|Job Ref:||204432355||Employer:||cv-library.co.uk||Job Type:||Permanent||Country:||United Kingdom||County/State:||London||City:||City of London||Address:||Post Code:||WC1A||Salary:||£65000 - £75000/annum + Bonus + Benefits||Post Date:||10/10/2016 09:16|
Pre Sales, PreSales Architect/Design - Data Centre Solutions, Cisco UCS, VMWare, EMC|
£65,000 to £75,000 + Bonus + Benefits
One of the UK's global systems integration and managed services organisations providing solutions and services in the Cloud, Unified Communications, Converged Infrastructure and Security sectors is seeking a Pre Sales Architect, Presales Design, Designer with experience in designing and/or implementing complex data centre and virtualisation solutions to meet customer requirements. The candidate will work within the Pre-Sales team to support them in winning complex Data Centre, Cloud, Hybrid Cloud and Virtualisation solutions.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
> Architect multi-year Data Centre and Cloud Vision & Roadmaps.
> Working with the account team to build a pipeline of transformational opportunities across products and solutions.
> Provide technical thought leadership for the account's CTO, enterprise architects, application developers, engineering and operations teams.
> Elicit customer requirements and demonstrate credibility and technical leadership across a range of technologies with a focus on Cisco UCS, EMC, Microsoft and Riverbed.
> Demonstrate a broad knowledge of complimentary products relating to data centre security, network optimisation and general network technologies.
> Design leading network, storage and cloud solutions to meet the customer's business requirements.
> Produce technical proposal documentation to articulate the business and technical benefits of the solutions being proposed.
> Produce accurate bills of materials to support the technical designs including hardware, software and licensing.
> Produce functional design documentation for handover to engineering teams.
> Produce (in conjunction with Project Management) Scope of Work documentation and Resource Schedules for each design and project.
> Maintain industry knowledge and to work with sales and marketing to communicate trends to internal and external audiences.
> Drive development and communication of the Company's product sets (Cisco, Riverbed, EMC and Microsoft).
Essential Skills & Experience
~ Proven ability and more than 5 years' experience designing and/or implementing complex data centre and virtualisation solutions to meet customer requirements
~ Excellent knowledge of EMC, Cisco UCS, Riverbed and Microsoft Hyper V/Cloud solutions
~ Proven experience of interfacing with a range of people from executive to technical
~ Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, negotiation and presentation skills
~ Excellent consultative skills
~ Ability to drive sales within DC practice
Desirable (not essential) Skills & Experience
RTSS and either RCSA or RCSP in at least 3 of Riverbed's technical competencies.