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Job Title: Solutions Architect
Engineering, Technical, ICT
As Solutions Architect, he will join the technical sales team to develop and articulate solutions based on customers’ strategic business and technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer's organization
Specifically, the IP System Administrator’s responsibilities shall include:
Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of technical solutions.
Will be involved from pre-sales solution formulation through system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface resulting in solutions architecture proposals.
The Solutions Architect will develop and articulate solutions based on a customer's strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer's organization.
Develop and propose solutions.
The Solutions Architect will prepare the technical solutions architectural and implementation design documents.
The Solutions Architect will work closely with the Project Manager to define project deliverables and schedules and help to identify and leverage resources in order to satisfy the technical needs and objectives of the implementation.
Assess solutions for their commercial merits and provide appropriate recommendations.
The Solutions Architect will maintain awareness of existing or potential customer software/hardware situations and proactively alert the project management, engineering, and customer facing groups of potential problems based upon strong working knowledge of software/hardware compatibility within the customer's environment.
The Solutions Architect will stay current on technical specifications for hardware/software requirements of industry products through professional associations, trade journals, networking, and associated training and seminars.
Communication & Work Relationships
The Solutions Architect report directly to the Technical Sales Supervisor. The Solutions Architect work closely with members of the Sales, Project Management, Service delivery and members of other teams as required from time to time
The Solutions Architect has regular contact with a number of internal and external stakeholders, these include but are not limited to: Sales Manager
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Information Communication Technology or Engineering
2-5 years industry experience
Experience with Cisco equipment essential.
Basic knowledge of networking technologies including but not limited to: TCP, IP e.g. interpreting a packet trace file, WAN technologies, VPN, QoS, firewalls, routers, switches, DNS, Metro Ethernet, EoSDH.
Experience in designing and deploying standardized Voip technologies; SIP and H.323
Knowledge of Radio/Microwave and terrestrial transmission systems.
Experience in telecom architecture.
Experience relating business requirements to system and infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a project.
Creative and innovative approach.
Sound commercial business understanding and risk aware.
Set up and maintain a best practice library of company proposals and architectural designs proposed to customers with success and conversion rate indicators.
Knowledge of solution design with focus on IP, MPLS, IPLC, VOIP, Metro Ethernet, Cloud technologies.
Background in Telecom and/or satellite industry.
Demands on the Job
Prioritising workload of self and others
Written and verbal communications
Contract negotiation and influencing skills.
Relationship Management and Analytical SkillsTeam player, Ability to work independently, Ability to work without supervision
Proactive with a positive 'can do' approach.