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FSA - K12 Audiovisual Field Solution Architectat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Solution Architecture
Date Posted 
Oct 21, 2022
Chicago, Illinois
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The K12 Audiovisual Field Solution Architect is responsible for consulting on AV projects and turning customer needs and requirements into deliverables by collaborating with a nation-wide group of managed teams, individual contributors, and partners. This individual’s high-level responsibilities include: 

  • Provide oversight, recommendations, and solutions for customer proposals and RFP’s 
  • Utilizing best practices from internal and external methodologies and standards to differentiate from competitive solution delivery approaches.
  • Creating, and validating Bill of Materials (BoM) for audiovisual solutions that complement learning spaces in K12.
  • Maintaining knowledge base of current manufacturers and solutions proposed, provided, and serviced by CDW Education
    • Display Technology
    • Interactive AV Technology
    • Casting & Control Systems
    • Video Conferencing & collaboration
    • Audio DSP
  • Solving complex and/or nuanced problems that involve deeply technical as well as operational elements.
  • Mentoring both individual contributors and partners to understand their key deliverables in the context of CDW Education solutions.
  • Create and follow industry standard documentation policies and procedures
  • Provide training and subject matter expertise to stakeholders within the organization, and customers via online and in person meetings.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Active participation in CDW Education’s public image as a leader in K12 marketplace.
  • Cultivating segment leading case studies and references for use in future sales efforts.
  • Assisting the Sales and Business Development teams with system design, drawing, schematics, and presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience in audiovisual design, systems integration or related technology solutions field.
    • Experience working at an AV integrator or K12 institution preferred
  • Perform as an exceptional customer advocate and liaison, and convey technical viewpoints to non-technical stakeholders and customers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of audio, video, and networking technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve and maintain industry and manufacturer certifications; AVIXA CTS or equivalent required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years (5) years of design experience in audiovisual design, systems integration or a related technology solutions field, experience working at an AV integrator or K12 institution preferred
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings and schematics
  • CTS-D and or CTS-I


Key Measures of Success:

  • Audiovisual category growth
  • Margin Protection/ growth
  • Growth of overall K12 AV projects and engagements
  • Customer and team satisfaction


COVID-19 Update:
CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.

CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation. Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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