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NETWORK SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

  • Location: FCT Abuja, Nigeria
  • Date Posted: 1-Aug-2018

Overview:

Our client is a leading broadband communications solutions and data management company. In line with its desire to ensure that strategic roles are filled by best-in-class talent with the requisite experience and desired attributes, our Client seeks to recruit an experienced and motivated individual to fill the role of Network Solutions Architect.


Detailed Job Description:

The Solution Architect is the primary technical solution crafter for clients. He has a broad product knowledge integrated with strong technology understanding. He will be responsible for solution design, input into bids and proposals and opportunity realization.

  • Consultative pre-sales technical support to the sales team through assessment of client requirements and analysis of available capabilities and resources.
  • Preparing the executive summary that outlines the information gathered from the clients in regards to their needs
  • Concept development, Solution architecture design and solution testing.
  • Documenting the proposed technology solution and statement of work along with labour requirement
  • Engaging all technical resources required for an accurate solution design
  • Assisting in the final presentation of the proposed solution
  • Developing a proof of concept as may be required
  • Assisting in feature definition, product positioning and pricing efforts of new products
  • Analyzing the customer needs for the suggestion of future product enhancements / developments
  • The individual is expected to manage client proof of concept (POC) initiatives, which will require the involvement of the appropriate resources, and setup and delivery of the POC
  • Obtaining a working client solution the individual acts as a bridge between the client, Engineers and Project Management team.
  • Remaining up-to-date with relevant products knowledge and trends within the industry.
  • Providing training and transfer of product knowledge to the sales team
  • Liaises with the various teams - Product, Project and Engineering teams to ensure that what is delivered is as promised in the sales contract
Required Qualifications and Experience
  • A university degree in information systems or engineering,
  • An additional degree in financial, business management and/or marketing is a plus.
  • Cisco certified qualifications are an added advantage
  • Minimum of 4 years experience within the telecom/data services/ISP environment.
  • Must possess strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Proficiency in word processing, spread sheet, database and email.
  • Positive attitude with a customer centric focus.
  • Strong presentation skill and a confident demeanour is required
  • Experience in a product development and/or product management capacity
  • Knowledge of various VPN and MPLS technologies.
  • Knowledge of security technologies, such as firewall, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, content filtering, and personal firewall.
  • Strong working knowledge of networking and familiarity with Cisco and other networking technologies.
  • Familiarity with cloud based solution design is a plus.
  • To possess a high level of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Ability to attract, develop and motivate our resource thereby giving the opportunity to improve the dedicated manpower always 

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