Cloud Solution Architect (Azure)

Ultima Business Solutions
30 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Cloud Solution Architect (Azure)

This requirement is for a Solution Architect specializing in Cloud, in particular Azure (IaaS + PaaS) and ideally AWS.

To work within the Ultima Services Team as a Solution Architect assisting with the winning of new Customer IT infrastructure projects and developing new service offerings. This role requires an in depth technical knowledge of IT solutions to enable the definition and delivery of solutions to our Customers IT needs and involves working in close alliance with Sales Account Managers, Project Office, Vendor Alliance Managers, and other Services staff.

Specifically, this person will work within the Solution Architecture Team and will predominantly specialise in the development and delivery of Data Centre transformation solutions, including Cloud computing.

Technical Presales to identify Organisations’ Data Centre transformation needs and Business requirements including:

  • Business requirement capture
  • Work with Ultima’s Technical Consultants, Project Office and Vendors to develop specific solutions for Customer requirements
  • Assist with the creation of formal bid responses and with the delivery of bid presentations
  • Participate in Ultima events and seminars as required

Solutions Architect for strategic Data Centre transformation / migration initiatives including:

  • Work closely with the Services Director to support new/existing Data Centre Business initiatives
  • Assist with the creation and expansion of associated Ultima Advisory Services and Services propositions
  • Assist with the selection and evaluation of new technical products and related tools
  • Assist with the definition of engagement strategies for Data Centre transformation / migration and the delivery of associated services
  • Solutions Architect / Technical consultancy for related Data Centre project definition and delivery as required including:
  • Creation of Data Centre transformation strategies, plans and technical programmes of change for Customers
  • Delivery of associated Ultima Advisory Services
  • Take a lead role on complex Data Centre transformation / migration projects
  • Provide technical assistance and guidance as required


  • Assist with Ultima internal IT and Business transformation projects as required
  • Understand Ultima’s core products and all Services offerings, and pro-actively keep this knowledge up to date
  • Keep up-to-date with vendor technology and market innovation related to the role
  • Always represent Ultima to our Customers in the most professional way and continually demonstrate our competitive advantage and added value
  • Ensure that all assigned activities are approached and handled in a consistent, logical way and, wherever possible, in line with the appropriate defined Project Office or Company (ISO) quality standards

Essential Experience:

  • Ten or more years hands-on experience of IT infrastructure with an excellent understanding of Data Centre technologies
  • Extensive experience of data centre migration projects, including the use of migration and automation tools and appropriate methodologies
  • Excellent knowledge of cloud based technologies and migration scenarios especially relating to Ultima strategic vendors, in particular; Microsoft and AWS cloud platforms
  • Extensive face to face Customer experience in both a technical and presales capacity across various operating environments
  • Excellent design, proposal and documentation skills for solutions based on Data Centre IT architecture
  • Ability to deliver Advisory / Strategic engagements that include an element of Business as well as technical consulting
  • First class communicator that can demonstrate having worked closely with Sales and Technical staff in a Customer facing role
  • Confident, with the ability to be both adaptive and creative in IT solution design and delivery
  • Good listener that can demonstrate the ability to understand Customer requirements and propose the most appropriate solution
  • Knowledge of industry standard and vendor methodologies such as; VMware VIM, TOGAF and Microsoft MOF/MSF

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