SDN Network Architect

Hays Talent Solutions
London (Greater)
£80000.00 - £100000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
13 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen to work as an SDN/ Wireless Infrastructure Architect

If you're an Infrastructure Architect - Networking (SDN/Wireless) who delivers solutions rather than talks about them, my client would welcome you to the team. What will you be doing?

  • Analysing and understanding the customer's requirements and expectations and selecting appropriate technologies to design an innovative winning technical solution
  • Identifying new potential business opportunities within the customer's organisation.
  • Working in industry or commerce in a multinational environment, ideally within a quoted IT service / outsourced service provider
  • Maintaining a focus on achieving positive business outcomes in line with the customer requirements.
  • Ensuring that each Solution is both financially and practically viable.
  • Able to anticipate and manage commercial risks and provide mitigation for any risks
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Appraising and quality assuring the work produced by others
  • Taking full responsibility Technical, Service and Commercial aspects of a Solution assuring suitability and effectiveness in achieving the desire outcome.

What do we need from you? Focus and drive
  • A proven successful track record in winning outsourcing business opportunities in the infrastructure field e.g. high bid winning ratio relating to comparable business outsourcing wins (Circa. £10 - £50 Million Total Contract Value)
  • Professional and dynamic approach, demonstrates a clear passion for delivering Secure IT services and solutions

  • A team player capable of leading teams and driving new services forward
  • Capable of motivating team members to achieve successful outcomes
  • Listens to stakeholders, internal and external and actions information appropriately
  • Maintains an Entrepreneurial attitude, able to manage multiple deals simultaneously and can recognise and adapt to business changes.

Communication skills
  • Fluent English language written and verbal. Capable of interacting with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Able to gain respect, trust and confidence of senior management, partners and clients in all situations.
  • Capable of articulating the precise nature of any given situation appropriately to the target audience whether technical or non-technical.
  • Experience in leading presentations to senior management level both internally and within the client arena. Ideally as part of the bid process.

Desired Skills Technical Skills & Knowledge
  • Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Ideally Wireless and have Cisco Meraki / HP Aruba and Meraki Wireless
  • Understanding of Cisco ACI
  • VMWare NSX

  • Typically educated to a degree level, hold industry level qualifications or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be able to undertake and gain Security Clearance to SC level/ have current Security Clearance level
  • Willing to travel as necessary in line with business needs
  • Experience of working for an organisation in the IT services or consultancy arena
  • Customer relationship development and influencing skills

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