Solutions Architect Hybrid Networks WAN (JHB)
5d ago


Are you tired of working in an environment where your opinion doesn't matter? Do you want to be part of a team where you can make an impact?

We believe this Solutions Architect Hybrid Networks WAN (JHB) role will suit your skillset and experience. Please read through and apply!

The Senior Solution Architect is an industry respected pre-sales, technology and solution-focused specialist who creates excellent client relationships with his technical expertise and consultative approach.

The Senior Solutions Architect is being viewed as a trusted technical advisor by our client and a mentor to junior staff in the same team.

Through his thought leadership ability, he is expected to display excellent technical acumen and take the lead in technical forums.

The Senior Solution Architect primary responsibility is the technical design of business solutions with a great focus on demand generation.

He is required to assist with the transition of projects from presales to delivery and ensure the general portability of his account base.

The Senior Solutions Architect provide presales technical support and expertise in analysing client requirements, in conjunction with the client’s current architecture and system capabilities, ensuring technical solutions will accomplish the client's business objectives.



  • Capture and dene requirements, stakeholder management, and technical solution design
  • Understand and interpret both business and technical requirements and develop solutions accordingly
  • Provide advice across all technology domains within Hybrid Networking and bring together infrastructure subject matter experts, professional services, and project delivery teams to help create end to-end Managed Solutions
  • Dene, document, and be accountable for the definition of Dimension Data’s and partner / vendor Solutions that meet our client business requirements
  • Ensure that projects and outcomes are developed in alignment with predefined and best practice / architectural standards
  • Plan, manage and track assigned opportunities to ensure they are completed on time, within budget, and within the scope
  • Complete responses to Requests for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Information (RFI) related to Dimension Data’s Intelligent Infrastructure products stack.
  • Stay current with technological developments and foster relationships with key vendors and partners.
  • Dene, manage and monitor the work performance of technical solutions, vendor, and stakeholder management which also includes program effectiveness based on our strategy.
  • Provide input to Product Development and industry demand
  • Ensure stable working technical solutions and / or service that meets the customer's requirements by implementing necessary quality control processes

  • The Solution Architect is expected to be a good team player and exhibit the required level of management skills required from middle-level managers.
  • He or she practices two-way communication and listens to understand others’ points of view.

  • Senior Solutions Architects have exceptional analytical and consulting capabilities. They demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with team members, contributing to their success.
  • They demonstrate well-developed presentation skills and a solid client orientation aptitude. The successful individual is an experienced public speaker.

    He will be required to participate in product launches and public events of a highly technical nature. It is critical that the individual can articulate his technical expertise clear and can instil a high level of trust with his audience.

    Responsible for formulating a business process, technology, information and application architectural framework at the sub-project level and for providing a high-level roadmap for the implementation of the architecture.

    The architecture includes the following artefacts that will be developed and or assembled by the enterprise architects : Technologies, information and application artefacts, and related metadata.

  • Policies Procedures Standards Principals Objectives. Provides guidance to small and medium projects or sub-projects within larger projects of moderate complexity.
  • May consult with domain architects and peers involved in implementation projects.

    The below requirements are advantageous

  • TOGAF and / or Zachman Frameworks
  • SAFe
  • Ability to Architect across Cisco Domains (DC, Collaboration, Networking and Security)
  • Pre-Sales experience in Cisco, FortiGate, Velocloud,
  • Unified Communications (Avaya and Cisco IPT)
  • SD-WAN and SD-Access as well as internet MPLS Architectures
  • Cloud computing (Azure, AWS and Google)
  • Professional Business Writing
  • Real-time business decision making
  • Excellent presentation Skills
  • Qualifications

  • Relevant Cisco certifications
  • Experience with the following software : Cisco routers / switches / firewalls is a plus.
  • Experience with WAN technologies, such as MPLS, IP VPN, SDN and SDI, and Cloud Computing preferred.
  • Perks

    Medical Aid / Medical Insurance, Group Life Cover, Funeral Benefit, Minimum 18 days annual leave.

    About Dimension Data

    At Dimension Data we empowering our people to deliver client-centric solutions. We want to see our people make the most of every opportunity, and together we can achieve the extraordinary.

    Our diverse and inspiring people are experts at what they do and serious about delivering measurable and sustainable value at every turn.

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