Solutions Architect - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Solutions Leader

Location
Glasgow
Salary
£45,000 - £55,000 Plus Generous Commission Scheme + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted
09 Nov 2018
Closes
07 Dec 2018
Ref
11980
Function
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Solutions Architect - IaaS, Cloud - Top 3 Cloud & Hosting Solutions Leader
Glasgow
£45,000 - £55,000 Plus Generous Commission Scheme + Excellent Benefits Package

We are delighted to offer this opportunity to join one of the UK’s leading managed cloud solutions & hosting companies


We are one of the leading providers of cloud computing and managed hosting. Headquartered in Glasgow, we employ over 380 talented staff in offices and datacentres across the UK. Originally founded in 1998, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange and specialise in delivering cloud consultancy, facilitation and digital transformation to ISVs, SMEs, enterprises and the UK public sector.

Our employees help enable any size of business and organisations to operate their online data and IT environments safely and securely. Our technical staff are experts in public, private and hybrid cloud solutions - including AWS and Microsoft Azure – as well as data centre and network engineering. We own and operate a network of UK data centres connected by a high capacity private fibre network and backed by 24/7 technical support. 

The Solutions Architect Role

This role will suit you if you love Technology and want to be in a business where you are using cutting edge tools and delivering best of breed solutions for hosted environments. You’ll not be scared of AWS or Azure and be strangely attracted to the thought of the Google Compute Engine without knowing why!

Solutions Architect Key Responsibilities:

+ As a Solutions Architect, you are required to work closely with the sales function to assist in accurate client requirement capture, solution design, solution pricing and presentation along with the creation and preparation of documentation to support the sales proposal and contract process
+ You will work with the Technical Services Director to assist with the identification of products and services which would serve to develop our portfolio of managed services products
+ You will work to gain skills relevant to your position with specific emphasis on Storage, Backup, Replication and Hyper Cloud Services

Solutions Architect Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Essential:

+ Broad understanding of hosting and infrastructure technologies including: VMWare, Hyper V, Dell Server and Storage Family, EMC Software and Storage Solutions
+ Working knowledge of Hyper Cloud providers such as AWS and Azure
+ Good knowledge of the Managed Hosting sector, related products and its dynamics
+ Excellent operational delivery skills
+ Project management experience

Desirable:

+ Experience of technical pre-sales in a hosted environment
+ Expertise in server hardware and software, Cisco networking and security technology, Linux and Windows environments and deployment of clustered/mirrored robust database architectures
+ Experience in attaining industry compliance standards

What do we offer in return?

+ We’ll shout you to lunch once a month
+ ½ Day off on your Birthday
+ Breakfast on us every day, including a hot roll on Fridays
+ Free on-site car parking
+ Long service benefits
+ Snacks, drinks and fruit all day, everyday
+ Pension
+ Share save and childcare voucher schemes

Training & Development:

As you can gather, we have a relaxed and friendly working environment but don’t be fooled; you will be working with some of the country’s best talent and greatest technical experts. We want our people to thrive, prosper and to leave work every day feeling valued and that they have made a difference. Talented, motivated and creative people lie at the heart of our success so we invest heavily in our people and their professional and personal development through technical certification, our online training portal and our Management and Leadership Development Programme.

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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