Technical Architect - MS / Design / VMware / HTTP

Job Title: Technical Architect - MS / Design / VMware / HTTP
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £450 - £550 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 17367
Contact Name: Ellie Walker
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 08, 2022 12:04

Job Description

As the Technical Architect you will be responsible for the design, implementation and integrity of complex customer solutions for a financial sector client. 

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a combination of deep level technical understanding in hosted IAAS, aligned with the consultancy skills required to guide and inspire customers and lead delivery teams.

What you'll be doing
  • Assist in the pre-sales process to ensure designs fulfil both customer requirements and operational efficiency goals.
  • Work within project teams as a Technical Lead on solution design, deployment, and support transition.
  • Work closely with remote delivery and operational teams within the client.
  • Be an ongoing technical design authority for larger customers after go-live (TDA)
  • For named TDA accounts, integrate into the customer design and architecture boards/forums.
  • Consult with new and existing customers to deliver value added technical and professional services such as capacity planning, security audits, performance optimisation, customer premise deployments and migrations.
  • Create and maintain design documentation for internal and external use.
  • Fulfil occasional out of hours responsibilities to support project implementation (e.g. migrations).
  • Maintain technical competencies across a wide-ranging set of data centre and Internet technologies.
  • Employ soft skills to assist in creating a positive experience for the customer.
  • Following training, be an authority on all the clients technical products and services.
  • Ensure time spent on customer engagements is in-line with the services sold, highlighting any misalignment to the management team.

Architectural, design and delivery expertise of:
  • Core VMware product set in both single and multi-tenanted environments
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP
  • L4-7 Load balancing and SSL Offload (preferably NetScaler/F5 platforms)
  • SAN, NAS & ISCSI technologies (preferably NetApp and/or Dell EMC)
  • Deep level knowledge of common protocols; HTTP/S, DNS, CIFS, NFS
  • Firewall setup and administration (preferably FortiGate, Palo Alto)
  • MS Windows 10, Server 2016 and 2019, including Clustering and AD
  • Working knowledge of at least one UNIX/LINUX OS (preferably Redhat)
  • High level understanding of MS-SQL, Oracle, MS-Exchange, Apache, Tomcat, Windows Media Server, IIS, VDI/Citrix
  • Microsoft Office and Visio
 Desirable Skills
  • Azure Public Cloud knowledge and related cloud technologies
  • Microsoft 365 technologies
  • Design principles of WAN topologies and routing
  • Experience of working within a professional services consultancy environment or managed service provider.

You shoudl currently hold, or willing to complete SC & DV Clearance checks where required. Hold a valid UK Driving Licence, or willingness and ability to travel is essential.

This role is inside IR35

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