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VDI Technical Architect

Location: UK - Birmingham, UK - London, UK - Reading, UK - Hatfield, UK - Nottingham, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Milton Keynes | Job-ID: 208680 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Life on the team


A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technology Architect to join our dynamic and rapidly expanding Workplace Practice within Computacenter, with a strong focus on Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Technologies. The role will involve travel throughout the UK. 
The Technology Architect will deliver both pre and post sales technical consultancy to our customers, leading teams of consultants in delivery/implementation engagements. This includes the design, implementation, and configuration of complex, large scale multi-platform-based solutions. In addition, the Technology Architect will provide pre-sales support to internal and external customers in defining complex technical solutions including costs. 


You will be responsible for providing technical leadership to the team and providing guidance to internal and external customers in defining complex technical strategies with leading edge technologies.


As a predominantly client facing role you need proven skills in a customer facing position, designing and implementing VDI End User Compute (EUC) solutions to corporate or public sector organisations. 



What you’ll do

  • Provide technical governance of in-flight projects
  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of complex technical solutions
  • Host customer opportunity / strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
  • Own and lead the creation of technical pre-sales responses and own the creation of costs
  • Own the remediation of inflight bids and projects where issues exist
  • Quality assure deliverables produced by team members to ensure consistency and accuracy within a single technology solution
  • Identify other Computacenter service and sales opportunities
  • Ability to support sensitive customer issues at a senior level
  • Ensure consultancy assignments are undertaken consistently and with quality, using Prince2 and Agile methodologies
  • Highlight all technical risks ensuring that Computacenter's exposure to commercial loss can be minimised
  • Keep up to date with current and future market developments, competitors, technologies, products and strategies 
  • Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across Computacenter
  • Develop relationships with partners and vendors to enhance opportunities and capabilities for the practice


What you’ll need

  • Leadership of solution design and costing experience
  • Experience of Architecture methodologies e.g. TOGAF
  • Detailed product knowledge of the following technologies;
    • Windows Azure Virtual Desktop
    • Windows 365
    • Citrix 
    • Associated certifications


Desired Technical Skills

  • Microsoft Modern Management (Co-managed or Intune managed) and Windows 11
  • Deployment Toolset(s) – Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Desktop security product knowledge – Microsoft Defender Suite
  • Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and Windows Server knowledge 
  • Microsoft 365 Suite
  • Apple Device Management - Jamf


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. 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.


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