Hostway Solutions Architect in San Antonio, Texas
Hostway Corporation has been a global leader in managed and cloud hosting for over 20 years, serving customers ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, and specializing in hosting mission critical workloads and applications. We deliver highly secure, compliant, and always available solutions to thousands of customers worldwide and commit ourselves to:
Live by our Customer Pledge by giving each and every customer the exceptional service they deserve.
Providing unmatched technical expertise.
Empowering customers to run their apps where they run best, made possible by our hybrid cloud.
Providing customers with 24/7 phone access to real experts, including cloud-hosting experts who are committed to solving customer problems.
We are first and foremost a service company, enabled by technology… not the other way around. We believe that service is the core to creating a vibrant, “built-to-last” organization. If what we’ve said isn’t a mission you can get behind, or you are looking for a big paycheck to do more “directing” than “doing”… stop reading.
Still with us? You likely believe that there is more to a job than just getting paid, and that the mission really matters. Good. Because we believe that too.
For more information about Hostway, please visit http://www.hostway.com.
Hostway is seeking a Solutions Architect to become an integral member of the Enterprise Sales Team. The Solutions Architect will provide pre-sales technical support to our Enterprise Sales team and is responsible for designing private and hybrid cloud solutions, managed hosting solutions, and dedicated server solutions for small, midmarket and enterprise customers leveraging Hostway’s existing and emerging product portfolios. The Solutions Architect is also responsible for designing solutions that can be effectively implemented and properly sustained by Hostway’s service delivery organization to ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain technical expertise in Hostway’s product portfolio including private and hybrid cloud, managed hosting, and dedicated server product portfolios and well as interoperability with external partner services.
Participate in technical discussions with prospects, customers, and partners to gather requirements that aid in the design of technical solutions.
Provide technical demonstrations, presentations and guided walk-throughs of Hostway’s service portfolios and service features.
Assist in the development of customer proposals and responding to RFP/RFI’s.
Provide pre-sales support to inside and outside sales executives and account managers.
Interface with Hostway’s Onboarding and Service Delivery teams to ensure each solution designed can be effectively implemented and properly sustained.
Participate in and sometimes lead product training for sales executives and partner representatives.
Be the trusted technical advisor for Hostway’s prospects, customers and partners and educate them on the value of our services.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
4- 6 years’ experience in a pre-sales technical role for a cloud service provider, managed hosting provider or provider of internet or software based services/solutions.
Previous Experience with Advanced Networking and Managed Security offerings.
Degree in engineering, information technology, computer science or related studies preferred.
Excellent customer interaction skills, presentation skills, and demonstration skills.
Demonstrable technical skills, especially in cloud computing, hosted applications, storage solutions, backup solutions, networking, integration/development technologies, and IT outsourcing.
Experience with server, storage and network virtualization is highly desirable; especially Microsoft Hyper- V, Zen, VMware or other leading virtualization providers.
Working knowledge of common IT systems & packaged applications such as Windows & Linux Servers, messaging applications, file systems, directory systems, and other related technologies.
Collaborative, team oriented working culture – desire to make a significant contribution and able to work effectively under deadlines and in pressure situations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficient in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.
Strong presentation skills
Strong knowledge in AWS and Azure cloud solutions from a design/usage perspective
A solid understanding of DevOps and cloud deployment methodologies
Hostway offers a competitive salary and benefits including Paid Time Off, free Medical to Employees, Dental, retirement plan with 401(k) match, and much more. If you are interested in joining a profitable, growing, and dynamic company, we want to hear from you! Hostway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by Federal, State or local law.
Hostway thanks all candidates for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.