Solutions Architect

I am looking for a Solution Architect to join the Secure Infrastructure Domain team working for a large tech giant. This is a 6 month contract paying up to £450 a day. This is based in Reading but mainly on customers sites. 1 customer site in Cornwall and the other in the Leeds/Nottingham area.

Our mission is to drive customer success by making the market, championing and supporting consumption and providing full lifecycle support. As we transform our business to deliver on this mission we have a unique opportunity to enable our customers’ innovation and growth in a mobile first cloud first world. The Global Domains are aligned by technology to create agile delivery teams – Secure Infrastructure is the biggest of the five core technical domains that have been formed, we cover 20+ Products including Azure Infrastructure, Windows Server, Windows Client, System Centre, Hyper-V, VMM, Active Directory, Azure AD, Azure RMS, Devices & Application Management, Cyber, and Security & Identity.

The Services Solution Architect within the Global Domain organization is responsible for delivering high quality architectural solutions and business outcomes based on the Microsoft Platform. Demonstrating Deep knowledge of the Domain Solutions and offerings, capable of taking a lead role across the entire lifecycle of a project from pre-sales through design and delivery of the solution – the Services Solution Architect drives transformational results and realises business strategy.

Breadth infrastructure technologies, including: AD Consolidation, with Azure AD; End User Computing, based around the Microsoft stack, including Windows 10; Identity & MIM and RMS.
Planning you will define the project approach, deliverables and team model needed to deliver the desired outcomes/business benefit
Delivery you will provide leadership and technical assurance to ensure the solution implemented will perform as specified & deliver the expected benefits.
Customer facing and relationship skills as a senior member of the delivery team, you will be a primary point of solution and technical liaison with the customer team and senior stakeholders.

Ideally, you will have a breath of Microsoft solution experience, from Hybrid Cloud to Cloud Platforms, Management and Virtualisation technologies, Windows Client & Mobility transformations and Security & Identity consulting. You will have lead infrastructure projects from conception through to sign-off in enterprise organisations. This includes requirements gathering, definition of functional and non-functional specification, creation of the solution architecture, detailed design, migration design, test plan, solution development/build-out and piloting.

If you can bring…
10+ years professional development from the IT consulting, technology and solutions arena
Proven record of delivering business value from IT investment to various organizations (public, financial, retail etc.) while balancing strategic thinking with pragmatic operational delivery.
Executive presence and business acumen to win the hearts and minds of key stakeholders and business leaders. Become their trusted advisor.
Competitive understanding of Cloud, Business Analytics, Devices & Mobility, Platform and Productivity offerings and experience with the implementation/adoption


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