Senior Solutions Architect - Network Security (Open to Candidates in DC, Maryland and Virginia)

ePlus inc.
Columbia, MD
Nov 26, 2021
Nov 30, 2021
Full Time
Job Description:Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers"A cents € many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs"A cents € keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.As a Senior Solutions Architect - Network Security, you will be responsible for supporting regional sales efforts by developing enterprise technology solutions for our clients. This requires a wide base of core technical knowledge as well as specialization in specific technology disciplines, but also a deep commitment to customer success with measurable outcomes.From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.Job Responsibilities:Meeting with customers to assess business needs and solution requirementsExplanation of solution architectures via whiteboarding, presentations and client interactionCreation of complex product solution configurations and associated Bills of Materials (BOMs)Detailed scoping of professional services engagements and creation of Statements of Work (SOWs)Involvement with professional services projects and managed service onboarding processesAssisting with customer satisfaction issues, technical problems and case escalation as neededMaintaining relationships with manufacturer engineers to stay current on product capabilities and to collaborate on customer solutions as necessaryAttend training and technical conferences to support ePlus partner relationships and to stay current on technology industry trendsMaintaining key manufacturer certifications related to personal technical specializations as well as company partner requirementsServe as thought leader in areas of technical specialization, supporting and mentoring other engineers and account executives as neededYour Corporate Responsibilities:Internal Control responsibilities vary by role and are subject to change. Please discuss your individual internal control responsibilities with your immediate supervisor on a regular basis.Handle confidential matters and information professionallyConduct business in a professional, competent and ethical mannerAdhere to corporate policies and proceduresJob Knowledge/Skills:Professional demeanor with persistent customer service focusExcellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbalAbility to manage multiple priorities with numerous daily demands for your timeGeneral technology knowledge - should be comfortably conversant in at least half of the following:IP networkingModern application architecturesScripting/automation/orchestration tools and techniquesOne major operating system family - Windows or LinuxOne major public cloud provider - Amazon, Microsoft Azure or GoogleCompute fundamentals - server architecture and configurationStorage fundamentals - access protocols, data protection, performance, etc.Server/host virtualization - VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or RedHat KVMContainers/microservicesUnified communications/collaborationSpecialized knowledge (in-depth understanding) in at least two (2) of these areas is required:Network/security infrastructure - such as Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, CheckPoint, Fortinet, F5DNS/email - such as Cisco Umbrella/ESA/WSA, Proofpoint, Mimecast, FortiMailIdentity/access control - such as Cisco ISE, Aruba ClearPass, Forescout, ZScaler, CyxteraApplication security - such as F5, A10, Imperva, SplunkKnowledge in these areas is not required but highly relevant:Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) - such as NetskopeNetwork segmentation and policy control - such as Cisco ACI, VMware NSXData protection - such as Digital Guardian, Symantec, VaronisEndpoint protection - such as Cisco AMP, Palo Alto Traps, Cylance, CarbonBlack, CrowdstrikeEducation and Experience:Bachelor's degree in related technology and 5+ years of experience, or master's degree in related technology and 3+ years of experience.Presales experience and a track record of scoping and selling professional services.Multiple industry-recognized certifications, eg, CCIE, VCP, CISSP, etc. In particular, CCIE in Routing/Switching is strongly preferred.Physical Requirements of Position:Ability of finger dexterity to be used primarily to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects or pinching fingers together. Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands and / or fingers. Speech ability must be at a level where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly. Hearing ability must be at a level to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. Visual ability must be average with ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery. Physical strength for sedentary work with sitting most of the time. May have to exert or lift up to 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally.ePlus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ePlus promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.#LI-KB1Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe 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)