CCIE-Solutions Architect-Network-Forsythe-Seattle, WA. Full Time











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To apply
directly click on this link: https://careers.forsythe.com/pcrbin/direct.asp?db=4TtoDNqsz0nHmTuh&id=501025325807559&src=ieoc

 

Joining a
vibrant, respected, and growing company is one of the smartest career choices
you can make today.

 

Founded in
1971, Forsythe is as an information technology infrastructure integrator.
Forsythe helps complex organizations across all industries, including Fortune
1000 companies, optimize the cost and manage the risk of their IT while
improving performance. Forsythe provides independent technology and business
consulting services, technology leasing services, and value-added reseller
services for all the leading technology product manufacturers. Headquartered in
Skokie, Illinois, Forsythe employs 890 people in 48 offices throughout the
United States and Canada. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent
employee-owned. In 2008, Forsythe achieved its 38th consecutive year of
profitability. We offer a rewarding work environment, competitive benefits, and
wide-ranging opportunities for professional growth.  Forsythe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action Employer. We support a diverse workforce.

 

At Forsythe,
we are 100% employee owned via our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).
Everyone has a stake in the quality of our work, the success of our business,
the satisfaction of our customers, and the appreciation of their shares in
Forsythe. As an employee-owner, you'll be proud to call Forsythe YOUR company.

 

We are
currently looking for a Solutions Architect-Network to join our Network
department in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR.

 

JOB SUMMARY

The Solution
Architect (SA) is a presales resource as well as the primary pre-sales contact
for a customer engagement. The SA project manages and assigns Technical Consultants
to customer engagements.  The SA is a
Technical Consultant who has achieved mastery over sales, presentation,
documentation, and consulting service delivery skills for their given
expertise.  The SA does not require a
Technical Consultant in presales and has the expertise to perform delivery for
the engagements that they are selling. This means above all, the SA
demonstrates complete technical expertise in designing Network Solutions (both
products and consulting services).  The
Solutions Architect does carry a sales quota in designated territory.

 

PRINCIPAL
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Support
District Manager/Account Managers in all presales related effort

Local Vendor
Relationship/Business Development activity

Mentor
Technical Consultants in technology and sales experience

Manage
Technical Consultant through lifecycle of delivery engagement

Must create
all Bill Of Materials/Network Design Templates/Statements of Work for all
Network Hardware, Software, and Services related opportunities.

Give
customer information to Product Management for customer case studies

Adhere to 48
hour SLA to account manager for abstract/SOW/pricing creation

Build and
maintain strong virtual bench of subcontractors within the region

 

EDUCATION: 

Bachelor’s
degree preferred

Associate's
degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; two
years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience.

 

EXPERIENCE: 

Advanced
knowledge of Cisco Systems products.

Previous
experience in a pre-sales, advisory, and/or delivery role.  Current Quota attainment is ideal with
exceeding expectations year of year

Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers,
clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to
read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional
journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

Ability to
write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Ability to
work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference,
and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

Ability to
apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical
situations.

Ability to
solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to
interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or
schedule form.

 

CERTIFICATES,
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  

Cisco
certification CCIE.

Other
industry certifications can be accepted when relevant to high-level detailed
design recommendations of network systems engineering and design.

Travel 40%

 

SKILL
REQUIREMENTS            

Possess
excellent organizational, communication, and technical skills will be required
with an emphasis on technical documentation and writing as well as presentation
experience to Vice President and above positions in the development of network
architecture strategies.

Have the
ability to work in an open team environment as well as a nationally distributed
sales environment.

Possess an
acumen or direct knowledge of network analysis tools including solutions such
as HP OpenView, NETIQ, Spectrum Tools, FastNet WAN, etc. network tools and
software are preferred.

 

Erik Palumbo

Sourcing
Specialist

Forsythe
Technoloy

www.forsythe.com

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