Technical Architect - Workplace
31st August 2018
£85000 - £120000
plus car/allowance & extensive benefits
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Technical Architect - Workplace Practice
UK Wide, (extensive travel is involved)
£85,000 - £120,000 plus Car/Allowance
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technical Architect to join a dynamic and rapidly expanding Workplace Consultancy Practice within a leading IT Service Provider, with a strong focus on Microsoft desktop and deployment technologies. The role will involve extensive travel throughout the UK.
Year-on-year they invest significantly in the development of both their teams and their services, covering technical and professional training, vendor accreditations and the creation of new and innovative services and solutions for their customers - keeping at the forefront of new & emerging technologies. People development is a core part of their culture, and many of their most senior consultants have progressed their careers through the ranks, supported by the exceptional training & development that is on offer.
This role is for a Technical Architect, who will deliver both pre and post sales technical consultancy to key customers, leading teams of consultants in delivery/implementation engagements, as well as providing pre-sales qualification, bid response and design to consultancy engagements. As a senior team member a Technical Architect has responsibility for providing technical leadership and direction to the team as well as providing guidance to internal and external customers in defining complex technical strategies with leading edge technologies. They will also have governance and assurance responsibilities, as well as influence over strategic direction and team development.
As a predominately client facing consultant you need proven skills in designing and implementing Microsoft desktop and deployment technologies to ideally both the private and public sectors throughout the UK.
Lead the technical elements of pre-sales responses
Host customer opportunity / strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
Complete and assure technical designs
Undertake individual consultancy assignments, analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data, recommending solutions
Technically manage the design and implementation of large scale, complex solutions
Ensure consultancy assignments are undertaken consistently and with quality, using Prince2.
Highlight all technical risks so that any exposure to commercial loss can be minimised.
Keep up to date with current and future market developments, competitors, technologies, products and strategies
Quality assure deliverables produced by team members to ensure consistency and accuracy within a multiple technology solution.
Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
Produce / update all assignment documentation
Define solutions, technologies and standards to blueprint best practice within the technology tower.
Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across the business
Build and enhance relationships with peers and the sales teams
Develop relationships with partners and vendors to enhance opportunities and capabilities for the practice
Provide thought leadership at a company and industry level
Mentor other consultants
The Ideal Candidate
Practical experience of using a consultancy framework / methodology
Extensive experience of presales, RFP responses and determining customer requirements
Ability to design complex technical solutions
Ability to deal with sensitive customer issues
Ability to provide input into bid, project and technical documents
Ability to input into business case development
Extensive presentation experience to large audiences
Extensive consultancy experience
Detailed product knowledge of the following technologies;
o Desktop deployment experience - enterprise deployments of Windows 10, 8.1 and 7
o Desktop configuration experience (ADK, MDT, creation of Task Sequences,) - Windows 10, 8.1 and 7
o Deployment Toolset(s) - System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch, SCCM 2012
o Desktop productivity suite configuration and deployment knowledge - Office 365 ProPlus, Office 2016, Office 2013, Office 2010
o Desktop security products knowledge - BitLocker or relevant disk encryption software / Security Compliance Manager (SCM) / security baselines for the client platform
o Directory Services - creation of group policy objects for desktop operating systems
o Scripting - PowerShell / VBScript
o Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) - App-V / MBAM
Microsoft Professional Qualifications - additional accreditations with other vendors desirable
Microsoft Active Directory and Windows Server knowledge
Intune and Enterprise Management Suite
MS Security Products - Windows Defender and Defender ATP
1E - Windows Servicing Suite, Nomad
Desktop virtualisation - Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, VMware View
OneDrive for Business
MS Exchange / Skype for Business
This is a chance to join the UK’s largest and most successful End User Practice with so much scope to fulfil your own career goals through an incredible programme of training development and opportunity. Don’t delay, send your CV for immediate consideration.
Remember, this role includes extensive travel (and nights away), so please don’t apply if you aren’t able to be flexible around this, as it is a core requirement for the post!