Enterprise Cloud Services-Virtual Private Cloud Solution Architect
Pathways - Chicago, IL

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Senior Solution Architect with expertise in developing cloud solutions for Enterprise clients globally. This individual will work with account teams in all regions of the world to develop HP ECS-VPC solutions for large enterprise clients. Primary focus will be building Hybrid solutions between traditional Infrastructure services and Cloud services


Education and Experience Required:

• Industry experience - minimum 10 to 15 years

• Bachelors degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent experience

• Bachelors or Masters in Business disciplines

Knowledge and Skills Required:


• Ability to understand the customer's business problem, need, or opportunity and to design a solution that completely and correctly addresses the business problem, need, or opportunity.

• Ability to lead the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise or global solutions that span multiple technologies and disciplines.

• Be able to provide architectural direction for multiple medium- to large-sized projects concurrently in various stages of their lifecycle.

• Can validate/evaluate if an information system or operational architecture meets business needs

• Be able to evaluate the effect of external factors on designed solution

Business Acumen:

• Relates risks and challenges the customer should expect to encounter with the solution with other client efforts or projects (use of internal knowledge of organization; trusted advisor relationship).

• Develops Architecture Specification deliverables that map customer business requirements into complete information systems (technologies, processes and people) or operational solutions.

• Ability to apply knowledge of how the industry uses IT to address business challenges using, for example, technical standards and infrastructure, cross-industry trends that impact IT investment, industry-specific roadmaps, and IT enablers.

• Development of Cost Models and ROI analysis to help the customer drive internal stakeholder decisions

• Ability to clearly present complex idea both in writing and verbally to both technical and business audiances


• Broad IT industry knowledge with depth in multiple areas. Must have deep understanding of cloud computing, cloud storage, networking and Enterprise data center requirements.

• Practical project experience designing and executing cloud computing projects

• Has pulse on future technology or operational trends as they relate to and support customer business directions ("trusted advisor" role).

• Broad knowledge of IT and business standards and best practices and how to apply the appropriately in solutions

• Ability to write Statements of Work for large enterprise or global level solutions that span multiple technologies or operational areas.

• Ability to apply program/project management methods and processes to define, plan, cost, resource, track and ensure the accomplishment of targeted goals for large enterprise or global level projects.

• Ability to lead the architectural design, development, deployment, and technical quality of large enterprise or global solutions that span multiple technologies and disciplines.


• Excellent customer influence and negotiation skills.

• Ability to strategically consider all sides of an issue within the contexts of time, breadth, and range of options.

• Ability to systematically gather, assess and apply critical organizational, technical, operational, and sales/marketing information for business decisions.

• Ability to prepare clear, concise, and persuasive communications for multiple audiences, including demonstrating effective writing and presentation skills, listening actively, and projecting a credible image.

• Ability to articulate technical or operational problems into understandable business terms appropriate for the audience.


• Able to design and present high-impact messages to customer's Executive level management.

• Able to use a wide variety of presentation tools to persuasively communicate complex messages to multiple audience levels, including Executive level management

• Ability to use prepared and create complete original materials to communicate with the customer. Communicates mostly strategic information and some Tactical information.

• Excellent speaking and writing skills with proven capability to represent HP at external customer and industry events.


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