Inside Solutions Architect - Cyber Security

Zones LLC.
Full time Full day
Karachi






Job Title: Inside Solutions Architect – Cyber Security





Shift Timings:
8:00 P.M to 5:00 A.M(PK Time)




Company Overview:



When it comes to IT solution providers, there are a lot of choices. But when it comes to providers with innovative and differentiating end-to-end service offerings, there’s really only one: Zones – First Choice for IT.TM

Zones is a Global Solution Provider of end-to-end IT solutions with an unmatched supply chain. Positioned to be the IT partner you need, Zones, a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) in business for over 35 years, specializes in Digital Workplace, Cloud & Data Center, Networking, Security, and Managed/Professional/Staffing services. Operating in more than 120 countries, leveraging a robust portfolio, and utilizing the highest certification levels from key partners, including Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Lenovo, Adobe, and more, Zones has mastered the science of building digital infrastructures that change the way business does business ensuring whatever they need, they can Consider IT Done. Follow Zones, LLC on Twitter @Zones, and LinkedIn and Facebook.





Position Overview:



The Inside Solutions Architect is a presales resource that leads the consultative discovery of the client’s business goals, objectives, and challenges, and then translates them into effective technology solutions. The primary objective of the ISA is to increase the growth of revenue and margin from opportunities in their respective solution environment




The Cyber Security Inside Solution Architect (ISA) position focuses on supporting ZONES Account Executives, Inside Sales Reps and Solution Architects with all presales assistance, Bill of Material (BoM) creation, ZONES quote creation and providing general technical answers on all supported Solution Areas. The primary responsibility as an ISA is to architect and sell solutions & services. The ISA works as a trusted advisor and subject matter expert for his clients and Zones’ sales teams with some supervision on solutions like Endpoint Security, Network Security, DLP/CASB, MFA, Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing, etc




What you’ll do as the
Inside Solutions Architect – Cyber Security:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Own the technical relationship with clients on assigned opportunities from small/mid-market & enterprise level accounts.

  • Supports Account Managers (AMs) and Solution Architects (SAs) by performing all presales activities required to complete the solution design. These activities include submitting Deal Registrations, creating BoM’s, securing ZONES solution costs from OEM or Distributor, creation Visio diagrams on complex solutions, building a quote in ZONES CRM and validating the solution accuracy prior to delivery.

  • Conducts discovery calls to scope customer’s requirements/pain points and use that information to design appropriate solution.

  • Conduct required assessments on customer’s environment/systems to drive assessment led selling.

  • Act as a primary resource for Customer RFP’s/RFQ’s requesting OEM specific solutions. Work with the AM/ISR and the RFP team to ensure we meet the deadline, that the BoM’s are accurate and that ZONES leverages all available OEM pricing programs to increase our chances of winning

  • Demonstrate strong business acumen and deep understanding of client’s IT related business goals and challenges through presentations to ensure proper translation of the client’s needs into solutions.

  • Review quotes/configurations prior to delivery to the Customer to ensure accuracy and minimize costly returns and Customer satisfaction issues

  • Build in-depth knowledge of clients' technical and business priorities, challenges and initiatives that can be translated into solution opportunities.

  • Identify and recommend upsell/cross-sell opportunities to help maximize solution revenue and margin potential

  • Prepare statements of work (SOW’s) and service pricing estimates.

  • Display a positive, can-do attitude, willing to help others and take initiative to improve internal processes and document SOP’s.

  • Provide oversight for coordination, delivery, and quality of post-sales Technology Solutions deliverables within the domain of the account which may include items such as migration impacts, architectural diagrams, and proposal inputs.

  • Responsible for developing and proposing technology solutions that meet customers' needs.

  • Ensure that proposed solutions (when implemented) meet the needs and functional requirements of the customer.

  • Sell solutions across technology lifecycle (Discover, Assess, Solution, Migrate and Manage).

  • Keep pipeline, forecast, time and billing, project and activity reporting current based on defined tools and meeting submittal deadlines.

  • Maintain certifications necessary to enable Zones to resell the products and maintain the highest level of vendor rebates and secure the lowest cost.

  • Develop a deep understanding of Zones’ services catalog.




What you will bring to the team:



  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years in a Cyber Security and/or support role with at least 2 years in either an inside/customer facing presales systems engineer role or field/customer facing presales systems engineer role.

  • BA/BS in Engineering, Computer Science, or related field or equivalent experience

  • Professional-level technical or higher is required from major manufacturers e.g. Fortinet, Palo Alto, Cisco, Symantec, Check Point, etc or services like Penetration Testing.

  • At least 1 or more current vendor competency certifications




  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and management.

  • Demonstrates a high level of responsiveness to the customer.

  • Strong interpersonal, teaming, leadership, creativity, influencing, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills required.




Zones offers a comprehensive Benefits package


At Zones, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. We provide comprehensive benefits to support our employees, including health insurance coverage for parents, spouse, and children, life insurance, pension fund scheme, EOBI, and on the house free quality food, gym, and much more. We embrace equal employment opportunity, free from discrimination based on various characteristics, and offer an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture.

If you are enthusiastic about working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, and operations, Zones is the perfect opportunity for you.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.



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