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Principal Architect (18-0195) in Milpitas, CA at ePlus

Date Posted: 9/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Milpitas, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    9/24/2018

Job Description

Job Description:                                                                                                   

Are you up to the challenge? At ePlus, we engineer transformative technology solutions for the most visionary companies in the world. This takes imagination, relentless client service, and the tenacity to enable our clients to achieve their visions. Our partnerships with leading edge technology manufacturers—many of which look to us for their own technology infrastructure needs—keep us immersed across the broad spectrum of the IT ecosystem. 

As a Principal Architect, you will be responsible for planning, designing, implementing and operating enterprise infrastructure for clients.  You will have the opportunity to work within an industry-leading account team, supporting a key focus area to craft sustainable IT roadmaps for the ePlus customer base. 

From strategy to fulfillment to managed services, our engineering centric solutions enable our clients to realize what it means for technology to do more.

Job Responsibilities:

The Principal Architect will be responsible for understanding complex business IT needs and will research, design and develop solutions.

  • Provide Sales Engineering support, BOM creation, and SOW preparation for complex multi vendor solutions that include Storage, Compute, Virtualization, and Cloud
  • Research, design and develop repeatable solutions to support applicable customer architecture needs
  • Be an escalation point for Engineers, Sr. Engineers, Consultants, Sr. Consultants and Architects
  • Work with internal management and strategy teams on development and delivery of relevant solution bundles
  • Engage applicable manufacturers and their engineering resources for design assistance and lab access
  • Provide technical leadership and subject matter expertise to drive ePlus sales of applicable technology
  • Meet with key vendors to stay current on products and technologies
  • Maintain multiple advanced manufacturer-specific certifications, relevant to focus area. e.g.: Cisco CCIE, VMware VCP or VCDX , NCIE, AWS Solutions Architect, Azure MCSE
  • Work on achieving additional relevant certifications that would benefit the Architect role
  • Help develop standardized assessment, delivery and testing documentation to be used by ePlus nationally for delivery of repeatable services
  • Serve the customer and account needs to ePlus standards
  • Perform additional relevant tasks, as required
Requirements

Job Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in-person
  • Excellent presentation and documentation skills
  • Thorough business understanding including costing , P&L and pricing
  • Good communication skills and a professional demeanor
  • Ability to think and come up with solutions quickly
  • Must be fully knowledgeable and able to design and plan, implement and support IT solutions using three or more of the following technologies, as applicable to specific focus area:
    • Cloud (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
    • Virtualization
    • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
    • Automation
    • Big Data Analytics

Education and Experience:

  • 4 year College degree preferred
  • 10+ years of hands on experience in IT
  • 5+ years experience performing a Consultant or Architect role
  • Multiple Industry recognized Certifications. i.e.: CCIE, VCP, NACP, CISSP

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. At this time, ePlus will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

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