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  • Solution Architect at Layer3

  • Posted on: 17 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Layer3 is one of the fastest growing network and security infrastructure companies in West Africa, providing award-winning services, including managed and cloud services, network security, IT infrastructure management, virtualization and mobile device management solutions.

    Our unique model integrates best-of-breed technologies from global leaders such as Juniper Networks, Blue Coat, Polycom, AirWatch, F5, Extreme Networks and VMware, coupled with our next-generation metro fiber networks, to offer unparalleled services and after sales support to some of the most demanding customers.

    Layer3 is looking for a top notch Solutions Architect to join her team in Lagos.

    Solution Architect


    The Solutions Architect will be an integral part of the team responsible for handling technical product & solution enquiries from both prospective customers and partners.  The successful candidate will need to be technically skilled and demonstrate a high level of understanding of network and enterprise design and system implementations.  Ability to communicate at multiple levels is also very important, since the employee will be liaising with network engineers, developers, IT system administrators and non-technical content authors in order to ensure that proposed solutions meet the customer’s immediate needs with flexibility to easily expand in the future. The role also requires an awareness of the sales process.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    •     Relationship management with OEMs
    •     Support sales team on proposal and solutions for customers.
    •     Meet customers to understand user requirements and design solution documents.
    •     Prepare solution proposals.
    •     Generate Bill of Materials for quotations.
    •     Assist sales in gathering 3rd party pricing and liaising with 3rd parties, if required.
    •     Implement activities relating to customers presentations and follow up enquiries.
    •     Support sales in tendering and bidding process
    •     Any other duties as assigned by line manager or management

    Desired Skills and Experience

    •     A solid technical background in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering or Electrical and Electronics Engineering is mandatory
    •     High level certifications in Juniper, Cisco, Blue Coat, F5, Riverbed, AirWatch and similar technologies desirable
    •     Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience on Cisco and/or Juniper  technology in service provider or enterprise environments
    •     Ability to research and quickly disseminate information
    •     Excellent skills in business and report writing
    •     Excellent skills in Microsoft Visio for drawing network diagrams
    •     Thorough understanding of features and benefits of Layer3 solutions and services.
    •     Ability to troubleshoot and work under pressure & time constraints
    •     Ability to work as an individual or as part of a team
    •     Excellent communication skills, sound judgment and good business sense
    •     Sociable and ability to build relationships with clients quickly
    •     Analytical and problem-solving skills
    •     Resilience and tenacity 

    Method of Application

    All interested applicants are required to forward their CVs with 'Solutions Architect' as the subject heading to as soon as possible. Please note that while we appreciate the interest in our organization, only the qualified candidates will be contacted.

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