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Networking Solutions Architect
Insight Enterprises, Inc. | Los Angeles, California
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Job Description

Req ID: 47601

As a Solutions Architect you’ll provide consulting, analysis, design, and/or implementation support for networking solutions including pre-site inspections, initial implementations, customization and integration with the intent of optimizing the customer’s operational benefit.  Works closely with Datalink, and Insight company, sales, technical services and support group, external vendor partners, and the customer to ensure a smooth implementation and transition.

What you’ll do at Datalink, an Insight company:

  • Establish relationship with customer technical teams and technical leads
  • Communicate technical architectures to customers, focusing on technical benefits and competitive differentiation
  • Assess business opportunity and technical innovations
  • Translate customer technical and business requirements into technical solutions
  • Build relationships with customer technical and management staff
  • Lead or participate effectively in internal matrix working groups centered on sales opportunities; Exchange viewpoints openly and honestly
  • Solve technical and business problems for customer projects
  • Mentor and coach junior team members
  • Produce high-level and detailed technical designs in assigned practice areas that include all necessary solution components
  • Derive complex business and technical challenges and develop Datalink proposals that address client needs from an architecture, operations and services perspective; determine strategy in response to RFP

What you’ll need to join Datalink, an Insight company:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience of 4 years related experience in lieu of degree
  • 8+ years in technical architecture roles
  • 8+ years demonstrated quality success with an Account executive (Sales Partner)
  • 4+ years in leading projects and/or teams
  • 3+ years in technical pre-sales
  • Advanced Industry or vendor certifications in 2 or more technologies within one practice area
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Cisco Enterprise Networking/Data Center planning, design, deployment and support
    • Enterprise network deployment experience with Cisco products
  • Excellent knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
    • Cisco (2900, 3900, ASR, 3750, 4500, 6500 and Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K, 9K)
    • Experience with Cisco enterprise security (NGFW, NGIPS, Firepower)
    • TCP/IP and routing protocols (EIGRP, BGP and OSPF)
  • Engages in continuous learning to stay abreast on new and emerging technologies. This includes obtaining vendor-related certifications to enhance professional development and corporate standing with vendors/partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • In-depth knowledge of complex technical environments
  • Understanding of and ability to product financial impact analysis (TCO, ROI)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Excellent analytical abilities resulting in problem resolution
  • Strong customer relationship skills. 
  • Cisco CCNP, CCIE preferred


The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position, click here.


About Insight

Insight’s success begins with our people making meaningful connections every day. Our culture lives in our teammates. Insight is looking for great people who will embrace our values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony. Hunger to create new opportunities for our clients. Heart to make a positive impact in people’s lives. Harmony to celebrate each other’s unique contributions to bring solutions to clients.


Join our team as we work to deliver the best solutions through Intelligent Technology Solutions™, the new IT.

  • Global technology provider of IT hardware, software and service solutions
  • Fortune 500 company founded in 1988 with clients around the globe
  • $5.5 billion in revenue for 2016
  • 6,400+ teammates worldwide
  • 2017 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (AZ Business Magazine), 2016 Best Places to Work (Phoenix Business Journal)
  • 2017 Dell EMC Titanium Black Partner, 2016 HP US Personal Systems Reseller of the Year, 2016 Cisco Gold Certification in North America, Microsoft’s largest global partner


Today's talent leads tomorrow's success. Learn about careers at Insight: jobs.insight.com.


Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posting Notes: Los Angeles || Arizona (US-AZ) || United States (US) || DL || None || Phoenix, AZ; Tempe, AZ ||


About Insight Enterprises, Inc.

Insight Enterprises, Inc. (Insight) is a provider of brand-name information technology (IT) hardware, software and services to large enterprises, small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) and public sector institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The Company operates in three geographic operating segments: North America; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia and Pacific (APAC). Insight is located in 22 countries, and supports clients in 170 countries, transacting business in 17 languages and 13 currencies. The Company's offerings in North America and the United Kingdom include brand-name IT hardware, software and services. Its offerings in the remainder of its EMEA segment and in APAC only include software and select software-related services. In March 2007, the Company completed the sale of PC Wholesale, a division of its North America operating segment, which was engaged in the business of selling IT products. (Source: 10-K)

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