SoftwareONE Consultant - Future Workplace in Wimbledon, United Kingdom
Global markets, increased competition, consumer expectations and mobile working; not only do these major trends have a big impact on how companies operate, they challenge the traditional role of IT. More than ever, CIOs and IT directors need to think and act strategically, provide agile IT services and champion innovation. These capabilities are essential for business growth and success.
At SoftwareONE, we understand the fast-paced demands of cross-border business. We work seamlessly between countries, cultures and languages. And our local presence complements our global capabilities.
SoftwareONE Technology Services help our customers to realise the value of their Software Portfolio Investment through Strategic Advisory Services, and supporting the customers’ business transformation with Delivery Services to provide a cloud-enabled future.
The SoftwareONE culture ensures that innovation and creativity is at the heart of everything we do.
Working in a team environment, theTechnology Services – Architect(“Architect”)will be responsible for providing technology consulting to external customers and internal project teams. The Senior Architect will be responsible for providing technical leadership and/or support in the creation and delivery of technology solutions designed to meet customers’ business needs and, consequently, for understanding customers’ businesses.
As a trusted advisor the Architect will create and maintain effective customer relationships so as to ensure customer satisfaction. The highly motivated individual will maintain knowledge of leading edge technologies and industry/market domain knowledge.
The Architect may provide account team support for complex projects/programs to include business and technical solutions throughout the pre-sales process and the planning, design, implementation and support to ensure the information technology (IT) solutions strategy and architecture alignment to the business strategy.
Roles & Responsibilities
Technology and business enablement advocate to advise the best practice methods in how to utilise IT to drive competitive advantage.
Provide expert guidance to customers, driving solution architecture, and ensuring solution strategy is optimally aligned with business strategy.
Ability to develop detailed project plans and work breakdown structures.
Ability to develop Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements to solution / technologies.
Create and implement a solution roadmap and select the right infrastructure and technology platform or product based on in-depth knowledge of one and broad knowledge of other technologies and/or alliance product landscape.
Able to independently complete solution implementation or application design deliverables.
Able to learn quickly, and keep pace with the rapid changes in the IT industry particularly in cloud and mobility.
Contribute to the pre-sales activities of the business development team and provide accurate and risk aware input into the estimating and planning processes
Production of high quality technical documentation (High / Low Level Design Documents)
Own and manage knowledge sharing within a community (e.g. team, practice, or project).
Ensure team members support knowledge sharing and re-use requirements of project.
Must obtain and maintain vendor certifications.
Experience and desire to work in a technology consulting environment that requires regular (60%) travel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Highly motivated and results oriented
3+ years of experience in a Systems Integrator or within a large organisation (>2000 users) implementing complex IT solutions
5+ years of customer interaction in a consultant, technical delivery or technical leadership role.
Must to be certified or working towards Microsoft Office 365 through “70-346: Managing Office 365 Identities and Requirements and 70-347: Enabling Office 365 Services”
Expert knowledge in one and Advanced knowledge of at least two in the following technology areas
Cloud solutions (Public, Private, Hybrid)
Business Productivity (SharePoint, Skype for Business, OneDrive, SharePoint, Teams)
Exchange & Messaging Technologies
Network and Advanced Security in Office 365
Mobility and WAN
Desirable skills to have experience around the following:
Enterprise Mobility & Security (EM+S)
SCCM & Intune
Skype for Business (Unified Communications & Enterprise Voice)
Will have experience from all phases of the development lifecycle and of formal approaches to development (Agile, MSF), project management (Prince II, PMP) and service management (ITIL).
Solid problem solving skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong business acumen.
Excellent presentation skills as you will be required to present to customers and at conferences.