Solutions Architect, Network, Data Center
Chicago, IL 
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COME BUILD YOUR FUTURE WITH PRESIDIO!

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 North American IT solutions provider focused on Digital Infrastructure, Business Analytics, Cloud, Security & Emerging solutions.

THE ROLE:  Solutions Architect

Do you have a passion for applying leading technologies to business, education and government workplaces that are more mobile, social, visual, and virtual? Presidio is looking for a Solutions Architect to join our team in Chicago, IL.  (up to 25% travel) You should have a strong track record of designing solutions that enable advanced collaboration mechanisms across customer environments. In this pre-sales role, you will be working with Presidio clients, account executives and engineers to understand business requirements, design architectures and deliver professional proposals.

Responsibilities:  

  • Provide pre-sales support of Cisco related opportunities & solutions.
  • Understand client's infrastructures, business needs and provide expertise and consulting on technology solutions.
  • Provide internal assistance on Cisco solutions, product plans and roadmaps.
  • Conduct in-person and virtual (WebEx / telepresence) presentations to clients.
  • Work closely with inside & outside account management team to develop & drive Cisco business.
  • Coordinate hardware and software quotations with account teams.
  • Develop and deliver scopes of works, hour/cost estimates, professional proposals, and design documentation.
  • Provide management and account team oral and written reports on the client needs, problems, interests, market situations, competitive activities, and potential for new products/services.
  • Gain knowledge about products, applications, technical service, market conditions, competition, and technology trends through research, partner technical experts and customer feedback.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and/or military experience
  • 5+ years experience with Data Center and Networking portfolio
  • 2+ years of consulting or pre-sales experience highly preferred
  •  Strong experience in Cisco solutions or equivalent
  • Prefer experience with DevOps, Cloud, etc
  • VMware and/or Cisco Unified Computing System experience preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of infrastructure and best practices, or equivalent 
  • Solid interpersonal and presentation skills including client-facing consulting skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed. (primarily regional clients)

Our Core Values:

At Presidio, our core values define our culture. They are our guiding principles and our fundamental beliefs. We are always looking for top talent that can embody the values listed below.

TEAMWORK

We foster a collaborative, respectful work environment that brings together our diverse talents and extends to our customer relationships. We believe that when everyone is working together, success follows.

EXECUTION EXCELLENCE

We are passionate, practical, responsive and relentless in delivering the right solutions to our customers and partners.

INTEGRITY

We are experienced professionals who work to the highest standards of ethics and honesty.


FORWARD THINKING

We are visionary in our approach, constantly looking ahead to anticipate what’s next. We strive to be leaders in everything we do.

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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 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.

Our mission is to enable our clients to capture economic value from the digital transformation of their businesses by developing, implementing and managing world class, cloud ready, secure and agile IT Infrastructure solutions. We deliver this technology expertise through a full life cycle model of professional, managed, and support services including strategy, consulting, implementation and design.

By investing in the future of IT solutions we stay at the forefront of technology trends. And to ensure our clients have access to a wide range of technologies and best-of-breed solutions, we partner with over 500 OEMs including market leaders and emerging providers to bring our clients integrated, multi technology solutions.

We serve as an extension of our clients’ IT teams, providing deep expertise and letting them focus on their core business. Through 60+ US offices and 2,800 professionals, including 1,600 technical engineers, we are trusted advisors to our clients on a local level while also bringing our national scale and expertise to bear.

Engage Presidio, where the digital future is built.

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Digital Infrastructure:

Our Digital Infrastructure solutions help make existing IT infrastructure more efficient, while equipping our clients for a cloud-flexible, mobile-ready, highly secured, insight-driven future. Given the millions of potential configurations across these technologies, our clients rely on our expertise to simplify a highly complex IT landscape, helping to identify and deploy the solutions most appropriate for their business needs. Our Digital Infrastructure solutions scale from workgroup to the largest enterprise requirements.

Cloud:

 We help our clients take cloud strategy and adoption to the next level. Through our advanced cloud solutions practice, combined with Presidio’s IT infrastructure expertise, we provide private, hybrid, and multi cloud solutions. By closely aligning our services and solutions with our strategic partners Microsoft Azure™, Amazon Web Services™, Intel® and VMware™ Presidio offers cloud strategy, architecture and implementation services along with application rationalization and migration across the hybrid and multi-cloud data center environment. In addition, our new and innovative Presidio Cloud Concierge solution provides a foundation for Automation and Self-Services across Clouds to improve productivity and drive increased levels of governance and security.

Rather than a “one size fits all” approach, or having to choose between public or private, Presidio tailors a hybrid cloud strategy to meet your unique business requirements. We help our clients accelerate and simplify cloud adoption across the entire IT lifecycle.

Security:

Our comprehensive security risk methodology gives customers the ability to safeguard their environments and critical business data. This includes continuous threat protection and risk mitigation through the Presidio Cyber Risk Management program, a next generation approach that integrates security strategy, assessments, architecture and remediation, and aligns all of these with organizational goals.

Presidio Cyber Risk Management provides clients with a holistic approach for effective security policies and procedures, risk assessment and management, regulatory compliance, incident response, and education and awareness. We use an established risk management methodology and proprietary risk scoring process to provide the IT leader and board of directors with an ongoing view of their organization’s risk exposure and remediation path.

Emerging Technologies:

Emerging technologies such as IoT, blockchain and artificial intelligence continue to disrupt current business models, and customers are faced with the task of transforming their organizations to achieve desired outcomes. Increased demand for operational efficiencies, better customer experience and improving safety and security has taken priority. This accelerated rate of change is prompting businesses to align their processes, applications and infrastructure to new consumption and service-based models. For our customers, it means enabling a seamless exchange of data within complex ecosystems to help advance digital transformation.

At Presidio Emerging Technologies, we provide solutions for safety and security, mobile and wireless communications, data collection and analytics using purpose-built, ruggedized hardware and software. Presidio offers validated solutions for , , , and .

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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.

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Presidio is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. State Employment Services, please provide priority referrals to .

RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE NOTE: 

Agencies Please Note: Agencies may not submit any unsolicited candidate information to any employee of Presidio.  Any candidate information received by any employee of Presidio will be considered property of Presidio, unless the submitting agency is an Authorized Vendor who has received a written request to perform recruiting services from a member of Presidio’s Talent Acquisition staff.  No other Presidio staff member shall be authorized to engage an agency to perform recruiting services.  Authorized Vendors have entered into written contracts with Presidio that have been reviewed and executed by the Vice President of Talent Acquisition. Payments will not be made to any agency who is not an Authorized Vendor (nor will they be made to any agency for performing unauthorized services).

 

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Qualifications

Behaviors
Functional Expert - Considered a thought leader on a subject
Leader - Inspires teammates to follow them
Enthusiastic - Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Detail Oriented - Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

Motivations
Ability to Make an Impact - Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Self-Starter - Inspired to perform without outside help
Entrepreneurial Spirit - Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business


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)

Presidio, Inc. 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, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local statutes, regulations and ordinances. 

 

Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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