Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.
We Are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past four consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we are one of a select few vendors positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service ~ and if you're not familiar with Gartner's Magic Quadrant, check it out http://go.expedient.com/magic-quadrant-niche-player
We have an immediate need for a Solutions Architect to design and develop technical solutions for clients in our Houston, Texas market. This is a collaborative position that requires a strong understanding of solution design, business and financial benefits of technology and customer interaction. The Solutions Architect will interact with the Expedient Sales and Service Delivery/Support teams by providing experience, industry perspective and expert-level knowledge to build and deliver solutions to the client. This is THE subject matter expert resource for our sales teams and our clients on the technology that Expedient provides and maintains.
Expedient will not work with 3rd party search firms.
Sponsorship is not provided.
We are looking for solid experience in system administration, virtualization, storage, and networking with an understanding of the underlying protocols and standards used in the operation of those technologies. This is a client-facing role so great communication skills are needed. Industry standard certifications are also a plus.
Partner with sales team to visit prospects and existing clients, developing relationships with their technical and executive members
Review and evaluate prospective and existing client environments, recommending service and technology to meet both their existing and anticipated needs
Assist with developing quotes for service(s) with technical validation
Attend trade shows and participate as a speaker in marketing events
Develop and present sales documents and presentations to prospective and existing clients
Sales representative training, including participation in workshops and development of technical sales documentation and testing instruments
Demonstrated experience in a solutions and/or sales engineering role; solid experience in a Systems Administration role (Microsoft, LINUX or VMware)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals with varying technical skills
Strong understanding of Internet/IP related technologies including, but not limited to, routing, switching and sub-netting
Understanding of core ISP technologies such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP/S and WAN
Knowledge of Fiber channel/iSCSI/SAS storage arrays. Understanding of concepts such as RAID
Virtualization technologies with a focus on administration AND design and architecture
Network Security, Backup and backup related technology experience
Experience with Disaster Recovery technologies and Disaster Recovery testing and planning
Experience with Firewall solutions, load balancing and high availability technologies
An understanding of database technologies
Familiarity or experience with several of the following products would be beneficial: VMware ESXi, MicroSoft Hyper-V, Linux, Windows, Juniper, Dell, EqualLogic, Compellant, Zerto, Citrix and CommVault
Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or qualifying experience and certifications preferred
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
Must have a valid driver's license and provide proof of current personal automobile insurance to comply with company policy.
BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT As an organization, we place an extremely high value on learning and staying agile in the technology arena. Therefore, we make education and training available to all employees through a very robust training and tuition reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, top-tier, extremely affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. Expedient is committed to providing its employees with an environment that promotes collaboration with both team and individual success.
To apply please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest.
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Expedient is an equal opportunity employer, providing a safe, drug-free work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Expedient does not engage with third party recruiting or staffing firms.
Expedient is a cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) provider with local operations in Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Cleveland, OH; Columbus, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Memphis, TN and Pittsburgh, PA. Converged solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on strategic business innovation, while a talented team of experts handles operating the information technology needed to support it. Learn more about us at expedient.com/careers.