Solution Architect - Hybrid Managed Services

13 Apr 2018
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Join a business that embraces innovation, gives you the scope to seize every opportunity to help get you where you want to go. Life at Ensono begins in an unprecedented environment with a role that matters, taking you on a fast-paced journey of discovery, however big that might be. One of Ensono’s key differentiators is People and that is both our clients and our Associates, which is why for the 5th year running we have been placed in Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for.

True partnership is the defining thing that makes us different from the competition. We pride ourselves on delivering focused complex managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services and solutions that enable our customers across all industry sectors to ‘operate for today and optimise for tomorrow’, simplifying complex business challenges and delivering immediate value.

Through our structured Define, Design & Verify engagement methodology, we discover hidden opportunities, offer straightforward advice and facilitate the right choices for our Clients; consistently delivering exceptional Client service to keep critical applications optimised and available. We have built up a commanding market reputation, with the industry's leading accreditations and an unrivalled portfolio of clients.


Reporting to the Solution Architect Team Lead, you will be responsible for architectural solution design that meets our clients business, technical and IT service management needs. The end result being right first time, quality managed services.

- Engaging with our Clients in scoping, discovering and defining solutions that meet our clients business, technical and service objectives.
- Be part of the virtual team that leads on our ongoing client engagements.
- Work with the sales and client management team on bids/opportunities.
- Provide insight to our clients and be their trusted advisor (including challenging their current thinking).
- Provide technical appraisal of what Ensono can achieve/provide for the client.
- Creation of innovative solution designs both technical and service solutions, utilising extensive range of Ensono service offerings and possibly bespoke client specific services.
- Creation of costs for technical and service solution within a purpose written product driven toolset.
- Provide where necessary explanations and presentations of the Ensono services and technical product offerings to clients.
- Facilitate input from appropriate departments i.e. product & service development teams, sales, service management, bid management to assess viability and risk of solutions.
- Initiate and collaborate with other consulting specialists and Subject Matter Experts.
- Own the solution design integrity throughout the entire lifecycle of the Client Solution.
- Production of Indicative technical proposals and Solution Documents.
- Input into RFIs, ITTs, RFP’s, RFQs etc.


- Good level of underpinning infrastructure solutions design experience based around Microsoft/Cisco/HP/VMWare
- Infrastructure experience in designing solutions in one or more of the following in priority order
- VMWare / Hybrid cloud / Amazon Web Services / Azure
- Operating Systems, Microsoft Windows (Mandatory), Red-hat Linux
Microsoft SQL Server , Oracle RDMS
- Understanding of Enterprise storage technologies i.e. NetAPP, HP 3PAR
- Understanding of LAN and WAN high level networking
HA & DR solutions
- A strong understanding of the challenges faced when migrating IT Services
- Basic understanding and experience of an ITIL based framework.
Understanding of developing technologies/methodologies (Automation, Dev Ops)

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