Job Details for Cloud Architect

Date Posted: 29/02/2016
Job Sector: Information Technology & Services
Job Location: South East, UK
Position Type: Permanent
Job Salary/Rate: £70-£85k + Benefits

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Job Description

The Practice Architect will be responsible for providing deep technical expertise with regards to Public and Hybrid Cloud opportunities. 


• Architect and develop Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions and services based on current hands-on knowledge of the VMware product line, storage, networking, management, and associated customer business processes. Specific emphasis on Service Provider market 

• Provide expert technical architectural support and guidance for cloud in the product incubation phase and during the development of emerging solutions and services. 

• Develop and maintain technical and business expertise of Cloud industry directions and trends 

• Work collaboratively with Product Management and Engineering during the development, launch and continuing refinement of VMware’s vCloud Suite products and solutions. 

• Be the conduit back to the field for enablement and readiness for updates and changes to the product roadmap. 

• Document service toolkits, best practices & architectural references for developing and deploying VMware Service Provider Cloud solutions 


• Recent experience with design, implementation and support of IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS highly desired. 

• 7+ years of infrastructure architecture experience with significant depth around designing, implementing, and managing critical cross-functional integration projects at large Service Provider, Hosting and Telecommunication companies. 

• Engagement experience should include IT strategy initiatives, middleware implementations, and leveraging overall technical architecture knowledge across multiple industries. 

• The individual should have extensive architectural skills dealing with infrastructure solutions such as systems management and business continuity. 

• Expert level knowledge of x86 operating systems, advanced networking, storage architectures and programming experience is desirable 

• Proven design and delivery of large-scale/complex deployments of multi-VMware & 3rd-party product architectures 

• Experienced and credible C-suite advisor with strong customer-facing and relationship-building skills 

• Demonstrated experience in evangelizing new product / solution technologies at or before market introduction 

• Demonstrated ability to provide impactful knowledge exchange within peer communities through mentoring, workshops, direct customer engagements and official training forums 

• Demonstrated technical community leadership in capturing, developing, and sharing IP with the community at large as well as specific individuals to raise competencies 

• “Start-up" creativity and execution - enthusiasm, technical credibility without hubris, and follow-through 

• Demonstrated critical thinking and advanced troubleshooting skills and qualities 

• Demonstrated experience and deep understanding of industry capabilities and trends within area of focus 

• Proven track record of selling services as part of a solution 

• Ability to see and present "the big picture" through strong listening and question-based selling skills 

• Must be effective in working both independently and in a team setting 


• A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, related field or equivalent experience 

• VMware Certified Profession (VCP) or higher (VCAP, VCDX). 

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