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VMware Principal Consultant

Location: UK - Birmingham, UK - London, UK - Hatfield, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Manchester | Job-ID: 29525 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Job Introduction
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Consultant to join our dynamic and rapidly expanding Workplace Consultancy Practice within Computacenter, with a strong focus on workplace technologies. The role will involve extensive travel throughout the UK.
The Principal Consultant will deliver both pre and post sales technical consultancy to our customers, leading teams of consultants in delivery/implementation engagements as well as providing pre-sales qualification, bid response and design to consultancy engagements.
As a senior team member, the Principal Consultant has responsibility for providing technical leadership to the team and providing guidance to internal and external customers in defining complex technical strategies with leading edge technologies.
The role is customer facing and will require proven experience and knowledge in designing and implementing workplace technologies in both the private and public sector throughout the UK.
As the UK market leader, with over 55% of Windows enterprise migrations in the UK and the 3rd largest Windows migration partner globally, there are extensive development and training opportunities to aid career progression.


Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the technical elements of pre-sales responses
  • Host customer opportunity / strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
  • Provide technical governance of in-flight projects
  • Complete technical designs
  • Undertake individual consultancy assignments, analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data, recommending solutions
  • Technically manage the design and implementation of large-scale solutions
  • Highlight all technical risks so that any Computacenter's exposure to commercial loss can be minimised
  • Keep up to date with current and future market developments, technologies, product and strategies
  • Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
  • Identify other Computacenter service and sales opportunities
  • Mentor other consultants


The Ideal Candidate

  • Practical experience of using a consultancy framework / methodology
  • Extensive experience of presales, RFP responses and determining customer requirements
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • Ability to provide input into bid, project and technical documents
  • Presentation experience
  • Detailed product knowledge of the following technologies;
    • Modern management technologies – Microsoft Endpoint Manager, VMware Workspace ONE and Jamf Pro
    • Desktop deployment experience – enterprise deployments of Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 ESU / Apple macOS and iOS devices desirable
    • Desktop configuration experience (ADK, MDT, creation of Task Sequences,) – Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 ESU
    • Desktop productivity suite configuration and deployment knowledge – Office 365 ProPlus, and Office 2016
    • Desktop security products knowledge – BitLocker or relevant disk encryption software / Security Compliance Manager (SCM) / security baselines for the client platform
    • Directory Services – creation of group policy objects for desktop operating systems
    • Scripting – PowerShell / VBScript
    • Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) – App-V / MBAM
    • Microsoft Professional Qualifications – additional accreditations with other vendors desirable


Desired Skills

  • Microsoft Active Directory / Azure Active Directory and Windows Server knowledge
  • MS Security Products – Windows Defender and Defender ATP
  • 1E – Windows Servicing Suite, Nomad
  • Desktop virtualisation – Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, VMware Horizon and Horizon AppsOneDrive for Business
  • MS Exchange / Microsoft Teams
  • Ivanti – Application Manager and Environment Manager

About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services. We have about 16,000 employees worldwide who are accompanying our international customers on their path to digital transformation.


Our team of professionals serves corporate and government clients in a variety of industries. We support around 4.2 million users from our Global Service Desk. They are in more than 70 countries and speak 30 languages.


At our service desk locations, you can expect a dynamic, international and informal work environment with flexible work schedules and various offers for professional and personal development. Our informal atmosphere and the strong feeling of belonging makes you feel like being part of a great community.


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