Hybrid Solution Architect

13 Nov 2017
18 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Join a business that embraces innovation, gives you the scope to seizeevery opportunity and will help get you where you want to go. Life atEnsono begins in an unprecedented environment with a role that matters,taking you on a fast paced journey of discovery, however big that mightbe. Ensono is a well-funded private-equity backed business headquarteredin the USA that is expanding its presence internationally. Truepartnership is the defining thing that makes us different from thecompetition. We pride ourselves on delivering focused complex managedhosting and cloud infrastructure services and solutions that enables ourcustomers across all industry sectors to 'operate for today and optimisefor tomorrow', simplifying complex business challenges and deliveringimmediate value. We have an incredibly diverse, talented and committedteam of people whose focus is squarely on working together to keep ITenvironments and critical applications running 24 hours a day, so thatour Clients can focus on building success in their own field. Due to ourcontinued success and growth we are looking to recruit an additionalperson to join our Solution Architect team. Reporting to the SolutionArchitect Team Lead, you will be responsible for architectural solutiondesign that meets our clients business, technical and IT servicemanagement needs. The end result being right first time, quality managedservices. Through our structured Define, Design & Verify engagementmethodology, we discover hidden opportunities, offer straightforwardadvice and facilitate the right choices for our Clients; consistentlydelivering exceptional Client service to keep critical applicationsoptimised and available. We have built up a commanding marketreputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalledportfolio of clients. We are a fast paced and exciting team who arecommitted to achieving our business goals, but still respecting awork/life balance. One of Ensono's key differentiators is People andthat is both our clients and our Associates, which is why for the 5thyear running we have been placed in Times Top 100 Best Companies to workfor. Key Responsibilities - Engaging with our Clients in scoping,discovering and defining solutions that meet our clients business,technical and service objectives. - Accompany Ensono sales staff toassist in sales bids/opportunity's - Provide technical appraisal of whatEnsono can achieve/provide for the client. - Creation of innovativesolution designs both technical and service solutions, utilisingextensive range of Ensono service offerings and possibly bespoke clientspecific services. - Creation of pricing for technical and servicesolution within a purpose written product driven toolset. - Providewhere necessary explanations and presentations of the Ensono servicesand technical product offerings. - Facilitate input from appropriatedepartments i.e. product & service development teams, sales, servicemanagement, bid management to assess viability and risk. - Initiate andcollaborate with other consulting specialists and Subject Matter experts- Own the solution design integrity throughout the lifecycle of theClient Solution through to live stable solution. - Production ofIndicative technical proposals and Solution Documents. - Input intoRFIs, ITTs, RFP's, RFQs etc. - Consult with clients either in person orthrough conference calls to understand their exact technicalrequirements. Knowledge - Good level of underpinning infrastructuresolutions design experience based around Microsoft/Cisco/HP/VMWare -Infrastructure experience in designing solutions in one or more of thefollowing in priority order - VMWare / Hybrid cloud / Amazon WebServices - Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows (Mandatory), Red-hatLinux - Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle RDMS - Understanding of Enterprisestorage technologies i.e. NetAPP, HP 3PAR - Understanding of LAN and WANhigh level networking - HA & DR solutions - A strong understandingof the challenges faced when migrating IT Services - Basic understandingand experience of an ITIL based framework. - Understanding of developingtechnologies/methodologies (Automation, Dev Ops) Skills - Excellentinterpersonal, communication, and presentation skills - Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills in front of senior clients -Excellent understanding and experience of coordinating senior levelpresentations - Excellent organisation and planning - Problem analysisand problem-solving - Persuasive negotiation skills - Adaptability &creativity - Sound judgment & decision-making - Client focused andcollaborative - Detail orientated - Persistent & resourceful Toapply please click the APPLY button. - provided by Dice AMAZON WEB SERVICES, CISCO, CLOUD, ITIL, LAN, LINUX, MICROSOFT, ORACLE, SERVICE MANAGEMENT, SQL, SQL SERVER, WAN, WINDOWS