Technical Architect - Cloud - Network - Security - Storage - Windows -
Technical Architect - Cloud - Network - Security - Storage - Windows - International Organisation
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Architect with a broad experience around Infrastructure technologies and Cloud to join one of the fastest growing organisations based in the UK. This organisation are looking for the right candidate to have a wealth of experience in Cloud & Virtualisation, Networks, Security and Storage.
- To be a high quality and professional Technical Architect, working with Pre-Sales and Technical SMEs, responsible for technical design to best practices within Cloud and Managed Services business. Taking ownership of solutions at a technical level, ensuring cloud platform technologies are fully resilient, fit for purpose, automatable, and technically sound. Introducing and testing new technologies, from Lab to Prod. Working with Product Management to expand our product catalogue, innovating to find technologies suitable to deliver the required business outcomes, in a supportable fashion.
- Converting non-standard opportunities into standard modules where possible.
- Delivering projects across the whole life cycle, authoring technical documents including HLD/LLD, working with internal and external stakeholders, eventually delivering outputs to feed into Operational processes.
Key result areas
Work with internal stakeholders to take inputs (Pre-Sales Pipeline, Cloud Platforms) and author designs, producing outputs (HLD/LLD, Operational Procedures) to be fed to the Technical Teams for BAU
Build proof of concepts for demonstrating functionality & suitability for solutions both standard and non-standard, and to pilot new areas of technological growth, feeding back results to the business for commercialisation.
Work with external stakeholders, such as suppliers, forming strong relationships and maintaining oversight of any work to ensure in keeping with the companies standards, folding any supplier delivered work back into the overall solution.
Work with customer SMEs to ratify their specific requirements within the solution, highlighting anything that is deviating from the contract/solution proposal documentation, allowing for scope validation or upsell opportunities.
Work with Project Managers and planners to define the type and number of resources required to deliver the project and providing input into the key milestones and overall plan to hit deadlines.
Work as Technical Design Authority to validate documentation created by project teams and ensure it is consistent and competent.
Build and nurture relationships on multiple levels including where appropriate white-boarding presentations or workshops to inform technology roadmaps and designs.
Excellent documentation skills working to a recognised industry standard (High- and Low-Level Designs, Build Documents, Procedure Guides, Test Plans)
Have strong demonstrable experience across four streams and be an expert in one primary technology stream from the following:
o Private & Public Cloud Technical Architectures and best practices
o Cloud Migration Tooling (example Zerto, NetBrain, LiveOptics)
o Virtualisation (ideally VMWare) solutions and best practices
o Networking Design (WAN, LAN/Data Centre, Cisco, Nokia, F5)
o Firewalls, Check Point/ASA, IDS/IPS, Proxies (Clearswift, BlueCoat)
o Infrastructure Automation, Ansible, Python, Powershell, API integrations (example REST)
o Enterprise Management Tools, Splunk, Alteris, ELK
o Security products, solutions, and regulatory/compliance requirements eg, PCI DSS, Data Security, DDoS mitigation
o SANs, Enterprise or mid-range Storage and associated data management and recovery options
o Operating systems - (Windows flavours/Windows Clustering), Linux (RHEL/CentOS/Ubuntu)
o Backup solutions and technologies
o Disaster Recovery Designs, automation approaches, hands on experiences
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