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Solutions Architect

  • Location: Ireland
  • Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Cloud & Infrastructure
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My Duiblin based client is a leading IT services organisation delivering cloud, end-to-end IT Solutions, and IT Managed Services to Education, Energy & Utilities, Health, Public and Private sector organisations. They are now looking for an experienced Solutions Architect to join their growing team.

As the Solutions Architect you will perform a key role, working to apply internal and 3rd party partner technology and service offerings to meet the technical and business objectives of a diverse range of new and existing customers. You will work closely with the Sales Service Delivery teams to identify, qualify and pursue new business opportunities, drawing on internal and wider solutions experience to support architectural and strategic initiatives within new and existing customer accounts.

You will establish and maintain an excellent relationship with their customers and colleagues alike and will operate in a trusted strategic advisor role, will be an influencer with leadership skills, effective in engaging with customers, colleagues and suppliers at different levels to develop information strategy and future technology and business roadmaps.

The successful candidate will possess experience of complex bid environments and processes and of all stage of the solutions lifecycle from sales qualification, solutions design and approval, contract negotiation to transition into service delivery is required.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable track record of success in the design and delivery of complex integrated technical and service solutions and the following competencies;

  • Experience of working in a Sales support role to build a pipeline in target accounts & ensure that Capita is positioned appropriately to engage successfully on identified and qualified opportunities. Development and maintenance of a comprehensive understanding of IT market trends, products, services and propositions across technical disciplines, for example IT, Network and Applications, and sectors, for example Public, Private, Commercial, Third Sector and Financial Services.
  • Drafting of detailed functional and technical specifications.
  • Identification of functional requirements and definition of high level IT strategies and based on consulting practices and methods.
  • Design and delivery of proof of concepts.
  • Solutions development and capability positioning in formal proposal form in response to RFI/RFP/ITTs.
  • Estimation and costing of resources and effort required to deliver identified service requirements.
  • Development of strong and effective relationships with senior business stakeholders within key customer accounts.
  • Effective time management and prioritisation
  • Experience of fulfilling a Technical Design Authority role on programmes and projects providing technical governance and input and guidance to aligned project teams to maintain standard of capability and delivery
  • Delegation of work appropriately and effectively to technical & downstream resources and management to successful completion.

Essential Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar role
  • Server and storage hardware architectures and solutions
  • IT Infrastructure Consolidation and optimisation
  • Virtualisation
  • Cloud Services - IaaS, PaaS & Private/Public Cloud
  • Mail, Messaging and collaboration
  • Operating Systems (Server & Client)
  • Systems Management & Monitoring solutions

Capita IT Resourcing is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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