Main Duties of the Job:
Providing pre sales, network design and consultant services to facilitate sales of secure converged network solutions, Overseeing Cisco and multi-vendor LANs, WANs, WLANs, Unified Comms of prevailing manufacturer / industry standards for design and implementation best practises. Additionally, the position requires knowledge to access application, security, and management systems as per customer requirements.
Duties include presenting recommendations in written proposals, verbally at meetings, or via PowerPoint presentations to Clients to relate technical and business benefits to decision makers up to board level.
To provide the technical spec and generate full kit lists for solution sales and for qualifying maintenance service contracts where required.
To take technical responsibility for all technical issues included in sales proposals ensuring that they deliver the stated functionality.
To respond to tender processes covering technical sections and solution design issues as required providing commercially and technically compelling responses.
The candidate should also be able to ensure that the System Installations Document is properly produced as per the published procedure; and be able to document and coordinate project activities to achieve stated deliverables and project milestones.
To establish and manage close working relationships with manufacturers, partner representatives and their customers and to internal Account Managers, other Consultant team members, and Engineers.
To keep abreast of trends and advances in the networking industry and disseminate the information as necessary keeping their skills up to date, current and relevant.
To analyse and evaluate customer, manufacturer and industry trends and initiate debate and further actions, both tactical and strategic, so that the company formulates responses appropriate to the market.
To perform high level technical audits of customer network environments, including in-depth documentation of observations and future recommendations.
To provide project coordination to ensure the appropriate resources are booked and managed to meet customer expectations in terms of service delivery.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
Previous experience in a Pre-Sales Design Role
Knowledge of legacy and new LAN and WAN Architectures
Knowledge of legacy and new LAN and WAN Protocols
Knowledge of legacy and new LAN and WAN Technology
Precise Understanding of IP and Ethernet Protocols and Mechanisms
Understand and Communicate OSI 7 Layer Model – L1/L2/L3/L4
Familiar with Computer Applications and associated Traffic Flows
Some first-hand Network Design and Implementation Experience
Familiar with Network Design and Implementation Principles
Some Project Management Experience Useful
Detailed understanding of IPT technologies and deployments
Knowledge of WLAN systems.
Some knowledge of Intrusion Prevention Systems, Security information Event Management and NAC Architectures
Any experience of network security testing or audit would be a distinct advantage