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Solutions Architect/Pre-Sales

San Jose Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 01/11/2018 Job ID: JN -012018-8569 Job Category: Architect - Technology

MindSource looking for a Solutions Architect with Pre Sales in San Jose, CA

The Solution Architect will be responsible for selling, architecting and delivering cloud solutions offered by Client. This professional must have experience with Microsoft enterprise production environments and be able to leverage past experiences using industry best practices/standards to efficiently architect and implement customers systems. This person will report directly to the Director of Engineering and work with a team of individuals focused on selling and delivering cloud solutions.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities:
  • This engineer will be a recognized expert in Active Directory architecture, Microsoft Exchange, and Systems Management.
  • Act as a subject matter expert around cloud solutions, specifically Azure.
  • Act as a technical liaison between the customer, sales team and vendors to provide technical expertise in analyzing customer s requirements, recommending solutions and assisting sales and other engineers with the development of proposals, quotations, architectures and presentations.
  • Mentor postsales engineers in learning, implementing, and operating solutions.

Essential Core Competencies:
  • 5-10 years of practical industry knowledge (implementation and operations).
  • 5+ years of experience implementing and integrating Microsoft solutions in a consulting capacity.
  • Comfortable recommending technologies related to customer s needs.
  • MCITP or MCSE for Windows Server, Messaging or System Management
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of design, implementation, migration and transition to Exchange 2010/2013/2016 and Office365 from previous versions or competitive products.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of design, implementation, migration and transition of Windows 2003, 2008, 2012 Active Directory.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of design, implementation, migration and transition of System Center 2007/2010/2012.
  • Demonstrated experience with Azure services and solutions.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Azure Site Recovery, Azure Database, and Azure Operations Management.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of DHCP and DNS Management.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Azure AD, Active Directory Federation Services, Single Sign-On and Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Virtualization utilizing Hyper-V or VMWare where related to Microsoft technologies.
  • Scripting and automation skills using DevOps tools that include Chef , Ansible, Puppet, and Terraform.
  • Demonstrate skills in design and implementation of Continuous Integration, Delivery & Management (Git/Jira/Bitbuckt/Jenkins)
  • Experience with other public cloud services a plus: AWS, Google Cloud, Oracle Cloud.
  • Comfortable assisting and engaging with the sales team on new and existing opportunities.

Skills and Expertise:
  • 4-year College degree is preferred
  • 7+ years of practical industry knowledge (implementation and operations).
  • 3+ years of sales experience at a reseller or manufacture.
  • Comfortable assisting and engaging with the sales team on new and existing opportunities.
  • Comfortable recommending technologies related to customer s needs.



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