Solutions Architect

Employer
Neovera
Location
Reston, VA
Posted
Jul 17, 2017
Closes
Aug 07, 2017
Function
IT, IT Architect
Hours
Full Time
Job Description Neovera is a trusted provider of complex hosting solutions, leveraging over a decade of unmatched technical expertise in IT consulting and infrastructure managed services. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Neovera's clients range from start-up and non-profit organizations, to global media, distance-learning, and financial institutions. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving superior return on their investment with the optimization and management of high-availability IT infrastructure solutions. Solutions Architect The Solutions Architect will serve as the technical design authority and architectural expert for sales opportunities and aid in the technical delivery. Qualified candidates will possess multiple years of experience in the computing/information technology industry in a sales-oriented, technical design and engineering role, with an emphasis on data center technologies and architectures including cloud, server, storage, applications and security. Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned): Act as final arbiter of solution elements, and technical editor of proposal narratives. Own, lead, and direct the technical elements of the opportunity, including customer presentation, requirements gathering, solution design, quote creation, and administrative support of the sale. Participate in business discussions including defining support roles, service levels, pricing structure, and program management, and engage third party providers as necessary to complete the solution. Design, coordinate and execute proof of concepts to modernize customer's mission/business critical application for performance, scalability, latency and reliability. Participate quarterly business reviews, presenting company capabilities including performing live demonstrations and datacenter tours, and representing the company during commercial events and trade shows. Ensuring that all quoted solutions are supportable and manageable by the company including validating SLA language and fitness for operational stability. Ensure that all technical questions are answered, all internal sales and approval processes are followed, and that the customer's requirements are fully met by the various teams involved in the quoting, implementation, and transition process. Knowledge, skills and abilities: Proven track record in presenting solutions design and promoting the use of technology to solve business problems. Experience following documented processes and procedures. Self-starter who assumes responsibility, recognizes problems, provides well though-out solutions and takes initiatives to fix them; ability to adapt to any given situation. Exceptional communications capabilities, including leveraging other people, giving technical presentations, and the ability to tailor and adjust content to an audience as appropriate. Excellent written and oral communication skills - examples of solution architecture diagrams, statements of work, and/or technical project plans desired. A high degree of competency in most of the following technical areas: Hybrid IT, Public/Private Cloud Services, API integration, security, application architecture, database design and replication, SAN technology, DevOps and Managed Services. In depth knowledge of datacenter infrastructure, peering as well as different security and compliance scenarios. In depth knowledge of Cloud Computing models, having designed IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions as well as Cloud Storage fundamentals. Qualifications: BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or Applied Mathematics. In depth knowledge of network architecture including MPLS/SCI and core network fundamentals. Advance Technical Certifications: VCP, ITILv3, CCDP, MSCP . Five or more years of relevant professional and senior level technical experience. The overall well-being of our employees and their families is important, and Neovera provides many valuable benefits, programs and tools to help manage the various phases, developments, and priorities in your life. Medical and Dental insurance coverage Flexible Spending Account for pre-tax payment of Health and Dependent Care Expenses Life Insurance Short and Long Term Disability Insurances Paid Vacation Weekly Catered Lunch Discounted Gym Membership 401k Competitive Base Salary Neovera is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or applicable l Company Description Neovera is a trusted provider of cyber security and complex hosting solutions, leveraging over a decade of unmatched technical expertise in IT consulting and infrastructure managed services. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Neovera's clients range from start-up and non-profit organizations, to global media, distance-learning, and financial institutions. Our goal is to assist clients in achieving superior return on their investment with the optimization and management of high-availability IT infrastructure solutions.