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SHI ASG Sr. Solutions Architect - Network & Security in Madison, Wisconsin

Job Summary

The ASG Sr. Network & Security Solutions Architects willrepresentSHI as the trusted advisor on all areas of Networking (i.e., routing/switching/load balancing/firewalls/ etc.) & Network Security (e.g., NGFW / VPN / NAC / SASE / etc.). They willpossessskill sets related to analyzing, designing, and implementing Security, Cloud, and Data Center (on-prem / hybrid) Network services.  This includes initiating andparticipatingin projectscomprisedof both technical and non-technical team members. Consultants willpossessexcellent communication & collaboration skills and the ability to produce professional presentations intended to influence at all levels of an organization.

This position is a remote position with a home office setup asdeterminedby SHI management.

About Us

Since 1989, SHI International Corp. has helped organizations change the world through technology. We’ve grown every year since, and today we’re proud to be a $14 billion global provider of IT solutions and services.

Over 17,000 organizations worldwide rely on SHI’s concierge approach to help them solve what’s next. But the heartbeat of SHI is our employees – all 6,000 of them. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy:

  • Our commitment to diversity, as the largest minority- and woman-owned enterprise in the U.S.

  • Continuous professional growth and leadership opportunities.

  • Health, wellness, and financial benefits to offer peace of mind to you and your family.

  • World-class facilities and the technology you need to thrive – in our offices or yours.


  • Performs Implementation services that may include design, architecture analysis, deployment, troubleshooting, configuration, upgrades, migrations, and networkengineering

  • Assistsleadership with strategy and develops technical roadmaps for future Networking & Security services (e.g., Cisco, Palo, Fortinet - SDWAN, SSE, SASE, etc.)

  • Serve as the technical lead and subject matter expert on Customer projects/workshops and be accountable for the projectoutcomes

  • Collect, produce, and update deployment and designdocumentation

  • Develop, update, and continually improve Network & Security Serviceofferings

  • Act as a trusted advisor for our technical sales teams,assistwith opportunity discovery,participatein customer solution/engagement scoping, and sales enablementefforts

  • Assistsales / pre-sales teams inidentifyingand closing opportunities through customer meetings andpresentations

  • Identify, develop, and document best practices/recommendations (people/process/ technology), andassistwith strategy & roadmapplanning

  • Effectively communicate findings and recommendations to technical and executive Customer stakeholders through written deliverables and verbal presentations

  • Evangelize SHI Network & Security Service Offerings across SHI and Partner community through webinars, meetups, andconferences

  • Develop reports, lessons learned, presentations, and supporting documentation for both Customer engagements and internaldiscussions

  • Stay current onnew technology, trends, and market behavior by studying market trends and the industrylandscape 

  • Serve as a coach/mentor and guide other members of theteam

  • Obtain applicable technical certifications, directed by annual professional development plans &leadership


  • Bachelor’s, Technical degree, or related work experience (Network Engineering / Computer Science)

  • Minimum 8-10 years of technical experience with increasing responsibility

  • Minimum 5 years of experience consulting, designing, implementing, and integrating Cisco, Palo Altoand Networking technologies (e.g., NGFW / SDWAN / SASE / etc.)

  • Combined experience as a Network Consultant, Operations, and Administration

  • Available to travel to client sites upon reasonable request

Required Skills

  • Proficiencywith the design, implementation, and configuration of Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortinet, and Cloud networking & security solutions (e.g., NGFW / SSE / SASE).

  • Extensive experience in initiating and leading consultative network projects & initiatives

  • Excellent consultative skills in addressing networking and securitychallenges

  • Strong project management skills (scope, schedule, & cost)

  • Passion for innovation, technology, networking, and continued learning/improvement

  • Excellent written, presentation, whiteboarding, and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Receptive listening skills, with the ability to present ideas in a clear, concise fashion to technical and non-technicalaudiences

  • Excellent situational leadership andtimelydecision-making skills

  • Passionate about successful customer outcomes

  • Ability to work effectively within all levels of an organization (internally & externally)

  • Ability to work both individually and in a teamenvironment

  • Must be results-driven witha strong senseofurgency

  • Attention to detail and follow-up skills arecritical 

  • Strong trusted advisor, coaching, & mentorship skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum5+years’ experiencein consulting services

  • Cisco, Palo Alto – NGFW / SDWAN / SASEexpertise

  • AWS / Azure / GCP Network & Security Knowledge

Certifications Required

  • Cisco

  • Palo Alto

Preferred Certifications:

  • Cisco – CCNA, CCNP, orCCIE

  • Palo Alto – PCNSEorPCNSC

Unique Requirements

  • Travel to customer sites, up to 30% annually

Additional Information

  • The estimated annual pay range for this position is $100,000 - $250,000 which includes a base salary and bonus. The compensation for this position is dependent on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and market location and, therefore, will vary from individual to individual. Benefits may include, but are not limited to, medical, vision, dental, 401K, and flexible spending.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity – M/F/Disability/Protected Veteran Status

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Job Locations US-Remote

Requisition ID 2024-16403

Approved Min (Total Target Comp) USD $100,000.00/Yr.

Approved Max (Total Target Comp) USD $250,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Structure Base Plus Bonus

Category Inside/Outside Sales