Senior Manager Solution Architect at Ensono

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Ensono is a leading, large-scale provider of infrastructure services serving mid-tier to large enterprise clients. 451 Research says, “it is one of the few providers that bridges the old world with the new era of IT. These services are often designed around the outcomes and objectives of clients, rather than the underlying infrastructure building blocks.” Ensono’s mission is to deliver technology solutions that enable our clients to be great at what they do. Ensono provides managed IT services and solutions spanning mainframe and midrange to hyperscale cloud that address our clients’ current needs while anticipating and engineering solutions for the ever-changing demands of tomorrow. We are trusted by some of the world’s most successful companies being tenacious in delivering on our commitments and highly flexible. Covering the breadth of technology platforms, the pre-sales Solutions Architect is responsible for creating solutions that propel our clients’ businesses forward.
 

Ensono has approximately 2,200 associates and is headquartered in Downers Grove, IL just outside Chicago. Ensono also has presence in Omaha, NE; Conway, AR; Staines, UK, Pune and Chennai India, and Gdańsk, Poland. Our company and community is one that focuses on the philosophy of we win together. Ensono associates build strong partnerships and a commitment to win across all pillars of our business.

 

We are looking for a Senior Manager to join our team. If you are excited and driven to work in a faced paced environment leading senior-level technologists to solve our clients’ business challenges, then Ensono may be the right choice for you

 

  • Experienced communicator at all levels of our client environments from C-level to engineering
  • Well versed in the hosting technology landscape with 10+ years of leadership experience
  • Previous experience in technical pre-sales solutions architecture/engineering, or a technical oriented innovation evangelist in IT transformation technologies
  • Experienced with hybrid/private cloud, IaaS, and datacenter outsourcing solutions
  • Conversant, direct experience plus, in hyperscale cloud platforms (AWS/Azure)
  • Ability to coach and mentor Solutions Architects to create multi-tower outsourcing roadmaps
  • Domain exprience preferably across multiple platform towers spanning hybrid/private/public cloud and distributed systems
  • Comfortable with executive level positioning, and coaching Solutions Architects in the value positioning of complex solutions that span multiple disciplines such as migration, hosting, network, security, storage, backup and DR

 

Our customer focus in managing business complexity distinguishes us from competitors. From current platforms to evolving technologies and everything in between, we deliver results for our clients by flawlessly executing infrastructure operations so our clients can focus on what they do best. We are looking for talented leadership who share this passion.

 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Drive deal bookings by allocating and focusing appropriate resources onto specific accounts and activities
  • Lead and enhance the performance for a team of highly skilled and motivated Solution Architects
  • Player/coach and mentor Solution Architects in client facing solution value selling
  • Empower and motivate teams to perform at their best in a stimulating work environment
  • Collaborate with the Product Team to promote new and enhance existing offerings through client feedback
  • Ensure proper staffing levels to support pipeline
  • Drive continuous improvement through innovation in process velocity, tools and templates while mitigating risk
  • Govern auditable risk assumption issue dependency methods through the solution lifecycle
  • Work with Sales in strategic qualification to maximize win rates
  • Ensure team projects are properly scoped, budgeted and technically accurate
  • Report and interpret key performance indicators into actionable improvements
  • Engage with our clients to provide thought leadership and guidence
  • Ensure team members have opportunities to expand competency into new areas advancing their complexity portfolio
  • Align product management to help drive appropriate product enhancements and changes to technology roadmap

 

Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field with engineering or computer sciences preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in combination of individual contributor/manager in Solution Architecture, Engineeering, or technical oriented innovation evangelist in IT transformation technologies
  • Proven experience in managing complex solution cycles through the entire lifecycle
  • Experience/exposure to hyperscale cloud platforms (AWS, Azure) preferred
  • Well versed in the hosting technology landscape including compute, storage, backup, network, security, DR, DevOps and IT governance
  • Good understanding of the sales process for large and complex opportunities including IT outsourcing
  • Resourceful in crisis and expectation management while remaining calm and confident under pressure
  • Has experience in auditing technical documentation to ensure completeness in a timely manner while ensuring acceptable level of detail, data integrity, and accountability
  • Ability to share knowledge and expertise among various organizations within the company and to facilitate teamwork among those organizations to better serve our clients
  • Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate strong problem solving skills
  • Solidly proficient with common office applications such as MS Outlook, MS Excel, PowerPoint and MS Visio
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
  • Ability to travel up to 25% and more during key development cycles

 

Key Attributes

 

  • Independent, driven, self-directed, results oriented
  • Respect for the individual
  • Strong compelling communication skills  
  • Team player
  • Able to question status quo in a constructive manner
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Location

Our HQ is 22 miles from the Loop; near Belmont station, BNSF line. Plenty of places to eat & shop! 2nd office is in downtown Chicago on Madison Ave.

An Insider's view of Ensono

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I find the culture to be very open and collaborative. One can be on a call with a customer and ask your technical resource across from you a specific question or run into our CEO in the hallway while grabbing a cup of coffee. We allow feedback to be given and changes to be heard. Leadership constantly finds ways to make it an exciting workplace

Bailey Cahill

Senior Manager - Partner & Alliances

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day in our Full Stack DevOps world is collaborative, affords room for creative problem-solving, offers unique opportunities and challenges. Our work involves using cloud technologies to solve application’s needs, research datalake technologies and architect to process large amounts of performance data. We also lay 6 man variation of ping

Jake Frazier-Flores

Software Engineer

What are Ensono Perks + Benefits

Ensono Benefits Overview

Benefits include - generous maternity and paternity leave, generous paid days off and company paid holidays. Sabbatical, adoption, compassion and bereavement leave days, adoption assistance and flexible spending account. Healthcare and 401K eligibility on 1st day of work. Paid volunteer days.

Wellness programs - designed to help us be our best! Fitness week, Virgin Pulse® platform, wellness plans for credits and discounts on medical plan contributions.

Fun ergonomic workplace - free snacks, onsite gym & trainer, yoga classes, Beer O'Clock days.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Beer O' Cart every month!
Casual Dress
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Onsite gym available!
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within

Additional Perks + Benefits

15 options for coffee and chocolate drinks (its a coffee machine with an IP address after all!) Also, Starbucks machine with chai latte counts, right? And then after the free snacks and all the hot chocolate - get some steps in while checking your emails in our fitness center. We have associate discounts on various products and services locally and nationally.

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