Senior Solution Architect-Cloud

Senior Solution Architect-Cloud

CC Staffing International
10-15 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Job Description :

Job Description & Role:
Help drive the company direction in the exploitation of the cloud and related technologies.
Provide expertise to create and evaluate new cloud strategy, services, technology standards and innovation.
Qualify and design Cloud solutions for customers.
Experience in the following products VMWare vCloud Director & VMWare NSX is a must
Experience in hyperconverged infrastructure.
Establish the vision and strategy for the Cloud services, and provide the strategic direction for a continuous technical development, also consider the investment and business point of view.
Demonstrate leadership to transformation & optimization of cloud infrastructure to foresee any unplanned investments in continuing the services.
Map vendors to the services related to Solution Architect and participate on market research to do a Gap Analysis on the company's line of services.
Study for the feasibility of new services and coordinate with the team for the launch of new offerings.
Coordinate with the partners / vendors to understand the new services.
Lead the Development of solution(s) including hardware, software and services that address client needs along with the Pre-Sales with the ability to implement the solution without any design gap
Participate in client meetings, lead the consultative techno functional process, understand client needs and translate complex functional, technical and business requirement into architectural designs
Identify Bill of Materials (BOM) for solution architectural designs.
Create a High level design of the Project.
Provide current best practice and 3rd Party solution alternatives as part of the functional design document.
Establish standards and procedures in solution architecture, to ensure high quality deliverables.
Handover to Service Delivery stakeholders to develop a solution architecture approach where applicable.
Create Delivery time Estimates based on solution architecture approach.
Conduct proofs of concept for emerging technologies.
Advise both the sales team and the customer on the most efficient and cost-effective solution to meet their requirements.
Responsible of preparing annual capacity plan for the company services which is in line with the business pipeline.
Recommend and plan for infrastructure components upgrades, decommissioning and their full lifecycle.
Ability to qualify Customer Cloud requirements, develop proposals and support customer negotiations.
Additional Requirements:
10+ years of related experience preferably within the same industry
Knowledge of Cloud services: DDoS, SIEM, SOC, etc is a plus
Bachelor's degree in Computers (B.sc) or equivalent is a must
Experience in the following products VMWare vCloud Director & VMWare NSX
Experience in IT DC Infrastructure architecture ( Backup, DR etc.)
Candidate must be certified in at least 2 of the Following VmWare tracks:
o Data center virtualization track VCP or higher (VCAP, VCDX)
o Network design & virtualization (NV) track VCP-NV or higher (VCAP-NV, VCDX-NV)
o Cloud Management and Automation (CMA) track VCP-CMA or higher (VCAP-CMA, VCDX-CMA)
Other Cloud certifications on open stack, AWS, Azure will be considered plus.
General knowledge of technologies such as Virtualization, Cloud, Server Technologies, support/engineering experience in data center environment
Strong customer focus attitude
Strong Knowledge on TOGAF
Advanced level Virtualization is a must
Strong ability to select and develop staffing for Solution Architect
Strong interpersonal skills to foster harmony and team spirit with other departments

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