Solutions Designer / Solutions Architect

Vacancy posted: Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Salary: 41 - 50000 per annum + 7 - 10% bonus, Medical, Dental, Pension
Location: Glasgow

Closing date: 14 December 2016
Job ref. no.: SolDesig/Perm

Solutions Designer / Solutions Analyst 40 - 50k + benefits - Glasgow, Scotland - + 25% global travel

As a member of Solutions Planning and Design (SPD), this role supports the Initiate Service by providing comprehensive technical support and advisement to business units at the highest technical level on all phases of the project development life cycle. Projects can be large in scope, typically cross-functional and technically difficult to solve, often involving combinations of platforms and technology. Act as a technical resource to client during all phases of the initiate, estimate, plan and delivery processes. So you would work with the business to see what the solution looks like, cost it and then plan it. This role would suit someone that has moved up from a Server / Network Engineer and has now some experience on the costing and design side that they want to expand on with a view to move into a Solutions Architect role in the future.

Responsibilities
* Review incoming requests requiring Infrastructure services to help identify high-level requirements
* Communicate with and engage appropriate IT organizations to ensure strategic technology alignment
* Ensure meeting success by providing structured facilitation between technical staff and others, keeping discussions focused, clear and within scope to obtain infrastructure requirements
* Perform technical research and detailed analysis as required
* Complete and publish project documentation: Current State Analysis, Infrastructure Charter, Infrastructure Requirements, process documents, and cost estimates
* Produce detailed and summary infrastructure related cost estimates for projects and discretionary initiatives
* Present validated artifacts to key stakeholders as part of a prepared presentation
* Obtain written approval from key stakeholders to secure project funding / progress
* Partner with PPD to promote Work Requests to Clarity IDs & move projects to close out
* Highly accountable for the effectiveness, quality and timeliness of project design decisions
* Prepare business requirements reports, feasibility studies, and cost justification statements
* Analyze requirements and translate into IT process engineering changes
* Participate in the development of basic infrastructure solutions intended for project use
* Refine basic infrastructure designs with input from build engineers, service owners and Infrastructure solution architects to ensure solution alignment and design traceability
* Participate in Lessons Learned sessions

Qualifications
Skills & Qualifications
* Demonstrated history of strong communication and collaboration abilities in a highly matrixed environment
* Strong Planning abilities - demonstrated history of setting milestone dates for a group of project tasks and ensuring their completion
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Broad Infrastructure knowledge
* Application experience including web, database processing and various middleware technologies
* Knowledge in two or three technology discipline areas (Operating Systems, Databases, Systems Management, Network, Security, Storage and Backup, Internet Tech, Private/Public Cloud, Virtualization, Directory Services, Application Servers, Hardware, etc)
* Network experience a plus
* Ability to work as part of a high performance team in a fast paced environment
* Ability to quickly respond to change in work focus as priorities may shift
* Demonstrated solid knowledge of systems development life cycle, particularly in contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, traceability & verification
* ITIL functional experience desired

Primary Location
: United Kingdom-Glasgow City-Glasgow

Solutions Designer / Solutions Analyst 40 - 50k + benefits - Glasgow, Scotland - + 25% global travel

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