Sr. Solution Architect LAN WAN (Pre-Sales) at NextNet Partners

NextNet Partners

Sr. Solution Architect LAN WAN (Pre-Sales)

Full-Time in Tempe, AZ - Senior - Consulting

About the Senior Solution Architect

Fast growing NextNet Partners is looking for an experienced Senior Cisco Network Engineer/Architect in Tempe, AZ. The Senior Solutions Architect will be primarily focused on pre-sales opportunities and providing technical solutions to help our clients successfully achieve their desired business outcomes. As a subject matter expert, the SSA also provides occasional post sales Consulting services to ensure successful solution implementation.

This position is responsible for designing and supporting Local and Wide Area Networking solutions based primarily, but not exclusively, on Cisco technologies and products as well as services around their implementation, maintenance and operation. This includes route/switch, perimeter and network security, wireless, datacenter networking, ACI and ISE, PXGrid and AMP. Knowledge of and experience with solutions such as IDS/IPS (i.e. StealthWatch) and Network Intelligence (Ixia, ExtraHop, etc.).


  • 10+ years of experience within the technology consulting industry.
  • Strong experience in Cisco Routing and Switching as well as experience with at least one of the following technologies: Security, IP networking, wireless networking, and compute solutions. Ideally hands on experience with Catalyst switches, Nexus switches, UCS, MDS, ASAs, Firepower firewalls, ACI, ISE, Ixia, ExtraHop, StealthWatch, CASB solutions.
  • Design experience for complex local and wide area networks and infrastructure builds.
  • Experience as a pre-sales resource, ideally building bills of materials and statements of work.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills. You will need to balance client meetings, SOW writing, training, practice development, and account planning on a daily basis.
  • A collaborative mindset to work with fellow architects and engineers, as well as sales and partner resources.
  • Strong communication, writing and presentation skills.
  • CCNP or CCIE certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Degree in Computer Science /
    Technology or Electronics & Communication Engineering preferred