Come and join the Littlefish team!
Littlefish is a world-class, award-winning Managed IT and Cyber Security Services Company, delivered from our 24/7 UK service centres.
Through a focused growth plan, we have become an established and credible alternative to the ‘usual suspect’ large Multi £Billion Managed Service Providers and IT Outsourcers in the mid-market and enterprise.
Our purpose is to disrupt the conventional Managed IT Services models – where the usual suspects typically fail to perform – by delivering service solutions that are tailored to the precise needs of your organisation and which are communicated in clear and straightforward language.
About the opportunity
We are currently recruiting for a Solutions Architect to join us on our exciting journey! Reporting into the Chief Technology Officer, you will work as part of the Enterprise Architecture Services team. As the Solutions Architect, you will work with external clients & vendors, along with internal Service Account Managers and Business Development Managers to deliver customer strategy sessions to help customers develop their IT strategy and roadmap. You will design, cost and present technical solutions for delivery to existing and potential future customers.
This role will be based from home however, there will be travel to customers sites as and when needed.
Duties and responsibilities
Work with internal and external stakeholders to gather requirements associated to solution design and services
Deliver written technical solutions to customers
Provide architectural governance of solutions to customer
Work along side the sales team to support the technical sales aspect
Act as the focal point to resolve technical design issues as they occur during the project delivery phase
Liaise with the Professional Services team to understand the effectiveness of the solutions provided and to understand if and how these can be improved
Work with the Chief Technology Officer to continually improve the standards and methodologies for the solutions architecture practice
What we are looking for from you
Proven experience architecting systems built upon public cloud technologies (AWS/Azure/O365)
5+ years professional experience in IT services related field
Excellent understanding of fundamental concepts such as platform availability, networking, security, authentication, virtualisation, and WAN technologies
Good communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience of producing high quality and accurate architectural and design documentation
Ability to deliver customer presentations in a professional and consultative manner
What will make your application stand out?
If you have/are;
Architecture related qualifications such as TOGAF/Zachman Framework
Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect (MCSD)
Project Management methodologies such as Agile/PMP/Prince 2
Life at Littlefish-
When our employees and visitors experience our offices, they often comment on the “vibe” and “feel good factor” that they experience.
The Littlefish vibe is the result of our #peoplematter approach to employment and employees and is testament to the organisational culture we promote. Our approach is simple, we put our people first, every time and without hesitation. We have worked hard to create our culture and work harder to maintain and enhance it, to ensure Littlefish is the place to be for your career journey!
Through employing the best people, and creating optimal working conditions, our customers get the best service. In a crowded market, often playing against much bigger competitors (think David and Goliath), we constantly need to stand out to continue growing. We have a very successful track record, working with a plethora of leading organisations.
So, if you feel like you can make a tangible difference, apply today, and join us on the journey.
We put our people first – every time and without hesitation
Attractive salary & benefits packages – we offer competitive salary packages to attract the best people
Training and development – the Littlefish Academy rewards you as you progress & learn
Bonus schemes – ‘Starfish’ and Values Recognition Awards to those who go ‘above & beyond’ and exceed customer targets
Friendly culture – casual dress policy and breakout facilities with table tennis and gaming
Complimentary food & drink – unlimited fruit & refreshments, Pizza Fridays, company social events and more
Here at Littlefish we’re committed to promoting and monitoring Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).
By collating EDI data we can monitor both our workforce composition and recruitment and selection processes, which in turn gives us facts and figures around equal opportunities, our diversity demographic and how inclusive we are at every stage in the process. Littlefish has grown rapidly over the last few years and as we evolve it is important to us to be able to understand and respond to our current and future workforce. Our aim is to be able to categorically demonstrate our positive reach in line with the Equality Act. The data we capture as part of selection process will only be used for the purpose in which it is intended for (anonymous data reporting), will be stored centrally in our HR Department, disregarded in a timely manner and will not be used to form part of any decision making.
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