Solution Engineer III


Full Time


Sales engineering
Technical sales
Proposal writing
Cloud computing
Wireless communication
Security clearance
Cisco Certifications
Sales process
Account management
Bill of materials
Applicant tracking system

Job Details

Th is position is a highly skilled and experienced customer-focused technical sales professional who provides in-depth technical information and specific design/implementation guidance to Red River's customers . The individual is an expert in one or more technical specializations . As a technical leader, they mentor others and share their knowledge with in the Red River Solution Engineering and Sales teams . The y provide architectural guidance for customers across the Red River product portfolio, including products and service s from OEM partners . The individual in this position is responsible for pre-sales engineering activit ies including : 1) identifying customer's business outcomes and/or mission challenges and proposing technology solutions , 2) engaging as the primary client technical resource on sales engagements and 3) achieving and maintaining OEM certifications in their area of expertise . The individual is knowledgeable of Red River's offerings across multiple technologies and architectures . The individual is both technical and business focused , with the ability to articulate technology roadmaps linked to customer business outcomes . As necessary, the individual works with Design Architects, and Solution Engineering peers, to validate the best solution to address customer requirements . Th is position works jointly with the Account Executive s to learn the customer business outcome s and create the best techn ical solution . This position provides technology related input for internal company initiatives, including idea submission for new services and offers based on Red River's capabilities. They will assist with the technical interview process for Solution Engineering candidates .

Primary Position Tasks:

  • Defines technology and product recommendations , as well as, architectural solutions for sales opportunities .
  • Serve s as the technical point of contact and technical sales lead for the customer .
  • Provides the initial input for proposals and statements of work . Validates that the completed proposal (SOW, BOM, LOE, etc.) aligns with customer desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrates technical knowledge and consultative skills , while working with customers and Red River team members .
  • Uses professional level presales engineering skills and in-depth knowledge in at least one specialization , such as, Data Center, Collaboration, Security , Microsoft Modern Workplace, Cloud or Route/Switch/Wireless. Has k nowledge of relevant solutions sets, product line specifications, performance criteria and applications.
  • Understands Red River offers and solution strengths , and opportunities.

Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10 years work experience
  • 5 - 7 years of presales engineer ing experience
  • For Federal positions, m ust ==== and qualify to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Active and verified professional level OEM certifications (ex. Cisco CCNP, CCDP)

Knowledge , Skills and Abilities :

  • Strong technical aptitude with the ability to learn new technical information quickly .
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to create a message to share verbally or in written form.
  • Understands customer business outcome s, as described by the customer , with strong knowledge of customer industry vertical s .
  • Understands the sales process and partners with the Account Executive to execute for success.
  • Ability to relate technology, or technical solutions, to solving customer business problem s .
  • Ability to create a detailed implementation plan (SOW) for a customer solution, including expected timelines for project completion . Validates the SOW, BOM, and LOE prior to delivery to the customer.
  • Capable of demonstrating solutions within area of technical strength.
  • Excellent skills for building rapport and trust with team members, customers, and partners.
  • Maintains current and attains additional OEM and industry certifications, as required .

Essential Elements (Mental; Physical; Equipment used):

This position is an office position that requires remaining in a stationary position f or multipl e hours throughout the workday .

This position requires the ability to continuously communicate with co-workers throughout the day utilizing Red River approved and/or provided communication tools and equipment .

Special Requirements:
Travel requirement varies and can be up to 50% depending upon work location.

Basic Qualifications:
  • U.S. Citizenship Required

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. You can review our benefit offerings here . If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional).


Red River is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, family medical history or genetic information, disability, past or present military service, or any other characteristics protected under the laws applicable in the locations where Red River operates. Red River will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Red River does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings or otherwise. Placement fees will not be paid to any recruiter unless Red River has an active agreement in place with the recruiter and such a request has been made by the Red River Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Red River Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Red River in violation of this policy may be used by Red River without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to the recruiter.
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