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Cloud Solution Architect

August 3, 2022

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Job summary

You will join Trustmarque’s Cloud Centre of Excellence and carry out presales and post sales consultancy – and where occasionally required hands on delivery – and use your technical expertise to help customers migrate, adopt and innovate using cloud services, ensuring outcomes meet the highest technical and agile standards.

Accountabilities and main responsibilities

  • We expect our consultants to understand the client’s project aims and to offer professional and commercial insight to ensure client satisfaction in addition to technical detail.
  • We expect our consultants to be very self-sufficient when engaged in smaller assignments representing the company by themselves, always ensuring customer satisfaction through high quality work and outstanding client care.
  • We expect our consultants to be able to work as part of larger multi-skilled presales and delivery teams on more complex engagements, either leading or supporting those teams as appropriate. Good communication, collaboration and team-working skills are essential.
  • You will act as the SME on Public Cloud and related technologies for customers and sales teams. Strong experience in a multi-disciplined team is critical as is your ability to clearly communicate complex technology solutions to less specialist stakeholders.
  • You will be responsible for defining designs, tasks, scope and effort from customer engagements by way of proposals, presentations and statements of work.
  • You will be responsible to produce technical presales and post sales documents and other technical project related artefacts.
  • You will be involved in the qualification and bid process for new opportunities providing relevant technical input into the process.
  • You will work with sales teams within Trustmarque to uncover key opportunities and engage key customers to uncover and qualify cloud opportunities
  • You will have a full understanding of the concepts of the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and Well Architected Framework, and will be able to carry out customer workshops based on these concepts.

EXPERIENCE

Technical:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in IT consulting or engineering including at least 2 years’ supporting cloud-based infrastructure and / or applications
  • An in depth understanding of Public/Private/Hybrid Cloud solutions and experienced in integrating public cloud into traditional architecture models with a specific focus on Azure (skills in AWS also desirable)
  • Extensive experience in conducting Cloud Readiness / Migration / Planning Assessments observing, recording and integrating business and technical requirements into the assessments
  • Experience in evaluating existing data centre and digital / application strategies
  • Experience in conducting cloud service roadmaps, TCO analyses, security considerations as part of a wider Cloud Adoption Framework
  • Knowledge of the Azure Cloud Adoption Framework(s), Infrastructure-as-Code, Azure DevOps and deployment of infrastructure via Azure DevOps and associated methodology.

Projects:

  • Demonstrable experience in architecting large scale cloud migration projects/programmes
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve complex, multi-system problems
  • Extensive experience in architecting enterprise public cloud solutions
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness while generating Statements of Work and programme roadmaps.

Desired Certifications:

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Architect – Expert
  • Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Associate

 Other Requirements:

  • Have experience of stakeholder management within complex organisations
  • Be willing to work in multiple locations and prepared to travel up to 50%
  • Be a fast learner, ambitions, and comfortable working in high-pressure environments
  • Exhibit a proven track record of continually looking for ways to improve customer satisfaction
  • Consultative approach. You will be client facing and will need to be able to convey complex themes and ideas in clear and concise language
  • Assist and lead in the pre-sales / bid process for opportunities

About you:

Ideally you will be an experienced cloud architect looking to take the step up to presales and post sales consulting. You love a challenge both technically and from a business perspective and would love the opportunity to become a technical evangelist who drives opportunities though to delivery.

About Trustmarque

At Trustmarque, our vision is to enable organisations to harness the power of digital technology. For over 30 years, we have helped organisations in the public and private sectors to work smarter, run their business more effectively and unlock the value of their IT investments.

Our mission is to support our customers to buy and use innovative technology to positively impact local communities across the UK. We’re always evolving to keep up with the pace of change – to understand the technology solutions, licensing options and methodologies. Our customers come to us time and time again for collaborative transformation that helps them make better IT decisions for long-term success.

Our people are at the heart of our customer-centric business and we have company values which have been defined by our people – About us – Trustmarque. There’s never been a better time to join Trustmarque, we are growing and investing and you can play your part in influencing the future of IT in the UK.

One of our values is “be diverse and inclusive because we know that diversity of thought and experience positively benefits our ability to deliver work. We consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or reassignment, race, disability, religion or beliefs, age, or sexual orientation. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. During the application process, you’ll be given the option to share your personal characteristics and data with us. This helps us understand our candidate pool so we can do everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment process is fair and inclusive.

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Trustmarque colleagues who can work from home should do so. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Standard benefits

As well as competitive rates of pay, we offer 25 days holiday (rising to 27), 2 volunteering days and 1 personal day plus bank holidays.  We also provide a substantial benefits package which includes a company-matched pension, life assurance, the option to buy extra leave, a cycle2work scheme and more.

Trustmarque is an award-winning IT partner that delivers IT solutions allowing our customers to work smarter and more effectively. We simplify business, through a flexible and cost-effective approach that empowers organisations and their people. Giving honest, simple, and independent advice we help our customers to navigate an increasingly complex world of IT – and that’s exactly what you’ll do too, if you join our talented team here.

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