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Network Services Architect

Charlotte, NC, US Cary, NC, US Raleigh, NC, US

Requisition Number: 78051 

As a Network Services Architect you’ll provide consulting, analysis, design for networking solutions including assessments, road mapping, architecture/design/deployment/migration projects, customization and integration with the intent of optimizing the customer’s operational benefit.  In this hybrid pre and post sales role, you will work closely with the sales team to scope new solutions, bills of materials (BoMs) and associated professional services with statements of work (SoWs)

Additionally, you will work closely with Insight delivery leaders, Insight technical SMEs, technical services and support group, external vendor partners, and customers, to create solutions that drive positive customer outcomes and experiences.


What you’ll do at Insight:

  • Establish relationship with customer technical teams and technical leads
  • Communicate technical architectures to customers, focusing on technical benefits and competitive differentiation
  • Assess business opportunity and technical innovations
  • Translate customer technical and business requirements into technical solutions
  • Build relationships with customer technical and management staff
  • Lead or participate effectively in internal matrix working groups centered on sales opportunities, Exchange viewpoints openly and honestly
  • Solve technical and business problems for customer projects
  • Mentor and coach junior team members
  • Produce high-level and detailed technical designs in assigned practice areas that include all necessary solution components
  • Derive complex business and technical challenges and develop Insight proposals that address client needs from an architecture, operations and services perspective; determine strategy in response to RFP
  • Scope develop detailed statements of work for solutions delivery


What you’ll need to join Insight:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience of 4 years related experience in lieu of degree
  • 8+ years in technical architecture roles
  • 8+ years demonstrated quality success in technical pre-sales with an Account executive (Sales Partner)dvanced Industry or vendor certifications in 2 or more technologies within one practice area
  • 5+ years hands-on experience in the following:
    • Cisco Enterprise Networking/Data Center assessment, planning, design, deployment and support
    • Enterprise network deployment experience with Cisco products
  • Expert knowledge in two (2) or more of the following areas:
    • Cisco (2900, 3900, ASR, 3750, 4500, 6500, Cat9K,,Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K, 9K DNAC)
    • Cisco enterprise security (NGFW, NGIPS, Firepower)
    • Micro segmentation (Cisco ISE, Aruba Clearpass)
    • Wireless (Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Cradlepoint/LTE, Ubiquity)
  • Knowledge in more than one of the following areas is desired:
    • Cloud Networking and Security
    • Cisco Tetration
    • Cisco SD-Access
    • Arista
    • Fortinet
    • SD-WAN (Viptela/Cisco, Velo Cloud/VMware, Silverpeak/HPE, Cloudgenics/Palo Alto)
    • HPE Switching
  • Engages in continuous learning to stay abreast on new and emerging technologies. This includes obtaining vendor-related certifications to enhance professional development and corporate standing with vendors/partners.
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Strong abilities to scope statements of work (SoWs) for professional services engagements
  • Strong requirements gathering, solutioning, and road-mapping abilities
  • In-depth knowledge of complex technical environments
  • Understanding of and ability to predict financial impact analysis (TCO, ROI)
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Excellent analytical abilities resulting in problem resolution
  • Strong customer relationship skills. 
  • Willingness to travel regionally up to 50% (Post COVID restrictions)
  • Internal locus of control belief system
  • Cisco CCNP, CCIE preferred

The position described above provides a summary of some the job duties required and what it would be like to work at Insight. For a comprehensive list of physical demands and work environment for this position, click here.


Today, every business is a technology business. Insight Enterprises, Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ and services to maximize the business value of IT. As a Fortune 500-ranked global provider of digital innovation, cloud/data center transformation, connected workforce, and supply chain optimization solutions and services, we help clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, our 11,000 teammates help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run smarter. Discover more at

  • Founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona
  • 11,000+ teammates in 21 countries providing Insight Intelligent Technology Solutions™ for organizations across the globe
  • $9.2 billion in revenue in 2018*
  • Ranked #430 on the 2019 Fortune 500, #14 on the 2019 CRN Solution Provider 500
  • 2019 Adobe Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Cisco Global-Americas Partner of the Year, 2019 Intel IoT Solutions Partner of the Year, Microsoft U.S. Azure Partner Choice Award for Data/AI, Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Services Provider 
  • Ranked #23 on the 2019 Fortune 50 Best Workplaces in Technology, #70 on the 2019 Fortune 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and #7 on the Phoenix Business Journal 2019 list of Best Places to Work (Extra Large Business)
  • Signatory of the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Affiliate Member of the Responsible Business Alliance

* Proforma to include PCM, Inc. for fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2018


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Insight is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.



Posting Notes: Charlotte || North Carolina (US-NC) || United States (US) || None || None || US - Charlotte, NC ||

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