Solution Architect - Cisco
NWN is looking for a Solution Architect to join our team in Sacramento, CA. This is a full time direct hire position with a full benefit package.
The Solution Architect provides the leadership to identify, design, and propose solutions for client needs that are highly technical or specialized in nature. The Solution Architect provides technical consulting support to clients and sales partners for complex network design, product recommendations and solution proposals, and provides a high level of communication to clients and internal corporate resources. The Solution Architect also provides sales support focused on the advance and complex technical design, specification, planning processes, and proposals of NWN Corporation’s offerings. This may include, but is not necessarily limited to: LAN/WAN Architecture, Network Security/Wireless Services, Unified Communication Systems, and Physical Infrastructure solutions.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Analyzes client business needs and recommends appropriate business solution/strategy. Participates in the planning and design process by assessing current state and desired outcome.
•Develops business assured solutions based on current market needs
•Develops business assured solutions and strategy that integrate client’s business requirements, information technology, and NWN Corporation’s processes and/or resources.
•Identifies, provides leadership to, and coordinates technical solution development activities in pursuit of formal proposal/SOW development.
•Monitors the engagement process and obtains additional resources as needed. •Identifies and engages subject matter experts for discreet service offerings identified in the technical solution.
•Participates in the proposal development process with pursuit-team members.
•Assists Account Executive in the development and negotiation of the Statement of Work and client contract vehicles.
•Prepares and delivers solution related presentations to NWN Corporation and client as needed.
•Prepares and/or validates solution pricing. Escalates solution pricing for management approval when outside of established margin limits.
•Monitors and ensures business and financial success of proposed client solutions.
•Ensures timely communication (e.g. status updates, raising issues, etc.) that could affect the feasibility of proposed solution or NWN Corporation’s financial position.
•Position requires on-going self-study to continuously improve skills relative to strategic technology direction and service offerings
•Recurring report requirements may include but are not limited to: Time sheets, Expense reports, Billable Time sheets, Task Completion Documentation
•Perform other duties as assigned