Presales Architect

Manchester M50

Full Time, Permanent

A Presales Architect provides technical leadership and technical accountability for the overall success of a client’s solution engagement including requirements definition, architecture, design, solutions development, testing, and deployment of the solution. This role requires in-depth understanding of the client’s business, its operating model and business challenges together with the technology available for creating a fully integrated successful solution.


About you

  • In-depth knowledge and skills around a range of technologies

  • Ability to tailor a solution to meet client expectations and requirements

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels

  • Excellent customer facing and presentation skills at all levels

  • Ability to mentor and train the wider Presales Architect team when required on your product and solution areas of specialisation

  • Produce high quality documentation within agreed timescales

  • Ability to demonstrate products and services  

  • Maintain a high level of quality, Integrity and excellence throughout the client’s engagement

Accreditations

The following are required as a minimum;

  • VMware Certified Advanced Professional- Datacentre Virtualisation- Design (VCAP-DCV)

  • Designing Cisco Data Center infrastructure (DCID)

  • Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Design (NSO-170)

  • Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (70-534)

LIMA Benefits

  • Pension Scheme

  • Childcare vouchers

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Birthdays off as a paid holiday

  • Weekly fresh fruit delivery

  • Quarterly social events

About the role

  • Maintain up to date in-depth knowledge and skills of technologies and products in the area of specialisation

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of competitive products and technologies to develop a solution that is competitive highlighting differentiators of LIMA’s solutions compared to competition

  • Work closely and proactively with the sales team on assigned client engagements acting as the technical authority throughout the engagement

  • Evangelise and position LIMA’s Cloud offering to clients and integrate LIMA’s Cloud services within client solutions where applicable

  • Evangelise and position LIMA’s Support service offerings to clients and integrate LIMA’s Support services within client solutions where applicable

  • Present solutions and their suitability and benefits to director level prospects as well as systems managers and administrators

  • Produce high quality documentation within agreed timescales including Solution high level designs (HLD), and Bill of Materials (BOM)

  • Technical Approval of sales orders ensuring that products and services ordered for a solution are in line with the produced Bill of Material (BOM)

  • Handover of Solution High Level Designs and brief to the Solutions and Project delivery teams

  • Full accountability of the technical solution design, overseeing the technical delivery of Client solutions to a successful completion

  • Provide technical assistance of escalated complex support cases and solution delivery problems ensuring successful and timely resolution

  • Provide mentoring and training when required to the wider Presales Architect team within your product and solution areas of specialisation

  • Participate in the development and update of solution architecture and design best practices

  • Participate in the development of new product and solution ideas of part of LIMA’s Innovation strategy

In depth knowledge of:

  • Virtualisation technologies

  • Hyper converged solutions

  • VMware Vsan, NSX and Cisco HyperFlex

  • Storage technologies, storage principles, Storage Area Networks, Storage networking, and Storage design best practice

  • NetApp product portfolio including associated software and services

  • Enterprise server hardware based Cisco UCS

  • Enterprise class FlexPod design and deployment

  • Disaster recovery, and business continuity. Design and deployment with knowledge of key backup and disaster recovery products from vendors such as NetApp, VMware, Microsoft, Symantec and Veeam

  • Virtual desktop and Application delivery products and technologies from Citrix and VMware

  • Networking architecture, LAN/WAN topologies, and network security

  • Datacentre and edge switching products from Cisco

  • Network VLAN design and operation

  • Microsoft Server operating systems (2008-2016)

  • Microsoft Azure and Office 365 design, deployment and migration

  • Microsoft Active Directory Infrastructure design, deployment, and migration

  • Microsoft Exchange (2003-2016) design, deployment and migration

  • Microsoft Infrastructure services including DHCP, DNS, Certificate Services, DFS, File and print services


To apply please email your CV and Covering Letter to careers@lima.co.uk referencing the job title in the subject line.