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Discovery & Migration Principal Consultant

Location: UK - Birmingham, UK - London, UK - Hatfield, UK - Manchester, UK - Nottingham, UK - Reading, UK - Leeds | Job-ID: 14043 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


UK-wide travel required
Flexible home-working



Job Introduction

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced discovery Consultant to join Computacenter’s dynamic and rapidly expanding Consultancy Practice. The successful individual will work on a variety of customer projects engaging with the business stakeholders and supporting ISVs as required.

Joining this exciting team will open opportunities for you to contribute to both our business and our propositions; we believe Computacenter provides unrivalled scope to advance your career and develop your professional skills.



Main Responsibilities    

  • Definition and identification of customer data sets required to be harvested and analysed
  • Definition and discovery of key infrastructure, technical and application / service attributes  
  • Discovery processes definition and adoption. Ongoing updates and applicability assessment.
  • Tool selection and ongoing knowledge management:  
    • Proof of concept testing.     
    • Vendor liaison and updates on features, capability, licensing
  • Supporting the identification, and interviewing of customer / business stakeholders, such as:-     
    • Application owners, architecture, development and management teams
    • Infrastructure owners, architecture, support and management teams
    • Service management teams
    • Business unit stakeholders
    • End user teams
    • 3rd party vendors / ISVs
    • Other subject matter experts
  • Evaluating customer stakeholder support and buy-in to project objectives and escalating where required  
  • Assist in the creation and execution of stakeholder and communications maps and planning
  • Defining and enforcing customer and project escalation processes in relation to discovery activities
  • Working in a partnership ethos, both with Computacenter project teams and customer stakeholders  
  • Enforcement and adherence to project scope and objectives, including being accountable for time, cost and quality of own delivery areas
  • Feeding into and delivering subsequent transformation and migration design and planning stages  
  • In-house Team training, in tool and process use
  • Assistance with the development of the Computacenter discovery framework



The Ideal Candidate

  • Understanding of business applications how they are linked to form services, and the associated business constraints such as:
    • Criticality / importance of applications / services to a business 
    • Business impact ratings of loss of an application / service
    • Outage windows of applications
    • Potential mitigation strategies to minimise impact and outage of applications / services during migration / transformation of supporting infrastructure
  • Understanding of technical and application discovery tools and manipulation / interpretation of exported / output data (examples:-. BMC Discovery (ADDM), IBM TADM, HPe Universal Discover, CloudScape, VMware VROps, Lanamark, etc.)  
  • Breadth of understanding across both technical and business areas
  • Able to ascertain and document a high level of understanding for IT applications / services architecture and supporting data flows and protocols through interviewing, documentation reviews and discovery tools data
  • Experience and working knowledge of the following principles and methodologies:- 
  • ITIL
  • Prince 2   
  • Product based planning   
  • Dependency planning and management   
  • Risk assessment   
  • Stakeholder management   
  • Project planning and associated project management tools and controls such as RAID   
  • 6 ‘R strategies for migrating applications to the Cloud


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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