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Technical Architect

Location: UK - Mobile England | Job-ID: 86319 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting



A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical Architect to join our dynamic and rapidly expanding Workplace Practice within Computacenter, with a strong focus on desktop and deployment technologies. The role will involve extensive travel throughout the UK.


The Technical 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 Technical Architect will provide pre-sales support to internal and external customers in defining complex technical solutions.

As a senior team member, the Technical Architect 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.

As a predominately client facing role you need proven skills in a customer facing position, designing and implementing Microsoft, Apple, Google and VMWare desktop, virtualisation and deployment technologies to corporate or public sector organisations.

As the largest cross-platform Microsoft deployment partner in Europe, we aim to be the leading IT provider, yet we’re a company with a family feel. One where you’ll be given the autonomy and support to get things done and deliver for our customers. Where open and straightforward people share a winning mind-set. Where you and your personal ambitions will matter. Where you’ll be inspired by innovation, recognised for your contribution and constantly challenged to try something new. There are extensive development and training opportunities to aid career progression.


Role and Responsibilities

  • Own and lead the creation of technical pre-sales responses and own the creation of costs
  • Create business cases
  • Negotiating skills
  • Host customer opportunity / strategy meetings, including presenting solutions from a commercial and business perspective
  • Provide technical governance of in-flight projects
  • 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 lead the design and implementation of complex technical solutions
  • Experience in supporting infrastructure technologies
  • Excellent communication and consultancy skills both written and oral
  • Ability to support sensitive customer issues at a senior level
  • Undertake individual consultancy assignments, analysing customer requirements, gathering and analysing data, recommending solutions
  • 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
  • Keep certificates up to date and gain additional certificates determined by the business’s priorities
  • Produce / update all assignment documentation
  • Identify other Computacenter service and sales opportunities
  • Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders across Computacenter.
  • Build and enhance relationships with peers and Computacenter's sales force (Account Managers, Client Directors, Sales Specialists)
  • Develop relationships with partners and vendors to enhance opportunities and capabilities for the practice


Key Skills

  • Leadership of solution design and costing
  • Experience of Architecture methodologies e.g. TOGAF
  • Detailed product knowledge of the following technologies;
    • Desktop deployment experience – enterprise deployments of Windows
    • Desktop configuration experience (ADK, MDT, creation of Task Sequences,)
    • Deployment Toolset(s) – System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Microsoft Intune
    • Desktop productivity suite configuration and deployment
    • Desktop security products knowledge – BitLocker and Microsoft Defender Suite
    • Directory and Network Services – creation of group policy objects for desktop operating systems
    • Scripting – PowerShell / VBScript
    • Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) – App-V / MBAM
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate
  • Knowledge of at least 5 of the desired skills


Desired Skills

  • Microsoft Managed Desktop
  • Microsoft Active Directory and Windows Server knowledge
  • 1E – Nomad
  • Desktop virtualisation – Citrix Workspace, VMware Horizon, Azure Virtual Desktop
  • Microsoft 365 Suite
  • Google Enterprise and Google for Education
  • VMWare Workspace One
  • 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, 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?


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