Solutions Architect

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Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

Expedient is a provider of cloud and data center infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solutions. Our technical solutions enable Expedient clients to focus on their own business innovation, while our team handles the information technology needed to support it.  

We are a CRN Top 100 Data Center and Solutions Provider, a Top Workplace winner for the past four consecutive years, ranked among the Top 10 Managed Service Providers and we are one of a select few vendors positioned in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service.  

We have an immediate need for a Solutions Architect to design and develop technical solutions for clients in our Phoenix, Arizona market. This is a collaborative position that requires a strong understanding of solution design, business and financial benefits of technology and customer interaction. The Solutions Architect will interact with the Expedient Sales and Service Delivery/Support teams by providing experience, industry perspective and expert-level knowledge to build and deliver solutions to the customer.

Expedient employs its own internal recruiting staff, interested candidates should apply directly and not through a third party firm or agency.

Sponsorship is not provided. 

We are looking for solid experience in system administration, virtualization, storage, and networking with an understanding of the underlying protocols and standards used in the operation of those technologies. This is a client-facing role so great communication skills are needed. Industry standard certifications are also a plus.


  • Partner with sales team to visit prospects and existing clients, developing relationships with their technical and executive members
  • Review and evaluate prospective and existing client environments, recommending service and technology to meet both their existing and anticipated needs
  • Assist with developing quotes for service(s) with technical validation
  • Attend trade shows and participate as a speaker in marketing events
  • Develop and present sales documents and presentations to prospective and existing clients
  • Sales representative training, including participation in workshops and development of technical sales documentation and testing instruments


  • Demonstrated experience in a solutions and/or sales engineering role; solid experience in a Systems Administration role (Microsoft, LINUX or VMware) 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills – able to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals with varying technical skills
  • Strong understanding of Internet/IP related technologies including, but not limited to, routing, switching and sub-netting
  • Understanding of core ISP technologies such as DNS, SMTP, HTTP/S and WAN
  • Knowledge of Fiber channel/iSCSI/SAS storage arrays. Understanding of concepts such as RAID
  • Virtualization technologies with a focus on administration AND design and architecture
  • Network Security, Backup and backup related technology experience
  • Experience with Disaster Recovery technologies and Disaster Recovery testing and planning
  • Experience with Firewall solutions, load balancing and high availability technologies
  • An understanding of database technologies 
  • Familiarity or experience with several of the following products would be beneficial: VMware ESXi, MicroSoft Hyper-V, Linux, Windows, Juniper, Dell, EqualLogic, Compellant, Zerto, Citrix and CommVault
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline or qualifying experience and certifications preferred
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Must have a valid driver's license and provide proof of current personal automobile insurance to comply with company policy.

BENEFITS TO WORKING FOR EXPEDIENT We place a high value on life-long learning and we make education and training available to our employees through a robust tuition and training reimbursement program. Additional benefits include 3 weeks of paid time off, affordable medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) with a generous match and a paid day off to celebrate your birthday each year. We work in a relaxed, forward-thinking environment with a casual dress code and cutting-edge tools and resources for our employees.

To apply please submit your resume, letter of interest and your salary expectations. Please include a numerical desired salary on your application in order to be considered for this position. 

To view our website and open positions, please check us out at

Expedient is an Equal Opportunity Employer, promoting a drug-free workplace.

Dice Id : 10266864
Position Id : 6127222
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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