Senior Datacentre Solution Architect

Our client is on the hunt for a Senior Datacentre Solution Architect to be based in their Durban office.
Role and Responsibilities
o Interacting with clients, account and project management teams relating to:
    • Systems / Project design sessions (input on different options, architectural considerations, technology stack, etc.)
    • Project / Solution feasibility, initial scoping (estimations), potential resource requirements
    • Technical solutions / systems / product roadmaps
o Identify and mitigate existing business risk or risks associated with solution architecture
o Act as a bridge between Business, Delivery Teams, Vendors, Project managers and Sales. The Solution Architect will assume responsibility for solution alignment throughout the project lifecycles
o Responsible for understanding business and technical problems addressed by the products including key regulations, business drivers, evolving business needs, etc.
o  Attendance at technical conferences and working with Subject Matter Experts, and research to stay on top of changes in business issues/requirements/regulations/Technology and understand where the market is going
o Responsible for preparing for meetings and tailoring communications to address business needs of potential clients as part of the Pre-Sales process.
o Responsible for providing feedback from the market to the Client's senior management regarding products including coordinating gaps between product functionality and market/customer demands.
o Responsible for staying abreast of product roadmap as well as understanding the scenarios, features and functions within each of the vendor products and how these are applied to address business and technical problems
o Engage with vendors to ensure that the Client can provide their customer base with the latest innovations and developments in the datacentre.
o Maintain certifications and understanding of the datacentre hardware as well as integration with Microsoft products will be essential to provide a distinctive advantage as a value-added offering from the Client.
o Understand the requirements and needs for virtualization such as Hyper-V and VMware
o Execute and summarize assessments using vendor tools to ensure that solutions can be developed with accuracy.
Required Skills and qualifications
    • 5+ Years working in similar position with extensive experience/exposure, knowledge and a proven track record in Datacentre Solutions industry
    • Below vendor experience required, certifications advantageous
        • VMware
        • Veeam
        • Dell EMC
        • IBM Lenovo
        • Hpe
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