Solutions Architect - SD-WAN Partner

Last updated 13 hours ago
Location:Portland, Oregon
Job Type:Full Time

About the Role
Reporting to the Head of Solutions, North America, the SD-WAN Partner Solutions Architect will be the subject matter expert in support of Megaport Virtual Edge (MVE) and the integration with Cisco SD-WAN services. MVE is Megaports next generation of virtual routing services integrating Megaport’s platform with various networking technologies including SD-WAN. As a Megaport SD-WAN Partner Solutions Architect, you’ll work hand in hand with our largest and most strategic SD-WAN Partners, such as Cisco to act as a technical resource to help enable them as they build Cloud Interconnection practices, lead technical workshops and onsite consultations, and be the bridge between the solution and product teams. The ideal Solutions Architect will have a history of successfully designing layer 2 and layer 3 network based solutions with extensive knowledge of SD-WAN deployments including Cisco Viptela. The candidate will be just as comfortable having customer and partner facing sales discussions as they are having in-depth technical and design conversations with engineering teams and C-suite executives. Our ideal candidate has the technical background to enable fluent conversations supporting our customer’s network infrastructure, cloud interconnection, and software requirements.

About Megaport
Megaport has transformed the way IT gets connected. We're global leaders in Network as a Service (NaaS), changing the way businesses reach the cloud. We're also a leading partner to Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, NYSE, and many other leading technology companies. Megaport is a publicly traded company on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market cap exceeding $1.5 Billion. We’re a lean, high-achieving team made up of over 200 members globally. While the company is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, employees are spread out across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Staff enjoy an environment that is collaborative, supportive, and fun.

Our Team Culture
Join a team of globally-positioned industry experts that lead by example. We do not compromise our values for commercial gain; we are all custodians of our culture, and the customer is at the centre of everything we do. Our employees are motivated, adaptable, persistent, hard-working, and dynamic. Our culture permeates everything we do and this, in turn with a global vision, forms a commitment to each other, our customers, and shareholders alike.

What you’ll be doing

  • Fulfill subject matter specialist functions for Megaport Cloud Router and upcoming Megaport Virtual Edge products that focus on NVF (network function virtualization) and VNF (virtual network functions) including routing competencies.
  • Design solutions to fulfill and conduct training on complex customer requirements
  • Mentor team members to further develop their product knowledge and skills
  • Front end support of SD-WAN vendors integrated with Megaport.
  • Provide testing and validations MVE deployments and architecture.
  • Contribute to ongoing blogs, technical guides and training materials
  • Develop thought leadership pieces for discussion and dissemination of new technologies or commercial positioning including competitive assessments
  • What we are looking for

  • College degree (Bachelors or higher); technical degree preferred
  • Experience in architecting small, mid and large scale enterprise SD-WAN environments
  • In-depth experience with WAN based routing protocols including BGP, RSVP, MPLS, ISIS and/or OSPF
  • Experience with Cisco SD-WAN elements including vBond, vSmart, vEdge, and vManage
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP (both IPv4/IPv6)
  • Advanced Network Certifications
  • Highly technical with analytical approach to problem solving, ability to break down problems and explain in everyday non-technical language
  • 5-10 years of service provider network and design
  • Strong customer presentation and public speaking capabilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to work effectively across internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in designing or deploying cloud/virtualization solutions in enterprise customer environments
  • Experience working within the SD-WAN vendors such as Cisco, VMware
  • Internet infrastructure, computer science, or cloud computing background highly desired; working knowledge of software development practices and engineering technologies are highly desired
  • What we offer

  • Flexible working environments with the ability to do your job from anywhere
  • Creative, fun, and contemporary workspaces
  • Motivated team of industry experts and new talent
  • Cutting-edge software to drive efficient communication and collaboration
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Celebrated success with ‘Legend’ and ‘Kudos’ Awards
  • Health and wellness program and full social calendar
  • Opportunity to make a difference
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    Candidates who meet the selection criteria will be invited to attend an interview.