Network Solution Architect

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
10 Feb 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Network architect Cisco, Cisco ACI Technical Pre-sales CCDA CCNA CCNP

This position is a technical pre-sales activity, being the main point of contact for the internal Sales teams and our external customers in understanding and producing a fit for purpose technical design and fully costed proposal that meets their requirements. Candidates must display the ability to provide complex solutions along with a fully documented High Level Design.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Requirements gathering and project scoping, being the trusted technical advisor.
  • Take ownership of customer demonstrations.
  • Provide professional services consultations to clients, site evaluations and technical presentations.
  • Respond to request for information (RFI) or request for proposal (RFP).
  • Produce high level design (HLD) and Bill of Materials (BoM)
  • Supports the sales team on technical briefings with clients, take part in chalk and talk presentations. Advise the client in plain English what the technical solution means for their business.
  • Knowledge transfer and mentoring of other staff.
  • Exceptional customer services skills and stakeholder engagement.

Essential Technologies

  • Cisco LAN including Catalyst 9000, 6800, 3900, 2900 and ISR routers.
  • Cisco Data Centre based on Nexus and ACI
  • Cisco Next Generation Firewalling based on ASA and Cisco Firepower
  • Cisco wireless based on Aironet and Meraki
  • Solid understanding of networking protocols including VXLAN, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, VPLS, VPNs, and QoS


  • Resourcefulness and attention to detail.
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Flexibility to travel with the potential for overnight stays

Characteristics of success

  • Experience in a customer facing role
  • Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
  • Experience in responding to complex, high value, bids based on applicable technologies.
  • CCDA/CCNA/CCNP or equivalent

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