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Principal Solution Architect - Security

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Job ID 23003275
Team Engineering
Posted Date Mar 25, 2024
Location Toronto, Ontario  
Eligible for Remote  
Contract Type Full-Time
Security Clearance  

Bring your IT career and talents to CDW, where you can have a greater impact, be inspired by our mission and excited about your job and future. The leading provider in Canada for IT services and solutions, we are an innovative, Fortune 200 leader driving meaningful technological change for customers in virtually every industry. 

This is an exceptional opportunity to join some of the brightest, best and most diverse technology minds working in IT today. Our Field Solution Architects are tech visionaries and lifelong learners who can take their passion for technology and turn it into powerful, functioning solutions for our customers. 

As a Principal Field Solution Architect, you’ll take a high-profile, lead technology role. Focusing on pre-sales solution design, it’ll be your responsibility to collaborate with internal and external sales teams to plan and organize sales strategies and execute on the "Go-to-Market" for new offerings.  

What you’ll do: 

  • Exhibit and advance technology leadership while serving as trusted advisor, team trainer and "Go To" person for the solution, both technically and strategically 
  • Design technical solutions considering customers’ environment, business limitations and opportunities  
  • Determine and define services that complement and/or round out proposed hardware and software engagements, estimates required engineer effort 
  • Promote a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration by organizing knowledge bases, contributing regularly, and encouraging team members to contribute 
  • Communicate, train, and support the team on changes in technologies, procedures, solution implementations and approaches 
  • Articulate solutions practice value proposition to internal/external stakeholders to generate additional revenue opportunity  
  • Engage in continuous learning by proactively expanding technical depth in products, solutions, and services and acquiring certifications in advanced technologies for CDW's Partner Certification Requirements when appropriate 

What you need to succeed: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience 
  • 15+ years technical pre-sales or technical architecting experience 
  • Proven success and experience selling technologies solutions and services 
  • Ability to travel as needed 


  • Relevant industry standard certifications 

Who we are: 
CDW is a leading technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Our fingerprints can be found on technology in workplaces of more than 250,000 companies; from fresh-faced startups to international conglomerates. With the breadth of products and services we offer, there is no request too big or too small.  

What you can expect from us: Culture, coworkers, careers.  
CDW is not only the People Who Get IT, but the People who get People. Our relationships are fueled by our deep expertise and grounded in the CDW Way. Our empowering leadership makes things happen and inspires their teams to do the same. From the teammates beside us to the leaders who guide us, we move forward together. At CDW, you’ll work with people who inspire you. People with positive, success-driven attitudes who you will learn from and forge strong relationships with. Bring your best true self—and your best ideas—to CDW. Because diverse perspectives bring forth better problem solving—and better solutions for our customers on a rapidly evolving technology landscape. 

The well-being of our employees is essential to us. CDW offers a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health, dental and vision coverage, coworker stock purchase program, paid vacation time and sick days, RRSP/DPSP and DPSP match, tuition reimbursement, coworker discounts and other generous perks. 

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