Solautions architect SC and DV

£475 - £480 per annum
07 Apr 2017
05 May 2017
Melonie Tomlinson
Clearance Level
Job Type
Role - Infrastructure Solution Architect
Start - ASAP
Duration - 5 months
Location - Hampshire

Solutions Architect
This role reports into the account Chief Engineer, and scoping new business opportunities and execution of consultancy assignments within the account. The role is responsible for working with the customer and the rest of the account organisation to design cost effective solutions to customer needs which can be effectively delivered by the organisation.

Skills - Solutions Architect
The areas of technical knowledge for this role are based around architecting end-to-end infrastructure solutions primarily in Microsoft Windows and complementary systems. These include message & collaboration, desktops/mobile, data centre design, cloud infrastructures, storage, networks, security, virtualisation, system migrations/consolidations.
An experienced individual that can work well alone, as part of a team, or leading a team to deliver successful outcomes.
Experience of delivering very large scale and very complex IT infrastructure solutions based in a secure UK government environment.
Experience of developing integration solutions in a complex secure UK government environment.
Experience of technology design and implementation policies and practices.
Excellent customer facing skills, integrity and confidence with good presentation skills. Able to gain trust of clients and act in a mutually beneficial manner.

Specific Architect Skills
Proven knowledge and skills in Infrastructure System Architecting and relevant experience within secure information domains to include physical infrastructure and virtual infrastructure.
Proven experience in developing the complex solutions required to integrate the specialised Bowman BCIP software.
Technical leadership, able to self-manage and direct and mentor the technical leadership team, and to enforce technical direction in a matrix environment.
Strong experience of developing solutions within the complex structures in the UK secure government environment.
Proven track record of defining and developing solutions to strict delivery timescales and budgets.
Experienced in designing and creating technical documents with the ability to produce a High Level Design.
Experience on various hardware and software environments, including legacy Microsoft operating systems, application servers and relational databases.
Highly competent in producing and delivering engaging and informative presentations.
Strong experience in developing and designing hardware infrastructure both physical and virtual based.
High-level skills in network design in WAN, LAN, and storage design.
Responsible for understanding end to end complex systems.
Good understanding of blade technology, private clouds, virtualisation, infrastructure tooling products, storage solutions and networks.
Key Accountabilities
Working as part of the internal architecture team:
To identify innovative opportunities in both technology and process to provide business benefit (both internally and for the customer).
To contribute to winning profitable business across all technology and customer areas.
To ensure effective use of technology to deliver profitability for new services.

Scoping and defining new business
Defining cost effective solutions for any customer requirements, and documenting these - typically in a "Solution Overview"
Ensuring that the scope of these solutions is understood by all the parts of the organisation

The role is to drive to consensus between these people to get to a coherent technical and service solution which can be delivered.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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