A job with a future
As a solution architect, you are able to transform our customers' business needs into technological solutions. For this, you need a vast resource of knowledge in one or multiple knowledge domains: storage, messaging, virtualization, application delivery, lifecycle management and SharePoint. You will be given support through our competence centres, as well as through the relationship with our technology partners.
- You will supply us with technological studies, feasibility studies, white papers, and conceptual documents concerning the current and future focus technologies for Xylos. You will not be focusing solely on the technical content, but must also take the business requirements and constraints into account. You need to translate these as objectively as possible into the most suitable technological solutions.
- You draw the roadmap for the implementation of solutions, together with the corresponding processes and support services. You are then able to defend the roadmap successfully to senior management.
- You supervise 'first time delivery programs' for customers, including preliminary studies, the implementation roadmap, development of the POC, after which you drive the implementation.
- You advocate new concepts, technologies and solutions, using the appropriate communication channels such as social media and the like.
- For larger customers and in more complex programs you take on the role of Technical Leader, which makes you the project leader's SPOC for all substantive and conceptual questions. You are responsible for the technical quality of the solution. You proactively monitor the designs and you can guarantee a correct integration of the various infrastructure components. You unlock major issues by addressing them yourself or by supervising your colleagues, yet retaining full ownership of the issues.
- You are capable of adopting different positions with regard to the solution, and are able to communicate this to all parties involved:
- Conceptual: for an audience of non-IT people (executive management, business ...) you research and present the relevant pros and cons of your solution (e.g. alignment with the business strategy, added business value ...)
- Logical: make a summary of the different components and their relationships, without the technical details
- Physical: make a summary of the hardware and software components that are required to implement the solution, and with limited technical details (number of servers, forms of clustering, ...)
- When devising a technological solution, you are able to find the right balance between the technical possibilities, the customer's needs, the budget and the risk.
- You can define and monitor standards (project approach, methodologies ...), naming conventions (such as AD structure) and policies (release and change management processes, security, data integrity) within the context of IT infrastructure projects.