Inside Solution Architect, Data Center

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Merrimack, NH

Connection

<strong>Founded in 1982, Connection delivers valuable IT services and advanced technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare markets. Today, we serve our customers through our staff of highly trained Account Managers, our team of on-staff experts, and our efficient procurement websites. We are also proud to offer custom-configured computer systems from a ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in Wilmington, OH.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Our company has over&nbsp;<a href="https://www.connection.com/content/about/certifications-and-authorizations?cm_sp=content-_-about-us-_-certifications-and-authorizations">2,500 technical certifications</a>&nbsp;that ensure our experts can solve any customer need, no matter how complex. Additionally, our GlobalServe offering delivers global procurement solutions through our network of 500 suppliers in 174 countries.</strong> https://www.connection.com/

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Full Time

Overview: We are looking for a pre-sale technical professional with experience selling, designing and&nbsp;recommending IT datacenter solutions to clients.&nbsp;
Responsibilities: This person is a&nbsp; high energy professional and excels in a fast-paced, dynamic call center environment. The Inside Solution Architect will work directly with the account executives to effectively penetrate and drive solutions within targeted accounts.
Requirements: <ul> <li>Must have minimum 6 or more years of experience in a technical sales role or in a pre-sales support role recommending IT product solutions to clients, preferably selling or recommending datacenter solutions</li> <li>Excellent understanding of datacenter concepts and their relevant applications</li> <li>Current pre-sale IT certifications focused on datacenter technologies (e.g. hyper-converged, virtualization, hybrid-IT) is highly desired</li> <li>Account planning skills with experience in up-sell and cross-sell strategies</li> <li>Ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate the value proposition to the customer</li> <li>Adept at providing technical solutions based on customer needs</li> <li>Proven experience managing projects and delivering expectations, both internally and with clients</li> <li>Proven success working collaboratively with internal colleagues to deliver customer outcomes</li> <li>Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and negotiation skills</li> <li>Self-motivated, results-driven and excellent time management skills</li> <li>Solid understanding of technologies, partners and solutions in the IT datacenter environment</li> <li>Work experience at a technology manufacturer/vendor is a plus</li> <li>Higher education such as a Master's degree is a plus</li> <li>Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Cisco WebEx and relevant internal business systems</li> <li>Up to 10% travel nationally</li> </ul>