Design Architect - Collaboration

Location: Reston, VA
Date Posted: 08-12-2018
Fast growing $300 Million commercial and government contractor looking for a Design Architect (DA) within our Collaboration focus area.
Design Architects own reference architecture development in order to standardize our engineering approach and drive high valued service capabilities. They represent Red River as the subject matter expert on customer opportunities aligned with the account direction of the Customer Solution Architect or Customer Solution Engineer to help determine project scope, technical specifications and requirements.

The DA will serve as a technical authority and is experienced in translating client business needs into technology solutions.  This position also works with the sales teams in support of the technology and services roadmap aligned to their practice expertise.

They also achieve and maintain OEM certifications in their area of expertise in order to maintain proficiency and support channel programs.  They also serve as mentors to less experienced engineers and provide technical leadership for internal initiatives.  


  • Field sales opportunity leadership and ownership aligned to area of expertise
  • Enterprise Networking, Security, Collaboration, and Data Center
  • Evaluating new products and technologies
  • Development of Reference Architectures and Advanced Solutions
  • Subject matter expert in one or more practice disciplines
  • Development of Hubs of Excellence runbooks
  • Provide technical services in the form of design, assessment and analysis
  • Field training and enablement guidance
  • Develop additional technical and professional skills through career-track curriculum and self-learning experiences
  • Strategic relationship building with OEM’s within area of focus
  • Provide support and leadership working with the Services organization in handoff process, best practices, and research


  • Focussed expertise in Collaboration solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 15 years of work experience
  • 5 years of presales engineering experience
  • Active and verified professional level of OEM certifications
  • Preferred cisco solution knowledge or certification
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