Main Purpose of the Role:

The Cloud Solution Architect  is a senior, customer facing technical role responsible for evaluating a customer’s technical IT and infrastructure requirements and then designing a comprehensive cloud based solution which achieves the business, performance and service management requirements of the customer.  

The purpose of the role is to be a primary customer facing technical point of contact to lead in discovery of the technical requirements necessary to then design an appropriate cloud based solution, including presenting the technical solution and services to the customer.  

The Cloud Solution Architect is senior, technical role operating as a key individual contributor. 

This means the typical day to day task level planning, execution, quality and delivery of the technical solutions are self-managed by the individual. 

The expected Cloud Solution Architect deliverable is a comprehensive cloud solution design with pricing, which is often part of a broader proposal, typically having defined deadlines for delivery to a customer.  

Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work in parallel across multiple customer engagements depending upon complexity, and will work closely with each customer to design a comprehensive technical cloud solution which achieve the customer’s IT performance requirements, appetite for risk, address business continuity, plus support  their technical infrastructure requirements, cost targets and service management expectations by utilizing the continually evolving public, private and hybrid cloud platforms and managed service offerings.  

The successful candidate will also add value as an important team member for the industrialisation of Capgemini’s cloud solution processes with the objective of improving efficiencies, solution accuracy and continually increasing technical cloud expertise as market expectation and cloud services continue to evolve.  

The Cloud Solution Architect  works closely with customers, Capgemini sales, 3rd party providers and other business units to ensure consulting engagements are successful.  

The role is responsible for understanding the client’s technical business and cloud needs and accurately translating the needs into technical requirements to successfully design and quote a cloud based solution. 

The candidate may work as part of a broader pursuit team, working alongside other Capgemini technical team members, focused on developing a comprehensive cloud based service offering. 

This includes the a bility to accurately identify potential technical resource skills and estimate the effort required to deliver the proposed cloud solution based on understanding the transformation process from the as-is customer environment to the proposed cloud solution. 

The result of this capability is assisting the pursuit team with identifying the technical resource requirements for the future delivery of the cloud service for inclusion in a comprehensive proposal. 

Key skills include the ability to understand and communicate the following at an executive level both internally and externally:  

· Detailed understanding of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions with experience migrating  traditional hosting/delivery models to public cloud services

· Networking, including network security, VLANs, firewalling, WAN and internet/VPN services

· Detailed understanding of cloud technologies and cloud adoption approaches

· First-hand understanding of cloud migration techniques (on premise to Cloud Platforms)

· Knowledge and experience on one or more virtualisation platforms – ex: VMWare, vSphere or Microsoft  Hyper-V, Xen or similar

· Understanding of application server platforms used in a corporate environment and the hosting requirements these require (ex: Tomcat, Jboss, Websphere) ·     

About Capgemini

With more than 180,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services.The Group reported 2015 global revenues of EUR 11.9 billion.

Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness.

A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.

Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.

Rightshore® is a trademark belonging to Capgemini

Capgemini is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by law.

This is a general description of the Duties, Responsibilities and Qualifications required for this position. Physical, mental, sensory or environmental demands may be referenced in an attempt to communicate the manner in which this position traditionally is performed.

Whenever necessary to provide individuals with disabilities an equal employment opportunity, Capgemini will consider reasonable accommodations that might involve varying job requirements and/or changing the way this job is performed, provided that such accommodations do not pose an undue hardship.

Responsibilities:

As part of the Capgemini Technology Services Group, this person will be responsible for the full systems lifecycle from requirements gathering through implementation of data analysis solutions.

This person will work closely with our clients and must demonstrate professional knowledge to ensure that the work products and deliverables are of the highest caliber to ensure client satisfaction.

This person will also apply subject matter expertise to identify, develop, and implement techniques to improve engagement productivity, increase efficiencies, mitigate risks, resolve issues, and optimize cost savings and efficiencies for each client.

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