Solutions Architect

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IT Trainer, Tech Writer, Graphics Design etc
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Level of IT Experience:
5-10 Years
Central Dublin
Salary Description:
Competitive salary offered
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Cloud & Security based

Leading International Consultancy

€100k - €115k base + benefits

Can be based anywhere in Ireland with travel to Dublin when required

Our client is a leading international IT Services and consultancy business having been around for decades. They would work with clients both in Ireland and further afield across the infrastructure space. Due to continued growth in the business, they have a new vacancy for an expereinced Solutions Architect to join the team. To be successful as the Solution Architect, you should be able to integrate any updated specifications and requirements into the systems architecture. An outstanding Solution Architect should be able to explain complex problems to management in layman's terms.

Skills/Experience Required:

Minimum of 10 - 15 years of IT experience with several in a Senior Consultant or Solution Architect role

Backgroudn in consulting/professional services/system integrator

Azure architect

Extensive experience of Cyber Security

Extensive knowledge of Microsoft technologies (O365, SharePoint, Exchange, etc…..)

Extensive knowledge of Networking Principles

Extensive knowledge of Storage Area Networks (NetApp, Dell)

Extensive Knowledge of IT Security Principles and products (Checkpoint, Cisco, Fortinet, QRadar)

Knowledge of Solution Architecture, with practical experience of applying TOGAF or other architecture framework methodologies to IT

Weighted Importance:

50% - Public Cloud (Azure as preference with AWS too)

25% - Security (to include SIEM and Network Security)

15% - Networking

10% - Citrix

Responsibilities include:

Lead on the setting and enforcement of architecture standards and practices affecting development of all new products as well as impacting existing ones. Develop these standards in coordination with peers in other divisions

Manage and continuously improve the Solution Architecture process and artefacts to develop a set of re-usable reference architectures and ensure these are leveraged wherever possible.

Reviews business context for solutions to company and client challenges as well as defining the vision and requirements for the solution, recommending potential options, (which may include RFIs, RFPs or prototype development), selecting the most optimal option, and the development of a roadmap for the selected solution.

Architect and provide technical direction for our approach for cloud/SaaS and on-premise products

Assures solutions not only are a fit for the specific purpose but also closely align with the standards guidelines of technology solutions.

Building and integrating information systems to meet the company's & clients needs.

Assessing the systems architecture currently in place and working with business users and technical staff to recommend solutions to improve it.

Providing supervision and guidance to more junior technical resources

Continually researching current and emerging technologies and proposing changes where needed.

Informing various stakeholders about any problems with the current technical solutions being implemented.

Providing updates to stakeholders on product development processes, costs, and budgets.

End to end project implementation - Project design and planning, efficient implementation, documentation, technical handover (internal & external)

Maintain clear channel of communication with internal and external stakeholders in relation to project status

Provide a point of escalation in relation to projects, service tickets, problem tickets, priority 1 incidents as required

Complete presales engagements as necessary

Out of hours work as necessary (projects and service requests)

Ensure 100% customer satisfaction in relation to project implementation

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