Technical Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Architect,

Recruiter
People Source
Location
Chippenham
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client a leading IT solutions provider are seeking to recruit aTechnical Design Architect to help design cloud solutions to theirclients. The role will focus on the design and development of infrastructuresolutions within both data centre co-location and cloud platforms. Therole will have full responsibility for the technical solutions proposedand will retain that responsibility through the full lifecycle withinbusiness. The role will work alongside colleagues in the Sales and Service teamsto ensure our technical solutions are robust and fully address thecustomer requirements. The Technical architect will be expected topresent and explain our services and solutions to customers in writingand through face to face presentations. The role will also workcollaboratively with members of the Service team to ensure that projectsare supportable and delivered correctly against the solution design, andany issues are resolved. For larger projects the role will also becomethe technical lead for a project team, giving direction and guidance toTechnical Consultants and Engineers. The key responsibilities of this role are: *Involvement in initial customer engagements to articulate thebusiness' capabilities and help shape customer technical strategy and requirements *Own the full technical solution required to meet a customer'sspecification, liaising proactively with colleagues and externalpartners, as necessary, to deliver technically elegant, feasible andcommercially viable solutions *Construction of a detailed bill of materials to support theimplementation and ongoing delivery of the solution *Own and manage the risks associated with solution development and implementation *Undertake, where required, authorship and/or review of technicalelements of proposal documentation *Undertake, where required, technical leadership of TechnicalConsultants and engineers as technical lead within a project *Take the technical lead in the presentation of technical andcommercial solutions to a customer, in collaboration with the Salesand/or Technical Service teams *Provide technical support in contract negotiations and development *Ensure effective handover of technical solution to Customer Service,in conjunction with the Programme Manager *Contribute to the development of the business' technical solutions andcapabilities, keeping abreast of industry developments and proposing innovation Professional and Operational Experience The Technical Architect will be expected to have a broad knowledgeacross a wide range of IT technology, including operating systems,security, server hardware, virtualisation technology, cloud deliveryplatforms, management platforms, storage technologies, networks WAN andLAN, load balancing, clustering and data centre infrastructure.Specifically, you will be expected to demonstrate: *Both a broad and 'technical management' understanding of technology,applications and IT issues, standards and processes *A good understanding of cloud and virtual solutions includingequipment, services, security and capabilities *Proven ability to work in collaborative projects and demonstrate theability to undertake a technical leadership role *Good use of cost control techniques *Negotiating skills for internal and external meetings *A basic understanding of ITIL service management process and, inparticular, service level agreements *The ability to articulate technical solutions to senior business stakeholders *Customer facing solutions design experience *Effective design and proposal documentation skills *Experience of a broad range of technologies, including: *Virtualisation (VMware and Microsoft) *Virtual desktop infrastructure (Microsoft, VMware, Citrix) *Networking (Cisco, HP, Juniper, F5) *Operating Systems (Microsoft, Linux) *Cloud platforms (UKCloud, AWS, Azure) *To be eligible to obtain full UK (SC) Security Clearance People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency inrelation to this vacancy. People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche marketsincluding Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Projectand Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, AirTraffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence,Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil& Gas. - provided by Dice AWS, AZURE, CISCO, CITRIX, CLOUD, CLUSTERING, ITIL, LAN, LINUX, LOAD BALANCING, MICROSOFT, PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT, SAP, SERVICE MANAGEMENT, WAN

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