Solutions Architect

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Information Technology



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Flexential stands for something not often found in the world of IT transformation: the human touch. The best infrastructure solutions arent about infrastructure, theyre about people. With a mission to accelerate customer success through people and technology, we build trusted relationships and deliver tailored, value-added and reliable solutions to demonstrate the power of people in a technical world.

Utilizing our people, values and reliable performance, Flexential is deeply invested in the success of our 4,200+ customers, who trust us to deliver core data center solutions of colocation and connectivity, as well as cloud, managed solutions and professional services. Flexentials robust suite of assets spans 21 domestic and international markets and comprises 41 highly redundant and connectivity-rich data centers.

Investing in our people, we have an exciting opportunity for a Solutions Architect in the Charlotte, NC area to join our team!

Responsibilities:
  • Research, develop, and implement systems architecture standards for virtualized, converged, and cloud infrastructures.
  • Gather and analyze client requirements, evaluate options, and select and implement technologies that best suit the customers needs.
  • Develop and drive complex business deals with existing and prospective customers.
  • Partner with sales and sales engineers to uncover client opportunities and build deep relationships.
  • Perform security, performance, and availability assessments.
  • Analyze the functionality and operations of systems to determine adequate security, controls, and data integrity.
  • Design, configure, troubleshoot, and maintain computer systems.
  • Design, deploy, manage, and maintain secure, scalable network systems using technology from a variety of vendors.
  • Learn and share new skills through independent research, formal training, and industry events.
Requirements:
  • Ten years or more of hands-on system administration or system engineering experience.
  • One or more of the following certifications preferred but experience can supplement:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
    • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
    • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Strong consultative skills and an ability to see through the tactical requests to find the business needs.
  • Experience presenting at conferences, white papers, TV appearances, Blogs, etc.
  • Wide technical experience and knowledge with areas of depth through years of experience in application development, support, infrastructure design, and operations; a strong consultative background is a plus.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with multiple levels of internal and external personnel, ranging from senior executives to other functional business leaders.
  • Self-confidence matched by a willingness to collaborate and successfully engage with colleagues.
  • Ability to problem solve and work with others to find the best solution.
  • Precision in your work and attention to all details.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Capability to work independently and self-motivate.
  • A commitment to providing our customers with 100% satisfaction.
  • Pre-sales support, participating in conferences, and staying connected with the Information Technology community.


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