Sirius Computer Solutions Solutions Architect - Custom Application for Cloud in Carson City, Nevada

You’ve worked hard to get to where you are and want to work alongside people who’ve done the same. You’re looking to be challenged and to grow professionally, and you want to be valued and recognized for your contributions. Sirius agrees. As a nationally recognized IT solutions provider with an over 35-year history of success, Sirius is known for cultivating the best talent, providing a positive work environment, and offering a compensation and benefits package designed to help our employees thrive both personally and professionally. We deliver best-of-breed IT solutions from the world's top technology innovators, including Cisco, Citrix, CommVault, Dell, EMC, Hitachi, HP, IBM, NetApp, Nutanix, VMware, and many more. If you want to work with the Brightest Minds in the Business, contact us today.

Position Summary :

This position is responsible for working directly with our clients (and Sales team) to understand and answer their needs regarding optimizing custom applications for the cloud. The role involves assessing clients’ business requirements as they pertain to optimizing their custom applications for the cloud, qualifying opportunities, and creating solution proposals that match the requirements with appropriate cloud platform(s) and services as well as Sirius professional services. This position also entails collaborating with other Sirius team members as required to address client needs, present proposed solutions to the client, ensure the sale is made, and oversee the delivery of these solutions.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Client-Facing Sales Support – Work with Sirius sales team to interface directly with our clients. Promote optimizing their custom applications for the cloud by meeting with them, understanding their needs, and applying knowledge and research to provide client value. Build trusted advisor relationships, understand clients’ business objectives and propose meaningful solutions. Client facing work includes advising clients on how to leverage best practices, cloud platforms and cloud services to achieve clients’ custom cloud application and related business objectives.

  • Solution Architecture – Transform our clients’ business goals into technical vision, effectively communicating both the goals and vision. Create and document custom application solution architectures for the cloud that address clients’ business problems that can be used to ensure a smooth transition from presales to delivery

  • Services Proposals – Develop SOWs (Statements of Work) and RFP responses

  • Sales Planning – Work with management and sales teams to develop account prioritization and support strategies that will ensure a long-term trusted relationship status

  • Practice Development – Help build the Sirius Digital business via assistance with recruiting, training, and certifications, partnering with practice leadership and sharing in the responsibility of its success

  • Partner Relationship Management – Develop healthy and trusted relationships with Sirius and third-party team members

  • Billable Consulting – Provide billable services as part of client projects usually in the form of technical oversight

  • Intellectual Property Development – Contribute to the development of intellectual property and industry recognition; e.g. white papers, speaking engagements, etc.

  • Training – Develop and execute a professional plan that will enhance skills. Advise and lead Sirius management regarding industry and vendor trends such that Sirius continues to be well-positioned to assist our customers in Cloud endeavors.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or a related field

  • At least seven (7) years’ IT work experience in a Lead Developer, Solution Architect, or similar role, to include all of the following:

  • At least three (3) years’ experience specific to migrating custom applications to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/or Microsoft Azure

  • At least two (2) years’ experience providing application architecture for cloud leadership, to include AWS and/or Microsoft Azure, with involvement in the full life cycle from inception to adoption

Other Position Requirements :

  • Experience with all of the following:

  • At least three (3) years of development experience leveraging a microservices strategy in an enterprise environment

  • At least three (3) years of experience with scoping, sizing and assisting with the sale of cloud and/or SaaS software solutions.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical background and knowledge to business direction by developing service offerings, go-to-market strategies, business planning, and other activities important to building business

  • Demonstrated ability to drive sales, sequencing activities and deliverables to the client to value sell, earn trust and enhance margin

  • Proven ability to evaluate information and make sound technical risk judgements

  • Proven experience articulating technical viewpoints to diverse audiences, including technical and business decision makers

  • Demonstrated experience working as a member of a team to collectively arrive at an architectural solution

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and assignments effectively, including when participating in multiple assignments at a time and under tight deadlines

  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical workshops, architectural sessions, and conversations with the goal of recommending solutions while staying open to discussing alternative solutions

  • Experience building and leading teams

  • Demonstrated presentation and communication skills, to include experience with written proposals, verbal presentations, and white-boarding

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and follow-up skills

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Two (2) or more years’ consulting experience

  • AWS and/or Microsoft Azure certification(s)

Data Privacy and Security :

  • All Sirius employees are responsible to safeguard the information and information systems that they use or handle in the execution of their duties. Employees are obligated to know and perform their duties in accordance with Sirius policies, standards, and procedures related to security and report security violations to the appropriate Sirius authority.

  • Participate at hire and annually in the Information Security Awareness training as well as other required training identified by the Human Resources department. Other data privacy and data security related regulatory training may be required based on your role or assignment.

Essential Functions:

The position exists to provide technical consulting solutions to customers and as such requires the ability to travel to and from customer sites and interact with customers on an ongoing and regular basis.

The above primary duties, responsibilities, and position requirements are not all inclusive.

Sirius is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. As a government contractor, Sirius takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans; maintains a drug-free workplace; and participates in E-Verify.

Individuals who receive job offers will be required to complete pre-employment screening that includes a background check verifying name, residences, education, work experience, and criminal convictions consistent with the Fair Credit Reporting Act; and a drug test for controlled substances consistent with the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Sirius will not sponsor work eligibility for this position.