Cloud Solutions Architect at MainOne Cable Nigeria

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Cloud Solutions Architect

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Department: Technical
Reporting Line: Cloud Solutions  Manager

Responsibilities

  • The Cloud Solutions Architect will provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of cloud solutions.
  • He/she will be involved from pre-sales cloud solution formulation through system deployment; including bid preparation and customer interface resulting in cloud solutions architecture proposals.
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect will develop and articulate cloud solutions based on a customer’s strategic business or technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customer’s organization.
  • The Cloud Solutions Architect will design cloud solutions for Managed Service customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practice.
  • He/she will manage and develop strategic partnerships with third party suppliers and other internal stakeholders for Cloud Aggregators or Managed Service Providers.

The specific responsibilities shall include:

  • Provide technical and business consultative leadership throughout the technical life cycle of cloud solutions.
  • Will be involved from pre-sales cloud solution formulation through system deployment; as well as bid preparation and customer interface resulting in cloud solutions architecture proposals.
  • Develop and articulate cloud solutions based on customers’ strategic business/technical requirements ascertained from working with multiple business units across the customers’ organization.
  • Design cloud solutions for Managed Service customers in line with ITIL and/or industry best practice.
  • Drive major cloud initiatives with a focus on the bottom line impact.
  • Manage and develop strategic partnerships with third party suppliers and internal stakeholders for Cloud Aggregators or Managed Service Providers.
  • Ensure quality, up to date documentation are maintained for all cloud service arrangements.
  • Coordinate with the sales team in formulating and building up proposals, including making technical demos and presentations to customers.

Communications and Work Relationships:

  • The successful candidate will be required to work closely with the:
    • Technical team (IP ,Operations Support, Technical Sales)
    • Information Technology (IT) team
    • Service Delivery team
    • Sales team

Qualifications

  • BSc in Computer Science, Information Technology or related technical degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience architecting cloud solutions.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a virtualization environment
  • Certifications in Linux, Hyper-V, Windows Server, Microsoft System Centre, VMware, Storage, and other Cloud Technologies considered a plus for this position.
  • Experience with VMware products (vSphere, vCloud Director)
  • ITIL, Prince2/PMP certifications are strongly desired.
  • Cisco CCNA/CCDA and experience using Cisco equipment essential.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience across the business development lifecycle (Business Development, Capture, Solution Architect, Pricing and Proposal Development)
  • 3-4 years of experience in designing, architecture, and implementing enterprise applications and systems.
  • At least five (5-6) years industry experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services. Certification in Azure or any formal training preferred
  • Thorough understanding of Cloud Computing and Virtualization.
  • Demonstrable experience with infrastructure (hypervisors, networking, storage, load balancers, firewalls, monitoring etc.)
  • Experience, knowledge and ability to cloud solution service offering across all three tiers:
    • Infrastructure (including outsourcing best practices, transition, and ITIL)
    • Application Development and Maintenance
    • System Integration and Management
  • Experience with Microsoft public, hybrid and private cloud will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge of Radio/Microwave and terrestrial transmission systems.

Competencies Required:

  • Holistic understanding of internet and hosting from the network layer up through the application layer
  • Outstanding understanding of available cloud technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct technical studies and evaluations of business requirements – and successful implementations of recommended solutions
  • Familiar with application design best practices
  • Experience with Security devices (Firewalls e.t.c.)
  • Experience of Network configuration
  • Must have strong Windows/Linux/Unix skills.
  • Experience in migrating applications to the Cloud environments; reviewing and evaluating potential solutions for external/internal customers.
  • Experience relating business requirements to system and infrastructure components and designing the bill of materials for a project.
  • Creative and innovative approach.
  • Proactive with a positive ‘can do’ approach.
  • Sound commercial business understanding and risk awareness.
  • Excellent presentation and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Demands of the Job:

  • Ability to work long hours and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

Note: When the page opens, click on “Cloud Solutions Architect”

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