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Solutions Architect

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Date: Sep 5, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON, CA, M6K 3H7 Norcross, GA, US, 30092 Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice:

We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. 

We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 
 

The impact you will have:

 

Challenge customers to build agile infrastructures in today’s Hybrid-IT world through cloud adoption and data center transformation. 

 
Most people in your circle do not really know what you do for a living.  If only they could be a fly on the wall when you walk into a room of seasoned cloud and data center professionals, listen, observe and then whiteboard ideas and options that they may not have considered with their technical initiative.  

 
Ok, let us face it, you would have lost most of them at “data center”! That’s ok – we know exactly what you can do.  You have been there when projects have gone wrong as you were likely the person called on by others to explain what could have been done differently and now have the opportunity to re-architect future options. 

 
Your expertise is something to be in awe of and quite frankly, our sales team will be clamoring for your time to get you in front of their customers.  Your “techy” friends consider you a strong technologist with a deep understanding of cloud and data center architectures.  Together you trade stories on innovative solutions you have mapped out and some of the pitfalls you know of that can derail some of the best-planned projects.   

 
We know you know how to make a difference!  We want to provide you the canvas to display your ideas and proven successes and help make a difference for our customers 

 
What you'll do:

 

  • Strategic cloud roadmaps or initiatives that really move the needle with our customers. 
  • Bridging the gap between business outcomes and IT initiatives. 
  • Alignment between the customers of IT and cloud solutions. 
  • Architecture and design of holistic cloud solutions  
  • Mutual cloud vision that our customers want to embrace and execute upon.  
  • See yourself as the complementary CTO (or the advisor to the CXO) with our customers. 
  • Can command the room, but also know when to hold back to observe. 
  • Are inquisitive, asking the right question at the right time. Your questions are to provoke thought leadership and enable you to better understand. 
  • Can carry a conversation, both on the technical level as well on a business level. You can easily translate technical jargon to a non-technical audience. 
  • Provide the right insights, boosting the customer’s confidence in their roadmap and our capabilities.  
  • Can envision and whiteboard the journey our customer will be embarked upon. 
  • Are able to hold people (inside and outside of our organization) accountable for their responsibilities and deadlines. 
  • Build bridges between organizations, being the facilitator within the technology supply chain. 
  • Understand and can convey where the future of the data center is evolving into. 


What you’ll bring to the table:

 

  • Very strong understanding of data protection technologies, such as backup and recovery, orchestration, cloud management, resiliency, and security.
  • Ability to position agnostic storage, backup and recovery solutions while understanding a customer’s current state and desired state to make proper recommendations.
  • Very Strong understanding of the data center portfolio of Veeam, Veritas, Rubrik, Cohesity, VMware, and Pure Storage.
  • Very strong understanding of cloud technologies, such as automation, orchestration, cloud management, DevOps, (Big) Data (Science), Security, Portability, micro segmentation. 
  • Strong and in-depth understanding of data center technologies (workloads, data bases, operating systems, virtualization, and tech infrastructure). 
  • Strong and in-depth understanding of the major cloud providers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and/or Google is considered a strong asset.
  • Understanding of project management principles, such as WBS, effort estimating, approach definition, budgeting, and the ability to apply these to Statements of Work. 
  • Understanding of (architectural) frameworks such as TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT 


Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway:

We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experience for the role.

At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds.  Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.  


Why people love working here:

 

  • We offer hybrid and remote working opportunities.

  • Comprehensive benefits from day one of employment.

  • We offer meaningful work and opportunities for career growth.

  • Our team members have 2 paid volunteer days per year to give back to a cause of their choice.

  • We offer an opportunity to build and grow a career in the technology industry.

  • Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 17 consecutive years.

  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years.

  • We have also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Inclusion, Best Workplace for Giving Back and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

  • We have raised over $3 million through Softchoice Cares, our grassroots fundraising organization.  


Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. People seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Require accommodation? We are ready to help:

We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to working with you to best meet your needs.

Our commitment to your experience:

We are committed to the safety of all applicants and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented digital interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will be doing the same.

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don't worry. It's quick, simple and you'll be connected with your new team in no time.

 

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