology. Must be committed to customer satisfaction and possess strong oral, written and presentation skills and must be able to communicate professionally in written responses to emails, RFPs, and when submitting reports.
Technical Skills which are desirable for the ISA role include Pre-Sales understanding of ONE OR MORE of the following:

  • Cisco Enterprise Networking (Routing and Switching)
  • Cisco Unified Communications
  • Cisco Security
  • Cisco Meraki
  • Cisco Data Center Servers
  • Dell EMC Data Center Servers
  • Del EMC Storage & Backup
  • Pure Storage
  • Palo Alto Security Solutions
  • Other related IT solutions
  • Professional Services

    Configuration, Deployment, or Troubleshooting skills are not required for this role.
    Key Responsibilities:

    • Create technically accurate and correct Bill of Materials (configurations) for supported technology and products
    • Create Pre-Sales Statement of Work documents and Service Pricing Documents to support Presidio service offerings
    • Provide Pre-Sales design services to Presidio's Velocity customers (medium sized commercial)
    • Create Solution diagrams, collect & analyze requirements data from customers, and perform other Pre-Sales activities in support of engineering initiatives
    • Research technical issues, answer customer questions about Presidio products, technologies, solutions, and offerings from our OEM partners.
    • Provide configuration support for products and offerings from our key strategic vendors
    • Create costing options & estimates for Presidio services and product-based solutions
    • Follow standard processes and manage workflow related to the creation of pre-sales deliverables
    • Collaborate with other team members to provide solutions for Presidio's customers
    • Work in a focused and directed manner to improve overall productivity & efficiency across Presidio's Pre-Sales team
    • Participate in meetings with customers and sales teams to collect technical requirements from Presidio customers and develop an appropriate technical solution
    • Serve as a Mentor to junior team members
    • Perform customer service functions, including interacting with customers and answering questions
    • Work alone and with others to create of technical configurations, statement of works, proposals, and other Pre-Sales work outputs.

      The Inside Solution Architect is a mid to senior-level position within the team. This role will focus on execution, continued enablement & training, and being a mentor to more junior team members. People in these roles should be able to perform basic tasks and activities without having their worked reviewed or checked and have an assumption of quality and accuracy. A successful Inside SA will have more than an entry level technical skill level and the ability to deliver any requested service which the Inside Pre-Sales Solution Team is tasked with providing, including service creation and basic design requests. The ISA role provides a potential career path to a customer-facing Solution Architect or Enterprise Architect role based on the candidate's ability to learn, grow, and their willingness to achieve goals and expand their skills.
      Minimium Requirements:

      • Associate or Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or similar field of study or equivalent experience and/or military experience.
      • 2+ years of relevant experience
      • Experience in an IT-related field such as manufacturer, VAR, OR IT Solution Provider.
      • Experience with Infrastructure configurations, Statement of Works, AND/OR contracts in an IT Services industry.
      • Strong written skills, critical attention to detail, and a self-motivated work ethic are essential.
      • Technical Experience preferred with any of the following:

        • Cisco Systems, Dell EMC, Palo Alto, Pure Storage, Microsoft, VMware, Public Cloud Providers

          Preferred Experience:

          • Manufacturer or Industry certifications such as A+, Network+, Cisco Certified Design, Dell Associate, or Pure Associate Architect are desirable.
          • Participation or graduation from an industry or manufacturer training program for IT/Pre-Sales engineers

            ABOUT PRESIDIO
            Presidio is committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the highest levels and has strengthened its drive to build and drive systemic DE&I change process across all levels of the organization. Cultivating a culture of inclusion where the expression of all our differences are valued, celebrated, and add to our collective achievements.
            Presidio is a leading global IT solutions provider assisting clients in harnessing technology innovation and simplifying IT complexity to digitally transform their businesses and drive return on IT investment. Our Digital Infrastructure, Business Analytics, Cloud, Security & Emerging solutions enable our almost 7,000 middle market, enterprise, and government clients to take advantage of new digital revenue streams, omnichannel customer experience models, and the rich data insights generated by those interactions.
            We serve as an extension of our clients' IT teams, providing deep expertise and letting them focus on their core business. Within Presidio's 40+ US offices and offices in Ireland, London, Singapore, and India, we support 2,800+ professionals, including 1,600 technical engineers. Presidio is a trusted advisor to our clients on a national level while also bringing our global scale and expertise to bear.
            For more information visit:
            Presidio is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer / VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sex, citizenship, ethnicity, veteran status, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances.
            To read more about discrimination protections under Federal Law, please visit: (Get Acrobat Reader)
            If you have any difficulty using our online system and need an accommodation in the job application process due to a disability, please send an email to for assistance.
            Presidio is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. State Employment Services, please provide priority referrals to .
            Agencies/3rd Parties may not solicit to any employee of Presidio. Any candidate information received from any Agency/3rd Party will be considered a gift and property of Presidio, unless the Agency/3rd Party is an Authorized Vendor of Presidio with an up-to-date Presidio Contract in hand signed by Presidio Talent Acquisition. No payment will be made to any Agency/3rd Party who is not an Authorized Vendor, nor has specific approval in writing from Presidio Talent Acquisition to engage in recruitment efforts for Presidio.
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            EducationTechnical/other training (preferred)
            Bachelors (preferred)
            Associates (preferred)

            Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

            The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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