Solutions Architect (Infrastructure) Permanent Malvern, Worcestershire Competitive Salary & Benefits High level security clearance will be required so only those who hold current or are eligible will be considered The purpose of the Solution Architect will be: To support our customers in effectively aligning complex solutions with each customer's unique strategic direction. To play a leadership role in complex projects and implementations ensuring that the customer's goals are central in both the project design and execution. In addition, to act as a contact for business functions helping with bids, projects and resourcing requirements. We'd like to meet a Solution Architect with experience in the following: * End-to-end architecting within Infrastructure; VMware, Servers, AD, Networks, and Storage * Ability to design effective solutions, including considerations for strategy, people, process and technology * Ability to articulate complex solutions to customers and prospects * Proven history of quickly comprehending the functions and capabilities of new technologies, understanding how new capabilities can be integrated into the solution, to add value to our customers. * Clear commercial understanding of the needs of the business and of our customers * Act as a central point of contact for business functions, supporting with bids, projects and resourcing requirements. * Track record for remaining unbiased toward any specific technology or vendor, and for being more interested in results than personal preferences * Proven experience identifying, analysing and resolving system problems Essential experience \ qualities * Demonstrable experience working at a technical architect level * Relevant industry certification(s), e.g. Cisco CCNA\CCNP, VMware VCP, Microsoft MCSA\MCSE *?Ability to keep pace and adapt to changing and emerging technologies (Suggestion) * Ability to work effectively across complex matrix organisation structures. * Excellent communication, influencing and relationship building skills. * Excellent people management and interpersonal skills - ability to communicate well at all levels. * Experience of engaging stakeholders and customers at a senior level. * Willingness to travel and stay away from home Desirable experience * Experience of Cloud technologies * Experience of Service Delivery, ITIL * Ability to gain high level security clearance If you feel that you meet the above, please reach out and let us know!