Cisco UCS Solutions Architect
Company: GDT - General Datatech
Posted on: April 10, 2021
GDT is seeking a Cisco UCS / VMware Solutions Architect to join
our organization. This person will be our Data Center Subject
Matter Expert and have strategic and tactical responsibilities that
encompass Architecture, Planning, Design and Pre-Sales of Cisco
UCS, VMware, and Data Center Services for our Data Center
In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
- Provide Pre-Sales and possibly some Post-Sales support of Cisco
UCS and Data Center related opportunities and solutions for our
- Understand client's infrastructures, their needs and provide
expertise and consulting on Cisco UCS and Data Center
- Presentations to include white-boarding and interactive
- Ability to move from the boardroom to the Data Center and back
to the company team with ease and speak with executives and
individual contributors alike.
- Ability to provide information about competitive products and
clearly differentiate the advantages and disadvantages of the
offerings based on real-world experience.
- Contribute significant portions and/or lead responses to POCs,
RFPs, RFQs and RFIs.
- Provide internal assistance on Data Center solutions, product
plans and roadmaps.
- Make telephone and in-person calls and presentations to clients
and potential clients.
- Work closely with inside and outside account management team to
develop and drive Cisco UCS / VMware, Data Center business.
- Coordinate hardware and software quotations with account
- Responsible for conducting discovery, developing and delivering
scopes of work, hour / cost estimates and client deliverables.
- Develop and deliver professional proposals, including design
- Ability to provide management and account team oral and written
reports on the client needs, problems, interests, market
situations, competitive activities, and potential for new
- Be knowledgeable about products, applications, technical
service, market conditions, competitive activities, advertising,
and promotional trends through the reading of pertinent literature
and consulting with marketing and technical services.
- Other duties as assigned.
We are GDT. We are the 6th largest Cisco VAR in North America. We
are a multi-award winning Integration Partner and we pride
ourselves in hiring the brightest minds who thrive in an autonomous
environment. Our talented employees all share key
Warrior Spirit- accepts, tackles, conquers challenges, thrives in
an autonomous environment, be a leader while accepting
Thought Leaders- "Out of the box" mentality and approaches, total
cost of ownership on each and every project, continual drive to
pave the way to the cutting edge.
Highly consultative skills - engage with you peers, but also just
as comfortable engaging with your client on project status and best
Knowledge / Skills / Experience / Certifications:
- Minimum of 5+ years consulting or Pre-Sales / Design /
- Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.
- Strong experience in Cisco UCS solutions.
- Strong skills in Data Center technologies (UCS, Nexus, Storage
technologies from EMC and/or NetApp, and/or Pure, and/or 3PAR,
- Thorough knowledge of VMware products and understanding of
infrastructure and best practices.
- Thorough knowledge of Cisco products and understanding of
infrastructure and best practices.
- Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management Information
Systems, or the equivalent in experience.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills including
client-facing consulting skills.
- Ability to travel up to 25% as needed.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- GDT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees
are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to
mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran
status, sex, marital status, gender identity or any other protected
Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the
performance of the work involved.
Keywords: GDT - General Datatech, Houston , Cisco UCS Solutions Architect, Other , Houston, Texas
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