Cloud Architect

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@mecscomms is recruiting for a Cloud Architect to work for a major managed IT, technology, cloud & network services provider in London. The Cloud Architect will have ownership for the technical architecture & infrastructure design of large enterprise class, Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud solutions, encompassing IasS, SaaS & PaaS services.


From presales to deployment, the Solutions Architect will plan, design, deploy & provide advanced 4th line technical support, for large scale enterprise class Cloud solutions. You will have ownership for steering ICT transitions & change management initiatives including all technical & business readiness activity.


If you have experience of Microsoft Azure & MS Azure Stack of virtualised computing & service orientated architecture solutions, I’m keen to hear from you.




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Key Activity:


  • Presales consultancy
  • Technical design authority
  • Solutions architect & solutions design  
  • Design end to end Cloud solution
  • Technical change & transformation management
  • Customer facing meetings with bid teams
  • Agreement of specific deliverables
  • Solutions design documentation
  • Governance & Control




The Solution Architect will provide professional service consultancy to large enterprise customers, embarking on major Cloud, Virtualisation & IaaS transformation projects. As a subject matter expert, the technical consultant will provide a reassuring presence to customers, guiding all stakeholders throughout the project lifecycle.


You will conduct situation & needs analysis, gather requirements, complete technical audits, produce technical designs & solutions architecture documents, create implementation & deployment plans & provide a high level of technical competency & consultancy, throughout the solution implementation.


Working with the Project Manager, Product Manager, Project Resource, Delivery Teams & Customer Stakeholders, the Cloud Architect will ensure the customers’ requirements are realised through the design & delivery of cloud solutions which meet business & technical objectives.




Accountable for undertaking a wide range of technical duties to design, install, configure & support enterprise class Cloud solutions, the role will: 


  • Partner with customers and provide high level customer engagement


  • Gather requirements & conduct needs analysis & technical audits


  • Defining scope, requirements, goals, solution roadmap & deliverables


  • Identifying commercial, business, technical & service needs


  • Identify customer needs & translate these into technical requirements


  • Lead design workshops & technical planning meetings


  • Propose cloud designs & solutions architecture


  • Producing technical designs (HLD / LLD) for Cloud, Virtualisation or IaaS solutions


  • Finalise solution designs & gain approval


  • Carry out design, implementation and support activities for customer solutions


  • Lead internal teams and 3rd parties in the delivery and implementation of customer solutions 


  • Configure & test all solutions deployments


  • Troubleshot new deployments, to resolve any technical issues


  • Complete post installation assessments


  • Provide knowledge transfer to customer & support teams


  • Provide advanced 4th line support to troubleshoot more complex faults


  • Recommend maintenance & support procedures


  • Train and mentor internal team members to develop skills and knowledge across the business 


  • Engage with customers, understand requirements and design tailored technical solutions. 


  • Advise product management teams about emerging technologies


Candidate Profile:


You should possess previous Cloud Solutions Architect experience with a good balance of technical, commercial & business skills. Ideally you will have gained your experience within a an ISP, Network Service Provider, Managed Hosting, Cloud, Systems / Network Integrator or similar type of technology managed services provider environment & have experience with as much of the following as possible: 


  • Delivery of Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud solutions


  • Delivery of Virtualisation, IaaS, SaaS, PaaS & High Availability solutions


  • Azure IaaS platform design & delivery skills


  • Microsoft Azure, MS Azure Stack & Azure DevOps knowledge


  • Microsoft  Office365, MS Active Directory, Microsoft SQL, MS Exchange knowledge


  • Technical skills across Infrastructure, Datacentre, WAN & Service Orientated Architectures, Networking, Connectivity, Routing, Switching, Load balancers, Firewalls, Access Control Systems, Security etc.


  • Large-scale, bespoke customer solution design and implementation


  • Producing technical designs (HLD / LLD) for Cloud, Virtualisation or IaaS solutions


  • General familiarity with Cloud services: VMware ESX/ESXi, vSphere, Hyper-V, Azure, AWS, EMC Storage, SAN, NAS, Citrix, Xenapp etc.


  • Working with large enterprise, mid-tier & public sector customers


  • Effectively communicating with internal & external stakeholders 


  • Confident consensus & team builder 

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