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Job Title: Solutions Architect
Location: Durban

Job Summary:
Duties & Responsibilities:
Pre-Sales, Sales and Customer interface – Attend and participate in internal and external meetings relevant to the pre-sales cycle
Responsible for solution feasibility, qualification and articulation
Determination of internal and external technology/technical, pricing and vendor requirements for Solutions
Production and provision of architectural design and execution of solutions for Customer requirements
Ensure proposals and solution amendments are responded to with adequate quality, within prescribed timescales, with input from engineering, procurement and project delivery
Provide technical and solutions support and advice for Sales Team and assist in evaluating opportunities based on technical requirements and alignment with business capabilities
Ensure collaboration with vendors and partners to understand latest offerings
Internal engagements with Sales teams
External engagements with Customers
Technical interface – Consult with the Technical teams to assist in the development of solutions (designs equipment/hardware, configurations, etc.) to meet company requirements and Customer needs
Ensuring compliance with Organization Architecture and Engineering standards, specifications, policies and protocols in the formulation of the Design Diagrams and Technical Solution Document (TSD) for all Customer solution requirements
Owning the process and following correct approval protocol from Divisional Technical Leads
Technical oversight of the development and delivery of the Solution over the project lifecycle
Analysis of key performance metrics and indicators for network infrastructure to ensure service availability
Analysis of infrastructure resource utilisation, trending, and capacity planning
Create and update documentation for all relevant procedures, solutions and architectures
Internal engagements with Technical teams
Operations interface – Production and provision of complete Solutions Delivery and Support Packs in line with Operations (Delivery and Support) requirements
Procurement and Vendor interface – Product Development Input, ensuring product positioning is achieved, delivering key benefits, targets and deliverables Definition/Provision of Vendor technology requirements for selected Vendors (preferred/identified)
Assessment of solutions proposals and quotes received from Technology Vendors

Desired Experience & Qualification:

Relevant Tertiary Qualification:


8 + years of Pre-Sales and/or Solution Architecture experience in a Service Provider environment or ICT / Telecommunications Industry
5+ years of Technical Engineering experience
Relevant network certifications an advantage i.e., Cisco, Fortinet, AWS and/or Azure, MPLS
Deep technical understanding of networking, voice and secure cloud products and services
Knowledge and experience of physical network infrastructure
Experience in communicating complex technical solutions directly with Customers Experience in articulating technical designs and requirements in a structured format
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

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