Solutions Architect IV

11 - 15 years experience  •  Information Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18
Dallas, TX
11 - 15 years experience
Information Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/21/18

This position requires a leadership role facing customer and act as liaison to help through the design and engineering process for various projects, working through and qualifying network and engineering architecture and design, assist in RFP/RFI and business development.

Candidate will work with FNC Program Managers, delivery teams, maintenance team and other cross functional organization and groups.

Candidate is expected to provide guidance to field staff during the delivery phase and work with extended Solution Architect team to resolve technical issues and be the subject matter expert.

 Qualifications:

  • 10 to 15 year experience in the industry in similar role
  • Undergraduate degree required, Graduate is preferred in Engineering, Computer Science or related field. 
  • CCIE/JNCIE/CCIP/JNCIP certifications required or equal qualification or understanding of the concepts.
  • Working Knowledge and hands on experience with Network layer 1/2/3, MPLS/Ethernet, MPLS VPNs, VPLS, DWDM
  • Strong communication skills and prior experience presenting complex solutions to large enterprise or State and Local Government customers. 
  • Working experience with vertical markets, government, service providers is plus.
  • Understanding of the concepts and guidelines behind traditional routing, switching, and system design.  Will be asked to provide internal and external guidance on key customer network, data center infrastructure and security issues.
  • Strong Experience with the following protocols: BGP, RIP, IPSec, Group VPN, MPLS, DGRE, QoS, IPv6, and L7 firewall (NGEN, IPS).
  • Strong experience with Ethernet switching and spanning tree.
  • Ideal strengths and experiences include:
  • Expert level relationship management, communications skills and interpersonal skills to manage face to face communications on a daily basis with multiple levels of customer management and engineering staff across multiple departments within the host company in a responsible and professional fashion.
  • Expert level troubleshooting methodology to isolate and identify configuration, design, and software anomalies; ability to clearly articulate findings in written and verbal communications with development level engineering staff.
  • Customer Culture – Development/Analytics environment.  Candidate does not need code development skills, but needs to be able to efficiently describe basic TCP/IP/UDP and networking behavior/fundamentals to the developers.  Must be willing to listen to customer ideas and work through potential designs that may or may not be implemented.
  • Ability to apply knowledge to real world scenarios.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks and work calmly under pressure.
  • Self-starter, team player, personable, enthusiastic, hardworking, and enjoy interfacing with customers on a day to day basis.
  • Strong communication skills and prior experience presenting complex solutions to large enterprise or State and Local Government customers.
  • Working experience with vertical markets, government, service providers is plus.
  • Familiarity and understanding with RFC Standards / IETF Standards at Architect Level.
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