Customer Solution Architect - Bid - Basingstoke

Customer Solution Architect - Bid - Basingstoke

Basingstoke with some travel

£ Permanent with good benefits package

Customer Focus / Solutions Architect / Cloud Formation / Linux / Windows / MoD / Virtualisation / PKI / Storage / Backup

You should be able to:

  • Has demonstrable experience in the production of infrastructure design collateral in support of complex bids. This is to include the production of resource models, bill of materials and technical architecture documentation.

  • Has a solid and broad understanding and experience of designing and implementing major technical projects including public and private cloud solutions and transformation programmes utilising digital technologies.

  • Able to uncover underlying or unexpressed customer needs in complex, ambiguous situations.

  • Capable of leading/managing small/medium sized design teams responsible for producing compelling technical proposals while making appropriate solution/service trade-offs as necessary.

  • Has an up to date knowledge and understanding in the design of various Information and Communications Technologies which includes Linux/Windows operating systems and components, containerisation, infrastructure as code implementations, automation, virtualisation and storage, backup and archive.

  • Makes major decisions independently, acts on own judgement and in the face of opposition is prepared to take an unpopular stance when required.

  • Presents complex cases in a concise, highly articulate, persuasive and engaging manner.

  • Encourages others to input into plans for change; allows for creativity whilst maintaining realistic proposals.

Skills (not limited to:)

  • Technical Skills (SME at three or more of the following)

  • Virtualisation technologies.

  • Server physical architecture design including usage of System Architect (preferable).

  • Microsoft technology design and implementation.

  • Experience of creating cloud cost models and running cloud readiness assessments

  • Experience of working with enterprise IT and implementing hybrid cloud solutions

  • Automated infrastructure provisioning

  • Storage / backup and disaster recovery design and implementation

  • Exposure to cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud etc.

  • Cloud automation & Provisioning including OS Blueprints, Network Services, Catalog, Orchestration, Self Service Portal

  • KMS, Encryption Design

  • Impex - secure import export process to transfer objects between clouds at different security classifications

  • Hands on experience building solutions from cloud solution components using tools like CloudFormation, Ansible or Chef

  • DBaaS for SQL, MySQL, Postgres, MongoDB

  • VDI