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Technical Architect
Category: (Permanent)
Location: Birmingham (West Midlands)
Date Posted: 11/11/2019 11:25:00

Contact: Steve Williams

Salary: 55,000

Rapidly expanding IT Manged Services organisation require a Technical Architect. Solid experience needed and good client facing ability as a Managed Services Technical Architect dealing with Multi-Platform and Complex IT Infrastructure solutions. Must be capable of working independently, or as a member of a team, or leading a team in performing a technical managed services role. The role supports the Solution Architect/Sales team in providing IT managed services and solutions support to the client.
The Technical Architect is expected to have analytical ability and creativity in developing and costing the Technical Solution configuration as a Managed Service and supporting the closing of customer opportunities. Deliver high quality and workable solutions to clients in response to varying business requirements. Perform many assigned technical tasks including assessment studies & analysis, sizing & capacity planning, solution design, competitive analysis, technical & solution presentation, and product technical skill for supporting Demo, PoC and Benchmark activities.


• Experience (one year minimum) of building and costing Managed Services solutions. Technology, colocation, implementation, in life services and associated transition process and SLA’s
• Understand X86 Compute, Network, Storage and associated operating systems, associated private cloud and multitenant compute
• Hybrid Virtual Data Centre solutions
• As a consultant within our Cloud and Infrastructure team you will use your knowledge of cloud based solutions with Microsoft Azure
• Strong knowledge of Azure, specifically IaaS, PaaS and their related services such as OMS / ASR / Azure Backup / ExpressRoute
• Experience of building and recommending a migration approach to lift and shift workloads to public Cloud and/or architecting a green-field development and/or production platform for new applications
• Understand the IT Infrastructure Solution and associated Managed Services Solution concepts
• Previous experience of developing standardised managed services costing tools using Microsoft Excel.
• Capable of qualify opportunities, delivering presentations to the client at any level, including C-level.
• Well organised, structured and able to articulate solutions, service wrap and relate it with clients’ needs both technically and commercially.

• Additional experience across IBM Cloud (Softlayer), AWS, Linux, Office365 and DevOps is an advantage.
• Maintaining effective working relationships with managed service customers and business development personnel
• Contributing to or owning technical service or solution development, for example ISV solution blueprints
• Provide technical guidance to newer or less experienced team members.
• Knowledge of managed service contractual constructs, experience in the development of contract schedules.
• Ability to operate with ambiguity and able to define solution elements when all the required information is not immediately available. Identify and document appropriate assumptions.

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