Cloud Solutions Architect (Pre Sales)

  • Award winning IT Consultancy
  • Large Enterprise Cloud Projects
  • €90k - €105k base + 10% bonus + health + pension
  • Ireland or UK based - remote!

Our client is a well established and successful IT services company, working in the Irish and UK market. Due to the continued growth and success of the business, particularly within the Cloud space, they have an opening for an experienced Cloud Solutions Architect.

In this role you will work alongside a multi-disciplined team of Strategy, Project Management, Digital Transformation and Technology professionals to deliver best of breed solutions to their customers.

Key experience required :

  • 3+ years of strong experience in design and architecture of cloud solutions with at least one of the following cloud environments: Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • 5+ years of experience in a Professional Services organisation in Solution Architect/ Senior Technical role.
  • Exceptional customer facing skills, this is not a hands on delivery role, but more a pure architecture/presales/consulting type role

What you get to do in this role:

  • Work with sales to develop new digital services opportunities and build customer relationships within existing and new customer accounts.
  • Assess the current state of customers’ infrastructure, develop strategies and road map for improvement and advise in further securing the customers’ cloud and/or physical environments and interaction with their on-premise infrastructure.
  • Conduct flight plan assessments
  • Provide complex technical advice, recommendations and consultancy on infrastructure, products and services supplied.
  • Lead brainstorming sessions to develop potential solutions for business needs or problems.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements.
  • Identify areas where IT can support business needs and goals for the customers.
  • Work with business units to develop IT strategies and to improve current IT implementations.
  • Work with product and delivery teams to develop scalable solutions and products.
  • Communicate and consult with clients and internal stakeholders to develop appropriate solutions.
  • Peer review of technical solutions and documentation.
  • Be a “trusted expert advisor” when needed - maintaining detailed industry knowledge.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching for Digital Services team members where appropriate.
  • Manage Design Authorities engagement and Technical Roadmaps with our Managed Service clients
  • Collaborate with peers in Sales, Delivery and C&C teams to deliver great customer experience.

In order to be successful in this role, they need someone who has:

  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical IT deliverables
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
  • Good commercial awareness
  • A proactive and agile approach
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills – both written and oral
  • Strong business, commercial and risk management awareness with proven ability in the application of technical design governance
  • Ability to work on multiple customer engagements in parallel and prioritise appropriately
  • In your work, you adopt a customer/ results-oriented approach and you demonstrate strong interpersonal skills: able to lead a team, work under pressure and flexible.
  • A positive can-do approach and attitude
  • The ability to work independently and with relatively little oversight; good self-motivation.

Experience / Qualifications

  • Holding a bachelor’s degree or higher and having a technical background. Degrees in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Information Security or related.
  • Technical consultancy experience covering a variety of clients, a formal solution design and development methodology, formal project lifecycle experience, and experience of leading the technical design and implementation of a few significant projects.
  • 3+ years of strong experience in design and architecture of cloud solutions with at least one of the following cloud environments: Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • 5+ years of experience in a professional’s services organisation in solution architect/ senior technical role.
  • Relevant IT certifications.
  • TOGAF, ITIL and cloud certifications such as CCSP, AWS or Microsoft Azure are a plus.

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Chris  Pelow does  Systems & Cloud Dublin

Systems & Cloud Dublin

[email protected]
+353 87 624 3035