Sirius Computer Solutions Storage - Solution Architect II in Des Moines, Iowa

Storage - Solution Architect II

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Job Description

By joining Forsythe, you will help clients make smart IT investment decisions that deliver real results. Whether it’s securing data, managing risk, lowering costs or improving performance at , you will work side by side with our Fortune 1000 clients on their data center and business needs.

With Forsythe, you have the opportunity to be part of a company that is bringing to market the first facility of its kind with private, secure, and cloud-ready data center suites. The new facility houses a technology evaluation center where clients can see their planned solution in action.

The Solution Architect is client facing, pre-sales engineer that works with designated Account and acts as a value added technical advocate for Forsythe clients. A solution architect is responsible for understanding clients’ business requirements as they pertain to IT infrastructure, qualifying opportunities and creating designs that match the requirements with appropriate hardware, software and professional services. This role builds the required presales collateral to represent the solution including, but not limited to, At-A-Glance documents, HLDs (High Level Design), BOMs (Bill of Materials), Product Quotes (with pricing), LOEs (Level of Efforts), Client Proposals and SOWs (Statement of Work). This role entails the following responsibilities; collaborating with other LOB experts as required to address client need, presenting the proposed solution to the client, ensuring the sale is made and overseeing the delivery of these solutions all while maximizing profit to Forsythe. Lastly, the solution architect role requires the person builds and maintains a healthy relationship with key business partners (OEMs, subcontractors, service providers) in the assigned districts and regions they support.

The Storage - Solution Architect II (SA2) is a client facing, pre-sales engineer with deep subject matter expertise of solutions in Storage, Compute, and Systems Technologies across Hardware, Software, Hosting and XaaS. Is an expert in “Art of the Deal,” sequencing activities and deliverables to the client to value sell, earn trust and enhance margin. Has a very good understanding of technology solutions in adjacent lines of business. They often function as a single point of contact for multiple technologies and are good team leader & mentors within Forsythe. They lead, position and sell both implementation and advisory and strategy services without additional pre-sales assistance.

Required Skills

  • Presentation skills in support of technology sales

  • Partner/Vendor management

  • Excellent communication skills written and verbal

  • Working knowledge around Cloud Backup, Hosting and StorageAsAService

Required Experience

  • 8+ years of experience with Architecture, Install and/or administration within Storage domain

  • 3+ years of experience with Sales/Pre-Sales:VAR or OEM product & services sales or pre-sales engineering (SE) support

  • 3+ years of experience with Project Management: Leading teams in Client or consulting project environment

  • 4+ years of experience with Client, OEM or VAR based partner management

  • 4+ years of Billable consulting experience

  • Experience as a client, consultant or vendor in Storage and/or other

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience

Forsythe is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We support a diverse workforce.

Job Location

Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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