Red River Solution Engineer, Mid-Atlantic in Washington, District Of Columbia
The Solution Engineer III (SE III) is a highly skilled and experienced customer-focused technical sales professional who provides in-depth technical information and specific design/implementation guidance to Red River’s customers. The SE III is an expert in one or more technical specializations. As a technical leader, they mentor others and share their knowledge within the Red River Solution Engineering and Sales teams. They provide architectural guidance for customers across the Red River product portfolio, including products and services from OEM partners. The SE is responsible for pre-sales engineering activities including: 1) identifying customer’s business outcomes and/or mission challenges and proposing technology solutions, 2) engaging as the primary client technical resource on sales engagements and 3) achieving and maintaining OEM certifications in their area of expertise. SE III’s are very knowledgeable of Red River’s offerings across multiple technologies and architectures. SE III’s are both technical and business focused, with the ability to articulate technology roadmaps linked to customer business outcomes. As necessary, the SE III works with Design Architects, and Solution Engineering peers, to validate the best solution to address customer requirements. The SE III works jointly with the Account Executives to learn the customer business outcomes and create the best technical solution. The SE III provides technology related input for internal company initiatives, including idea submission for new services and offers based on Red River’s capabilities. They will assist with the technical interview process for Solution Engineering candidates.
Primary Position Tasks:
Defines technology and product recommendations, as well as, architectural solutions for sales opportunities.
Serves as the technical point of contact and technical sales lead for the customer.
Provides the initial input for proposals and statements of work. Validates that the completed proposal (SOW, BOM, LOE, etc.) aligns with customer desired outcomes.
Demonstrates technical knowledge and consultative skills, while working with customers and Red River team members.
Uses professional level presales engineering skills and in-depth knowledge in at least one specialization, such as, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, Microsoft Modern Workplace, Cloud or Route/Switch/Wireless. Has knowledge of relevant solutions sets, product line specifications, performance criteria and applications.
Understands Red River offers and solution strengths, and opportunities.
Minimum Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree desired
10 years work experience
5 - 7 years of presales engineering experience
For Federal positions, must be a U.S. citizen and qualify to obtain a Secret Clearance
Active and verified professional level OEM certifications (ex. Cisco CCNP, CCDP)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong technical aptitude with the ability to learn new technical information quickly.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to create a message to share verbally or in written form.
Understands customer business outcomes, as described by the customer, with strong knowledge of customer industry verticals.
Understands the sales process and partners with the Account Executive to execute for success.
Ability to relate technology, or technical solutions, to solving customer business problems.
Ability to create a detailed implementation plan (SOW) for a customer solution, including expected timelines for project completion. Validates the SOW, BOM, and LOE prior to delivery to the customer.
Capable of demonstrating solutions within area of technical strength.
Excellent skills for building rapport and trust with team members, customers, and partners.
Maintains current and attains additional OEM and industry certifications, as required.
Essential Elements (Mental; Physical; Equipment used):
This position is an office position that requires remaining in a stationary position for multiple hours throughout the workday.
This position requires the ability to continuously communicate with co-workers throughout the day utilizing Red River approved and/or provided communication tools and equipment.
Travel requirement varies and can be up to 50% depending upon work location.
Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. You can review our benefit offerings here (https://redriver.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Benefits-At-A-Glance-2022.pdf) . If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (optional).
Red River is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, family medical history or genetic information, disability, past or present military service, or any other characteristics protected under the laws applicable in the locations where Red River operates. Red River will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
Red River does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings or otherwise. Placement fees will not be paid to any recruiter unless Red River has an active agreement in place with the recruiter and such a request has been made by the Red River Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Red River Talent Acquisition Team via our Applicant Tracking System. Any unsolicited resumes or other data submitted to Red River in violation of this policy may be used by Red River without obligation to pay any fees of any kind to the recruiter.
Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, with more than 20 years experience in security, networking, analytics, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions. Our operations, support, sales and technical teams all work together to create a positive impact on citizens, soldiers, consumers and employees. That’s what it means to Rock the Red. Are you ready?
We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.
We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics
We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals
We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to re-imagine the use of technology
We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do
We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us