Aruba Solution Architect

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6 months +
I.T. Alliance N.I. Ltd
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Aruba Solution Architect

Contract - 6-12 months


The primary role of the Aruba Solution Architect will be to assist sales teams in realising pipeline opportunities through the creation of solutions. This is a customer-facing role that provides pre-sales capability to the Business team. The Solution Architect will have a detailed understanding of the products and services that apply to the Product Portfolios as well as a good understanding of the customer base.

The Aruba Solution Architect will engage with a broad range of contacts within customer organisations to determine the most appropriate technology solution that meets the needs. They will respond to requests for new technology or technology-derived solutions from the customer, but will also be responsible for pro-actively identifying new opportunities to deploy solutions within the customer's environment.

The Aruba Solution Architect will work closely with other members of the team, this will cover a range of disciplines ie Sales Team, Commercial, Operations, Product, Programmes & Projects and Service and will ensure that the technology solution designed is fit for purpose and can be readily deployed and operated in a profitable manner.

The key deliverables for the Solution Architect are high-quality, commercially viable technology solutions that have been approved by the customer and all internal stakeholders. The Solution Architect is responsible for creating the relevant documentation to established standards. This will detail the proposed solution that will be contracted with the customer. The Solution Architect is also accountable and responsible for ensuring that there is a full and clear understanding of the client's requirements for a given piece of work, and managing the customer's expectations such that we can deliver a high-quality solution within realistic timeframes

What skills will you have:

  • Strong knowledge of Aruba OS technologies
  • Strong understanding of Data Switching (subnetting, VLANs QoS)
  • Networking and Aruba Accreditations
  • Advanced knowledge of routing and networking protocols
  • Experience with Policy Based Routing, Quality of Service, netflow, Wireless 802.11 a/b/n/g/n/ac/ax
  • Knowledge, skills and experience with Aruba routing and switching, wireless hardware, software and protocols including Aruba Mobility Controllers, Aruba Instant APs, Aruba Airwave, Aruba Central
  • Experience with Aruba Clearpass
  • Operates effectively with virtual teams & dependencies on the performance of other business areas
  • Ability to demonstrate Problem Solving, Analytical thinking and Decision making
  • Telecommunication and IT service models and their practical application (eg ITIL, eTOM)
  • The requirements capture process and expected outputs
  • The pre-contract/sales cycle

What experience will you have:

  • More than 5 years' experience of designing customer solutions
  • Experience of making a significant contribution during pre-sales/bid phases
  • Experience of operating at senior management level
  • Track record of delivering successful solution designs
  • Previous experience of working in Telco, Infrastructure or Applications Development
  • Experience of working in a virtual team