Senior Solutions Architect

05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Capita Managed IT Solutions - Senior Solutions Architect Location - Newtownabbey As the Senior Solutions Architect you will perform a key role within the Capita Managed IT Solutions organisation, working to apply Capita and 3rd party partner technology and service offerings to meet the technical and business objectives of a diverse range of new and existing Capita customers. You will work closely with Capita Sales & Service Delivery teams to identify, qualify and pursue new business opportunities, drawing on Capita and wider solutions experience to support architectural and strategic initiatives within new and existing customer accounts. You will establish and maintain an excellent relationship with customers and colleagues alike and will operate in a trusted strategic advisor role, you will be an influencer with leadership skills, effective in engaging with customers, colleagues and suppliers at different levels to develop information strategy and future technology and business roadmaps. As the Senior Solutions Architect, you will possess experience of complex bid environments and processes and of all stage of the solutions lifecycle from sales qualification, solutions design and approval, contract negotiation to transition into service delivery is required. You will have worked within a presales role for a minimum of 5 years and will have a demonstrable track record of success in the design and delivery of complex integrated technical and service solutions and the following competencies; - Experience of working in a Sales support role to build a pipeline in target accounts & ensure that Capita is positioned appropriately to engage successfully on identified and qualified opportunities. Development and maintenance of a comprehensive understanding of IT market trends, products, services and propositions across technical disciplines, for example IT, Network and Applications, and sectors, for example Public, Private, Commercial, Third Sector and Financial Services. - Identification of functional requirements and definition of high level IT strategies and based on consulting practices and methods. - Solutions development and capability positioning in formal proposal form in response to RFI/RFP/ITTs. - Development of strong and effective relationships with senior business stakeholders within key customer accounts. - Experience of fulfilling a Technical Design Authority role on programmes and projects providing technical governance and input and guidance to aligned project teams to maintain standard of capability and delivery - Delegation of work appropriately and effectively to technical & downstream resources and management to successful completion. Essential Technical Knowledge and Skills; - Data Centre technologies - Server and storage hardware architectures and solutions - IT Infrastructure Consolidation and optimisation - Virtualisation - Cloud Services - IaaS, PaaS & Private/Public Cloud - Mobile Computing - Directory Services - Mail, Messaging and collaboration - Operating Systems (Server & Client) - Desktop technologies - Systems Management & Monitoring Excellent written and oral communication and strong document writing skills are essential as is the ability to present solutions with confidence. The following skills and attributes are deemed desirable: - Knowledge and understanding of Applications development - Knowledge and understanding of Networking and telephony - Knowledge and understanding of Enterprise Security. - Experience of public sector bids, ideally in Northern Ireland. What we hope you will do next Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now. Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership. Listen | Create | Deliver Follow Capita on twitter @capitacareers Follow Capita on facebook @careersatcapita Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us. If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.
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