Technical Architect - 44582

£50000 - £55000 per annum + Car
07 Feb 2017
07 Mar 2017
Robert Ingham
Clearance Level
Job Type

We are currently looking for a Technical Architect to join the team to work across our Northern Ireland clients and further enhance our service offering.

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing innovative, technical infrastructure solutions for customers within Capita.

Working at senior technical level, this role has responsibility for the design of technical and professional services projects for delivery by Technical Consultants within the same team. It demands an understanding of customer requirements to provide innovative solutions with excellent documentation support.

Excellent customer skills are a necessity for this role along with the ability to interface with major vendors and clients. Product evaluation and skills development are required along with support responsibilities to the wider Implementation Services team.

Additionally there should be specific focus on making the role commercially successful for the Capita Business by ensuring a high level of chargeable time spent on the delivery and management of projects and consultancy engagements.

Business / Requirements Analysis

  • Work with Sales and Solution Architects to Identify customer problems and analyse business needs

  • Run Technical requirements workshops

  • Identify the customer's technical requirements

  • Give presentations at all levels

Technical Solutions

  • Design innovative, technical solutions to meet the customer's business requirements

  • Deliver technical presales services within effective timescales

  • Monitor and where appropriate make recommendations for change to delivery methodologies for consultancy services within business service

  • Assume "product champion" role on emerging technologies

Design & Delivery

  • Create the detailed design for Technical solutions, products or services

  • Lead workshops internal/external during design phase

  • Write a technical proposal/Statement of Works for a solution which can be presented to a customer

  • Assess technical risk for a solution

  • Govern the Technical Consultants during delivery of the design

Technical Skills

  • Ability to deliver technical demonstrations to clients independently or with partners

  • Ability to deploy 'Proof of Concepts' technology within customer environment

  • Oversee the introduction of New technology into the field by being part of the first deployments and owning it under firmly established within the team

  • Document the 'best practice' for implementations of new technology - obtained from training and/or partner engagements


  • Identify opportunities for chargeable consultancy services

  • Utilise close vendor relationships to provide comprehensive product knowledge and distribute technical information on new products

  • Be responsible for ensuring Performance KPIs are met

Essential - Qualifications/Work Experience

  • Proven experience in architecting and deploying complex infrastructure solutions

  • Proven experience of leading infrastructure projects

  • Strong experience in the design of solutions across the Capita Services Portfolio

  • Be technically knowledgeable on different platforms and be able to demonstrate that knowledge to a very high level.

  • Ability to interface with customers, vendors and third parties to deploy innovative design solutions, develop relationships , opportunities and manage problems

  • Excellent communication skills - verbal and written

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills to be able to deal with Sales, Solution Architects, Customers, Technical Consultants and other members of the wider Professional Services Team

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight timelines.

  • Strong demonstrable 'ownership' ethic

  • Strong commercial and competitor awareness

  • Ability to research the marketplace for best fit product sets to meet customer business requirements

  • 'Can-Do' attitude to delivery in all cases

  • Evidence of a Disciplined approach - thought and action

Essential Knowledge - Language/IT Skills

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft technologies

  • Good working knowledge of Cloud and Virtualisation technologies

  • Good working knowledge of Storage and Backup Technologies

  • Networking Experience within a large enterprise organisation

  • Good Knowledge of Security and Data Management Solutions within an enterprise environment

  • Ability to self-teach deployments in-house before over-seeing on customer sites

  • Relevant levels of accreditation for the area of focus of the role

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