Senior Field Solution Architect

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Philadelphia, PA


<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="">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>

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Overview: <div id="field2_left" class=""> <div class="content" data-ng-bind-html="field.content | trustAsHtml"> <div>The Sr. FSA develops and works on problems/projects of deep, diverse complexity and scope, exercising independent judgment within generally defined policies and practices to identify and select a technology solution. The Sr. FSA acts as a project team leader providing direction, facilitating information, and validating decision processes. The Sr. FSA requires an acute understanding of both the technology and business objectives of the account to enable the delivery of solutions that will in-turn contribute to the success of existing accounts and the acceleration of new customer volume. The Sr. FSA speaks from experience and offers insight on successes and failures relative to the customer's industry and/or objectives, and provide solutions based on the TSG solution portfolio. The Sr. FSA demonstrates strong competencies in multiple technology areas including; Compute, Storage, Networking, and Virtualization technology concepts and how they relate to the next generation of Data Center solutions and Cloud offerings.</div> </div> </div> <div id="field3_left" class="">&nbsp;</div>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>Advanced working knowledge and/or familiarity with the following technologies:</strong></p> <ul> <li>HP, Dell, Lenovo, and Cisco Blade and Rack Servers systems and related storage products</li> <li>Enterprise Storage Arrays -- HP, EMC, IBM, Dell, NetApp</li> <li>Hyper-Converged platforms</li> <li>Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)</li> <li>Cloud Solution Offerings and providers</li> <li>VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft products</li> <li>Microsoft Enterprise environment</li> <li>Linux, UNIX or AIX Enterprise environment</li> <li>Data Center consolidation and Cloud solutions</li> <li>Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity</li> <li>Verifiably successful professional Business-to-Business solutions selling experience.</li> <li>Excellent time management, communication, presentation, prioritization, and negotiation skills.</li> <li>Account planning skills with experience in up-sell and cross-sell strategies.</li> <li>Strong organizational, oral, and written communication skills.</li> <li>Ability to clearly articulate and demonstrate the value proposition.</li> <li>Experience with Microsoft Office 365; planning, deployment, email migration, mobile &amp; web-based application considerations and planning, security configuration, and on-premise based integration.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or relate field preferred</li> <li>Professional or technical sales certifications are required in 2 or ore of the following technologies/vendors: HP, Cisco, EMC, Dell, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, IBM, Converged and/or Hyper converged platforms.</li> <li>Minimum of 10 years&nbsp;experience in solution architecting with well-rounded skills around the datacenter with a major focus on Microsoft technologies.</li> <li>Demonstrates an understanding of Converged Infrastructure concepts and the benefits that Cloud solutions provide.</li> <li>Must have a MCSA certificate or acquire one after being hired.</li> <li>Must have one of the following certifications:&nbsp;&nbsp; <ul> <li>VCAP- DCV</li> <li>VCAP-DTM</li> <li>VCAP-NV</li> </ul> </li> </ul>