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Solution Architect, Cloud

Date: 11-Jul-2019

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Company: Singtel

Our Cloud Solution Architecting team is expanding and requires an experienced and motivated Cloud Solution Architect who is highly recognized in their presales, products and delivery, technology, solution, architecture and services design experience. The incumbent will own the Singtel EDMS/Cloud solution architecture, technology, transformational services, managed services and delivery scope. If you are AWS or Google Cloud certified practitioner, well-versed in current technology and solutions and able to use future technology and trends to support transformation programs that clients have embarked on, coupled with competent experience in solution, project delivery and managed services, supporting sales teams in solution responses to RFIs and RFPs, having expertise in several technology domains such as Data Centre Platforms, Telecommunications, Networking, Security, End User Client Technology, Virtualization, Cloud, Service Management, Internet of Things, join us today.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Responding to clients’ RFIs and RFPs
  • Building and developing solution, design principles and framework
  • Working with the commercial bid team to firm up timeline for the pursuit
  • Leading and assembling cross-functional presales resources required to support the pursuit
  • Designing the solution and service delivery model with reference to the future architecture state and future operating model
  • Aligning with commercial bid and/or sales strategy to form technically competitive bid
  • Reviewing all solution components and service delivery to alignment to customer
  • Owning and building the solution proposal, solution presentation materials and other bid materials required to win the campaign
  • Following up closely with the sales and client team to address all concerns and clarifications and to fine-tune the proposal and value proposition
  • Fully aware of the commercial bid and the cost structure of the bid and reviews all costing and scope compiled by sales team
  • Fully aware of project risks and provide mitigation measures
    • Supporting the commercial bid review with expert advice on technical, solution and service impacts and risks in the terms and conditions of contract
    • Working with delivery services team to formulate a high-level transition and transformation strategy and approach for the client

 

  • Campaign Closure and Project Mobilisation
    • Preparing for Service Delivery Kick-Off by assembling the Service Delivery stakeholders
    • Conducting a transition and handover briefing session to Project Managers, Service Delivery Managers and other relevant implementation and operations team to understand the solution design, services scope, commitments and constraints
    • Participating in post-sales technical clarifications and meetings with the clients and Service Delivery team

 

 

 

The ideal candidate should possess

 

  • Degree in IT with at least 10 years of experience in the information technology industry with participation of medium -scale infrastructure outsourcing projects and implementation projects
  • At least 5 years of experience in Cloud and Data Centre Technology in a pre-sales technical role, ideally in a solution selling capacity covering; Virtualization, Cloud Storage, Servers, and Networking
  • Possess excellent knowledge of Data Architectures and virtualisation
  • Ability to take customers through the cloud transformation journey with demonstrate-able skills and knowledge in on-premise cloud stacks (VMware, Azure Stack) and hyper-converged infrastructure, cloud environments (AWS, Azure and Google) and container orchestration (Docker Enterprise, Kubernetes, RedHat OpenShift) and service and cloud management (ServiceNow, RedHat CloudForms, etc)
  • Working knowledge of authentication platforms like AD/LDAP and federated identity platforms like ADFS/SAML2
  • Strong knowledge of storage, storage virtualization and storage network technologies including SAN and NAS
  • Strong knowledge in networking technology including, virtual networking, unified fabric and unified I/O, software defined networking, software defined WAN, cloud networking
  • Excellent grasp on client’s availability and business continuity requirements and are able to design and integrate solutions to deliver client’s outcome
  • Excellent customer service, soft skills and communications skills
  • Stints in one or more of the following IT Consulting or professional services experience as a technical consultant, service engineer, sales engineer, system architect, field engineer, operations consultant or implementation engineer
  • Knowledge of major application products used in client environments and are familiar with product licensing schemes.
  • Knowledge in Hyper-V, VMware, SAN, NAS, SAS, NSX, SDN, SD-WAN, MPLS, Wifi, HetNet, MAC, IPS, NG-FW, DDoS, PKI, SIEM, IIS, 2FA, AAA, ASOC, AV, APT, DLP, AD, LDAP, VDI, MDM, MTP, IR, AWS, EBS, EC2, S3, RDS, ELB, VPC, Azure, PaaS, IaaS, ITSM, ITIL, CMDB, CIM, DR, BCP, HA.

 

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