Principle Consultant- Hybrid Cloud

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Hays Talent Solutions
South West London
£60000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Benefits + Car
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Excellent opportunity to work as a Principal Cloud Consultant specialising in MS Azure and AWS

Principal Consultant - Hybrid Cloud (Amazon AWS / Microsoft AZURE)

UK Wide - Can be based from Hatfield, Reading, Birmingham, Manchester or London A new and important position has arisen for a Principal Consultant to join the expanding Cloud, Virtualisation and Automation team (CVA) within our Consultancy Practice. The successful individual will be responsible for providing a high level of pre-sales and post-sales customer consultancy in multiple Hybrid Cloud engagements, and act as an internal technology evangelist in this space. The successful individual will also be responsible for driving standards within the Practice, developing consultant capability and service collateral and working with the line of business to help develop propositions for security. The role will also involve staying at the forefront of emerging technologies and new vendors, working within a Practice of 260 consultants

Our virtualisation partnerships and accreditations include:

  • vCloud Air Partner of the Year 2016
  • Global SDDC Partner of the Year 2015
  • vCloud Air Partner of the Year 2014
  • Business Continuity Partner of the Year 2013
  • Global Solution Provider of the Year 2012
  • EMEA Emerging Products Partner of the Year 2012
  • Desktop Virtualisation Partner of the Year 2010

  • Main Responsibilities

    • Assist with Pre-Sales technical enquiries
    • Attend Customer opportunity / strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective.
    • Assist with qualification of designs or opportunities
    • Provide appropriate contributions to Invitations To Tender, Requests For Quote, Requests For Purchase, etc
    • Undertake individual consultancy assignments, analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data, recommending solutions
    • Technically manage the design and implementation of solutions, with the exception of those which are high risk/large scale.
    • Ensure consultancy assignments are undertaken consistently and with quality, using Consultancy FrameWork or PRIDE as appropriate
    • Highlight all technical risks so that any exposure to commercial loss can be minimised.
    • Responsible for the quality of all technical deliverables produced by the team
    • Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
    • Produce / update all assignment documentation
    • Ensure that hand over to relevant support organisation is successfully completed.
    • Provide technical support as requested, for internal and external customers
    • Work as part of a team on larger solutions
    • Identify other service and sales opportunities
    • Keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
    • Build and enhance relationships with peers and sales force (Account Managers, Client Directors, Sales Specialists)

    The Ideal Candidate

    • Ability to envision and architect solutions on cloud platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. Ability to articulate value of Public Cloud solutions.
    • Holder of either the AWS Certified Solutions Architect (Professional), Microsoft MCSD: Azure Solutions Architect or MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure certifications
    • Experience architecting and designing solutions in either AWS or Azure
    • Experience in defining approach and migrating workloads to either AWS or Azure
    • Deep experience in at least one of these - infrastructure architecture, web application architecture, data architecture, integration architecture and excellent understanding in others
    • Understanding of scenarios and solutions leveraging Public Cloud platforms like Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure
    • Experience architecting and designing solutions in either AWS or Azure


    • Ability to envision and architect solutions on cloud platforms like vRealize and Openstack
    • Holder of VCIX-DCV, VCIX-CMA, VCIX-NV or VCDX
    • Experience architecting and designing Cloud solutions in either VMware or Openstack

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