Senior Solution Architect - Networking

Recruiter
FT Select
Location
Manchester
Salary
From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum plus bonus, car allowance ane benefi
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solution Architect - Homebased with travel - based anywhere in the North of England

Role Type: Permanent

Salary: up to £85K plus car and bonus

About the role

We have an opportunity for a Senior Solution Architect to join the one of the UK’s Leading Business Process Outsourcer 

This is a varied role that will provide Solution Architect services across everything from presales to governance to project management.

We are the UK's leading IT transformation partner. Our secure IT services enable our clients to transform and deliver exceptional services whilst reducing cost.

Our services include: utility infrastructure, secure networks and applications management, right through to enterprise mobility services and managed desktop. We deliver a range of flexible ITIL accredited managed services for organisations across the public sector, including local authorities, central government bodies and the emergency services.

What you will do:

The Solution Architect candidate will be engaged in a variety of technical engagements including but not limited to:

  • Leading large scale cross functional delivery programmes;
  • Assisting bid teams where necessary with technical solutions;
  • Providing technical leadership and support for Portfolio development;
  • Providing senior technical leadership for projects, accounts or deals that require senior technical intervention.

Daily Responsibilities:

·Pre-sales – Senior Technical consultancy for complex/bespoke customer quotations

·Provide technical direction to Sales and commercial representatives.

·Commercial documentation – Produce Bill of Materials, customer quotations, high level proposals.

·Network and associated ICT service design.

·Lead tenders and other business opportunities.

·Assist in the technical and commercial handover of new solutions into project and operational teams.

Skills:

·Strong Public Sector background desirable.

·Strong networking knowledge, including:

oWAN/LAN deployments

oTCP/IP

oEthernet

oMPLS

oBGP/MBGP

oVLAN switching

oCisco product sets

·Knowledge of ICT server infrastructures desirable:

oServer virtualisation

oCloud services/hosted applications

oData centre environments

·Ability to understand and consider both commercial and operational impacts during solution design.

The Solution Architect will employ their skills and experience across the spectrum of architecture, engineering & amp technologies, to serve as the lead technical authority for programmes which may involve a large number of Technical Design Authorities, Subject Matter Experts and Technical Architects from varying disciplines within the infrastructure realm, and will be expected to lead these individuals and bring together the overall solution to project and programme managers and often business leaders or senior stakeholders.

As a result the candidate needs to have a broad and deep understanding of infrastructure technologies, products and market trends.

Your experience will include:

The Solution Architect will need to possess either in-depth knowledge of or an architectural appreciation of technical infrastructure and service architecture.