Principal Cloud Solutions Architect - PCC

Be part of the team that drives our company forward, transforming ideas into real-world tools and platforms that support the business and spur innovation.

Remote, OK


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <strong>What We Do:</strong><br /><br />We calm the confusion of IT by guiding the connection between people and technology. If a customer is looking for a better way to manage their warehouse inventory, equip their workforce, or secure their data, we make it happen. All it takes is finding the right combination of tech hardware, software, cloud solutions, and support services. That&rsquo;s what we do. We&rsquo;re the IT Department&rsquo;s IT Department.<br /> <br /><strong>Who We Are:</strong><br /><br />Our team is made stronger by a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. It&rsquo;s what makes Connection unique&mdash;what drives us to innovate and create technology solutions that stand apart from the crowd. We&rsquo;d love for you to be a part of that fabric, to share your ideas and experiences with a team that thrives on fresh thinking, creativity, and helping others.<br /> <br /><strong>Why You Should Join Us:</strong><br /><br />You&rsquo;ll find supportive teammates and a rewarding career at Connection&mdash;plus great benefits. We take pride in supporting employees with a total rewards package that provides financial, emotional, and physical resources for you and your family. Our compensation, 401k plans, medical insurance, and other benefits are progressive and competitive. We value the importance of our employees&rsquo; emotional well-being. To support employees, we provide free therapy visits, mental health coaching and tools, and meditation resources. You&rsquo;ll also enjoy a generous paid time off package that includes not only vacation and sick time, but also Wellness and Volunteer Time Off days. <br /> <br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Setting the standard of excellence within Connection&rsquo;s Cloud Solution Architect team, you are experienced in cloud solutions, enthusiastic in client relationships and winning business with sales &ndash;a mentor for the architects in the team.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of Connection&rsquo;s Cloud Center of Excellence (an advanced technology division), the solution architect is the glue between Client and Connection sales teams. The Principal Cloud Solution Architect differs from others with a deep understanding of the cloud ecosystem while possessing the emotional intelligence necessary to guide clients and sales teams in changing types of engagements. Setting an example, you share your experience and expertise with others solution architects in the team.</p>
Responsibilities: <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Provides project leadership and oversight, completes complex technical integrations, and executes billable consulting</li> <li>Scopes and creates technical design and SOW deliverables for complex Microsoft Cloud, Hybrid and On-Premises based deployment and migration solutions</li> <li>Designs highly complex Microsoft Cloud, Hybrid and On-Premises based solutions based on a completed design and statement of work.</li> <li>Supports the completion of long-term IT engineering projects.</li> <li>Works with technology partners and vendors for highly complex technology services and support.</li> <li>Creates high-level professional services documentation including solution design documents, infrastructure diagrams, installation plans, checklists, end-state documentation, and business consulting reports.</li> <li>Communication with customer technical staff regarding complex technical concepts and advanced knowledge transfer of the systems and technologies installed.</li> <li>Captures high-level certifications and maintains several core technology competencies.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /><br /> <ul> <li>Advanced Microsoft Excel skills with ability to create complex spreadsheets using formulas, including v-lookup, and creating pivot tables.</li> <li>Expert level in MS Visio Diagraming software</li> <li>Proficient level in utilizing SharePoint technology</li> <li>Proficient level in development of Product Bill of Materials and basic system design</li> <li>Expert level of post-sales installation, configuration, troubleshooting with guidance from senior technical staff</li> <li>Expert level knowledge. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments. (Software/Applications, Server, Storage, Networks, Security, Mobility, Messaging, Enterprise Voice)</li> <li>Advanced technical knowledge with experience in selling, consulting, remediation, migration and/or deployment in one or more areas</li> </ul>