Principal Solutions Architect

Job Description

Ixia Solutions Group, a Keysight Technologies business provides the industry’s most comprehensive converged IP network validation and network visibility solutions. Equipment manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government agencies use Ixia’s solutions to design, verify, and monitor a broad range of wired, Wi-Fi, and 3G/LTE equipment and networks. Ixia’s test solutions emulate realistic media-rich traffic and network conditions so that customers can optimize and validate the design, performance, and security of their pre-deployment networks. Ixia’s intelligent network visibility platforms provide clarity into physical and virtual production networks for improved performance, security, resiliency, and application delivery of cloud, data center, and service provider networks.

Principal Solutions Architect is a key member of our Americas Solutions Architect team. This position will focus on network test and wireless technology solutions.

  Preferred location: Santa Clara, CA area / Seattle, WA area / Dallas, TX area

 Job Responsibilities:

 Sales/Field Engagement:


  • Assist field teams on pre-sales opportunities with a focus on early engagement (requirements gathering / customer presentation and solution proposal)
  • Support/drive/lead high profile/revenue PoC along with field team
  • Provide advanced technical support (coordinating with support/engineering team) and possible work-around
  • Provide supporting technical materiel (cookbooks, TOIs, videos) to enable the field teams
  • PM/Engineering Interaction/Collaboration:
  • Work closely with PM on tracking, articulating and prioritizing feature requests from the field (with good use of standard documents)
  • Effectively influence features roadmap based on field feedbacks and technology trends and advancements
  • Help with new products and solutions launch
  • Technology and Thought Leadership:
  • Build solutions to test technologies rather than just application or protocols
  • Support Keysight/ISG technical events, Tech Talks, and customer/Public speaking engagements
  • Author White Papers and technology Webinars, for both internal and external use
  • Assist with Solution Architect lab development and deployment

Job Qualifications

Requirements and Skills:

•                     Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or equivalent

•                     Minimum 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry

Solid knowledge and working experience in the following:

•                     LTE/EPC Core

•                     VoLTE and VoWiFi

•                     Diameter and Radius

•                     LTE/UE and Access (preferred but not required)

•                     5G and IoT (preferred but not required)

•                     Solid knowledge and working experience in networking testing following OSI models

•                     Working knowledge in ESXi / Openstack

•                     Great communication skills with customers as well as within internal organizations

•                     Can adapt to changing environment and priorities

•                     Passionate about new technologies and new challenges and a quick learner

•                     Visionary/Innovator: Ability to look beyond the technology and develop new solutions and ideas

•                     Team player with skills of leading a project or initiative



Job Function



Ixia Sales

Employment Program:


Duration (temp position only):

Not Applicable

Relocation Benefits:



Day Job


Full Time (F)

Travel Required:

> 50%

Staffing Recruiter:

Shelia Thompson

Hiring Manager:

Yong Zhou


Candidates can be considered to work from the following locations:


Americas : United States : California : Santa Clara || Americas : United States : Texas : Dallas || Americas : United States : Washington : Everett



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Keysight Technologies
Full time
Santa Clara, California 95050, US