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Pre-Sales Architect - Network

£65,000 - £80,000 yearly
  • Context Recruitment Ltd
  • London
  • 11/02/2019
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

Pre-Sales Architect - Network Architecture


Opportunity to join a sizeable, well-established IT Consultancy and Managed Service Provider as a Pre-Sales Architect. The business provides IT services and solutions into Mid-Market, Enterprise scale businesses across networks, connectivity, cloud, voice and more.
Working within a busy Pre-Sales team as a "Networks" and "Connectivity" focused Pre-Sales Architect you will work to support the sales process, supporting sales and professional services teams by identifying customer technical and business requirements, designing and documenting recommended value-focused solutions.
As a Network Pre-Sales Architect you will focus primarily on WAN (MPLS) and SDWAN projects. The business has delivered a number of high-profile, successful SDWAN projects and is currently producing numerous SDWAN proposals each month. When you're not busy with WAN and SDWAN projects you will contribute to a broad range of solutions including LAN, Voice etc. You will work collaboratively with the wider team, supporting enterprise solutions encompassing Servers, Storage, Cloud (Azure, AWS), End-User Computing etc.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as the Technical lead on RFP's and bid reviews
  • Promoting the benefits and values of technical design features, mapping technical designs into business outcomes
  • Support Sales and Account Management teams as a Technical Consultant
  • Meet prospective and existing customers, to determine business and technical requirements
  • Produce and present Technical Solutions and supporting documentation, both high-level and low-level (Network Diagrams etc)
  • Effectively hand-over solutions and support delivery and operational teams
  • Support Product Management teams to provide input around product development


To be considered for this position you will require:

  • Demonstrable experience of previous Pre-Sales / Solutions Architecture
  • Strong examples of Network solution design and documentation
  • Sales acumen and strong presenting experience
  • Knowledge of networking and connectivity; MPLS and VPN routing and switching (Cisco, Juniper etc)
  • A strong understanding of Network Security



This is a mature work culture, providing flexible working and a great deal of opportunity for professional development. As such, you will need to be driven and self-managing.

Location: Flexible, however you will be required to visit company offices in London, Berkshire or the Midlands for key meetings etc. You will also be required to travel to customer sites frequently, UK wide.


The position will pay: a basic salary of up to £60,000, car allowance of circa £5,000 and uncapped commission (20% paid monthly, based on team performance….. with a very healthy pipeline for 2019).