Senior Technical Architect - Datacentre / Cloud solutions

Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
c£90,000 plus 15% bonus and benefits (some flex)
11 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Senior Technical Architect - Hybrid IT/Cloud / Virtualisation We urgently require a Senior Technical Architect to join the team of a leading provider of Infrastructure Managed Service Solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to join the customer facing EMEA Solution Consulting team that has a proven track record of successful solution and consultancy project delivery. Purpose of Position: The Technical Architect is accountable for providing high-quality consultancy, design and implementation services for customers within the EMEA region. The Technical Architect is part of the company EMEA Solution Consulting organization and specializes in Cloud/Virtualization platforms using VMware, Microsoft Windows and/or Red Hat Linux systems and related infrastructure technologies. Responsibilities include advisory and consulting, technical assessments, complex architecture design and implementation supervision, migrations and/or transition planning, maintenance, project planning, standards validation and development, technical documentation, training, troubleshooting and problem resolution. ·Deliver comprehensive consultancy services to customers and provide in-depth VMware and Microsoft Windows/Red Hat Linux Systems design that meet customer requirements and ensure project wins; ·Provide comprehensive technical consultancy to clients and, when required, to the Pre-Sales and Sales Team within the company; ·Ensure the best possible solution is designed and implemented to meet current and future customer needs and requirements; ·Create comprehensive documentation around designs and project delivery and deliver handover information to integration and support staff; ·Work with other Consulting professionals, as well as Pre-Sales, Sales, Operations, Hosting Engineering, Customer Account Managers and Project Management to ensure that custom elements of a solution can be built and fully supported, and that deliverables are clearly defined, and agreed with the customer at the point of sale; ·Contribute to the development of a Centre of Excellence in this specialist area; Position Summary: Working in the Solution Consulting team to ensure all technical aspects of customer's requirements are delivered in a timely and coherent manner. ·Perform a wide range design consultancy and implementation engagements based on Microsoft Windows & Red Hat Linux systems and infrastructure technologies and related offerings for customers (80% Design, 20% Implementation); ·Build proof-of-concept environments to showcase technology and integrate into customers' existing IT infrastructure; ·Execution and leadership of VMware & Microsoft Windows Consulting based projects to new and existing customers; ·Be a Virtualization & Consolidation SME, assisting and sometimes owning the solution design and ensure it's implemented to meet current and future customer needs and requirements; ·Perform a wide range of implementation engagements based on Cloud and Virtualization technologies and related Symphony offerings for customers; ·Execution of Cloud Solutions & Transformation Services projects to new and existing customers; ·Design & implement virtualization solutions around either new datacenters from ground up or within a consolidation/transformation program (e.g. Physical to Virtual transformations/migrations). Solid expertise on VMware products is vital (including, but not only: vSphere, SRM, vCloud Director); ·Scope and deliver high quality Statement of Works (SOW), RFP responses and other proposal materials to support professional and consulting services activities; ·Demonstrate technical and advisory leadership for customers, sales, and other consultants; ·Participate in sales meetings to actively promote Professional Services and Consulting; ·Assist on preparation and delivery of presentations and proposals with Account Executives, System Engineers, Consultants and Architects; ·Perform billable delivery and consultancy work; ·Demonstrate technical and advisory leadership for customers, sales, and other consultants and effectively communicate the technical and business message; ·Successfully lead complex customer accounts or projects, bridging between the needs of the customer and the company; ·Determine scope and technical requirements for Professional Services & Consulting engagements; ·Produce case studies and technical whitepapers on areas of customer interest; Minimum Requirements: ·VMware expert, VCP certified, and relevant industry/vendor certifications on Microsoft Windows and/or Red Hat Linux (e.g. MCSE, MCITP); ·Good experience of using consultative technical sales approach and engagement styles; ·Demonstrable experience in developing and delivering technical design solutions on time and on budget; ·Previous experience in designing, implementing and administering VMware, SRM, Windows 2003-2012 and/or Linux platforms; ·Knowledge/experience with VMware, Microsoft and/or other virtualisation products; ·Advanced knowledge of networking and storage on Microsoft Windows platforms, TCP/IP, multi-homed servers, DNS and DHCP; ·Knowledge of x86/x64 server architectures, HP and Cisco UCS; ·Strong knowledge & experience of designing, implementing and managing Active Directory; ·Knowledge & experience of designing, implementing and managing 3 or more Microsoft based infrastructure products/technologies, including Hyper-V, IIS, Exchange, SharePoint, clustering, SQL Server, load balancing, terminal services; ·Experience in automated build processes; ·Strong security knowledge, including lockdown & hardening, security & group policies; ·Experience/knowledge of scripting languages/tools; ·Knowledge/experience with Veritas Storage Foundation Suite, particularly Veritas Cluster Server; ·Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills; ·Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation); ·Good experience of using consultative approach and engagement styles; ·Demonstrable experience in developing high-end infrastructure solutions; ·Demonstrable experience in the IT industry - should be a trusted and respected TDA as well as a technical advisor both to the customer and to his/her peers; Must have worked in a customer facing role; ·Must have a proven track record of working with all levels with a customer - should be able to engage at CxO level and convey technical information to a non-technical audience; ·Must have a proven track record of working onsite with blue-chip clients - should be a trusted and respected TDA as well as a technical advisor both to the customer and to his/her peers; ·Must have the ability to produce and present flowing and articulate presentations, to control the flow and delivery of content to diverse audiences at customer meetings and seminars; ·The ability to lead the delivery of customer focused workshops, showing agility and a capability to be creative. ·Experience in designing service oriented architecture to fulfill complex business requirements - should be able to design and implement efficient, high quality and cost-effective solutions based in Virtualization, Transformation/Migration and Cloud Computing; ·The ability to deliver without a pre-defined customer agenda; ·The ability to document solution components in a timely manner while ensuring acceptable level of detail, data integrity, and accountability; ·Knowledge of Visio or other drawing and documentation tools; ·Good understanding/experience of n-tier application architectures; ·Some travel may be required through the UK and Europe; This job was originally posted as

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