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Lead Network Architect

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Sector
Job Type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published 11 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.