052005-Pre-sales Architect—Data Center Transformation

About Capgemini
Capgemini is a global leader in consulting, digital transformation, technology and engineering services. The Group is at the forefront of innovation to address the entire breadth of clients’ opportunities in the evolving world of cloud, digital and platforms. Building on its strong 50-year+ heritage and deep industry-specific expertise, Capgemini enables organizations to realize their business ambitions through an array of services from strategy to operations. Capgemini is driven by the conviction that the business value of technology comes from and through people. Today, it is a multicultural company of 270,000 team members in almost 50 countries. With Altran, the Group reported 2019 combined revenues of €17billion.

About Infrastructure Services:
The Cloud Infrastructure Services Global Business Line is Capgemini's consulting and infrastructure build-and-run provisioning offering and supports the group's cloud-based services. As part of the integrated cloud offering from Capgemini, Cloud Infrastructure Services delivers a broad range of cloud services to build and support the hybrid cloud estate by encompassing the leading public cloud players and leading private cloud technologies. With EUR 1.5 billion annual revenue, Cloud Infra Services helps clients virtualize and optimize their IT estates through infrastructure outsourcing services such as data center, helpdesk, network support, and service integration and service maintenance support.  Our other services also include infrastructure transformation services-helping clients consolidate and migrate entire workloads and data centers.  

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Job Title: Managing Delivery Architect – Data Center Transformation Architect

Location: Atlanta

Travel: 25%

Job Description:  
This is a client facing role supporting our Center Of Excellence (CoE) contributing to pre-sales activities, portfolio activities, customization and alliances for the Infrastructure Services Global Cloud Practice. The purpose of the role is to be the main customer facing point of contact for all cloud project and consulting work. The successful applicant will work closely with the customer ensuring a highly satisfied customer experience.  This role includes ownership of technical, commercial and service elements related to cloud project engagements.  
Orchestrate Capgemini’s methods, assets and tools from end-to-end in the design of solutions which enable major deal wins and which leverage cloud technologies. 

Ensure that we are delivering what is expected by :

oEnsuring that the architecture meets the functional and non-functional requirements.
oEnsuring that the architecture complies with the overall Client’s IT policies and strategies, obtaining authorised waivers where deviation is required.
oEnsuring that the architecture is consistent with and supports the productivity and financial performance objectives of the project.

•Proven experience in cloud infrastructure project deals for data center infrastructure assessments with ability to create roadmaps, business cases and transformation recommendations. 
•Strong client facing skills and a good listener.Ability to push a point/right solution to different stakeholders (both technical and non-technical)
•A strong background in end to end infrastructure technologies and architecture, ideally from more than one company
•Project delivery for application discovery service both agent and agentless. Provide application modeling. 
•AWS/AZURE or GCP expertise gained from production application deployment, proven experience of delivering complex cloud project engagements
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation and facilitation skills 
•Possess the ability to clearly articulate the pros and cons of technology choices and solution design decisions and to construct and present rational options to clients and prospective clients on the options they have
•Comfortable facilitating group discussions and leading client strategy and design activities; able to translate client needs and opportunities into architecture specifications that can be referred to by the analyst, development and migration teams
•Have a focus on getting the job done and done properly
•Be willing to learn, grow and stretch into new roles and different industries/domains

What You Bring:  
Required:
Key skills/experience required for the role:
•10+ years of infrastructure architect experience (required)
•10+ years of technical project manager experience (preferred)
•Infrastructure Transition and/or Data Center Migration project experience is a must
•Proven track record of successful project delivery results                                                      
•Ability to execute datacenter infrastructure assessments with the ability to created strategic roadmaps, business cases and transformation recommendations 
•Ability to work independently and repeatedly accomplish all work within Project plan
•Commercially astute with exceptional written and verbal communication skills
•Sales orientated with the ability to identify, pursue and assist in closing potential sales opportunities
•Experience working within both project-centric and project matrix resourcing models
•Monitor schedule deviations and assist in the development of alternative methods for corrective action at project level
•Working knowledge of quality assurance methods, tools, and techniques
•Ability to travel in accordance with requirements of assignment/client
•Certification strongly preferred (ITIL Foundation V3, IPMA, PRINCE II, as well as relevant technical certifications)                                                                                                                
•Technical knowledge and skills in the infrastructure domain, such as:
•Understanding of the different architectural layers (e.g. Network, Storage, Databases, etc.)
•Experience with virtualization technologies (e.g. VMware, Hyper-V, Nutanix, Containers, LPAR, etc.)
•Experience/Exposure to Cloud migrations (i.e. Public, Hybrid, or Private cloud)
•Ability to assess the logical setup of AS-IS environment and create a transformation roadmap
•Identify and map interdependencies from an application and infrastructure layer
•Experience of greenfield data center build projects and well versed with Uptime Institute’s Tier concept and PUE values                                                                                                                    
– Presentation and communication skills for senior management and C-class executive levels                                                                                                                        
•Management knowledge and skills, such as:
•Staffing and management of a team of project resources composed of both internal and external personnel
•Maintain strong focus on customer satisfaction by delivering exceptional project performance and predictable, repeatable project results
•Responsible for developing the transformation strategy 
•Responsible for designing the target architecture and experience in writing detailed design documentation
•Responsible for Data Center Transformation project preparation and execution of the transformation strategy
•Monitor and control project progress, ensuring optimal utilization of project resources
•Ensure compliance towards established governance structure; owning sponsor status reports, minutes, and coordinate status reports and approvals on deliverables both for Capgemini and the client
•Maintain open communication amongst stakeholders
•Exposure to the full procurement life cycle (e.g. working with third parties to receive quotations, assisting in the commercial aspects of procuring data center related hardware and/or licensing, etc.)
•Manage standards, procedures, and practices for record keeping of contractual agreements
•Identify potential project risks and incorporate risk mitigation strategy and contingency plan
•Familiar with ITIL processes
•Ensure clients and third parties deliver on their obligations where required                                          

What we offer:
Your career matters to you and is important to us too. Because your goals and needs are constantly evolving, we offer visibility, leeway and support to help you grow and progress in your career. This approach builds notably on our comprehensive competency framework, our personal development, training and career management programs, and our University innovative and business-focused learning curriculums.
We promote a culture of diversity. We believe working with talented individuals from different backgrounds and points of view is a strategic advantage and an ongoing opportunity. Diversity enriches our creative solutions and adds value for our clients.
Our Shared values have been at the heart of the group since our formation. They are honesty, boldness, trust, freedom, team spirit, modesty and fun. These values influence the way we meet client needs while respecting the regulatory requirements of each country in which we operate, and the way we promote ethically sound practices within Capgemini and in our partnerships.
Capgemini is committed to building a workforce of employees with diverse backgrounds and work experiences.  We strongly encourage women, veterans and active military service personnel to apply.

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.

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Ref:

052005

Posted on:

February 26, 2021

Experience level:

Manager

Education level:

Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Contract type:

Regular