Senior Technical Architect - Networks

West Midlands Region
14 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Information

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa ??? 12 billion and circa 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.

Job Description

The Senior Network Technical Architect is typically account based providing technical design, assurance and consultation in the support of solutions, projects and service for one or more accounts.

The Senior Network Technical Architect reports to a Practice Manager within Solution Management and Architecture.

This role is part of a Technical Architecture team responsible for the Technical Design and Assurance of the customer's Network and Security infrastructure. To do this involves building up a detailed and in-depth understanding of the customer's infrastructures, systems and applications and being aware of any new or inflight projects or changes.

They are the Technical experts for Networks and Security for their customers providing input and guidance to the Lead Technical Architect and Technical Strategy Director in the support of the Account Technical strategy.

The following are the major responsibilities of the Senior Network Technical Architect:

*Acquire a detailed understanding of the customer's business needs, technologies, key applications and network and security infrastructure
*Be the Technical Authority for Networks and Security
*Work closely with the Lead Architect to help develop an account technical strategy and roadmap.
*Provide Network consultancy to the Account and Client as required.
*Ensure that Networks & Security are taken into account in all new solutions
*Provide Network technical input into Business Office proposals ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's requirements and is compliant with Atos standards.
*Produce High Level Designs (HLD) to meet client project requirements in compliance with Atos CTO standards and strategy.
*Provide technical assurance throughout the Low Level Design and Implementation project phases to ensure compliance with the HLD and Atos standards are maintained.
*Provide Network technical input into Business Office proposals ensuring that the solution satisfies the customer's requirements and is compliant with Atos standards.
*Support the Lead Architect in the Technical Assurance process by attending Account Technical Assurance Boards as an approver.
*Identify and propose Service Improvements, Cost Reductions and Revenue Opportunities

Job Requirements

Essential Skills & Competencies:


*Must hold CCIE or CCDP industry level qualification or have equivalent technical ability and experience (Must be demonstrated at interview stage)
*Must hold JNCIE or JNCIP industry level qualification or have equivalent technical ability and experience (Must be demonstrated at interview stage)
*Must hold Security Clearance to SC level
*Willing to travel as necessary in line with business needs
*Ability to work under pressure and remain decisive
*Ability to appraise and quality assure the work of others
*Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

Technical focus and drive

*Proven successful skills in providing technical design and architecture solutions specifically Networks and Security
*Professional and dynamic approach, demonstrates a clear passion for delivering world class IT services and solutions
*Previous experience in a Network Architecture role
*Excellent all round knowledge of IT infrastructure

Desirable criteria:

*Experience of working for an organisation in the IT services or consultancy arena
*Customer relationship development and influencing skills.
*Current SC level Security Clearance

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

A great incentive to join the Atos team is the market competitive range of benefits that the Company provides. These include a competitive salary, as well as a number of core benefits, such as; 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays; private medical insurance, which all new starters will be automatically opted into; an attractive stakeholder pension scheme, with employer contributions of up to 10% basic salary; Life Assurance; Income Protection; Personal Accident Insurance; and Season Ticket Loan. In addition to this Atos operates a flexible benefits scheme that allows you to purchase discounted products and services. Additionally, comprehensive training and development is delivered in a variety of ways, leading to accreditation if required.

Your Application

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Atos does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, age, disability or sexual orientation. All recruitment decisions are based solely on qualifications, skills, knowledge and experience and relevant business requirements.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the applications process for people with disabilities. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know:

Salary: Bonus + car allowance + benefits. Date posted: 14/06/2017