Cloud Solutions Architect - Azure

ARM Information Technology
£70k - £80k pa + £6k car allowance
27 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading Cloud solution provider and Microsoft Gold Partner are seeking a Solution Architect specialising in Cloud, in particular Azure (IaaS + PaaS). Cloud Solution Architect (Azure) £70,000 to £80,000 + £6k car allowance and benefits Office located in Reading with home and client side working COMPANY A leading Cloud solution provider and Microsoft Gold Partner are seeking a Solution Architect specialising in Cloud, in particular Azure (IaaS + PaaS). ROLE 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 wider business to develop specific solutions for Customer requirements - Assist with the creation of formal bid responses and with the delivery of bid presentations Solutions Architect for strategic Data Centre transformation / migration initiatives including: - Support new/existing Data Centre Business initiatives - Assist with the creation and expansion of services and 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 - Take a lead role on complex Data Centre transformation / migration projects - Provide technical assistance and guidance as required 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 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 - Ideally certified holding MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.
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