Solution Architect / Professional Services Engineer

Employer
Networking For Future Inc
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 19, 2017
Closes
May 22, 2017
Function
Engineer, IT, IT Architect
Industry
Engineering
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionResponsibilities Provide complete, expert-level solution design and implementations as part of NFFA cents € (TM) s Professional Services practiceA cents € cents Work with the Sales, and Service Delivery teams in the development of level of efforts, pricing, SOWs, and proposals based on client evaluation and requirementsA cents € cents Complement Sales team efforts by delivering compelling technical presentations and demonstrationsA cents € cents Working with the Sales and Service Delivery teams in the development of solution architecture, proof-of-concepts and closing sales strategies A cents € cents Serve as the primary technical liaison for clients and establish long-term, ongoing technical advisory relationshipsA cents € cents Use vendor-provided configuration tools to provide accurate bill of materials for Cisco, NetApp, Riverbed, Splunk and other vendors.A cents € cents Keeping up with latest vendor product lines and solutions by attending vendor partner briefings, workshops, reviewing white papers and publicationsRequiredA cents € cents Expert-level knowledge of enterprise solutions resulting from at least seven years of design and implementation experience in any one or more of the below.o Cisco Routing, Switching or Wirelesso IT Automation and Monitoring with Splunk Enterpriseo Security (Firewalls, IPS, Proxy, SIEM etc)o Cloud/Data Center (Servers, SAN/Storage Arrays, and Virtualization) o Collaboration (Voice/Video, VPN, VDI, MDM)A cents € cents Ability to work with external customers to gather, analyze and document requirements for projects and collaborate with internal technical staff to design a solution that meets customer needsA cents € cents Must be able to work under tight deadlines without supervision, and be comfortable presenting technology demonstrations to all levels ranging from engineers/business analysts to C-level executivesA cents € cents Excellent written and oral communication skills and proven ability to collaborate effectively with technical and non-technical staffA cents € cents Proficiency in Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPointPreferredA cents € cents Pre and/or Post Sales experience for a technology VAR or a systems integration firmA cents € cents BachelorA cents € (TM) s degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical discipline.A cents € cents Technical or Sales Certifications issued from any of the following vendors:o Ciscoo NetAppo Riverbedo Splunko VMwareA cents € cents Knowledge and experience with power system (UPS, PDU, plugs, receptacles, etc.) types and compatibility A cents € cents Python, Linux, Perl, Expect and other scripting and automation techniquesA cents € cents Microsoft Active Directory configuration and integration experienceCompany DescriptionNetworking For Future, Inc. (NFF) a consultative technology solution firm has an immediate opening for a talented Solution Architect / Professional Services Engineer. Selected individual will support the NFF Engineering team in identifying, capturing and delivering Enterprise Network Infrastructure, Unified Communications, Cloud/Virtualized Data Centers, and Network Security solution opportunities.As a Certified Cisco Gold, NetApp Gold and VMware Enterprise partner, NFF provides solutions to both government and commercial enterprise clients. We differentiate ourselves as an organization that focuses on people, both our clients and our employees. We are committed to empowering our employees by creating an environment for growth, partnership, respect and creativity. We are a proud recipient of 20 Cisco Customer Satisfaction Excellence Awards during the past 4 years.NFF holds CiscoA cents € (TM) s advanced specializations in all major technology areas including Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) in Tele-Presence Express and Identity Services Engine (ISE).NFF provides a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401 (k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance. Please visit the careers page of our website () for more details.VOLUNTARY SELF-IDENTIFICATION FORM (CONFIDENTIAL)We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.