Technical Architect | Cloud, Storage, Virtualisation

Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Technical Architect | Cloud, Storage, Virtualisation

Duration: 6 Month Contract
Location: Near Reading, Berkshire

- The Technical Architect works alongside account management teams and the Service Architects to identify and qualify customer opportunities and to evangelise on the business value propositions.
- Assist the wider sales teams to appropriately qualify and prioritise customer opportunities
- Once qualified, work with the relevant account manager/director to accurately gather the customer`s requirements
- Utilise technical expertise to correctly design and own a solution which meets the customers` needs based on products and services from the portfolio
- Work with the customer account manager/director to articulate the solution and its benefits to the customer, including technical input into the development of proposal content, RFIs, RFPs, ITTs and regular delivery of customer presentations and demonstrations
- Ensure customers solutions always deliver the desired value to both the customer and us.
- Ensure won opportunities are handed over to delivery in a timely and professional manner, supported by an accurate Scope of Work, Professional Service breakdown and Bill of Materials
- Effectively manage own time and workload to ensure customer commitments and deadlines are met, and report on workload progress to resource control on a regular basis

Key Skills
- Act as Lead Datacentre Infrastructure Technical Architect / Technical Design Authority
- Private Cloud Storage and Virtualisation Architect experience
- IT Service Strategy formation (portfolio and financial management) and consultative sales
- Alignment with the strategy in all areas of service design, transition and operation
- Technical teams management and thought leadership (presentations, briefings, training and coaching)
- BC/DR/HA, Storage and Backup Design and Delivery Practice Lead
- Design, integration and implementation delivery teams lead
- Hands-on implementation skills in storage, backup, DR/HA, virtualization, integration
- Analytical and problem-solving skills in performance issues resolution and technical incidents management cases
- Design documentation development skills
- Storage expertise: NetApp & EMC (disk), Sun STK (tape), Symantec (Storage Foundation), SAN
- BC/DR/HA expert: BCM (method), NetApp & EMC (S/W), Symantec (NetBackup, Cluster Server, Volume Replicator)
- Intel & RISC servers technology expert (Cisco UCS, IBM, Dell, HP, Sun)
- Operating Systems: UNIX/Linux, VMware and Windows
- Hypervisors & VDI: VMware & Citrix (vSphere ESXi, Horizon View, XenServer, XenDesktop)
- Networking: LAN/WAN (design only); SAN (design and implementation); Cisco and Brocade technology
- DB/App technologies: Oracle, WebLogic, SQL Server, SAP, Exchange (platforms design and implementation/integration)
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