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Data Protection Principal Consultant

Location: UK - Reading, UK - London, UK - Nottingham, UK - Manchester, UK - Edinburgh, UK - Milton Keynes 2 (old) | Job-ID: 34145 | Contract type: Standard | Business Unit: IT Consulting


UK-wide travel required
Flexible home-working


Job Introduction
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Principal Consultant to join our dynamic and rapidly expanding Consultancy Practice within Computacenter, focusing on Data Protection technologies along with a good understanding of datacentre migration. The role can be based from any of our offices and will involve regular UK wide travel. The Principal Consultant will assist with Presales and Design consultancy to our customers, designing appropriate solutions and leading, contributing and winning bids, and working on delivery projects.

Computacenter are looking for a resource with an in-depth presales, design and delivery understanding of Data Protection solutions including, but not limited to, Cyber Recovery and products primarily in Dell/EMC but also including other Data Protection and Storage vendors such as Rubrik, Veritas, Commvault, Veeam and IBM and experience in datacentre migrations.

You will be responsible for providing Data Protection expertise to deliver solutions and infrastructure that meets our Customers’ business requirements within their overall IT strategy. The role will also involve staying at the forefront of new technologies and new vendors to ensure storage implementations integrate with these processes’ future-proofing our Customers’ designs.

You will be working within a Practice of 260 consultants.


Role Responsibility

  • Serve as a technical point of contact in the design and delivery of Data Protection solutions and provide subject matter expert input into Data Protection designs
  • Work closely with customers to ensure you understand their Data Protection requirements and implement solutions best suited to deliver these requirements
  • Undertake individual consultancy assignments to gather data to help architects design new platforms for our clients
  • Responsible for the quality of all technical deliverables produced, using the Computacenter Consultancy Framework
  • Attend and present at customer workshops and meetings
  • Ensure that engagement with support departments is undertaken during implementation work.
  • Provide technical support as requested, for internal and external customers
  • Produce/update all assignment documentation. Undertake knowledge transfer to customer or third party personnel
  • Work as part of a team on larger solutions
  • Keep up-to-date with current and future technologies, products and strategies
  • Maintain vendor accreditations and certifications
  • Be able to articulate and design the integration requirements for workloads (SaaS, IaaS, HCI, Database etc)
  • Be able to articulate and design against the security features and requirements within Data Protection (i.e. Encryption, Access and Authorisation methods etc)
  • Deliver and lead on presales activities relating to Data Protection solutions such as
    • Building commercial models
    • Creating and inputting into proposals and statements of work


The Ideal Candidate


  • 5+ years of Hands on Presales, Design and Delivery related work on Data Protection based solutions particularly
    • Dell/EMC
    • Cyber Recovery Solutions
    • Disaster Recovery solutions
  • And also a good working knowledge of other Data Protection and Storage vendors such as:
    • Rubrik
    • Veritas
    • Veeam
    • Commvault
    • IBM
  • Experience in SAN switching technologies, particularly
    • Cisco
    • Brocade
  • Experience with virtualisation platforms
  • Experience with cloud vendors and cloud data protection methods
  • Professional certification for above technologies
  • Knowledge of scripting/automation skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot hardware, software and network problems
  • Experience with leading teams on complex Data Protection deliverables
  • Commercial and presales experiences in
    • Building commercial models and solutions
    • Inputting into and reviewing commercial responses (SoWs, proposals, cost models etc.)



  • Experience with other vendor’s storage solutions, such as HDS, NetApp etc
  • Experience with Data Protection hardware and software platforms
  • Experience with migration tools, particularly
    • Datadobi
    • Cirrus DMS
    • ADDM
    • Lanamark
  • An understanding of server infrastructure including vSphere, Linux, Windows
  • An understanding of private & public cloud deployment concepts and basic networking understanding, such as IP subnets, security groups, routing, firewalls.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field - or very significant experience required
  • Clearance at SC level would be a benefit


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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