The Senior Solution Architect (Systems) has a broad range of technical skills on systems solution. He/she involves leading the architecting and designing of systems solution consisting of Server, Blades, cluster, and management.
The Architect has overall responsibility for gathering customer’s business requirements, translating those requirements into cost-effective solution, strategies, architectures, and guiding the implementation of those solutions to deliver high quality outcomes to meet or exceed customer expectations in a timely manner.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
-Develop trusted advisor status with customers and provide technical leadership in architecting technical solution for customers.
-Act as lead architect, or as a member of a team of Architects to lead and oversee solution implementation and project delivery, including creation of detailed designs of storage solution.
-May assume a quality assurance role on one or more engagements to ensure that solution design or architectures proposed and implemented are in accordance with current best practices and standards.
-Provide support to Project Manager to perform technical planning, requirements gathering, analysis, architecture, design, development, testing and deployment tasks
-During presales phase, assess the feasibility of providing systems solutions that meet customers requirements, given time and budgetary constraints, limited resources and understanding of abilities of the team.
-During presales and bidding phase, provide responsive and quality technical assistance to account teams as a subject matter expert, with opportunity qualification, solution scoping, cost estimation, technical risk assessment, and overall solution formulation.
-Prepare and deliver persuasive technical presentations to support bid efforts.
-Lead technical demonstrations and proof-of-concept efforts.
-Act as a local or regional expert in one or more technical focus areas, and provide mentoring to junior consultants or architects.
-Undertake research, capture, development and dissemination of best practices through technical community collaboration, white-paper authoring, solution development and intellectual property reuse.
-At least 15 years of IT experience with 8 years of solid experience in the capacity of Solution Architect and track record in system integrator or multi-national vendor environment.
-A self starter and team player with excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills.
-Display high levels of energy and drive, thrives under pressure, with strong business acumen, strong process orientation and excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Solid experience in entire project implementation life-cycle.
Good understanding of Data Center solution business drivers (e.g. eco, security, high availability, disaster recovery)
-Excellent technology background and skills in Data Center Solutions: relocation, consolidation, optimization, virtualization
-Project experience with Systems products (open system or mainframe), preferably from Sun, IBM, HP.
-Willing to travel within Greater China to support business and project delivery activities.