Job Title: Lead Solutions Architect
Location: Fully Remote
Salary/Rate: £750-£850 Per Day Inside IR35
Start Date: 22/10/2021
Job Type: Contract

We have a great opportunity with one of our clients they are currently looking for an experienced Lead Solutions Architect.

The post holder will be single face for customer and leading a team of SMEs and architects. Excellent experience with data centre migration programmes and responsible for end to end solution design and architecture for complex engagement. Able to demonstrate and excellent knowledge on Dell VxRail HCI and VMware technologies, VRA, storage and network including NSX etc. Knowledge on application components and able to drive the move group creation to enable the migration activities.
The post holder will use specialist knowledge and proven in-depth experience in the various aspects of infrastructure technology and technical governance of complex, high value transformational programmes and projects within a highly complex and politicised multi-vendor large programme setting in order to deliver the programmes’ benefits in full.

Job Responsibilities/Objectives

-Front end customer technical interaction and own end to end data centre infrastructure solution cutting across various technologies
-To be responsible to create a solution for the transformation and evangelise the same within the design authority for progressing to the next steps.
-To assist Program Director to come up with Project charter and BOM/high level infra pricing.
-To finalise infra solution and produce design documents.
-To liaise with OEM vendors to finalise the options meeting customer’s business requirements and help Program team in pricing negotiations.
-To mentor, track and guide various infra designers, technicians and engineers engaged in the project in order for them to deliver the assigned work as per the project need.
-To provide design and implementation assurance to the customer that the solution is fit for the purpose and the implementation meets all success criteria.
-To facilitate the Program Manager and PMO to create the Program plan consisting of technical activities, Change Request, mitigation plan of risks, addressing issues and options optimising the timelines and cost.
-To provide technical management and thought leadership for the overall success of the program.
-To ensure Traceability of requirements through design, implementation and testing phases of the project.

Required Skills/Experience
The ideal candidate will have the following:

-About 10-15 years of total experience with 5 years of relevant experience performing various roles in Infra architecture and solution with TOGAF certification.
-Deep understanding of the Customer Strategy and Business Requirements
-Experience translating Business Requirements into Technical Requirements
-Hands on experience in DC Migration projects migrating IT Assets (Servers, Storage, Network) from one data centre to another.
-Should have through understanding about Converged and hyper converged environment
-Deep understanding on various aspects of technology such as:
-Data centre migration.
-Data centre build and implementation
-Design governance
-Dell VxRail HCI compute
-Dell storage & backup
-IBM P series AIX
-Servers (UNIX and Wintel)
-Consolidation and Virtualization
-VMware suite, vRealise suite
-Network (LAN and WAN)
-Disaster Recovery/BCP
-Database (Oracle/SQL/DB2 etc)
-Tooling and automation
-Detail and high-level designing experience across multiple technologies
-Excellent ability to manage vendors (especially non IT related vendors)
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills to effectively present findings and reports at the local and senior business management level
-Strong technical background in one of the core IT Infrastructure areas like Platform/Network/Database (L3 or above)
-Ability to understand and design the business resilience and data centre strategies for customers across technology.
-Deep understanding about the build-up of a Data centre. Should have been part of at least a couple of Data Centre builds.
-Ability to perform independently consulting assessment reviews and assisting client organisation with development, execution and testing of overall solution.
-Intimate knowledge and understanding of the methods used in performing risk analysis and business impact analyses
-Good overall understanding of IT infrastructure design, IT operations, Data centre maintenance, Vendor co-ordination, Voice & Data Network setups, Application development and End User computing areas in order to review and assist in the preparation of recovery procedures in these areas.
-Experience in maturing independent programs and delivering them, independently.
-Ability to calculate DC Power and Cooling requirements based on IT infrastructure design plans
-Deep understanding of DC facility related setups of Fire Prevention, Physical Security Monitoring devices, Access Control setups, Surveillance setups through Audio and Video setups, Electrical build out etc.
-Knowledge on Structured cabling design and implementation
-Deep understanding of DC operations and ability to define SLA’s, handle sudden change requests, handle rollback requirements etc.
-Knowledge and experience in Public Cloud is not mandatory but will be considered an added plus, preferably in Cloud/No Cloud decision making, preferred Cloud destination selection, Public Cloud landing zone design for the workloads and conceptual planning for Cloud migration

Contact Information
If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply now with your updated CV in word/PDF format.

Disclaimer
Notwithstanding any guidelines given to level of experience sought, we will consider candidates from outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies.

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