Solutions Architect - Cloud Business Unit (USA)
Dimension Data - California

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Dimension Data is simply a great place to work. More than 14 000 employees on 5 continents in 51 countries will testify to this. We are a global leader in the provision and management of specialist IT infrastructure services and solutions.

Over the past several years, we have been helping our clients get ready for cloud by supporting key cloud enablement solutions and services including virtualisation, managed services and hosting, and IT outsourcing. The establishment of our Cloud Solutions business unit aligns all of our cloud offerings and allows us to provide cloud services as an integrated basis across our solutions and services. This represents a key opportunity for our clients as we are able to leverage the best practices from each of our offerings; helping to accelerate their cloud journey. This reflects our on-going commitment to deliver innovative technologies which can provide our clients with greater IT sourcing choices and improve business performance.

We need to employ top talent to support our key business functions and we are currently looking for a

Cloud Solutions Architect

to support the business in realising its strategic objectives by delivering unparalled cloud architecture expertise and best practice to the our clients.

As a

Cloud Solutions Architect

, your key function will be to take responsibility for leading a virtual team of Technical and Senior Solutions Architects on all levels, focusing on the operationalization of cloud technology, and solution strategy for the CBU across Dimension Data and clients.

What we will expect you to do:
In this capacity we will need you to deliver on the following:

You will be required to advocate the CBU product offerings within the region. This will entail the presenting of the DD CBU cloud value proposition to key accounts.

You will be required to interact with large enterprises, relying on an expert level of cloud technology and market understanding to provide solutions of a high complexity.

You will take responsibility for participating or leading in scope of work determination, product and services pricing models and analysis of requests for proposals and/or requests for information.

Using your excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, you will assist the regional account teams define, manage and ensure client proof of concept (POC) initiatives, which will require the involvement of the appropriate resources, and setup and delivery of the POC.

We will rely on you to assist the regional account team (sales and architects) to develope and select the optimal technical solution within standard product definitions .

We will need you to provide product and cloud solution proposals in line with specified client requirements.

We will rely on you to research and maintain an understanding of sourcing trends within the market and understand the role of new technology in the development of efficiencies within cloud services.

And so much more.....


Here’s what we are looking for in candidates for this job:
Key requirements:
Previous Cloud IAAS experience

Experience offering and designing managed solutions to the Enterprise

A relevant 4 year technical degree or equivalent experience

At least 10+ years’ experience in a Solution Architecture role within a related industry.

Experience architecting a service based cloud solution

Project management experience.

Defined consulting experience in a multi vendor enviroment with Cloud solutions

You will be required to travel between 50-60%

You will be required to operate across multiple timezones

You will be required to coach and mentor virtual team in region(s)

Must be a team player

Key abilities required:
You will need to identify, qualify, scope and design solutions within product specifications

You will need to demonstrate advanced client engagement skills with the ability to gather information and translate these into existing service based solution offerings.

You will need to demonstrate excellent leadership and excellent communication skills with the ability to build broad networks across all levels in the business.

You will need to display creativity and innovative thinking, excellent negotiation and influencing ability.

You will need a vast amount of cloud and technical expertise with the ability to produce vendor agnostic solutions.

You will lead by example by displaying the ability to consistently deliver within a challenging and complex environment.

Non-negotiable for us:
You need to act with integrity and ensure at all times that client and business expectations are met.

You need to be able to communicate effectively, using your excellent interpersonal skills to collaborate with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

You are emotionally resilient and demonstrate a passion for achieving extremely challenging goals.

Finally, we care about our client, our colleagues and the environment and we want you to do the same.

If you are up for the challenge and want to work with people at the top of their game then apply today!

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