Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation

Location
Cambridgeshire
Salary
Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package
Posted
01 Nov 2019
Closes
29 Nov 2019
Ref
13194
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Due to growth, we are now recruiting for a Technical Design Architect to join our team based in St Ives. Reporting to the TDA Team Leader, you'll be responsible for taking customer requirements and architecting solutions that integrate with our existing estates and support capabilities, which can range from a solution of full outsource and replacement to discreet services being provided via our cloud offerings.

Technical Design Architect - Digital Transformation
Up to £60,000 + Car Allowance & Benefits Package | St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27


We are a rapidly growing technology company that supports corporate and public sector clients with world-class IT services, solutions and products. Our thinking is award-winning. We pride ourselves on having a different view and a better answer. We carry the highest accreditations from technology and software leaders. And our data centre is second to none, holding Government Official Status. Our headquarters are based in Munich and we employ over 3,000 employees worldwide with offices in Germany, Austria, Belgium, The UK and The U.S.A.

Our Managed Services team are based from our offices in St Ives and our data centre facilities in Huntingdon and Northampton and provides a focused range of hosted and cloud services through our extensive portfolio, specifically designed to help customers align their IT functions to their core business requirements.

Where a solution is required which is not a current or core competency you will architect a solution capable of deployment, support and on-going maintenance by liaising with existing teams to ensure the design is understood, supportable and the teams are capable of providing the service to customers on an on-going basis.

Our pre-sales team often liaise with customers to create designs, it will be your responsibility to sign-off on these documents, using your understanding of our capabilities and if necessary re-architecting the solution to ensure it aligns with the latest product catalogue.

Technical Design Architect Key Responsibilities:

+ Design Authority for IT Infrastructure on major projects
+ Analyse customer requirements and determine the most cost effective and resource efficient solutions
+ Document the design and prepare proposal material including a solution description, bill-of-materials and resource estimates required to successfully deliver the solution
+ Present solution proposals to potential customers and talk knowledgably about industry best practices for data centre design and operation
+ Design and document all aspects of detailed infrastructure solutions including servers, storage, Virtualisation, networking
+ Improve the knowledge, of proposed designs, within the relevant support teams
+ Ensure that technical knowledge and documentation is shared amongst the operational teams
+ Share information on new products and capabilities in order to improve IT strategy across the business.

Technical Design Architect Skills and Experience:

+ Proven experience of working within an architect role within projects, providing solution design, project support and delivery of project architecture is essential
+ Previous work experience with a demanding MSP
+ Ability to work under pressure and within demanding timescales.
+ Ability to work in a collaborative environment with other technical disciplines
+ Knowledge of architecture frameworks, patterns, techniques and methods
+ Experience in designing and /or implementing the following technologies:

+ + VMware vSphere
+ + MS Windows Server
+ + Storage infrastructure
+ + Networking and Security

+ Excellent communication skills both oral and written with the ability to articulate an opinion effectively
+ Excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to work cross functionally and interact confidently with multiple stakeholders (both internal and external)
+ Natural flair for delivering high levels of customer service
+ Analytical / problem solving skills
+ Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and work to tight deadlines
+ Team player – understands the importance of collaborative working.

Qualifications/Certifications:

+ Degree level qualification.
+ Knowledge of systems modelling methodology, e.g. UML/TOGAF etc.
+ ITIL/Prince foundation level knowledge.

Location: Based from our offices in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.
Hours: Monday to Friday / 08.30 to 17.00 (40 hours per week).
Salary: Up to £60,000 + car allowance (based on skills and experience).
Start Date: ASAP

Benefits & Perks:

Includes: 23 days annual leave, life assurance, healthcare cash plan, employee assistance programme, on-line discounts & savings platform, free parking, spot bonus scheme, recruitment bounty scheme, dress down Friday, free fruit, Fundraising, Sports & Social club.

Additional Information:

+ Must have the right to live and work in the UK
+ Must have driving license and access to own transport due to location and customer site
+ Full training and support will be given

Join us at the forefront.

Put your talent to the test. Make leaps in your field. We are a creative, collaborative place, delivering transformative results with remarkable technology for remarkable clients daily. Working here is challenging, rewarding and exciting. We welcome adaptable, enterprising professionals and invest heavily in their development.

Your Background / Previous Roles May Include:
Infrastructure Solutions Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, IT Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Architect.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Manager

Application notice... We take your privacy seriously. When you apply, we shall process your details and pass your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. As you might expect we may contact you by email, text or telephone. Your data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests in fulfilling the recruitment process. Please refer to our Data Privacy Policy & Notice on our website for further details.

If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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