Sirius Computer Solutions Network Architect in Dallas, Texas

Requisition Number J18-0133

Title Network Architect

City Dallas

State TX

Description As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with an over 35-year history of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally. We deliver best-of-breed IT solutions from the world's top technology innovators, including Checkpoint, Cisco, Citrix, DellEMC, F5, FireEye, HDS, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, Palo Alto, VMware, and many more. If you want to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today.

Position Summary:

The primary purpose for this position is to make innovative and ingenious contributions to new solution/product design and implementation, based on understanding of applicable technology and how it can be applied to solution/product design, considerations of system-wide impact, hardware-software tradeoffs, and business issues for Sirius clients. This position will also take a lead technical role in reviewing and editing deliverables produced by other Engineers and IT Consultants (ITC).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides technical expertise in analyzing client’s requirements to develop IT services offerings that provide significant value to the geography which also includes recommending solutions and assisting sales, Engineers, and IT Consultants with development of proposals, quotations, and presentations. Supports engagements across multiple geographies

• Maintains client relationships as a trusted Technical Advisor. Serves as focal point for communications between both department ITCs and clients, when necessary, using experience and judgment to communicate effectively to all parties

• Provides pre-sales consultation with Client Executive or Sales Specialist to understand and contribute to Sirius’ technology and service offerings, and to align those offerings with client business requirements

• Mentors other engineers to apply engineering background knowledge for project design, analysis, and project coordination of services or products

• Monitors and manages day-to-day operations of assigned complex projects including developing short and long-range goals, objectives, and budgets. Coordinates activities with other departments and agencies, oversees records maintenance, monitors budgets, approves and monitors expenditures, oversees reporting requirements, evaluates program or project service delivery and cost effectiveness. Ensures procedures are being followed and assists in resolving complex problems which require professional level input

• Conducts advanced and complex engineering - related studies researching current and emerging technologies, evaluates alternatives, makes recommendations, and presents reports to management.

• Reviews and develops deliverables for network assessments, site surveys and Data Center infrastructure assessments.

• Designs and oversees upgrade advanced and complex client infrastructure solutions. Transfers technical skills and knowledge to client

• Quality Assurance for pre-sale SOW requests that meet triggers for size, cross brand, complexity

• Performs peer review of deliverables from other team members for technical content before distribution to the customer.

• Assist with developing standards for all deliverables for our practice and across service practices

• Develops and maintains customer presentations, demo instructions, and other related collateral

• Provides direction and technical leadership for Solution Architects, Senior, Associate and Base Engineers. Manages a project team and directs Sirius and customer teams in solution design and development. Provides leadership in creating business cases, financial justification, and solution benefit content for customer ready deliverables and presentation

• Provides leadership and expert advice/counsel on technical subject matters and architecture design to Customers, the Network Team, and other Extended Sirius Teams. Recognized by customer, peers, management as SME expert

• Security is every employee’s responsibility. If you are aware of a security related vulnerability or non-compliance with the Information Security Policy or Employee Handbook you must report it to the Corporate Security Team, Human Resources, or a member of Senior Management.

• Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. HIPAA or other regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Requirements Position Requirements

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field

• At least seven (7) years of technical hands-on experience including three (3) years of experience with large enterprise cross-brand projects

• Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)

• Cisco CCNP/CCDP certification

Other Position Requirements

• Demonstrated experience leading advanced and complex technology projects in support of business initiatives

• Demonstrated ability to apply technical background and knowledge to business direction by developing service offerings, go-to-market strategies, business planning, and other activities important to building business

• Demonstrated ability to multitask and to prioritize workload under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

• Demonstrated ability to develop longer-range project plans and schedules to complete complex projects or new solution/product development

• Demonstrated ability to perform technical skills/knowledge transfer to client.

• Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-up skills Demonstrated leadership, delegation, and personnel management skills

• Demonstrated communication and presentation skills

• Demonstrated ability to work in team environment

Preferred Qualifications

• Demonstrated knowledge of project estimation and scoping experience

• Demonstrated experience working with multi-vendor networking environments

• Graduate degree

• Cisco CCIE certification

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility for this position.