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Lead Hybrid Cloud Technical Architect - Open to Remote Candidates

Company: E+
Location: Milpitas
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Open to candidates located throughout the contiguous United StatesJob Description:Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers-many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs-keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem.As a Lead Hybrid Cloud Technical Architect, you will be responsible for planning, designing and implementing operations enterprise infrastructure for our clients.From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.Job Responsibilities:The Lead Hybrid Cloud Technical Architect will be responsible for understanding complex business IT needs and managing research, design and solution development for ePlus customers.Collaborate with Account Executives to prioritize, strategize, plan and qualify opportunities, as well as create and deliver professional solution and technology insight presentations to clients.Support Account Executives during the pre-sales process for growing sales, margin and market share.Establish a trusted advisor relationship with clients. Gain an appropriate understanding of the client needs while also uncovering additional opportunities.As needed by the Account Executive, design the ideal technical architecture solutions for the client. When appropriate, create bill of materials, supporting business case materials, RFP responses, and statements of work for any services to be delivered. Proven ability to mitigate both design and implementation risks.Participate in the planning, designing, and building of new service offerings including on-premises infrastructure, network security, business continuity, disaster recovery, managed services and public/private/hybrid cloud offerings.Support marketing activities, including presenting at events and online demonstrations.Strive to maintain expert level knowledge in all technology offerings while specializing and maintaining certifications in those areas identified as critical for the role's specialization. The role will also be responsible to maintain an expert level of knowledge on competitor offerings to best communicate technical differentiation. Demonstrate a proactive nature to maintain technical competence. Complete training, education and certification as assigned.Perform exceptionally and to completion when delivering on billable engagements including on-premises infrastructure implementations, cloud migrations and expansions, managed services, ticket resolutions, disaster recovery implementations, security implementations, assessments, solution designs and other services as required.Be a thought leader by staying abreast of technology and business trends through interactions and professional networking with other top thought leaders available external to . Strategically advance offerings and provide insights to clients to assist them progress the growth of their business via the identification of their ideal IT solution stack.Assist in the creation and delivery of professional presentation materials.Exceptional oral and written communication skills and experience required. Must be able to adjust style to match the audience whether internal, client technical or client executive. Proven experience articulating technical viewpoints to diverse audiences, including technical and business decision makers. High EQ sought.Maximize pre-sales and billable time.Highly motivated and self-managed individual that can balance multiple projects, support meetings, achieve superior results.Travel - to/from clients, corporate events and training.Continuing education of relevant certifications that would benefit the Lead Technical Architect roleBe available to meet customer IT needs and serve the Customer to ePlus' standardsYour Corporate Responsibilities:Internal Control responsibilities vary by role and are subject to change. Please discuss your individual internal control responsibilities with your immediate supervisor on a regular basis.Handle confidential matters and information professionallyConduct business in a professional, competent and ethical mannerAdhere to corporate policies and proceduresJob Knowledge/Skills:Excellent customer service skills, both in-person and over the phoneExcellent presentation, communication and documentation skillsStrong business understanding including costing, P and pricing strategiesAbility to think on your feet and come up with solutions quicklyMust be fully knowledgeable and able to design and plan, implement and support IT solutions using three or more of the following technologies:VirtualizationSoftware Defined Networking (SDN) and SD-WANPublic Cloud (AWS/Azure/GCP)Containers and Container Management PlatformsSecurity - Micro Segmentation, IAM, FirewallsEducation and Experience:10 years of hands-on experience in ITAt least 6-8 years of experience working as a Network EngineerIn-depth knowledge of OSPF and BGP with experience administering these protocols in large, distributed networkKnowledge of Datacenter Equipment (Cisco Nexus, ASR Routers)Troubleshooting skillsDeep understanding of IP networks in datacenters and across wide area networksExperience working with Security Devices (FW,VPN), Load Balancers (F5)Experience working with SDN (VMware NSX, Cisco ACI)Experience building HLD & LLD documents in your area of expertiseExperience specific to AWS or Microsoft Azure Platform preferredKnowledge of project estimation and scoping experienceHigh level of comfort performing white boarding sessions and PowerPoint presentationsDeep understanding of virtualization technologies (VMware, KVM, Hyper-V)Deep understanding of data center infrastructure including servers, SAN, switchingFamiliarity with Business-Critical Applications including SQL, Oracle, and ExchangeExperience with scripting languages (Bash/Shell/Python/PowerShell)Experience with containers including Docker/KubernetesFamiliarity DR/Replication technology (storage replication, VMware SRM, RecoverPoint, Zerto, etc)Administrator-level familiarity with common enterprise operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Server, IBM AIX, Linux, etc.Consulting experience preferredFamiliarity with security solutions and products (Palo Alto, Sophos, Check Point, Cisco, etc)Experience with Big Data technologies a plusStrong skills with Microsoft technology stack (Active Directory, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Skype, Office 365, etc)Multiple industry-recognized Certifications. i.e.: CCIE, VCP, NACP, CISSP, Amazon AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Professional, Microsoft MCSE Cloud Platform Infrastructure, Cisco Certified CCNP or higher certification, Cisco NSX training/experience, VMware Certified Professional (VCP) or higher certificationPhysical Requirements of Position:Ability of finger dexterity to be used primarily to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects or pinching fingers together. Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands and / or fingers. Speech ability must be at a level where one must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly or quickly. Hearing ability must be at a level to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information. Visual ability must be average with ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or products, or operate machinery. Physical strength for sedentary work with sitting most of the time. May have to exert or lift up to 10 - 20 pounds of force occasionally.ePlus is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. ePlus promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.LI-KB1 Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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