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Solutions Engineer (Cloud / Hybrid Datacentre Design) - Yorkshire

Solutions Design / Architecture
Ref: 492 Date Posted: Wednesday 13 Feb 2019
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Role:  Solutions Engineer (Cloud / Hybrid Datacentre Design)

Location: Leeds with some UK travel

Salary: £competitive basic salary + Comprehensive Employee Benefits

A leading supplier of IT Solutions and Services requires a Solutions Engineer to provide strategic and technical leadership of transition of IT services and infrastructure into Group infrastructure. 

Leading and providing input into the design, planning and execution of the smooth transition.

Main Responsibilities:

Leading and taking ownership in IT project delivery activities, including:

  • Design and support the merging of IT infrastructures
  • Carry out design reviews and enhance processes to provide optimal and cost-efficient design and delivery
  • Act as Senior Technical Ambassador and Technology Solution Lead
  • Site visits to datacentres and Customer premises as part of solution design/commission
  • Develop solutions that consider future proofing, maintainability and cost effectiveness
  • Provide coaching and support for the Projects and Network Engineers
  • Planning the decommission of retired services / systems
  • Leading business level discussions remotely and face to face with Technical and Non-Technical Exec / Senior Leadership team 
  • Ensuring approved procedures and security policies which includes change control are followed
  • Lead and plan for knowledge transfer and training across teams as required

Key Skills:

7+ years infrastructure support experience of which at least 2/3 years commercial experience at Technical Lead level to include the following:

  • Advanced technical knowledge of cloud and hybrid datacentre designs, environments and infrastructure
  • Authoritative in technical architecture design
  • Microsoft Windows 2016 and previous solution design, Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and previous solution design, Microsoft Exchange 2016 and previous solution design
  • Microsoft Azure / Office 365 Design/migration
  • VMware Infrastructure solution design.
  • Storage technology competence and solution design
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to manage & plan deployments to teams of technical engineers to lead the delivery of the solution to the end user
  • Understanding of Networking (TCPIP, LAN, WAN, WLAN) Inc. Telephony Systems (ISDN, PSTN)
  • Able to achieve Security Clearance (SC or above)