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Technical Pre-sales Consultant (Hands-on)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 18/09/2018
  • Job reference: J325317A

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Technical Pre-sales Consultant (Hands-on) - Permanent - London - £50k

My client is a consultancy that ar growing their technical pre-sales team. If you have a good technical background in IT network and infrastructure and have strong experience on the pre-sales side of things, then please apply.

Roles & Responsibilities summary:

  • Supporting all sales opportunities through the technical pre-sales process, initial bid review(s), solution designs, high & low-level design documentation and pricing considerations for delivery.
  • Ability to translate customer requirements to industry leading technology platforms.
  • Completion of tender response documentation, request for proposals & information (RFP & RFI) and pricing requests.
  • Preparation of solution design schematics.
  • Leading the technology design specifications & principles, business IT strategies and ensuring they are delivered to budget, timescale and operational functionality.
  • Supporting applications, Virtualisation, server, storage, and networking technologies and associated equipment defined within the pre-sales opportunity scope.
  • Hands on technical skills and ownership, responsibility and lead for all technology areas applicable or identified.
  • Providing technical leadership in cloud, Virtualisation, network and critical datacentre environment transformation technologies.
  • Ensuring the company security, governance and compliance are maintained at all times through across the business.
  • Preparing business case and justification plans against technology, compliance, security standards and governance aspects in line with customer, tender or sales opportunity requirements.
  • Ownership and responsibility for project-based requirements, either internally lead IT based or externally customer focused where identified.
  • To contribute to the overall success of IT Technologies, its departments, teams operationally and commercially
  • Responsibility for the overall pre-sales budgets and delivery metrics.
  • Management of business partners, vendors and 3rd party delivery contracts & engagements during the pre-sales engagement.

Must Have:

    • Experience, skills & knowledge of datacentre, critical environments & applications focus.
    • Excellent IT skills combined with a good understanding of interrelated, integrated and layered service technologies.
    • MCSE, CCNP, Virtualisation, VMWare, HyperV, Linux, Storage and or similar IT technology or pre-sales qualifications.
    • MS Azure, Amazon Web Services and or other cloud Hyperscaler knowledge & experience.
    • Excellent organisational skills, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to explain complex systems in simple terms.
    • Understanding of complex technical environments and providing support, information and requirements scope.
    • Excellent communication and customer facing skills, either directly client facing or in customer focused technology organisations.
    • Strong influencing skills around technical requirements & specifications.
    • Strong guidance, IT technology leadership and decision-making skills.
    • Good Prioritisation skills and be flexible enough to adapt plans.
    • Attention to detail and pre-sales design specification documentation control.
    • Ability to prioritise across work to meet all business and customer demands.
    • Flexible to meet and deliver business demands, growth and challenges.
    • An ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints.
    • Ability to manage teams in matrix-managed environments.
    • Ability, skills, knowledge and experience in IT consultancy and specialist-based resourcing roles.
    • A Project Management qualification or experience of, such as PRINCE2 is also desirable, but not essential.
    • SC Clearance or other clearance levels are desirable, but not essential.

Please apply for role or contact me directly to discuss further

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