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Solution Architect (Computing Services)

  • Job reference: CS-002203
  • Sector: Information Communications, Support Services
  • Location: Epsom, London
The Solution Architect will be responsible for:
• Ownership of solution’s through concept, analysis, implementation and through to handover to Operations.
• Alongside the Computing Services Manager, define and manage the current and future roadmaps for Computing Services
• Designing and implementing cross-functional systems management, IaaS and hybrid cloud solutions, service and hosting providers including project delivery and architectural oversight.
•Identify, Recommend, Plan, Design and Deploy technology solutions or improvements that are scalable and future-proof
• Develop clear plans, budget and documentation for the successful roll-out of the agreed solutions/projects
• Develop a thorough understanding of the needs of the business
• Analysis of current problems and issues and propose recommendations for solutions
• Identification and handover of processes and procedures to Operations
• Ensure that projects are delivered to budget and on time
• Ensuring that a cloud first approach is followed when considering new solutions/services
• Strong collaboration with the Enterprise Architecture team to ensure alignment of strategy and solutions
• Act as a consultative capacity on new infrastructure initiatives
• Build strong infrastructure automation via scripted and programmed tasks
• Practical deployment, design and operations of security for cloud solutions

Strong knowledge and hands-on experience in several of the following infrastructure technologies:
• On-premise virtualization solutions – VMWare, Hyper-V, KVM
• Replication technologies and DR architectures
• Windows and Linux platforms
• Infrastructure Security design and best practices
• Understanding of network fundamentals
Please note when applying for this role we will require you to submit a short statement on why you should be considered for this role.

Experience Required:
We are looking for a confident individual with proven experience delivering services to a global business. The Solutions Architect will require excellent stakeholder management skills and be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organisation.
Experience should include:
• Extensive experience working within ITIL aligned Service Delivery organization
• Strong experience of coordinating service solutions with business stakeholders
• Proven experience of delivering process efficiencies and improvements
• Experience delivering projects and solutions
• Proven technical experience in delivering and supporting enterprise class computing services

• Ability to work independently, establishing strategic objectives and project plans
• Proven experience of a wide range of infrastructure computing technologies
• Experience in designing and implementing common/standardised computing platforms
• Experience in delivering, managing and supporting cloud computing platforms
• Proven experience working in enterprise-class environments

Competencies specific to this role:
• Proven experience of delivering process efficiencies & improvements
• Self-motivated and able to work unaided on assigned tasks
• A motivational individual with desire to provide a high-quality service
• Strong experience of coordinating service solutions with business stakeholders
• Communications skills

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices. 
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV,  details of any current or previously held security clearance

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