Solutions Architect - Presales

Recruiter
Skillrecruit
Location
Reading
Posted
12 Oct 2018
Closes
18 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Seeking applications for a “Solutions Architect - Presales" for a company that can offer you excellent career development prospects. Job title: Solutions Architect - Presales Job type: Permanent Job location: Reading,UK Company/Client Information: Our Client is a global software company with a difference. They combine the strengths of a world class product company and a specialised services company, a combination that gives them a unique position in the market. The key focus is on delivering business value and enhanced business capabilities to their clients through a combination of world class enterprise grade products in modern technologies (IP), implementation services and specialised IT services. Job Description: • The successful candidate will be a proven Pre-Sales Solution Architect professionally experienced in the UK public and private sector marketplace for digital transformation. You should be a technically aware in one or more of: • Business Intelligence and Analytics; • Data virtualization and Big Data; • Azure and AWS; • Application Development; • Application Support and Maintenance. You should have experience of working within the IT technology sector and be capable of developing solutions from high-level client concepts for enterprise transformation. These will focus on next generation technologies such as: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, RPA, Cloud Services and Machine Learning. You will have strong customer communication skills and the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels. • Responsibilities • Lead technical sales discussions and presentations with clients; • Develop appropriate and customized technical value propositions to support the sales team; • Provide technical leadership and consultancy to both internal and external teams, ensuring solution design is fit for purpose, whilst meeting time and budget restraints; • Design technical services or plan system integration, selecting necessary platforms and technologies to meet project requirements and user needs; • Author compelling client responses to (technical) questions in a Request for Information or a Request for Proposal; • Provide estimates of solution cost gathering pricing from internal stakeholders and/or external third parties; • Deliver customer audits and Proof of Concepts at client premises to develop business cases for investment. REQUIREMENTS • 3-7 years of experience in an IT services technical role.Hands on experience acting as Solution Architect in an RFPRFI process.s supported by other team members at busy times. • Extensive experience of dealing with customers to understand needs and design solutions. • Experience in leading technical teams and delivering user-focused services • The ability to create solution design documentation. • The ability understanding of how to prioritise work in a fast, customer-centric environment. • Industry professional technical certification is desirable. • Awareness of key industry players and maintenance of a strong contacts list. • A knowledge of the off-shoring software development market. • The ability to influence senior management and communicate with both technical and non-technical audiences. Note: --------------------- This vacancy is being advertised by Skilliantech Limited trading as SkillRecruit which acts as an Employment Agency for the supply of permanent workers or an Employment Business for the supply of temporary workers. PS: The processing and use by us of your personal information is in accordance with our Privacy Notice which is located on our website at https://skillrecruit.com/the-legal-bits/privacy-policy or a PDF copy can be requested via email.

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