Solution Architect

Solution Architect
  • Type: Contract
  • Ref: 6785

Solution Architect - KSA

Lead IT Architect for various ITS projects in Saudi Arabia is needed. This role concentrates on the design of infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, servers, storage, networking, middleware, non-application software, software defined services and the physical facilities that support the applications and business processes required by the client. Included in the focus areas is the critical evaluation and selection of the software and hardware components of the infrastructure.

Best practices in this role use various techniques including modeling, simulation, and testing to validate the designs and selected products. Infrastructure Architects are responsible for performance, availability and scalability of the infrastructure.

Responsibilities to include:

In charge of Global Architecture design and enhancements with respect to business, client satisfaction, and quality standards in its Domain of services.
Defines the links between Global Architecture specifications and Services Architecture specifications (High Level Design, Low Level Design) for its domain.
Verifies and approves that architecture designs provided by each Service Architects meet the Global Architecture design and requirements.
Contributes to the production and the validation of the Due Diligence Report, Concept Design and Master Statement of Work.
Contributes to the validation of the Business Requirements Documents, the High Level Design and Low Level Design produced for each service of its domain.
Contributes to the validation of the PID of each service.
Contributes to the validation of the Global Acceptance Plan.
Validates Acceptance plan for each service in its domain.
Supervises testing and reports back deviations from the Master High Level Design.
Contributes to the Innovation by validating the Business Case and change request.
Demonstrable Enterprise Architecture planning and design skills.
Provide technical expertise to sales team and customers on designated solution focus area.
Conduct customer facing presentations meetings focusing in competencies and technical solution offerings for assigned accounts.
Assist sales team with overall account planning as it relates to technical aspects of hardware, software, and services opportunity qualification and development.
Complete and author technical sections for RFP/RFI/RFQ responses.
Lead technical scoping/reviews with sales team and customers for Statement of Work (SOW) generation.
Function as a subject matter expert (SME) for customer technical staff regarding proposed solution and its design, configuration, implementation, and testing specifics.
Conduct knowledge transfers with solution architect colleagues and service delivery team regarding solutions, product updates/changes, lessons learned from previous engagements/experience, etc. as relevant.

Job Specifications and Technical requirements:

Proven Solution Architecture experience.
Knowledge of standards in IT architecture and infrastructure.
Experience with migrations to the Cloud, from both Physical & Virtual environments.
The candidate must have 7 or more years of experience in different operating system environment Windows - Linux - Unix based operating systems.
The candidates must have hands-on experience with designing high availability, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.
Extensive Knowledge of storage systems from EMC, Netapp etc.
Should have experience with different Storage technologies, Flash Arrays, Hybrid Storage, FC, FC switches, FCoE, iSCSI, specialized NICs, network acceleration etc.
Knowledge of optimizing storage performance and performance troubleshooting.
Virtualization technology Designing and engineering experience with VmWare, KVM, HyperV.
Citrix based technologies, VDI, Xenapp, Xen Servers, Netscaller, etc.
Experience working with Cloud and Grid Computing/HPC Computing environments.
Experience in all Intel based hardware systems and vendors (IBM, DELL, Cisco etc)
Should have good knowledge on Computing, Networking, Storage Capacity sizing and performance tuning.
Should have good knowledge with Different Microsoft Technologies.
Should have good knowledge on Data Center architecture and design.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Good analytic, organization, presentation, customer service and facilitation skills
Excellent problem solving skills; the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
Should possess excellent Organizing and communication skills.
Proven extensive documentation skills using Visio, Powerpoint etc.

Qualified and interested candidates to send CV to
REF# 6785

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