Solutions Architect – JNCIE

Solutions Architect – JNCIE

Posted 4 weeks ago

You will have wide-ranging networking experience with demonstrable exposure in networking design, technical pre and post sales consultancy, delivery of technical presentations to customers to support the sales process whilst taking a proactive approach to the support, coaching and mentoring of junior team members.

If you are able to establish trust and credibility and are excited about being an impetus to drive change then we want you to be part of our talented team.

The Role

  • Act as a source of Technical Expertise to local and remote staff
  • Be able to discuss and design solutions for a wide range of technical projects within the Small/Medium business, Enterprise and Service Provider sector
  • Contribute to complex and diverse bids and projects within the networking arena for a broad range of multi-vendor solutions
  • Discuss complex designs with all levels of customers including C level
  • Support the sales force and customer base
  • Translate customer requirements into designs based on vendor best practises
  • Lead deployment of large and small networking solutions
  • Manage third party installation teams on large scale projects
  • Maintain and achieve the highest levels of vendor certifications
  • Provide Professional Services to our customers
  • Provide documentation for customers including Tender responses, bill of materials and Statement of Works
  • Responsible for the definition of PS engagements to include the scope, duration and creation of the SOW
  • Creation of project documentation including test plans and handover documents
  • Provision of onsite services for our customers
  • Provide Level2 escalation for 3rd party service providers for support cases
  • Provide out of hours L2 support for Juniper cases via an on-call rota
  • Work with the Head of Technical and other Senior Technical staff to identify new technologies that can be adopted by the Hardware Group
  • Define, create and deliver training for the sales teams within the Hardware Group as required
  • Define, Create and present Proof of Concept (POC) workshops for our customers
  • Manage projects that involve Professional Services provided by the Hardware Group or 3rd party providers
  • Provide onsite product overviews or workshops with our customers based on their chosen technologies
  • Travel to customer sites to provide installation of Hardware and Software as required

Skills Required

  • Juniper JNCIE level certified Architect is essential
  • Extensive experience in either a pre-sales engineering role or a customer facing technical role
  • Experience of working with both Cisco and Juniper service provider technologies
  • Demonstrable broad, practical knowledge of ICT technologies and full project cycle implementation
  • An excellent knowledge of the Juniper product range to include Pre and Post-sales support
  • Extensive experience with network protocols such as MPLS, RSVP, LDP, BGP, IGP, QoS, Multicast, traffic engineering
  • Extensive experience with Enterprise and Campus networks technologies such as VC, VCF, MC-LAG and EVPN-VXLAN
  • Experience with SDN/NFV solutions
  • Experience with cloud architectures such as public (AWS and Azure), private and hybrid cloud
  • Experience with platforms such as MX, QFX, EX and SRX
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages such as Python, Puppet and Chef


Competitive + Bonus


  • 23 days holiday +BH + 1 day per 1 full year of service capped at 28 days
  • Company GSIPP Pension
  • Private Healthcare
  • MetLife health and wellbeing support
  • Health shield cash plan (incl. dental, optical, chiropody, physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Homoeopathy, 24 hour helpline for Health, legal & counselling)
  • Income Protection Scheme
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Free annual Flu Jabs
  • Free Parking
  • Free month end lunches
  • Free breakfast and fruit daily
  • Summer BBQ’s, themed parties!
  • Pet friendly


Kemble (nr. Cirencester), Gloucestershire, GL7 6BQ, UK


Monday-Friday 8:30-17:30 (40 hours per week)

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