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Date: Feb 16, 2019

Location: London, LND, GB

Company: NTT DATA Services

Req ID: 35866 

 

At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees are key factors in our company’s growth, market presence and our ability to help our clients stay a step ahead of the competition. By hiring the best people and helping them grow both professionally and personally, we ensure a bright future for NTT DATA Services and for the people who work here.

 

 

 

Consulting Architect

London, UK

 

Overview

A highly regarded technology leader, working predominantly as a client-facing Lead Enterprise Architect, is required to work with NTT Data Services in the full life cycle of a project or programme. In this strategic technical position, you will establish a trusted partnership with our external customers and internal technical teams, working with customers to understand desired outcomes, define and sell commercially compelling solutions that deliver tangible business benefits.

 

You will have developed and delivered complex project services from tactical / point solutions through to full workforce transformation programmes. You will collaborate with client executives, pre-sales technical teams and many others to help drive sales of our business offerings. Acting as a strong voice for our customers, you will help to understand the customer’s current environment and how NTT can work in harmony with their organization, identifying areas of potential benefit and areas of potential conflict.

 

By fully realizing the customers technical and business requirements, you will ensure the solutions we offer meet our customers’ requirements. Your input and steer will form the final proposal and pricing with our customers, creating standards for future business with new and existing customers.

 

Given your solutions will be delivered in both a written and verbal format we are looking for clear and confident communication, board-level presentation skills and a real passion for engaging and developing relationships with customers.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Establish a deep understanding of our customers’ business and technical needs
  • Establish long-term relationships with clients and business partners, becoming a trusted technical advisor with key client stakeholders (e.g., CIO, CTO, COO, LOB Executives)
  • Lead solution architecture framework to support solution selling on an enterprise level
  • Lead the design and delivery of Automation (RPA) solutions and advisory engagements, demonstrating thought leadership to advise clients on Automation strategy and detailed use cases
  • Leverage established insight and industry-leading practices, actively supporting small, medium and large sales pursuits focused on Automation (Amelia, Aptean, Vistara)
  • Provide vision, system and application architecture definition, problem anticipation and problem-solving ability
  • Build link to provocative selling model to ensure architecture views are properly integrated
  • Shape, drive and be held accountable for delivering significant strategic initiatives across broad scope/platform(s) in liaison with key stakeholders
  • Share responsibility for the development and execution of the account sales strategy with the sales team, as directed by management
  • Trains others on how to design and create the winning proposals that result in successful deal closure; An expert in compiling the correct information in the fastest and most cost-effective manner that would include the formatted content and structure of winning proposals.
  • Design, validate and present software solutions, including advanced product concepts, future direction and industry solutions
  • Develop and deliver high quality, standardized or customized presentations and demonstrations
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships within NTT to leverage product, process and engineering expertise
  • Position the NTT offering against the competition in a positive light by showing architectural differentiators as well as roadmap items which are of interest to a specific prospect/customer
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of emerging technologies, industry trends, standards and design techniques
  • Maintain the highest possible personal standards and ethics

 

Technical Expertise

 

  • Holistic understanding of technology domains (i.e. Cloud, Data Center, End user, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of platform and application automated deployment technologies with proven expertise in Cloud using containerization and orchestration tools such as Docker, Kubernetes, SysDig or Mesos
  • An expert in the utilsation of DevOps methodology in recent roles with strong experience in configuration management tools such as Ansible, Puppet or Chef, coupled with CI tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo or GitLab
  • Proven understanding of enterprise technologies and different hybrid Cloud models (AWS, Azure, GCP))
  • Understands clear differences between integration, transition and transformation services
  • Consults customer on alignment of outcomes and desired technical solutions at an enterprise level
  • Analyzes, designs, and develops a solution roadmap and implementation plan based upon a current vs. future state of the business
  • Scripting and Development experience with tools such as Python, Java, Bash, Go
  • Possess extensive experience in working in the sales cycle from discovery to solution selection and validation
  • Experienced with working in consultancy with large-scale organizations, understanding stakeholders and their functions, foreseeing obstacles and identifying appropriate workarounds.
  • Possesses working knowledge of configuration choices and related cost implications; Experience with multi-P&L solution configurations
  • Experience sustaining operational stability through various life cycle phases (planning, implementation, steady state, de-commissioning)
  • Applies and guides cross-project architecture fundamentals using different architectures;
  • Drives and Manages consolidated architectures improve architecture processes and methods across multiple projects/products
  • Creates, Executes and Leads adoption plan that aligns to business requirements and roadmap.

 

 

Benefits

Our people are the most critical component of our long-term success and their health and well-being are our priority. You will enjoy a comprehensive, locally competitive benefits package

 

Keywords: Cloud, IaaS, Paas, CaaS, transformation, Architect, containers, DevOps, Virtualisation  

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This position is only available to those interested in direct staff employment opportunities with NTT DATA, Inc. or its subsidiaries.  Please note, 1099 or corp-2-corp contractors or the equivalent will NOT be considered. We offer a full comprehensive benefits package that starts from your first day of employment.                                                                                

                     

About NTT DATA Services

 

NTT DATA Services partners with clients to navigate and simplify the modern complexities of business and technology, delivering the insights, solutions and outcomes that matter most. We deliver tangible business results by combining deep industry expertise with applied innovations in digital, cloud and automation across a comprehensive portfolio of consulting, applications, infrastructure and business process services.

 

NTT DATA Services, headquartered in Plano, Texas, is a division of NTT DATA Corporation, a top 10 global business and IT services provider with 118,000+ professionals in more than 50 countries, and NTT Group, a partner to 88 percent of the Fortune 100. Visit nttdataservices.com to learn more.

 

NTT DATA, Inc. (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs.  The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law.  To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.

 

 

 


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