This is a permanent, full time role located at either The Solution Consultant is a technical subject matter expert. The Solution Consultant is accountable to ensure we'
re aligning business requirements to the right infrastructure solutions and is responsible for delivering 'infrastructure as a service'
to our Technology partners in addition to ensuring ongoing Information Technology (IT) health by creating and evolving the technical design to support current and future changes.
The Solution Consultant role is a key integration point for our partners, aligning LOB / CIO requirements to our standard stacks & patterns.
These teams, guided by the Enterprise Architecture and the Engineering Roadmap, drive conceptual design down to logical and physical design and collaborate with the Engineering Pillars to ensure the right solutions get built.
Key areas of focus include initiative estimation support, responsible for providing cost estimations, consulting support for high level requirements gathering
Analyses of technical designs and develop appropriate infrastructure solutions based on standard stacks & patterns
Reviews tactical and strategic plans and assesses the feasibility and technical risk of incorporating a given architecture or solution into the internal technology environment and communicates the findings to management and / or initiative teams to assist with decision-making
Provides design, development and support server infrastructure estimates to management and / or project / work teams that are used in determining business initiative feasibility and priorities
Reviews hardware / software design documents for new business / technical initiatives (e.g., High Level Requirements Document HLRD , Solution Architecture (SA)) in collaboration with initiative teams to ensure quality, completeness, and adherence to our technology standards
Provides technical expertise to management and initiative teams, including the areas of governance methodologies and processes, for purposes of ensuring the architecture and solutions are consistent with the solution design framework, Enterprise / industry standards, Engineering Roadmap and the strategic direction
Partners with our CIO teams and collaborates with pillars, DevOps, IT Ops to recommend solutions to the system non-functional requirements (e.
g., Service Level Agreement SLA monitoring, audit controls, reporting, and security)
Network with vendors and peers in external IT organizations, through user groups, in order to remain current with emerging technologies to satisfy the Enterprise's needs
Provides technical coaching to team members on design patterns, development processes, and other IT processes in order to improve their technical skills
Possesses a university degree / college diploma and / or 5 - 7 years' experience in the IT industry
3 to 5 years of high level enterprise network and infrastructure design / architecture
3 to 5 years of Linux and Windows administration
Strong understanding of HA / DR concepts and underlying technologies
Basic understanding of CI / CD pipeline and SDLC
Strong understanding of Openshift / Containers / Docker technology
Strong understanding of Cloud Computing / technologies and hybrid cloud infrastructure (3-5 working experience and / or SA certification)
Strong knowledge of firewall rules policy and communication
Working knowledge of WebSphere, Oracle DB, and MS SQL DB, Open source DBs
Working knowledge of agile methodology and DevOps tools.
Strong communication, negotiation skills and ability to collaborate with other teams on design / architecture
Demonstrates solid knowledge of one or more areas of systems technology
Is familiar with implementing processes at an organizational level using Enterprise IT methodologies (e.g., CMMI, ITIL, etc.)
Maintains advanced knowledge of current IT industry standards and trends
Possesses solid relationship management, communication, and coaching skills.
Possesses advanced technical skills and is able to learn and apply new skills quickly
Possesses advanced relationship management, communication, and coaching skills
Possesses solid leadership skills
Possesses solid facilitation and conflict management skills
Demonstrates solid people management and negotiation skills
Displays advanced decision making and analytical skills