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CNAP Infrastructure Architect Pre-Sales

Location: UK - Mobile England | Job-ID: 148461 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


Developer Velocity – CNAP Infrastructure Architect Pre-Sales
Computacenter Group Professional Services (GPS) 
Group Professional Services encompasses Consultancy in the UK & France together with the Project practices across the UK, France and Germany. We are made of up of over 1,000 skilled practitioners with deep expertise across core infrastructure technologies and industry standard architecture and project management methodologies. 


All roles within Computacenter GPS will: 
•    Actively maintain skills with current and future market developments, technologies, product and Computacenter strategies. 
•    Build and enhance relationships with peers, Computacenter's Account Teams and Partners 
•    Act in accordance with Computacenter Information Security Policies and report any potential or actual security events or other security risks to the organisation 
What the role is: 
As a Developer Velocity Architect, you will deliver pre-sales and technical consultancy to our customers helping them leverage cloud native technologies, with a focus in the areas of container platforms, software containerisation, CI/CD and DevOps adoption.  As a predominantly customer facing role, you’ll need proven skills in a customer facing position, designing and implementing complex solutions to corporate or public sector organisations. This role is UK based and will involve travel to Computacenter and client sites across the United Kingdom.  


Where you’ll fit in: 
 You’ll be part of a Practice, within the UK Professional Services function, supporting the business in either project or consultancy lead engagements.  
•    You’ll have clear areas of accountability and will be given appropriate autonomy to lead customer engagements. 
•     You’ll also form part of a wider community of consultants and will have the opportunity to actively contribute to initiatives either specifically aligned to team, community or wider Practice. 
 You will have sound generic, domain and specific knowledge necessary to perform effectively in the business and take action to develop own knowledge
What you’ll do:  
•    You will be responsible for influencing and shaping DevOps, CI/CD and cloud container native solutions during customer engagements.
•    To take advantage of this opportunity you will need to be a highly technical individual with solid presales capability as a Technical Designer, Solution Lead or Architect with the ability to transform and enhance client vision and outcomes into a winning solution.
•    Provide qualification of solutions approach and produce engagement documentation for internal and external consumption 
•    Provide thought leadership for, peers, the Practice, internal clients, our customers and partners  
•    Provide opportunity-specific Technical Assurance, Quality Assurance, Governance & Customer 
•    Satisfaction of pre and post sales consultancy engagements  
•    Responsible for building, maintaining and enhancing Consultancy delivery capability for a specific technical portfolio 
•    Host customer meetings to understand and articulate technical strategy and business impact for the company and customer 
•    Maintain an active and engaged technical community across the whole Practice in support of relevant area of expertise 
•    Maintain a high level of industry awareness through training and self-development, provide both market and technical evaluation of emerging technologies 


Ideal candidate: 

•    Has defined authority and accountability for actions and decisions within a significant area of work, including technical, financial and quality aspects.  
•    Establishes organisational objectives and assigns responsibilities. 
•    Initiates influential relationships with internal and external customers, suppliers and partners at senior management level, including industry leaders.  
•    Makes decisions which impact the work of employing organisations, achievement of organisational objectives and financial performance. 
•    Has a broad business understanding and deep understanding of own specialism(s).  
•    Performs highly complex work activities covering technical, financial and quality aspects. 
•    Creatively applies a wide range of technical and/or management principles. 
•    Is fully familiar with recognised industry bodies of knowledge both generic and specific.  
•    Actively seeks out new knowledge for own personal development and the mentoring or coaching of others.  
•    Develops a wider breadth of knowledge across the industry or business. Applies knowledge to help to define the standards which others will apply. 
•    Demonstrates clear leadership. Communicates effectively at all levels to both technical and nontechnical audiences. 
•    Understands and communicates industry developments, and the role and impact of technology in the employing organisation.  
•    Promotes compliance with relevant legislation and the need for services, products and working practices to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. 
•    Takes the initiative to keep both own and colleagues' skills up to date.  
•    Takes a leading role in promoting security throughout own area of responsibilities and collectively in the organisations.
•    Experience of successfully operating in the pre-sale’s environment in a Service or Consultancy organisation.
•    Leading on the technology solution for RFI, RFP or bid responses delivering creative, engaging bid collateral.
•    Solution design or enterprise architecture expertise delivering large scale technology projects.
•    Proven experience of leading technically complex projects throughout the complete IT lifecycle.
•    Proven experience in Digital Transformation, Enterprise Application Integration solutions, COTS based applications and bespoke application delivery
•    Evidence of championing or leading on innovation
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills - and be able to communicate effectively with Senior Management, Business Users and Technical staff
•    You must be comfortable in client-facing events, presenting or supporting your Computacenter colleagues
•    Leading workshops or assessments for customers to present the joint Computacenter Digital Power and DevOps value and strategy.
•    A strong influencer, with a wide range of styles, having ability to build good working relationships with delivery partners and all levels within the organisation
•    You must be able to harness talent from across the Computacenter Professional Services to generate solution collateral including reference architecture and high-level technology patterns & designs which prioritise customer value
•    Your experience will enable you to tap into your innate knowledge to rapidly qualify opportunities and to provide qualified sizing’s
•    Whilst technology must be a passion, so should the desire to improve our services; contribution & ownership of standards and methods to build robust, repeatable, measurable practices will be central to this role
•    Significant experience in positioning the business benefits of DevOps Solutions into SMC and Enterprise.
•    Work closely with our DevOps Solution Lead and Sales Specialist(s) to our clients understand the application and benefits of using DevOps practices to establish Cloud Native capabilities across multiple infrastructure platforms, and how Computacenter services can help accelerate the delivery of these benefits.
•    Any major public cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP) certifications are a bonus.
•    Any DevOps or SRE related certifications are also a bonus.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate expertise and real-world experience in a wide range of container native, cloud native and DevOps technologies and approaches. As this a presales role the successful candidate must a good understanding of this technology to be able to demonstrate the required analytical and methodical approach with great problem-solving skills.
The following area are to be considered:
•    Experience of working as part of a DevOps practitioners.
•    Experience of working within Agile project frameworks like Scrum, Kanban or Lean Software Development.
•    DevOps Tooling experience (Automation, Orchestration, CI/CD, Testing etc.)
•    Knowledge or experience in at least one of the following (AWS, Azure, GCP, VMware, OpenStack)
•    Container native technologies and ecosystem experience (Runtimes, orchestrators, CNI, CSI)
•    An understanding of Operating Systems (Unix, Windows)
•    An understanding of OS Scripting (Shell, PowerShell, Bash, Javascript, Go)
•    An understanding of Agile Delivery approaches
•    An understanding of one or more K8S/Container Platforms - Tanzu (TKG, TMC, TAS or a related distribution e.g. Red Hat OpenShift, EKS, AKS, GKE)
•    An understanding of Container GitOps (ArgoCD, Tekton, Helm)
•    Awareness of Config Automation - Ansible, Chef, Puppet
•    Knowledge of Hashicorp Terraform
•    Knowledge of and experience with an associated platform (e.g. Github, Gitlab, BitBucket)
•    An understanding of Application Development (Java, .NET, Python, PHP, C++)
•    An understanding of Development Frameworks (Spring, Angular, .NET Core)


Current information for our applicants

We have made our application and recruitment process virtual, we are excited to bring talent like you on board to join our growing teams within Computacenter. Our recruiters remain available to you should you have any questions. We are looking forward to getting to know you!


About us

Computacenter is a leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with about 18,000 employees worldwide and a global revenue of £6.7 billion (2021). 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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