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Data Platform Pre-sales Architect

Location: UK - Birmingham, UK - London, UK - Hatfield, UK - Nottingham, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Manchester | Job-ID: 39281 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


UK wide travel
Flexible home location



Job Introduction
Computacenter are looking for a Pre-Sales Architect to help drive Data platform modernisation engagements.  with in-depth design and delivery capability of enterprise Data architectures and platform distribution software, traditional as well as cloud native capabilities across hyper scaler environments.

You will be responsible for driving “Data Platform and Database” conversations with expertise, articulate data driven messages and opinion that meets our Customers business requirements within their overall IT strategy. The role will also involve staying at the forefront of new technologies, working within a UK practice of 260 consultants.


Main Responsibilities

  • Work with line of business in relation to the creation and promotion of data focused customer propositions.
  • Technical point of contact in pre-sales and design of Data and database solutions on premises and within the cloud.
  • Technical ownership of design and delivery of solutions
  • Working closely with customers and internal stakeholders to ensure you understand their requirements, and drive solutions to meet their needs.
  • Oversee discovery and assessment tasks, gathering data to help architects design new platforms for our clients
  • Technical governance for quality of technical deliverables.
  • Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
  • Provide technical assurance as requested, for internal and external customers
  • Work as part of a team on larger solutions
  • Identify other Computacenter service and sales opportunities
  • Keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
  • Participate in training and conferences and maintain accreditations
  • Strong verbal communication skills 
  • Strong written skills, writes concise and clear pre-sales and design documentation


The Ideal Candidate

  • 3+ years’ experience of database & data warehouse pre-sales and design with a background of delivery and implementation related work around cloud and Data platforms
  • In depth knowledge of Cloud data centric IaaS and PaaS offerings across several cloud platforms.
  • Comfortable with presenting to internal and external audiences.
  • An ability to discuss and define the most appropriate data platform based on customer requirements.
  • Design experience in enterprise environments following best practices
  • Strong experience in traditional database ecosystems as well as native cloud capabilities
  • Experience in data security and compliance
  • Experience in data curation and migration within an enterprise environment


Technical areas

Understanding/Experience in the following technical areas are key for a successful application.

  • SQL to PaaS
    • AWS RDS
    • Azure SQL
    • GCP SQL
  • Data Warehouse
    • Snowflake (priority)
    • AWS Redshift
    • Azure Synapse
    • GCP BigQuery
  • NoSQL
    • MongoDB
    • AWS DynamoDB
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • GCP  BigTable
  • Oracle
    • GCP Cloud Spanner

Current information for our applicants

Business as usual? Not quite. Of course, the Corona crisis also presents us with major challenges.


However, we are broadly positioned across various industries, plan for the long term and have always been flexible in our approach to our customers, especially in times of crisis. Our core business is digitisation. We believe that this topic will continue to grow in importance for many companies in both public and private sectors.


That's why there are still areas of our business with clear hiring requirements – and we would like to bring talent like you on board! By the way, we have completely virtualised our application process and our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions.


We are still looking forward to getting to know you!



About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 16,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £5.05 billion (2019). We work at the heart of digitisation, advising organisations on IT strategy, implementing the most appropriate technology and managing our customers’ infrastructures.


We offer a friendly, open working environment without too much fuss about hierarchy. We are looking for professionals with diverse competencies, personalities and strengths who want to live our shared value of teamwork and performance.


Interested in joining a company with a strong sense of community?


We’re growing. We’re hiring. We encourage. We empower. We support.

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