Our client, a leading vendor of Network Security Solutions is seeking a Solutions Architect for a virtual role, based in the San Francisco Bay region.
What fires you up?
Working with the hottest technology to solve the challenges of sophisticated enterprise and service provider clients?
Winning deals for the largest, most complex accounts?
Working with the smartest people on thorny problems? Continuous learning opportunities?
If you are looking for one or more of these types of challenges, this role may be the next step for you!
Our client needs a winner in this position who is ready to bite off a big chunk, engage with their global clients and win the firm' s largest, strategic deals. This role requires around 40-50% travel, both domestic and overseas. This role will work as an overlay, interacting with sales and pre-sales teams, channel partners and client/prospect management.
The SA will function as a central technical resource on complex security technical issues for the sales, pre-sales and professional services teams.
As a Solutions Architect, you will provide customer facing services in the areas of project/solution definition. You will augment the expertise and deal-making capacity of the in-house sales and pre-sales teams, as a go-to expert in the areas of Security problem discovery, solutions design and enterprise selling.
This position will require 40-50% travel. Candidates should live within one hour of a major airport in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Education, Experience and Skills requirements:
A candidate for the Solutions Architect position must excel at all aspects of the pre-sales game, including demos, presentations to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as post-sales, hands-on support of evaluations/proof of concept installations. The Solutions Architect will represent the company in their newest emerging technology opportunities. Excellent technical skills in a variety of domains (Cloud, Security, Virtualization, Data Center, DDOS) and experience in the design, integration and testing of complex large scale network projects are a must.
In depth knowledge and understanding of information technology security concepts and principles.
5-7 years of experience with a security vendor or integrator on solution definition, documentation, and delivery techniques
Excellent written and verbal communication
Must be a high-performance, low-maintenance individual with strong curiosity, initiative and a bias for action. Highly-productive on individual tasks and projects, and performs well on projects in a distributed team setting.
Security Expertise essential
- Expert in network security and design -
- Expert in advising clients on best security practices and methodologies.
Strong networking skills, including TCP/IP, Routing protocols, Network Security, Pen-testing.
Expertise in LAN/WAN and mobile infrastructure.
Expertise in service provider architecture, operations and infrastructure desirable
Expert in detecting and resolving advanced threats such as DoS, DDoS, and WPO.