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Job Ref:  203536709
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Birmingham
Post Code:  B12
10/10/2016 09:16
At SCC we empower our people and customers to excel and put excellence into action every day. Everyone who works here has the opportunity to inspire progress and realise ambitions.
We are SCC - great things happen when we work together.

SCC is Europe's largest independent IT infrastructure and Solutions business. As Managed Services Provider of the year 2015, we are the leading strategic partner to all major technology vendors. With over 5,000 employees across Europe, we support in excess of 5 million users across more than 2500 customers in 50 countries. We have even won awards and are in the Top 3 for UK Data Centre and Cloud Services.

Through our devotion to make IT work for our customers to improve the way they do business, there has over been a better time to join our highly effective, lean and fast-moving business. As a driver of innovation and opportunity, we are looking for talented individuals who want to accomplish ambitions we at SCC can make possible.

Compelling reason to apply:

The Data Centre Services (DCS) Solutions Architect is based in the SCH UK Services Data Centre division and will take a leadership role in the delivery of complex bid responses and programmes of work. While the DCS Solutions Architect will report into the Consultancy business, your daily activities will be working as a member of the Data Centre Services Operations Team.

The role requires a close working relationship with both the Business Development teams and the DCS Operations Team to understand and communicate the applicability of SCC DC Solutions to a prospective situation; and subsequently within projects to design and work as part of the DCS Operations Team to manage the overall architectural implementation.

SCC is the fastest growing division of Specialist Computer Holdings -Europe's largest independent IT services group. We supply computer hardware and services to small/medium sized commercial organisations, nationwide.

As a company with a rich track record of delivering flexible and cost effective managed services, working with both private and public sector clients, this position is suited to an already successful consultant who wants to be part of a vibrant and progressive business.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work with us. A rapidly expanding Microsoft Gold partner also partnered with Cisco, VMware, Symantec and Citrix, if you are looking for a organisation that offers an excellent working environment and some real scope for progression this could be the role for you.

Are you looking for ... a secure and stable career with longevity, recognition and opportunity? We can offer you exactly that. Our people are passionate, focussed, driven, determined, flexible and motivated and are richly rewarded for their commitment. If this sounds like what you¡¯re looking for, then we look forward to meeting you.

Main Duties:

- The role requires detailed design skills specific to the Data Centre arena complemented by an architecture level appreciation of all relevant complimentary technologies
- Ensure that customer solutions are delivered within budget to the quality standards required
- The ability to propose and design specific solutions to individual sets of customer requirements
- The individual will be required to develop new solutions in response to market trends in the Data Centre arena
- A good understanding of Data Centre policies, processes and compliance standards (e.g. ISO27001 and ISO2000) is essential
- Development and delivery of technology driven Data Centre presentations to both large audience seminars and project workshop environments
- Maintain knowledge of delivery methodologies and technology roadmaps
- Maintain a broad understanding of competitive products and services
- Maintain an in-depth knowledge of industry standards relevant to the role
- To adhere to all company policies and processes as communicated by line management in order to maintain corporate ISO accreditation levels
- To obtain and maintain technical accreditations as required by management in accordance with the guidelines provided by manufacturers and software vendors
- Act as a mentor and product champion in leading and developing other team members
- Form relationships with, and act as principal point of contact for appropriate supplier organisations
- Contribute to the overall Technical Strategic Direction of Data Centre services by working with the DCS Operations team and appropriate members of UK Services
- The architect will also look at the delivery aspects required to maintain the ongoing support of any new design and support the transition in to the SCH Data Centre to ensure the final solution is tested and compliant to DCS operations standards

Skills, knowledge and experience:

- Graduate or equivalent experience
- Highest level of Professional qualification in the chosen field
- 10 years plus relevant experience in the IT industry focused on delivering enterprise scale infrastructure solutions
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Experience in working with and defining delivery methodologies
- Extensive presentation experience
- An understanding of Project Management fundamentals
- Team player but with the ability to work unaided
- Professional appearance and manners
- Positive and constructive attitude in work related matters
- Strong hands-on technical capability
- Strong time management skills

Why work @ SCC?

We know that our people make us possible - and we reward hard work. As an SCC employee you will have access to a range of benefits, just for being part of the team.

As part of the Rigby Group PLC, We are able to offer inter-company privileges and corporate reward schemes to each of our people. Plus discounts and salary sacrifice options. In fact, our benefits make it easy for you to maintain an healthy work/life balance - and save a little bit of money along the way.

•Salary Sacrifice scheme: bicycles, mobile phones, childcare vouchers, emergency childcare service.
•Corporate Rewards Schemes
•Vehicle Partner programme
•Personal pension scheme
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