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Senior Technical Architect – Expert Services

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  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/02/2013
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Job Title: Senior Technical Architect – Expert Services

Location:   Dublin City Center (with some travel
in Ireland/ UK)

Job type: Permanent

Where does this role fit in to Version 1?

Version 1 is an established IT Services & Consultancy company, which has operated successfully for over 16 years. We recently won ICT Company of the Year, Microsoft Partner of the Year 2011 and Great Place to Work 2012

Due to on-going expansion, we have an exciting new role for a Senior Technical Architect to work in our newly Formed Expert Services Group

Version 1’s Expert Services Group provides Strategic Services, (internally and to external customers), technology leadership and building and management of key partnerships, with leading technology providers

It also supports Version 1’s pre-sales teams, and delivers key components of projects, across our practices and multiple technology disciplines.

In this role, you will join a transformation programme within our dedicated client practice

Tell me about the role – what will I be doing on a daily basis?

  • Operate and manage the continuous service improvement function at architecture level, for all Version 1’s managed service offerings
  • Define architectures, with specific focus on Disaster Recovery (low / zero RTO & RPO), and Business Continuity
  • Working with internal and external Systems and Technical Architects, he/she will evaluate and select best-of-breed
    technologies and patterns appropriate to develop our clients’ capabilities
  • Working with product vendors, tracking new products and updates, you will rapidly identify features that benefit our customers
  • Participate in sales and pre-sales processes, specifically including tender responses and presentations
  • Leading the architecture / crafting or delivery of large complex outsourcing / managed services deals;
  • Developing solution strategy, governance models, SLA framework
  • Creating business aligned technology transformation roadmaps
  • Ability to identify and resolve critical technical issues
  • Working in an international delivery model
  • Presenting value-based proposals to clients (IVI certified / aligned would be of benefit). The role will also include
    influencing client’s ICT Strategies and assisting in determining Version 1’s future services, and technology strategies
  • Experience supporting CIO / CTO / Technical Director an advantage




What skills do I need to succeed in this job?

Experience required;

This is a senior level role in our Expert Services Group. We are looking for someone
with at least 8 years’ experience in solution / technical architecture

You will have experience working in cross technology environment, including but not
limited to;

  • Microsoft
  • Oracle
  • Windows
  • VMware
  • AIX

Working within an architecture team, providing technical leadership / guidance / mentorship. 


The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in creating, articulating, and delivering an IT vision with Version 1’s clients across many sectors

You will be highly proficient working with business stakeholders and managing project teams

You will be a convincing expert in a number of key technologies in use by our clients

The ideal candidate will have achieved success in large scale migrations / transformations, with a strong background in the development and deployment of enterprise applications

Qualifications required;

3rd level degree in IT related discipline

ITIL Certification

A formal architecture qualification is preferred

Microsoft Certified Professional qualifications are
an advantage

Technology experience must include:

Microsoft IO


Virtualisation (Vmware / Hyper V)

IBM pSeries

What other attributes will I need to be successful?

Suitable candidates should have a proven track record in the following competencies;

  • Leadership -
         Lead teams to respond effectively in order to win complex projects
  • Management - Be
         able to effectively manage across functional and organizational lines in a
         "dotted" line relationship
  • Thought Leadership -
         Proactively bring thought leadership and business outlook to effectively
         address client issues backed by a sound awareness of current and emerging
         infrastructure technologies, techniques, methods and trends, including
         Cloud computing Adoption
  • Mentoring: Ability
         to coach, mentor and lead at a technical level, adopting an approachable
         helpful, style
  • Process
    Ability to develop and promote continuous
         improvement in architecture practices, in a flexible, innovative and
         communicative manner
  • Exposure to product selection and implementation projects
  • Strong awareness of industry trends, especially cloud technologies


What can Version 1 offer me?

This is a great opportunity to progress your career with Version 1 – an expanding and highly successful
consulting & outsourced managed services company

Our multiple awards and industry accreditations include

Oracle Platinum Partner

Amazon Consulting Partner

Microsoft County Partner

Great Place to Work 2012

Deloitte Best Managed Company etc.

Working with Version 1 gives you;

A competitive remuneration package

Unparalleled opportunities to a rewarding & diverse career path (vertical & horizontal)

An experienced best of breed technical peer group

Access to on-going training & development

The freedom to do what you love

What are you waiting for - Come work for us?

To apply contact;

Elizabeth Murphy - HR/ Recruitment Team –
Version 1.





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