Vysiion: Pre-Sales Network Architect

Chippenham, England, gb
Company: Exponential-e Ltd.
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-14 06:00:47

As a Pre-sales Network Architect for Vysiion you will play an important role in the design of Managed Service networking solutions for new or existing clients. This role is required to work in a pre-sale’s capacity. Therefore, the Pre-sales Network Architect must be able to demonstrate a breadth of technical, service, commercial, and financial expertise.

Key responsibilities for this job:

Gather Requirements:

  • This aspect of the role may require working closely with sales leads or client-side staff to gain a complete sense of client expectations and limitations before undertaking a pre-sales architecture. The pre-sales architect must be able to extract or derive requirements and build lists of assumptions that may be presented back to the prospective client as clarification questions.
  • Develop Architectures and Plans:

  • A Pre-sales Network Architect uses their familiarity with the requirements and existing systems to develop target architectures for the potential solution. Potential solutions are assessed and reviewed as part of the pre-sales governance process. They will assess the impact of transitioning to the target architecture and provide estimates for implementation. Project plans will be created, and implementation resources will be defined.
  • Costing and Commercials:

  • The Pre-sales Network Architect is responsible for capturing and documenting all costs associated with an opportunity into a cost book. This includes costs for hardware, software, project labour and/or service labour. The cost book is the primary tool used in financial reviews, and for determining sale price.
  • Proposals and Written Responses:

  • The Pre-sales Network Architect is required to present solution architectures in the form of sales proposals or in prescribed document formats as detailed in a tender, often with imposed word count limits. This requires good written skills, and the ability to describe solutions precisely and succinctly.
  • Knowledge and experience required:

  • Technical Literacy
  • Analytical Assessment
  • Costing
  • Schedule Management
  • Communication
  • Problem-Solving
  • Demonstrable experience delivering complex networking projects. Including projects such as:

  • LAN (Datacentre networking, campus networking)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Network Security (Firewall/VPN/IDS/IPS)
  • WAN
  • 4G/5G
  • Ideal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cisco CCNA / CCNP / CCDP
  • Personal Attributes:

  • The successful candidate will have a highly professional approach and good presentation skills. Experience of working with demanding customers is also key.
  • Excellent communication skills interfacing at all levels up to Director both internal and external.
  • Self-motivated, results-oriented with a positive outlook.
  • Ability to work well undirected, using own initiative with self confidence in decision making
  • A clear focus on high quality work and excellent customer service
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