Solutions Architect
Area and Site: Houston-TX

Description

 

 

As a Solutions Architect, you will be responsible for the success of Sungard AS’s largest and most complex opportunities; including pre-sales support, solution design, pricing, and proper documentation successful implementation of Amazon’s Cloud Services offerings. The Solutions Architect will also have an impact on the organization strategically; through feedback and improvements in product strategy and competitive positioning.

Job Duties:

  • Drive growth building relationships with customers at influencer and decision maker levels to best position Sungard AS’s capabilities and value proposition. 
  • Deliver effective professional presentations tuned to respective audiences.
  • Identify customer business issues, determine customer desired outcomes and architect solutions that utilize all Sungard AS’s portfolio of services.
  • Manage the communication and internal cooperation of Sungard AS resources to drive sales success.
  • Provide feedback for Product to advance capabilities in alignment with market demands.
  • Manage the solutioning processes from concept through contract and monitor implementation to ensure success.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and training within the Sales organization.
  • Travel varies and at times may reach 50% or more.

Professional Experience and Qualities:

  • Proactive “whatever it takes” self-starter and results-oriented mindset.
  • Proven track record of establishing trusted advisor relationships with customers at all levels.
  • Acumen to understand end-to-end strategic business models.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical and operational solutions, or translate complex topics into simple business language to drive the value alignment.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Computer Science or Engineering highly preferred but will consider applicants with equivalent work-related experience contingent on a minimum H.S. or GED diploma.
  • Ten (10) plus years’ experience in managed IT technical/operational services with preferred experience in presales.
  • Ability to develop, write and defend business case analysis to justify Sungard AS’s business propositions.
  • Exceptional listening, verbal, written, and presentation skills required.
  • Exceptional project management skills with the ability to prioritize multiple complex projects.
  • Experience in comparing and positioning tradeoffs between private and hybrid cloud solutions including AWS, Azure, and Google.

Technical Domain Focus: for AWS Expert

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional.
  • Preferred certification in AWS Advanced Networking Specialty.
  • Other AWS technical certifications a plus.
  • Min of 3 years supporting customer requirements assessment and solutions development required in moving workloads to AWS.

Industry Acumen:

  • Enterprise architecture and integrated solution design.
  • Expert in private and hybrid cloud design – Vmware.
  • Expert in high availability methods and designs.
  • Expert in business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Very strong and conversant in network security methods, appliances and systems.
  • Very strong and conversant in hyperscale connectivity, LAN, WAN architecture and design
  • TCP/IP networking.
  • Data center operations basics.
  • IT outsourcing design approach, transformation planning and design.
  • Windows, Linux and UNIX OS basics.
  • 3-tier web architectures.
  • Storage, replication and backup design.
  • Managed hosting services delivery, technologies and concepts.
  • General experience in cloud management portals and ecosystems.
  • General experience with database management systems.
Other:
  • Sungard Availability Services offers a high growth environment with excellent compensation and immediate eligibility for our 401(k), health/dental insurance, educational assistance, and more.   Sungard AS is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.


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