Lead Network Architect

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published 4 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Paula McClymont
Job Ref BT 0000075

Job Description

Our Client, a leading telecommunications provider requires a Lead Network Architect for their Design Services Team. This is a contract role, ideally in Belfast, for circa 4-6 months duration.

Key requirements and responsibilities:

  • Be a member of the Design Services Team in Ireland
  • Technical Lead role from the Solutions team for Major Contracts
  • Key strengths in large complex contracts with experience of network and WAN, LAN and wireless related technologies
  • Be recognised across the business as a technical expert
  • Contribute to the strategy for growth in Managed Network Service and other developments
  • Contribute to envisioning, design, commercialisation and delivery of technical solutions
  • Use globally recognised tools and methodologies which impresses customers in the sales cycle and flexibility for the local Market
  • Assist with the technical direction including peer review for Major Contracts design and change projects to deliver high quality technical solutions in a timely manner
  • Help develop network products and services with the customer's ICT strategy
  • A consultant led role where utilisation is a key measure of success
  • Provide input to internal executive briefings on assurance for complex solutions to management at sign on, midpoint review and sign off
  • Demonstrate specific personal contribution to customer facing selling and negotiating in projects ensuring the role has an external focus
  • Spend a high proportion of time customer facing, building executive relationships and industry and/or sector expertise
  • Contribute to solutions business improvement projects to drive competitive advantage, efficiency, cost transformation and innovation in design lifecycle
  • Work closely with governance teams including particularly the enterprise architect and project management teams and at times business management and business sales teams to maximise customer satisfaction and profitable growth
  • Work across internal teams to deliver seamless solutions and skills for Major Contracts
  • Receive coaching and support from virtual technical team leads on technical architecture strategy, transformation, proposal quality, virtual team management, hybrid models with partners, commercials, profitability, tactics and negotiation
  • Participate in training and development for self and the team in line with business strategy
  • Support external PR and contribute to Solutions business media coverage

Essential criteria for the role includes:

  • Expert on Large Complex Networks and WAN, LAN and wireless technologies in the Irish marketplace
  • Experienced in providing the technical lead role within Major Deals
  • Very strong technical background - comfortable presenting across the specific technology layers and platforms
  • Evidence of strong long term relationships with Major Customers, multiple Sales Channels and the Solutions organisation
  • Cisco CCNP or equivalent experience

This is a contract role and a day rate will be applicable.

For full details and/or criteria please forward your CV via the link.