Senior Solution Architect

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Date Posted: 06-28-2014

The Senior Solution Architect (SSA) focuses on presales capabilities and positioning a wide variety of core solution offerings. An SA is expected to demonstrate expert competencies in presales support including positioning, estimating, creating/refining statements of work and closing solution and services opportunities. This includes excellent presentation skills, technical documentation, and periodic complex service delivery in their designated solution focus area. Maintains deep technical subject matter expertise in areas such as networking, virtualization and storage. Follows and analyzes industry trends in order to contribute to company and industry thought-leadership. The SSA is a subject matter expert in their designated solution focus area(s) and must be able to lead complex designs, facilitate project progress and provide oversight support from the inception of opportunity pursuit to the completion of delivery. May serve as consultant to management and external spokesperson for the organization.
This includes requirements gathering, architecture design, customization and integration with within the customer's environment. This person will work closely with Datalink sales and Datalink services support group, external vender partners, and the customers to ensure a smooth transition from presales design to implementation and support. The ideal candidate should be experienced with VMware deployments with NetApp, and/or other storage platforms such as HDS or EMC. Working knowledge of the application layer including Oracle DB, SQL or Exchange messaging and others is a plus.
Requirements include: Excellent written and oral communications; excellent analytical abilities resulting in problem resolution; excellent pre-sales technical skills; in-depth knowledge of complex technical environments; good organizational skills; attention to detail; project coordination skills and/or experience; strong customer relationship skills. This position requires frequent travel.

  • 10-15 years of Enterprise Solutions Architecture design, deployment, consulting in one or more of the following areas: 
  • Data Protection 
  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Storage Resource Management (SRM)
  • Server Virtualization 
  • Orchestration and Automation
  • Enterprise Networking 
  • Must have excellent knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Linux, Windows, VMware and/or Citrix
  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent experience/education.

Travel would be I70 corridor up to 50%

The Timberline Group
Phone: 636-209-5537
PO Box 565, Sullivan, Mo 63080
"Delivering quality solutions through quality people"
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