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Dimension Data is a US$6.7 billion global ICT solutions and services provider for more than 6,000 clients and 26,000 employees in over 58 countries. We seek to help our clients plan, build, support, manage, improve and innovate their IT infrastructures. We combine an expertise in network integration, security, data centre solutions, Microsoft solutions and converged communications & contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration, training and managed services to craft IT solutions for businesses.
Technical Architect - Datacentre
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Responsible for defining the data center and storage architecture for the client which includes server virtualization.
Deliver high quality solution, technical expertise during pre-sales to help close sales opportunities with the client. The solution will cover the build and relocation aspects of the data center.
Engage with clients facilitating workshops to jointly develop understanding of their environment, synthesize findings, draws and presents conclusions.
Ensure the solution meets client requirements with a detailed and clear scope of work that can be delivered profitably.
Develop scope of work, work breakdown, schedule and pricing for proposal.
Enumerate and articulate TCO and ROI for the proposed solution.
Support implementation, management and maintenance of solution offerings during project delivery.
Participate in formal account planning workshops.
Attend sales calls with relevant clients to identify and analyze potential data center opportunities.
Provide day-to-day guidance and mentoring to team members.
Participate in project-specific technical teams.
Actively participate in industry groups and forums.
5 - 8 years in the above mentioned capacity specifically as a Technical architect with a large solutions integration or consulting firm.
Proven track record in designing and deploying data center and storage solutions which includes Virtualisation and Cloud Platform using SDDC.
Hands-on experience in the build and relocation of large data centers. Relocation experience in terms of strategy for moving client applications will be an advantage.
In-depth capability and understanding of data center and storage technologies and their application.
Ability to articulate and develop data centerarchitectures and roadmaps for clients.
Bachelor / Post-Graduate Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent
Advanced skills relating to data center and storage solutions architecting will be preferred.
Preferred certifications – VCP5, Certified Datacenter Professional, Netapp Certified Data Administrator min or relevant EMC certifications, Symantec Netbackup certified
Understanding of networking concepts - LAN/WAN, VLANs, Routing, Networking.
Good understanding of operating systems – Windows and various flavor of Unix – Solaris, RS/6000, HP Unix etc.
Understand SLA and QoS and experience in implementing QoS.
Understanding and experience in project costing.
Business acumen with an understanding of key business processes.
Effective communicator; verbal, written and presentation, with strong negotiation skills.
Ability to produce high-quality written materials including proposals, business cases and plans which convey complex analysis and arguments in a concise manner.